2251 Hickory Hill Rd

Chadds Ford, PA 19317 View Map $1,350,000 Schedule a Tour

Dustin Oldfather

(302) 260-2000

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Status: Pending
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:PACT2064082
Sq. Feet:4,012
On Site:57 Days
Lot Size:3.1 Acres

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Office:Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
The story of this historic house begins with the land it occupies. Once part of a thousand-acre William Penn land grant, circa 1682, the property was subdivided down through the ages, passing from family to family, every transaction recorded and several of the names prominent in Chester County history.

Today, the original house, built by the Mendenhall family in 1839, includes three acres and enough recreational space to suggest a country resort. Think private paradise with a salt water swimming pool. Imagine a wonderful family compound secluded in a setting that feels rural but is a mere 15 minutes from downtown Wilmington, 35 minutes from the Philadelphia airport.

The current owners have been excellent stewards of the property for more than 35 years. Any changes and updates to Olde Farm have been carefully considered and professionally designed, with an eye to maintaining the character and the history that define this old house. The end result is living space that balances architectural drama in the kitchen/family room with intimate common living areas that are original in size and character. Some historic elements have been added. Both the family room fireplace and the front door came from an historic house in Philadelphia.

Also original are the three staircases and a meandering floorplan that includes hidden spaces, one a perfect private office on the second floor. Bedrooms are spacious and sunny; bathrooms are all tastefully updated. The primary bedroom introduces luxury wrapped in historic charm, and the enormous third floor is more apartment than bedroom---very private, with vaulted ceiling and broad, almost floor-to-ceiling gothic windows open to views of mature trees and manicured grounds.

That view takes in the original barn, restored as a party barn with a full bath and a kitchenette. In addition to a separate two-car garage, the barn also has parking for two cars. Just as with the house, almost all the barnwood is original, a testament to the endurance of the construction and the quality of the materials. And to the amazement of the architect who designed the new kitchen/family room addition, the original house is still plumb. As anyone with experience in historic restoration will confirm, that is indeed phenomenal.

Years ago, the current owners fell in love with this property at first sight. It's a good bet that the next owner will, too.

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Community Information

Address:2251 Hickory Hill Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Area:Pennsbury Twp (10364)
City:Chadds Ford
School District:Unionville-Chadds Ford
Subdivision:Hickory Hill
Zip Code:19317
Neighborhood:HICKORY HILL


Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3 Full / 2 Half
Year Built:1839
Style:Farmhouse/National Folk
Construction: Vinyl Siding
Roof: Shingle
Foundation: Stone
Basement Type: Full

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Additional Stairway, Attic, Breakfast Area, Butlers Pantry, Combination Kitchen/Living, Combination Kitchen/Dining, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Exposed Beams, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Upgraded Countertops, Wood Floors
Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Icemaker, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator
Flooring: Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Other Rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Family Room
Fireplace: Gas/Propane
Exterior Features: Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting
Patio And Porch: Patio(s), Porch(es), Wrap Around
Pool: Concrete, Fenced, Heated, In Ground, Saltwater
Security System: Security System
Sub Structure Types: Above Grade, Below Grade
Garage: Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Side Entry, Oversized
Garage Spaces: 3
Cooling: Central A/C
Cooling Fuel: Natural Gas
Heating: Heat Pump(s), Forced Air, Baseboard - Electric
Heating Fuel: Electric, Natural Gas
Hot Water: Natural Gas

Square Footage

Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 4012
Below Grade 0
Total 4012


Living RoomMain Level
Dining RoomMain Level
KitchenMain Level
Family RoomMain Level
OtherMain Level
Primary BedroomUpper 1 Level
Bedroom 2Upper 1 Level
Bedroom 3Upper 1 Level
Bedroom 4Upper 2 Level

Property Features

Lot Size: 3.1 Acres
Lot Dimensions:0.00 x 0.00
Parking Types: Detached Garage, Driveway
Parking Included In List Price: No
Driveway - # of Spaces: 5
Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service
Sewer: Septic Permit Issued
Water: Well
Municipality: PENNSBURY TWP
Directions:Route 52. Turn onto Hickory Hill Road. Black mailbox a few houses down on the right will say 2251. Turn left into the driveway opposite that mailbox. Sign at entrance says "Olde House".

Tax and Financial Info

Total Taxes: $13,070 (paid Annually)
Tax Year: 2023
School Tax: $10,922
Ownership Type: Fee Simple
Homeowners' Assoc.: No
City Tax Rate: $530.00 (Annually)
County Tax Rate: $1,618.00 (Annually)
Acceptable Financing: Cash, Conventional



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