Take a long drive down this wooded lane with me today to Pheasant Hill Farm. It’s an historic property on 47 acres in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, and it’s on the market for $6 million. The MLS listing notes its age as 250 years. You don’t see many properties that old in America, that’s for sure.
The main home has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, but there are also a series of frame and stone buildings that represent one of the earliest settlements in Pennsylvania. This is truly a rare property.
Here’s a view of the main house as you come up the long drive:
A barn and another out building:
The back of the main house:
The living room of the main house:
One of the 4 bedrooms. And hats. A lot of hats:
The dining room:
Family room with an exposed-stone wall:
Take a gander at this screened porch:
The back of the main house and the pool:
There are 47 acres surrounding this historic home. I know this is in Pennsylvania, but it makes me think of Little House on the Prairie (maybe because I’m reading that series to my daughter right now):
I love this old stone building on the property with overflowing flower boxes:
According to the MLS Listing:
Just above the historic village of Carversville, a long private lane lined with split rail fencing leads through the woods to Pheasant Hill Farm. A collection of well tended frame and stone buildings grace the spectacular hilltop setting giving the impression that one has arrived in a small English village.
Public records show this to be one of the earliest settlements in the community with a dwelling as early as 1704. Today the Bucks County stone structure is a beautifully designed country house with four bedrooms.
Secluded from other properties, the house and outbuildings are surrounded by enchanted gardens and lavish lawns that seem to roll out like a verdant carpet to distant woods. The main residence sits on ten glorious acres. There is a large party room on the second level of the stone barn. The remaining 37 acres, part of which is farmed and part wooded, comprise a separate tax parcel and deed.
I love finding unique properties like this. Can you imagine living in your own small village?
If You’re Hooked on Old Houses:
- Sears Modern Homes: House Kits from Catalogs
- The Spite House in Virginia (only 7 feet wide!).
- Cobble Court, a manor in Ohio built to look like a French-Norman estate.
- Stokesay Court, the estate used in the Keira Knightley film “Atonement.”
- Coco Chanel’s elegant Parisian apartment at 31 Rue Cambon.
- 1908 Mansion for sale in Compton Heights area of St. Louis.
- Mark Twain’s Tiffany-decorated mansion in Hartford, Connecticut.