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2368 Hickory Road

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA 19462
  • $725,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 32 Days
  • ID#: PAMC2045830
UPDATED: 56 min ago
$725,000
  • 4
    BEDS
  • 1
    ACRES
  • 2
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 2,273
    SQFT
  • $319
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1850
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Welcome to the Berkheimer House! Steeped in history, this charming stone colonial was constructed in the early 19th Century by John Berkheimer for three of his daughters. Located on the old +G+Hickorytown+G- Road (now just Hickory), this section of Plymouth Township was filled with small family farms through the middle of the 20th Century. Today, the original farmhouse of the Berkheimer sisters retains so many of the original details, enhanced over the generations with several tasteful additions. A simple & quaint structure, no formality here as the house & grounds lend one to whimsy! The front entry was recently enhanced with a gabled porch to provide protection to the original front Dutch door (with door shutters!) that enters into the original parlor (used currently as a dining room) that has the deep-set window sills, a large wood-burning fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. The door between the parlor & the kitchen was repurposed with built-in shelves to provide additional storage (always critical in an old house) but could easily be returned to its original purpose. Just on the other side of the staircase is the study/sitting room that is flooded with light from multiple windows that also provides direct access to the rear covered porch (the perfect spot to enjoy a shady respite & the views over the rear yard, gardens & the in-ground pool (more on that later)! The efficient kitchen overlooks the rear yard as well and connects to a mudroom (with a skylight!) that has an exposed stone wall & wood floors. Through the rear door, there is a covered breezeway. A brick path leads out to the driveway, but also straight ahead is access to the surprise! Behind the oversized 1-car garage is a large & private library, completely separate from the main house. It provides exceptional privacy for the work from home crowd or simply an oasis to sit, reflect & read with a wall of built-in bookshelves. Upstairs on the 2nd floor are three spacious bedrooms. The laundry room was moved to the 2nd floor and there is a hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Tucked up into the roof eaves is the 4th bedroom and the 2nd full bathroom with a large storage room/closet. This space is a delightful private area with long-distance views over the 40+ acre (permanently preserved open space!) Maple Acres Farm and beyond. Open the casement windows and the breezes that flow through this floor are wonderful. The naturalized gardens that surround the property provide an abundance of four-season interest. The front is lined with a series of mature crabapple trees, hollies (that are filled with berries in the Fall), mature lace-cap hydrangeas and other specimen evergreens. About a 3rd of the rear yard is a fenced, grassy field which provides ample space for outdoor play or the next owner could add significant gardens as it receives full sun. Now let+GGs take a moment to talk about the pool which was installed in 2000. Designed to blend into the landscape, it was colored with a dark grey base and a natural grass border on three sides. Intended for simple enjoyment, it ranges from 3+GG to 6+GG deep. An entertainment patio anchors the rear of the pool with a stone retaining wall that is planted with an abundance of perennials & roses. An antique garden shed is tucked into a grove of trees. With some creative restoration, this space could make for a fun playhouse, a chicken coop or other whimsical uses! So convenient to everything, one has access to the Blue Route & the PA Turnpike in less than 5 minutes. At the end of Hickory Road is a large Whole Foods and all the stores & restaurants of the Plymouth Meeting Mall. In less than 15 minutes, one can go to Chestnut Hill and enjoy the small retail shops & more great restaurants. Right around the corner, one can walk to the 67-acre Harriet Wetherill Park with miles of trails. It+GGs a magical setting, steeped in history. Will you be the next steward of the Berkheimer House?

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2368 Hickory Road PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA 19462

  • Price: $725,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 32 Days
  • Updated: 56 min ago
  • ID#: PAMC2045830
4
Beds
2
Baths
0
½ Baths
1
Acres
2,273
SQFT
$319
$/SQFT
1850
Built
Neighborhood:
Plymouth Meeting
County:
Montgomery
Area:
Plymouth Twp (10649)
School District:
Colonial
Property Description
Welcome to the Berkheimer House! Steeped in history, this charming stone colonial was constructed in the early 19th Century by John Berkheimer for three of his daughters. Located on the old +G+Hickorytown+G- Road (now just Hickory), this section of Plymouth Township was filled with small family farms through the middle of the 20th Century. Today, the original farmhouse of the Berkheimer sisters retains so many of the original details, enhanced over the generations with several tasteful additions. A simple & quaint structure, no formality here as the house & grounds lend one to whimsy! The front entry was recently enhanced with a gabled porch to provide protection to the original front Dutch door (with door shutters!) that enters into the original parlor (used currently as a dining room) that has the deep-set window sills, a large wood-burning fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. The door between the parlor & the kitchen was repurposed with built-in shelves to provide additional storage (always critical in an old house) but could easily be returned to its original purpose. Just on the other side of the staircase is the study/sitting room that is flooded with light from multiple windows that also provides direct access to the rear covered porch (the perfect spot to enjoy a shady respite & the views over the rear yard, gardens & the in-ground pool (more on that later)! The efficient kitchen overlooks the rear yard as well and connects to a mudroom (with a skylight!) that has an exposed stone wall & wood floors. Through the rear door, there is a covered breezeway. A brick path leads out to the driveway, but also straight ahead is access to the surprise! Behind the oversized 1-car garage is a large & private library, completely separate from the main house. It provides exceptional privacy for the work from home crowd or simply an oasis to sit, reflect & read with a wall of built-in bookshelves. Upstairs on the 2nd floor are three spacious bedrooms. The laundry room was moved to the 2nd floor and there is a hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Tucked up into the roof eaves is the 4th bedroom and the 2nd full bathroom with a large storage room/closet. This space is a delightful private area with long-distance views over the 40+ acre (permanently preserved open space!) Maple Acres Farm and beyond. Open the casement windows and the breezes that flow through this floor are wonderful. The naturalized gardens that surround the property provide an abundance of four-season interest. The front is lined with a series of mature crabapple trees, hollies (that are filled with berries in the Fall), mature lace-cap hydrangeas and other specimen evergreens. About a 3rd of the rear yard is a fenced, grassy field which provides ample space for outdoor play or the next owner could add significant gardens as it receives full sun. Now let+GGs take a moment to talk about the pool which was installed in 2000. Designed to blend into the landscape, it was colored with a dark grey base and a natural grass border on three sides. Intended for simple enjoyment, it ranges from 3+GG to 6+GG deep. An entertainment patio anchors the rear of the pool with a stone retaining wall that is planted with an abundance of perennials & roses. An antique garden shed is tucked into a grove of trees. With some creative restoration, this space could make for a fun playhouse, a chicken coop or other whimsical uses! So convenient to everything, one has access to the Blue Route & the PA Turnpike in less than 5 minutes. At the end of Hickory Road is a large Whole Foods and all the stores & restaurants of the Plymouth Meeting Mall. In less than 15 minutes, one can go to Chestnut Hill and enjoy the small retail shops & more great restaurants. Right around the corner, one can walk to the 67-acre Harriet Wetherill Park with miles of trails. It+GGs a magical setting, steeped in history. Will you be the next steward of the Berkheimer House?
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Garage Spaces 1.00 Garage Type Garage - Rear Entry Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es) Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features HeatedIn Ground Riparian Rights YN No Roof Asphalt Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 2273 Basement Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Window Unit(S) Exclusions Light Fixtures As Follows - Kitchen Sink Light2Nd Floor Landing FixtureBreezeway ChandelierMudroom Ceiling FixtureWooden Shelf in Kitchen To Right Of Sink Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring Hardwood Heating Hot WaterBaseboard - Electric Heating YN Yes Inclusions RefrigeratorWasherDryer2 Window A/C UnitsAll Pool Equipment & Cover Interior Features Built-InsCombination Dining/LivingSkylight(S) Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 2.5 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenLibraryBedroom 1Mud Room Rooms Total 8 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 3

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Pinetree Lane Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel OilElectric Hot Water Electric Municipality Plymouth Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801726528874 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 61-90 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 4894.00 Tax Assessment Amount 158760.00 Tax Lot 37 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source PublicWell Zoning Residential

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Tom Toole Sales Group at RE/MAX Main Line. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-08-17T23:01:28.86.
 
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