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A truly historic, very secluded, Chester County, Pennsylvania fieldstone farmhouse, built circa 1789, called Feather Hill Farm, consisting of three separately-deeded parcels, is up for sale for the first time in nearly 50 years. This absolutely lovely property consists of a 3 3/4 story bank stone farmhouse, 18.5 acres and its 30 X 40, 2-story frame bank barn, is so secluded that many residents in its vicinity have never been aware of its presence. As you drive up the long lane to the farmhouse, you'll cross two streams. The second stream comes from a spring, which is contained in the springhouse with its Peach Bottom slate roof and painted in the same color as the house, from which the house gets its water. As you continue your drive up the lane toward the farmhouse, you will note that both of its porches, its window frames and its shutters and blinds are painted in the historic color of "British Red". This is exactly the same color that was used on Washington's Headquarters on the Brandywine when it was being restored. The face of Feather Hill Farm reflects the beauty of all four seasons as you can see from the photographs included here. Each season brings magic to the grace of this property. If you visit the charming 231 year-old farmhouse in the spring, you will be greeted by a kaleidoscope of colors as you travel down the long, curved, gravel lane. Flowers abound! Your eyes will see, and be overwhelmed, by the purples and blues of thousands of wild crocuses, as well as the thousands of wild, pure white snowbells, that are arrayed across the lawns of the house. As you continue to the house, you will be treated to thousands of daffodils (approximately 5,000) on both sides of the gravel lane, behind and alongside the barn, in the mature peach and apple orchard, and on the lane leading to the upper vegetable garden. There are colors of pink, apricot, peach, salmon and coral. There are large- and small-cupped varieties(more than 350), all from the famous flower producer Van Engelen. As you park your car, should you be lucky enough to arrive on or around 18 April, the very rare 100 year-old Saucer Magnolia tree, tucked carefully along the East end of the house's porches, and next to the stone of the garage for protection, will be in full bloom. She brandishes her 5" flowers of deep crimson, carmine pink and white, almost without exception, on that date. Truly, her array of thousands of flowers is absolutely breathtaking. As you walk up the centuries-old brick walkway to the house's front door, you will notice on either side of the front walkway, hundreds of "Golden Echo" daffodils that cheerily say, "Welcome"! As you pass through the front door, you will enter into the kitchen with its centuries-old radiant heat brick floor. Each of the floor's bricks is nearly 4" thick and weighs nearly 10 lbs. You will note on your right, the massive walk-in-fireplace with its bona fide 18th century utensils, trammels, andirons and crane. As you climb the stairs to Feather Hill Farm's one-of-a-kind dining room and its adjacent living room, you will notice the massive chestnut beams across the kitchen ceiling to your right. As you enter the dining room with its formal fireplace, you will immediately notice the incredible 5-arm brass chandelier and its hand-blown shades hanging from the ceiling. It is an exact replica of an original Independence Hall chandelier cast for the Bicentennial in 1976 to replace one that was stolen. You will climb the dining room stairs to the three charming bedrooms located on the 3rd floor, followed by an ascent to the two rooms on the 4th floor. Each of the rooms you visit on the 2nd and 3rd floors is painted in historic colors. Your visit will now take you outside to see the barn, the mature apple and peach orchard and the three vegetable garden areas. In addition, you will have the chance to walk the property's well-marked boundaries over its rolling, beautiful terrain. See it now before it's gone!
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