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Address
1175 Birmingham Road West Chester, PA
Price
$ 1,678,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#1002776366
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHESTER
  • CityWest Chester
  • AreaBirmingham Twp
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19382
  • StyleTraditional
  • Year Built1740
  • Taxes23849
  • Price$ 1,678,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage5705
  • Lot Size28.5 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
Property Description

Rarely does a property with the great historical significance of Fair Meadow Farm come on the market! On September 11, 1777, the opening shots of the Battle of the Brandywine were fired from this farm at the Continental Army centered around the Birmingham Friends Meeting. Now set on 28.5 acres, the farm features a seven bedroom, four full and two half bath serpentine home, a large stone Bank Barn, four car garage, greenhouse, several outbuildings, pool, magnificent trees, and beautiful gardens. The oldest section of the home dates to 1740 with later 1802 and 1937 additions. Highlights of the home include: the spacious Living Room was with two fireplaces, one of which was a deep cooking fireplace with the original crane; the large Dining Room; the Library, Office, and elegant Foyer; the Waterbury Designs cabinets in the pantry and high-end Kitchen; and the large Master Suite with a Sitting Room with plenty of book shelving (could be an additional bedroom or nursery), a Master Bedroom, Dressing Area, and Full Bath - another Waterbury Design creation! Three additional bedrooms (one with an en-suite bath) plus a Hall Bath on the second level and a further three bedrooms, a play area, and a beautiful full Bath on the third level complete the home. Heating is provided by a high efficiency furnace (3 zones) and the home is fully air conditioned (4 zones). The magnificent serpentine bank barn (60'x40') houses numerous stalls, a heated bathroom, and a 20'x40' heated/air conditioned workshop. Other farm amenities include: a Greenhouse (1996) with automatic venting and cooling; a "Playhouse" all-purpose building with a seasonal bathroom and running water; a four car Garage that was the original Carriage House; a lovely heated swimming pool (2008) that is beautifully and privately set; and a picturesque 5/8 acre spring fed pond on the east side of the house. The property is blessed with a magnificent assortment of mature specimen trees including a 300 year old sycamore near the pond. Adding to all this are private, restful places to sit and relax with a book and soak in the beauty of this peaceful country oasis. Highly ranked Unionville Schools, convenient to Wilmington and the Route 202 corridor, and 30 minutes to the Philadelphia Airport - this property has it all! If you are looking for a stellar, historically significant property that has been well-loved, look no further than Fair Meadow Farm. Taxes can be lowered to approximately $12,500 by moving property from Act 515 to Act 319.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Pocopson Elementary School Charles F. Patton Middle School Unionville High School
Price History
9/8/2018 Listed $2,450,000
12/2/2018 7% - $2,295,000
1/11/2019 13% - $1,999,990
5/13/2019 6% - $1,898,000
8/23/2019 12% - $1,678,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County CHESTER
Elementary School POCOPSON
Exclusions See Agent.
Garage Y/N Yes
High School UNIONVILLE
Levels 2.5
Location Type Pond
MLS Area Birmingham Twp (10365)
Middle/Junior School CHARLES F. PATTON
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 294.13
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Average+
School District UNIONVILLE-CHADDS FORD
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5705
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Partial, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 3 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 3 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 3 2
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Y/N No
Flooring Wood
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Heating Hot Water
Heating Fuel Oil, Propane - Leased
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil, Electric
Interior Features Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Dining Area
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 5705
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Attic
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Architectural Style Traditional
Construction Materials Stone
Fencing Other
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Horse Amenities Paddock
Inclusions See Agent.
Lot Features Corner, Level, Open
Lot Size Acres 28.50
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1241460.00
Other Structures Above Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Pool Features In Ground
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Roof Shingle
Sewer On Site Septic
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Access Y/N Yes
Water Body Type Pond
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19382

Price
AVG $820K
$1.68M
Taxes
AVG $8,680
$23,849
Visits
AVG 58
192
Year Built
AVG 1972
1740

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