The 57-acre Burning Tree Farm has plenty of charm, everything a horse lover needs to raise horses, and an even larger, permanently preserved farm for a neighbor.
Rock Hill Farm, which we featured earlier this week, encompasses some 228 acres in northern Chester County. It’s currently on the market for somewhere north of $38 million.
Bryn Coed Farm, also in northern Chester County, covered 1,505 acres at its peak. Natural Lands purchased the farm from the Dietrich family, sold two-thirds of it with conservation easements, and retained approximately 500 acres as a natural reserve. If anyone tried to buy it – luckily an impossibility now – they would have to shell out well over $38 million.
Burning Tree Farm, which you see here, is next to Bryn Coed. It covers only 57.4 acres. That means it’s in the seven-figure price range (not eight).
And if you love equestrian sports, you’ll love this property, as it has everything you need to breed and train horses for shows, hunts, races or work.
It also has what you need to raise your family in comfort.
The heart of the farmhouse is the large farmhouse which dates back to 1849. You should be able to see from the photo of its original facade that it was added sometime later.
Today, the original L-shaped house and its addition frame a rear patio which now serves as the main entrance to the house as the driveway leading from Saint Matthews Road to the farm ends there.
Inside, the house retains all the measure of the charm of the 19th century. But this charm is actually a bit newer than you might think, having been augmented and improved by famed Chester County artist and carpenter Wharton Esherick.
The curved cherry wood staircase that separates the living room and dining room is one of Esherick’s upgrades, giving a contemporary accent to the traditionally rustic space. The original kitchen fireplace has survived in the dining room.
The modern kitchen occupies the main floor of the addition. It is well equipped and also has a dining room.
The master bedroom sits atop the kitchen. It has two large dressing rooms and space for a sitting area.
The four bedrooms on the second floor share a vintage mid-century bathroom in excellent condition.
Next to the farmhouse is a large barn containing 15 stalls, a large feeding area, a laundry room and a spacious tack room with its own kitchenette.
Eight separate pastures and a large outdoor arena provide horses with plenty of space to train and show off their skills. Approximately 25 additional acres beyond pasture are currently under cultivation.
The location of the farmhouse combined with the hilltop site of the house means that you enjoy excellent views of the protected countryside from your house.
If you’re looking for a place like this 1849 Chester Springs farmhouse for sale, you probably don’t care if you’re convenient to anywhere else. But you’re not far from Kimberton and its excellent natural food store, and when you feel like going out on the town, Phoenixville is just a little further up the road.
THE SMALL CHARACTERISTICS
THERMES: 1 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,104
SELLING PRICE: $2,630,000
OTHER THINGS: Burning Tree Farm is protected by a Bill 319 farmland preservation easement. Bill 319 allows owners of protected properties to subdivide up to one-third of the total acreage for development. According to the listing agent, this would allow you to cut over 20 house lots from the land and place the rest under a stricter conservation easement.
1830 St. Matthews Rd., Chester Springs, Pennsylvania 19425 [Holly Gross | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Updated November 13, 1:39 p.m., to correct the address in the ad link.