Amazing opportunity for single family home buyer or someone searching to develop a family compound and acquire 15+/- acres in Chadds Ford Township. Rarely does an estate become available in the Brandywine Valley that has a move-in ready historic home with modern systems, all in working order. This MLS Description is brief. The estate’s history has been documented and is available for review in the attachments. Also available are concept plans to create a 3 lot family compound. The estate includes a large primary residence, the Joseph Davis House. This home has been meticulously maintained with modern systems (e.g., high velocity central air), and is move-in ready. The primary residence includes what is believed to be the original “Chads Tavern,” indicated by the engraved “1755” in the brick floor of the side entry room and documented in Chester county tax records. This residence has an elegant 19th century addition, and 4 large bedrooms including en suite bathrooms. The bathrooms have been restored with their original aesthetic, including tile and fixtures. Despite its age, there are plentiful and large closets and storage throughout the home. The 3rd floor includes 2 additional large rooms. In addition to the primary residence, there is a carriage house/garage in excellent condition. From 1908 to 1911, N. C. Wyeth rented the homestead. It is believed by local historians that the carriage house is the studio from which Wyeth created the illustrations for Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Additional features include an in-ground swimming pool and pool house. The pool was professionally closed after the 2022 season. The pool was not opened for the 2023 season, due to the previous owner’s planned move. The property includes several trees and plantings, most significantly, a stunning sycamore tree that has a clean bill of health from a certified arborist. The property is bordered by a conserved farm (140+ acres) to the north, a large private property to the east (9+/- acres) , and the Chadds Ford Village shops to the west. There is a separate listing of this home which includes a major renovation of the kitchen and rear section of the residence, as well as updates to the bathrooms, and the creation of a second floor laundry room. Unless purchased as-is, renovations will be completed by Megill Homes, the region's premier award winning luxury home builder. This listing is to purchase the home in as-is condition. Please note that everything in the kitchen is functional. Showing requests must demonstrate financial qualification, and allow adequate time to tour the property. Pre-showing conference calls with the seller are welcome.
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: 4th December, 2023 7:40 PM (UTC)
Listing Agent: Wayne C Megill
Listing Office: Keller Williams Real Estate - West Chester
Attribution contact: 6103990338
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