45

293 KAUFFMAN RD OLEY, PA 19547

$1,950,000

3

Bedrooms

Total Baths

Full Baths

3,900

Square Feet

125.00

Acres

1760

Year Built

Active

Status

MLS#

PABK372970

Listed By Lisa A Frushone
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

The Kauffman Farm, Perhaps one of the most authentic Pennsylvania historic sites that exists in today's modern world, The Kauffman Farm is located in incredibly scenic Oley Township, Berks County. Abundant in open space, rolling farmland, and history, the entire township is in the historic district. The Kauffman Farm, which settled in 1763, is noted by scholars as one of the most important, complete German farmsteads of architectural and cultural significance in Pennsylvania. Situated on 125 preserved acres surrounded by large working farms, there is no sign of the 21st century in sight. In fact, Kauffman Road is named after the Kauffman family that settled there and owned the two adjacent farms. A setting lost in time, it showcases two main domestic buildings which are supported by many historic, ancillary stone and frame structures, remains/ family plot and historic Locust groves used to supply wood for fence posts. The main dwelling is constructed from handsome, carefully cut limestone quarried from the farm. At 3900 sq ft, it takes on stellar significance from its remarkably intact state of preserved, original, interior detailed elements, playing an important role in the study and interpretation of the evolution of the vernacular architecture of the region. A nearby three-story stone cabin with cedar roof, (1700 sq ft) erected from an earlier log cabin, has been restored to perfection. With a few minor items in place, one could live here while restoring the main house, or it lends itself to a perfect caretaker cottage or rental. Notable features include partially open floor exposing the spring that flows beneath the dwelling into the structure and out to a trout pond, exposed stone walls, Chestnut beams, brick floors and original 35-foot-wide walk-in fireplace. An 18th-century stone barn displays distinctive Germanic elements. A larger 19th century stone bank barn, a restored wooden shed with lapped wood shingled roof, other notable buildings, a piggery, corn crib, wagon shed, bakehouse, partial wood and stone stable, enclosed family graveyard, and remains of a limekiln. It is protected by an agricultural conservation easement and proposed deed-restricted Covenant to be finalized with the next steward. This one-of-a-kind piece of history is for someone that shares a passionate interest in historic architecture, as well as an interest and willingness to preserve and protect this very important farmstead. A remarkable piece of history, and landscape, to be coveted by a true preservationist.

Details


Interior
Bedrooms Total
3
Flooring
Wood, Other
Living Area
3,900 SqFt.

Building And Construction
Property Sub Type
Single Family Residence
Property Type
Residential
Year Built
1760

Exterior And Lot
Lot Size Acres
125
Lot Size Square Feet
5445000
Lot Size Units
Square Feet
Other Structures
Bank Barn,barn/Stable,barn/Farm Building,cattle/Dairy Barn,corn Barn,feed Barn,hay Barn,machine Shed,poultry House,shed,spring House,storage Barn/Shed,swine Parlor,tenant House,utility Building
Pool
No Pool
Zoning
RES

Utilities
Cooling
None
Cooling Fuel
None
Heating
None
Heating Fuel
None
Hot Water
Other

Area And Schools
City
Oley
County Or Parish
Berks
High School District
Oley Valley
Municipality
Oley Twp
Subdivision Name
None Available

Financial Info
Buyer Agency Compensation
2.5%
County Tax
1074.00
Short Sale
No
Tax Annual Amount
$5,736.00
Tax Year
2021

Additional Info
Acceptable Financing
Cash
Location Type
Rural
Price Per SQFT
500.00
School Tax
4074.00
Status Detail
Active
Tax Total Finished SQFT
3900
TaxDataUpdatedYN
Y
Total Below Grade SQFT
0
Total SQFT
3900

Listing By Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

MLS# PABK372970

Data Last Updated 6:22AM - 9/26/2021

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