Welcome Home! Pride in ownership can be yours with this historic, beautifully renovated/restored farmhouse, nestled just minutes from all that Hershey, Lancaster and Harrisburg areas have to offer.>> Great neighborhood! Perfect house to work from home, raise a family, and even more perfect for historic home enthusiasts! Keep as is or continue to restore & update. Soooo many possibilities here.>> Just outside Hershey, and situated in a verdant, historic setting at an equal distance from Harrisburg and Lancaster, this completely renovated beauty boasts exquisite character, excellent location, a HUGE original barn, guest house/in-law or au-pair suite/office space (or rental opportunity!), playground area, restored original chestnut & hemlock solid wood floors, an en suite bathroom attached to EVERY one of the four bedrooms, and get this... a lower level Rathskeller, with gas fireplace, and copper-topped bar.>> This home boasts many examples of 19th-century craftsmanship that just cannot be replicated today, beginning with its solid masonry construction and native stone foundations, which were quarried on-site. >> Remaining faithful to the original architecture, all windows, cabinets, and replacement doors were handcrafted by a local custom woodworker experienced in restoration work.>> Solid bronze and brass hardware, as well as solid species wood doors throughout, including hand-oiled Philippine Mahogany screen doors at the exterior entries, help to reinforce the historic character.>> Enter the home into the foyer, which, along with the adjoining sitting room were the only rooms in the original home back in 1809 – but that was before all the additions!>> Over the years this home has been built up to a big 4 bedroom, 5 1/2 bath (including in-law suite) dream farmhouse!>> Over the last 15 years, the home has been completely renovated and historically preserved, including the semi-detached in-law suite that features restored original floors, exposed original old-growth chestnut rafters, a full bath, kitchenette, and main room, with that renovation just completed in 2022>> Lower level Rathskeller with bar & working gas fireplace for entertaining. Rathskeller has a private entrance/exit door.>> Beyond upgrading the living spaces, the owners have also invested substantially in behind-the-scenes functional upgrades to this historic home – all aimed toward ease of maintenance, efficiency, and livability.>> New period-appropriate half-round gutters and downspouts were installed in 2018. Recently-installed sump pumps and a French drain system help to maintain the integrity of the home’s multiple basement areas.>> Attic spaces are fully insulated, and the propane-fired high-efficiency furnace was recently overhauled.>> This beautiful corner lot – one of the first three homesteads established in the little Village of Deodate -- has 1.2 acres of well-maintained property, with an existing playset and lots of lawn space for the kiddos!>> Garden patch is irrigated via a timer-controlled sprinkler line.>> Huge barn has been upgraded with an enormous amount of practically-laid-out shelving, cabinetry, and tool storage.>> Adjacent lot to the North is owned by Hershey Trust and is “agriculturally preserved,” protecting it from future development.>> Recreational access to this adjacent land is available via permission from the Trust, according to owners. The newly-constructed Conewago Township park and Conewago Elementary School are within walking distance on country roads.>> For cycling enthusiasts, the Conewago Recreation trail is easily accessible to the south. There are 4-5 off-street parking spots of gravel driveway. Barn has potential to be converted to a garage for 1-3 vehicles.>> Convenient to shopping, amenities, PA Turnpike, Routes 322 & 283.>> More info and remarks uploaded to seller docs.>> 4th BR & 5th Bath are the detached cottage. 2650 sq ft main house + 300 sq ft cottage.
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Updated 4:19AM - 8/15/2022
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