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Address
974 Delchester Road Newtown Square, PA
Price
$ 5,450,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PACT509966
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHESTER
  • CityNewtown Square
  • AreaWillistown Twp
  • NeighborhoodRADNOR HUNT
  • Zip19073
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1795
  • Taxes24351
  • Price$ 5,450,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage8747
  • Lot Size23.4 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont
Property Description

Panoramic views surround this gracious manor home with guest cottage and equestrian barns at Chester County's Delchester Farm. First constructed by one of the financiers of the Revolutionary War, this country retreat was later expanded by renowned architects Willing, Sims, and Talbutt and extensively renovated in the last 20 years. The well-maintained estate, with its elegant home, stone-and-wood barns and a guest cottage, exists within a landscape of quiet beauty. This and surrounding properties totaling nearly 5,000 acres in Willistown Township are under conservation easements. The 24 acres of Delchester Farm have transferred ownership just twice in 100 years. A long drive passing split-rail fences and open pastures leads to the main house, built of glittering Pennsylvania fieldstone. The entry hall features a gleaming black marble floor, French doors at either end, and ten-foot ceilings that continue throughout. A generously scaled living room feels both elegant and welcoming, with its dark wood floor, built-ins, and carved fireplace mantel. Across the hall stands the original parlor, with another large fireplace, a bar, and an original door topped with a glass transom. A bright dining room with magnificent views welcomes guests with another fireplace, chair rail, and Clarence House wallpaper. The adjoining kitchen has a French country feel, with cream-colored woodwork, lighter wide-plank hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, and an enormous black granite island. High-end appliances include a six-burner Viking stove, glass Traulsen refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher and convection oven. The far end of the kitchen serves as a family room alongside a fieldstone fireplace that contains its own small window. A vast adjoining pantry offers plentiful storage. Casual dining space sits within a glass bay, with unobstructed views of open pasture. The conservatory with a glass ceiling and bluestone floor provides another entertaining space. On the second floor, the master suite has an arched ceiling, intricately carved antique marble fireplace, built-in entertainment center, and French doors to a private balcony. Two elegant en suite bathrooms include a freestanding oval tub, dressing table with built-ins, vanity area/shaving station, and large open shower. A dressing room, linen room, cedar closet, office, and multi-purpose room complete the second floor. Four bedrooms and two additional baths on the third floor, as well as a stone guest house, make this property ideal for a large or multi-generational family. Outdoor entertaining spaces include multiple bluestone patios, both covered and uncovered; grassy terraces, and an oval swimming pool. Mature trees and landscaping contribute to the restful feel of the domestic portion of this property. Built in 1795, the traditional Pennsylvania fieldstone bank barn retains its charm yet has been updated to equip the estate for competitive equine training, fox hunting, or pleasure riding. This first-rate facility includes an outdoor sand dressage ring, turnout sheds, a 13-stall barn, a finished tack room, a heated wash stall, and a groom's apartment. A large hay shed and tool building stand nearby. Located in the award-winning Great Valley school district and near the Route 30 and Route 1 corridors, Delchester Farm is perfectly suited for the buyer in search of understated elegance in the Radnor Hunt countryside. While the majority of the property is under conservancy, one sub-division is possible. The barn and outbuildings, if leased, offer significant income - making Delchester Farm a wise investment.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Sugartown Elementary School Great Valley Middle School Great Valley High School
Price History
7/7/2020 Listed $5,450,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Oven/Range - Gas
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric, Bottled Gas
Cooling Central A/C
County CHESTER
Elementary School SUGARTOWN
Exclusions See Agent
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Spaces 4.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water, Heat Pump - Electric BackUp
High School GREAT VALLEY
High School District GREAT VALLEY
Interior Features Bar, Built-Ins, Cedar Closet(s), Family Room Off Kitchen, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Wood Floors
Junior High GREAT VALLEY
Levels 3
MLS Area Willistown Twp (10354)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Features In Ground
Possession 90-120 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 623.07
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name RADNOR HUNT
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Pasture, Trees/Woods
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RU

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 8747
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Partial
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 4
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Stone, Marble, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Propane - Owned, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Bottled Gas
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 8747
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5
Window Features Bay/Bow, Transom

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 4
Door Features French
Fencing Split Rail
Garage Features Oversized, Other
Horse Amenities Paddock, Riding Ring, Stable(s)
Horse Y/N Yes
Inclusions See Agent
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Landscaping, Subdivision Possible
Lot Size Acres 23.40
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 1019304.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Private
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19073

Price
AVG $1.44M
$5.45M
Taxes
AVG $13,877
$24,351
Visits
AVG 127
245
Year Built
AVG 1971
1795

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