Exterior Features: Play Equipment,Stone Retaining Walls
Swimming Pool: No
Has Waterfront: No
School District: Owen J Roberts
Address: 305 HICKORY GROVE RD.
Neighborhood: None Available
Eclectic and artistic converted schoolhouse c.1875, with expansive addition, beckons its next fortunate steward. This one-of-a-kind 5 bedroom, 3 full bath property is set on a beautiful half acre parcel that is wrapped by preserved Kimberton farmland on two sides, on quiet Hickory Grove Rd, yet within close proximity to Kimberton Village and minutes from downtown Phoenixville......
The schoolhouse was utilized into the 1950's, and was subsequently restored and converted by two Pratt University architecture students who elevated the 19th century architectural bones by incorporating mid-century modern details - vaulted ceiling, spiral staircase to lofted office and library, skylights and vintage pendant globe lights......
This unique property must be seen to be truly appreciated. Ascend a short flight of stairs from the front entry / mudroom to the original schoolhouse space that now encompasses both the living and dining rooms, which are flooded with incredible natural light throughout the day. The adjacent kitchen is both charming and highly functional, with soapstone counters and sink, custom cabinetry, butcher block island and newer appliances. The large, covered back porch can be accessed from both the dining room and the family room, which is part of the two story addition that was added in the early 2000's. The generous 28' X 20' family room features exposed stone and brick from the original schoolhouse exterior, a perimeter of windows, a built-in storage cabinet for toys, crafting supplies and books, as well as a back stair to the second level. The main level floor plan also includes a full bath and two bedrooms that would be well utilized as offices or homeschool spaces......
Take either the spiral staircase or the back stairs to the second floor, with two well-proportioned bedrooms and a hall bath, along with a spacious and unique master bedroom suite that includes the lofted library and office spaces, as well as the master bath with soaking tub and separate shower. The home also includes a lower level with access to the attached two car garage, the walk-out laundry room and a workshop area......
The outdoor space is truly magical, with transporting views of the neighboring corn field, a sunny, flat and open yard with lots of space to play and gather around a fire pit, a treehouse with zip line, and woods to explore! A singular Kimberton property like this doesn't come around very often - don't miss this opportunity to make this once in a lifetime home your own!
Courtesy of: Styer Real Estate Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 22nd September, 2021 5:04 AM