Scenic, Historic Gentleman's Farm
Birdsboro, Berks County, Pennsylvania
Nestled on a sprawling 7.35 acres in serene, private setting enhanced by meticulous landscaping lining the brick and stone walkways and Monocacy Creek flowing through your property is a one-of-a-kind, historical society tour home with gorgeous old-world character and contemporary luxury.
Horse lovers will rejoice over two peaceful pastures with run-in shed, a large horse-riding ring, a barn with new metal roof, four stalls, wash area, feed pump for well, a two-story wagon bar with large double doors, concrete floor and corn crib. Nearby, a 3-car garage with slate covered patio, metal roof, built-in cabinets, garden sink, and summer kitchen with tile floor, sink, wine room, outdoor shower, and sauna.
Past the lovely stone and stucco exterior and up the covered front porch to the main entry, the wooden stairs and hardwood floors of the 3-story foyer make a great first impression. On one side, you have the elegant dining room with the home’s original chandelier, while on the other is the grand living room, both of which boast fireplaces with decorative wood mantles, crown and chair rail molding, and large, deep-set windows.
Follow the hallway brightened by skylights to the incredible kitchen where you’ll find a clay tile floor, cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, huge eat-in island with two vegetable sinks, granite countertops, stainless steel appliances including a double wall oven, built-in dishwasher, and electric cooktop, double sink, snack warmer/crisper, beverage fridge, and a spacious breakfast room, brightened by massive windows, double doors to back patio and door to the side patio.
Choose to relax in the inviting den, previously an old smokehouse, with walk-in stone fireplace with wood stone inset, cathedral ceilings with exposed beams, and built-in cabinets, or opt for the spacious family room with hardwood floors, walk-in stone fireplace with slate floor and bread oven, exposed beams, and built-in cabinets.
Nearby is a mudroom with built-in murphy bed, a laundry room, and a full bathroom with tub/tile shower, while a back staircase offers another route up to the second level where high ceilings and hardwood flooring leads you to the back bedrooms and hallway bathroom with tile shower and floor, vaulted ceiling, and built-in cabinets. Both secondary bedrooms have hardwood floors, ceiling fan, and built-ins, while one enjoys its own wood fireplace and the other has a cathedral ceiling with dormers and walk-in closet.
The awesome Master Suite is elevated by high ceilings, deep set windows, and random width flooring, as well as a built-in bed frame & headboard, walk-in closet with built-in shelving, a built-in bench, and cabinets by a tile-front wood fireplace, and a private bathroom with tile walk-in shower and two pedestal sinks.
Work without distractions in the third-floor office featuring carpeting, built-in desk and cabinets, cathedral ceiling with two skylights, and walk-in cedar closet. Over the garage is an apartment offering an investment opportunity, space for guests, or ultimate game room, featuring a kitchenette, bedroom, full bath with tile flooring and walk-in shower, plus cathedral, beamed ceilings throughout the main living area.
Turn up the in-house stereo system as you relax the shaded and private side brick patio or in the nearby hot tub. Or listen to the trickling water of the lovely stone waterfall feature as you lounge on the sprawling concrete patio by the Gunite pool.
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