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Chester County, PA
Listing Address: 261 Moore Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Listing Office: United Real Estate
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Welcome to 261 Moore Road. Situated in a perfect setting full of lush plantings, this beautiful 3800 sq ft. restored 1797 Pennsylvania traditional stone farmhouse offers all the upgrades & amenities needed to move right in. This 5 bed, 2 full & 2 half bath home has room for privacy & entertainment. The stone house is supported by 30~ stone walls at the foundation & reduces to 18~ as the walls rise to meet the metal roof. The front porch is covered with a cedar shake roof and has a slate floor. When entering the front door a wide hallway that runs the length of the original home. To the right is the original living room with a functional wood burning fireplace. Off the living room is the dining room with a large walk-in cooking fireplace featuring a stone hearth, cooking crane, candle cubby & wood mantle. Added in 2006, on the other side of the 1st floor, is a large great room & finished basement. The Great Room offers a cathedral ceiling with exposed reclaimed beams, authentic repro rough-cut ship lap planks, plaster walls, wainscoting with chair rail & crown molding with hidden rope lighting. A large wall of custom cabinets is centered by a wood burning fireplace. The cabinetry offers storage for a large flat screen TV, dry bar with a small fridge, wine cooler & 2 private window seats. Reclaimed wide plank oak flooring is throughout the Great Room. There is a finished Early American Tavern Bar located in the basement complete with a caged wet bar, copper sink, mini fridge & soapstone countertops. Tons of built in storage cabinets & a half bath with authentic reproduction period details. Leading from hallway towards the back of the home is the kitchen. The open eat in kitchen offers a large walk-in fireplace, exposed ceiling beams & a new refinished mahogany wood kitchen floor. Also is an original large walk-in fireplace with a brick hearth, cooking crane, warming oven, candle cubby & a wood mantle with a dish groove for display. Fireplace is fully functional with a modern poured grout flue liner & damper. The kitchen has a large center island with Plain & Fancy Farmhouse Cabinetry, granite countertops, stainless steel Thermador 36″ 4 burner gas range, 33″ electric oven, professional series exhaust hood, Bosch dishwasher, farmhouse sink, pantry closet, powder room & hidden turned stairway to a bedroom above. The powder room has a repurposed vanity, vessel sink & tumbled marble floors. Walking to the back of the kitchen is the original farmhouse washroom converted into the mudroom & an additional office/work out room. The second floor includes 4 bedrooms, 1 bath & laundry room, all original hardwood flooring. The bathroom has newly tiled porcelain tub/shower surround, 2 large built in closets & tumbled marble floor. 2 bedrooms are in the original home, two bedrooms & the laundry room are above the kitchen; all have original hardwood flooring. The back bedroom, with access to the kitchen, has wall to wall carpeting. Located on the third floor is the very private Master Suite and master bath.There is a sitting area, cathedral ceiling, exposed stone wall & ceiling fans, new carpeting & shiplap walls. The master bath offers recent updates with new porcelain tile in the shower, frameless glass doors, double sinks with quartz countertop & built in vanity with tumbled marble flooring. This home has 1 acre with a Pole Barn converted to a 4 car garage with stairs to unfinished 2nd floor. There is a built-in potting/work bench area & plenty of room for storage. Garage includes electricity, running water, emergency backup generator wired to the household electrical system & a side door entrance. Finally, the large property offers brick antique patios, covered front porch & antique paver walkway .Landscaped garden beds & a covered trellis welcome visitors to the home. Other yard perks offer a fire pit & custom built chicken coop & run. Inside the coop runs are 4 raised vegetable/herb garden beds. This home is a beautifully restored Pennsylvania farmhouse exuding distinction & authenticity.