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668 Bethlehem Pike

FLOURTOWN, PA 19031
  • $860,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 27 Days
  • ID#: PAMC2046230
UPDATED: 28 min ago
$860,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 0.49
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,739
    SQFT
  • $230
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1814
County:

School Information

High School:
School District:

Description

1814. Welcome to the Valley Green Stone Farmhouse. The history of this homestead abounds, from influential owners to the importance of the Valley Green area, originally known as Farmar+GGs Town, in the development of Whitemarsh. This half-acre home that sits across from Ft. Washington State Park has afforded it the same historic views for hundreds of years. When early settlers arrived, like Major Jasper Farmar+GGs family in 1685, they found the +G+Minsi trail+G-, a Lenape Indian trail that stretched from Philadelphia to beyond Bethlehem. Now called Bethlehem Pike, possibly the oldest road in the country. Pull in the driveway, past the majestic American Sycamore, and approach the main entrance with columns and bench seating. You'll immediately take note of historical details like the engraved "1814" up on the fa+-ade, the Four Hands Insurance Mark, or the Mill Stones flanking the walkway. Colonial era iron work greets you at the door as you enter the gracious side foyer. To your left, the newer renovated Kitchen with large island, granite counters, farmhouse sink, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, nine-foot ceilings, custom built in shelves and first floor laundry. A light filled Breakfast Nook with views of the rear yard and massive Chestnut Tree round out the room. As you move toward the Dining Room, you'll see the original bread oven (chimney is closed, sorry no more bread making). The Dining Room features recessed lighting and French doors to an exterior brick patio. As you pass under the archway to the front Living Room, your eye will immediately be drawn to the wood-burning, intricate cast-iron fireplace with marble surround. From here, enter the original foyer of the home that fronts Bethlehem Pike.This expansive foyer really impresses the importance of this colonial two-story center hall. Crossing the foyer, you enter the formal Receiving Room. By today's standards this may be used as a Library or Family Room. It has another wood burning fireplace (amazing mantle) and abounds with custom built-ins, original trim, and moldings. Off this grand space you step into an enclosed sun-room with columns and original brick flooring, perhaps an opportunity for a sitting room, kid+GGs playroom, game room, exercise space, and/or a gardener+GGs haven for house plants. Heading back into the house we pass the first-floor powder room before heading outside to take in the grounds. On the rear of the home, you get a real feel for the size of this 3,700 sq ft home. The original portion was built in 1814 and the addition around 1914. From here, note the owned solar panels on the newer addition. For those sensitive to their carbon footprint or keen on low energy costs, these 12-year-old panels are a huge bonus.Back inside and ascending upstairs, bedrooms abound with original hardwood flooring, and two rooms with fireplaces. The main suite has an updated En Suite Bathroom with pedestal sink, shower stall and Linen Closet that has access to another room. Two additional updated Full Bathrooms. 5 Bedrooms on this level, possibly 6 if you include a room with no closet. There is a back staircase that leads down to the Original +G+Summer+G- Kitchen to the home, with a massive wood burning fireplace and private entrance. The separate Kitchen remains at the back of the house, walled off from the first floor, since back in the day it reduced smell and the risk of fire to the main house. It features a separate "Dark Room" with a counter, drawers, and sink. The original "Kitchen" could be a Living Room as this home has Duplex zoning. So, utilizing the backstair you could section off some bedrooms on the second floor to service this portion of the home as a private residence with some renovation. The farmhouse includes 17 deep window sills, ideal for creative decorating. Also, nearly 2000 SF of attic and basement space. Options and history abound, make an appointment today and become a part of the rich history of Valley Green Farm!

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668 Bethlehem Pike FLOURTOWN, PA 19031

  • Price: $860,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 27 Days
  • Updated: 28 min ago
  • ID#: PAMC2046230
5
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.49
Acres
3,739
SQFT
$230
$/SQFT
1814
Built
Neighborhood:
Flourtown
County:
Montgomery
Area:
Whitemarsh Twp (10665)
High School:
Plymouth Whitemarsh
School District:
Colonial
Property Description
1814. Welcome to the Valley Green Stone Farmhouse. The history of this homestead abounds, from influential owners to the importance of the Valley Green area, originally known as Farmar+GGs Town, in the development of Whitemarsh. This half-acre home that sits across from Ft. Washington State Park has afforded it the same historic views for hundreds of years. When early settlers arrived, like Major Jasper Farmar+GGs family in 1685, they found the +G+Minsi trail+G-, a Lenape Indian trail that stretched from Philadelphia to beyond Bethlehem. Now called Bethlehem Pike, possibly the oldest road in the country. Pull in the driveway, past the majestic American Sycamore, and approach the main entrance with columns and bench seating. You'll immediately take note of historical details like the engraved "1814" up on the fa+-ade, the Four Hands Insurance Mark, or the Mill Stones flanking the walkway. Colonial era iron work greets you at the door as you enter the gracious side foyer. To your left, the newer renovated Kitchen with large island, granite counters, farmhouse sink, recessed lighting, stainless appliances, nine-foot ceilings, custom built in shelves and first floor laundry. A light filled Breakfast Nook with views of the rear yard and massive Chestnut Tree round out the room. As you move toward the Dining Room, you'll see the original bread oven (chimney is closed, sorry no more bread making). The Dining Room features recessed lighting and French doors to an exterior brick patio. As you pass under the archway to the front Living Room, your eye will immediately be drawn to the wood-burning, intricate cast-iron fireplace with marble surround. From here, enter the original foyer of the home that fronts Bethlehem Pike.This expansive foyer really impresses the importance of this colonial two-story center hall. Crossing the foyer, you enter the formal Receiving Room. By today's standards this may be used as a Library or Family Room. It has another wood burning fireplace (amazing mantle) and abounds with custom built-ins, original trim, and moldings. Off this grand space you step into an enclosed sun-room with columns and original brick flooring, perhaps an opportunity for a sitting room, kid+GGs playroom, game room, exercise space, and/or a gardener+GGs haven for house plants. Heading back into the house we pass the first-floor powder room before heading outside to take in the grounds. On the rear of the home, you get a real feel for the size of this 3,700 sq ft home. The original portion was built in 1814 and the addition around 1914. From here, note the owned solar panels on the newer addition. For those sensitive to their carbon footprint or keen on low energy costs, these 12-year-old panels are a huge bonus.Back inside and ascending upstairs, bedrooms abound with original hardwood flooring, and two rooms with fireplaces. The main suite has an updated En Suite Bathroom with pedestal sink, shower stall and Linen Closet that has access to another room. Two additional updated Full Bathrooms. 5 Bedrooms on this level, possibly 6 if you include a room with no closet. There is a back staircase that leads down to the Original +G+Summer+G- Kitchen to the home, with a massive wood burning fireplace and private entrance. The separate Kitchen remains at the back of the house, walled off from the first floor, since back in the day it reduced smell and the risk of fire to the main house. It features a separate "Dark Room" with a counter, drawers, and sink. The original "Kitchen" could be a Living Room as this home has Duplex zoning. So, utilizing the backstair you could section off some bedrooms on the second floor to service this portion of the home as a private residence with some renovation. The farmhouse includes 17 deep window sills, ideal for creative decorating. Also, nearly 2000 SF of attic and basement space. Options and history abound, make an appointment today and become a part of the rich history of Valley Green Farm!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Direction Faces West Garage YN No Lot Features LevelRear YardSideyard(S) Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Paved Driveway Parking Types Driveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es) Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof AsphaltArchitectural Shingle View Garden/LawnPark/GreenbeltTrees/Woods Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 3739 Appliances Built-In RangeDishwasher Basement PartialUnfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring WoodTile/BrickStone Furnished No Heating Hot WaterForced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions All Appliances And Remaining Contents in As-Is Condition. Interior Features Kitchen - IslandButlers PantrySkylight(S)AtticBuilt-InsChair RailingsCrown MoldingsDouble/Dual StaircaseFloor Plan - TraditionalPantryRecessed LightingStall ShowerTub ShowerUpgraded CountertopsWood Floors Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomFoyerBreakfast RoomBedroom 1LaundryOtherPhoto Lab/DarkroomOffice Rooms Total 11 Security Features Security System Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings 9'+ Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing ConventionalCash Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Farmar Electric 200+ Amp ServicePhotovoltaics Seller Owned Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Green Energy Generation Pv Solar Array(S) Owned Green Remarks Solar Panels Owned And installed On South Slope Portion Of Home (Roof 2006). 5.4 Kw Solar Panels installed May 2010 And Offset Electric Bill And Lower Carbon Footprint. Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN No Horse YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Municipality Whitemarsh Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801737031808 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Immediate Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 7438.00 Tax Assessment Amount 242500.00 Tax Lot 68 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning A Zoning Description Single Family / Duplex

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