965 W STRASBURG RD $1,000,000



    SOLD 9/30/2019


    • 4 Beds
    • 5 Baths
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# PACT364182
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    Property Details

    Rarely does an opportunity to live in one of West Chester's premier historic homes come to market. Situated on 5 acres of open fields and wooded hills, the 1768 Taylor-Parke House with it's striking stone facade is the quintessential historic Chester Country PA farmhouse and is a prime example of the Pennsylvania country style in the Georgian period. This 4 bedroom, 4.1 bath home with it's generous rooms, large windows, original wide plank floors, multiple fireplace's, outbuildings, and in-ground swimming pool is an entertainers delight. The large rooms are bright, spacious and well maintained starting with the elegant formal living room with fireplace and intimate dining room. The rooms are welcoming and contain well-preserved period details, such as original doors, woodwork, moldings, fireplace mantels and original wide plank floor boards. The large eat in Kitchen has a walk-in fireplace with the original crane (cooking arm), mahogany cabinets, granite counter tops, farm sink, bar sink and fantastic views of the meadowland and wildlife. The other first floor rooms include family room with built-in bookcases, office with fireplace, butler pantry, laundry and bathroom. You'll live and entertain in the three season porch which offers spectacular views of the property and leads out to the in-ground pool and pool house where you'll entertain your family and friends. The second floor can be accessed from the main staircase or use a back pie-stairs from the kitchen. The second floor features four bedrooms; a master bedroom and sitting room with wishbone fireplaces, a dressing room (or bedroom), two other large bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The third level is a huge open room with storage and a bathroom. This great space is flexible and can be used to meet your needs. Outside the grounds are graced with rambling brick walkways, stone walls and 3 outbuildings that compliment the five acre grounds, which include a 3 car cedar garage, with potting shed, pool house and an additional single garage with charming porch which can be used as an additional garage or workshop. Current owners have loving maintained the property with new cedar roofs, re-pointed stone on house, out buildings and kitchen fireplace, freshly painted exterior and renovated Gunite swimming pool ~ the list goes on! The Taylor 1768 House is on the Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites & Landmarks and is perfectly located two miles from downtown West Chester and across from the Stroud Preserve. Centrally located with easy access to King of Prussia, Wilmington, Philadelphia and Amtrak trains.

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County CHESTER
      • HOA Y/N N
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool Yes - Personal
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 8090.0
      • Tax Year 2019
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1768
      • Zoning R1
    • Building Features
      • Basement Type Full
      • Cooling Fuel None
      • Cooling Type None
      • Fireplaces Count 5
      • Garage Spaces Count 4.00
      • Garage Type Garage Door Opener
      • Garage Y/N Y
      • Heating Fuel Oil
      • Heating Type Hot Water, Radiator, Radiant
      • Sewer Septic On Site Septic
      • Style Georgian
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 4
      • Total Living Area 0
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
      • Bathrooms 5
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Full Bathrooms 4
      • Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Lot Size Acres 5
      • Pool Features In Ground, Fenced
    • Schools
      • Elementary School HILLSDALE
      • High School HENDERSON
      • Middle Or Junior School JR FUGETT
      • School District WEST CHESTER AREA
    • Room Features
      • Room 1 Loft
      • Level Upper 3
      • Dimensions 34 x 16
      • Room 2 Bedroom 1
      • Level Upper 1
      • Dimensions 14 x 14
      • Room 3 Bedroom 2
      • Level Upper 1
      • Dimensions 10 x 15
      • Room 4 Bedroom 3
      • Level Upper 1
      • Dimensions 14 x 16
      • Room 5 Master Bedroom
      • Level Upper 1
      • Dimensions 16 x 15
      • Room 6 Sitting Room
      • Level Upper 1
      • Dimensions 12 x 15
      • Room 7 Living Room
      • Level Main
      • Dimensions 18 x 15
      • Room 8 Dining Room
      • Level Main
      • Dimensions 16 x 15
      • Room 9 Family Room
      • Level Main
      • Dimensions 17 x 15
      • Room 10 Office
      • Level Main
      • Dimensions 10 x 15
      • Room 11 Kitchen
      • Level Main
      • Dimensions 24 x 16
      • Room 12 Basement
      • Level Lower 1
      • Dimensions x


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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $0 -100%
        9/30/2019 3:00:00 AM Sold Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $1,000,000
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