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Rarely does a property with the great historical significance of Fair Meadow Farm come on the market! On September 11, 1777, the opening shots of the Battle of the Brandywine were fired from this farm at the Continental Army centered around the Birmingham Friends Meeting. Now set on 28.5 acres, the farm features a seven bedroom, four full and two half bath serpentine home, a large stone Bank Barn, four car garage, greenhouse, several outbuildings, pool, magnificent trees, and beautiful gardens. The oldest section of the home dates to 1740 with later 1802 and 1937 additions. Highlights of the home include: the spacious Living Room was with two fireplaces, one of which was a deep cooking fireplace with the original crane; the large Dining Room; the Library, Office, and elegant Foyer; the Waterbury Designs cabinets in the pantry and high-end Kitchen; and the large Master Suite with a Sitting Room with plenty of book shelving (could be an additional bedroom or nursery), a Master Bedroom, Dressing Area, and Full Bath - another Waterbury Design creation! Three additional bedrooms (one with an en-suite bath) plus a Hall Bath on the second level and a further three bedrooms, a play area, and a beautiful full Bath on the third level complete the home. Heating is provided by a high efficiency furnace (3 zones) and the home is fully air conditioned (4 zones). The magnificent serpentine bank barn (60'x40') houses numerous stalls, a heated bathroom, and a 20'x40' heated/air conditioned workshop. Other farm amenities include: a Greenhouse (1996) with automatic venting and cooling; a "Playhouse" all-purpose building with a seasonal bathroom and running water; a four car Garage that was the original Carriage House; a lovely heated swimming pool (2008) that is beautifully and privately set; and a picturesque 5/8 acre spring fed pond on the east side of the house. The property is blessed with a magnificent assortment of mature specimen trees including a 300 year old sycamore near the pond. Adding to all this are private, restful places to sit and relax with a book and soak in the beauty of this peaceful country oasis. Highly ranked Unionville Schools, convenient to Wilmington and the Route 202 corridor, and 30 minutes to the Philadelphia Airport - this property has it all! If you are looking for a stellar, historically significant property that has been well-loved, look no further than Fair Meadow Farm. Taxes can be lowered to approximately $12,500 by moving property from Act 515 to Act 319.

Address: 1175 BIRMINGHAM RD
State: PA
City: West Chester
Zip Code: 19382
MLS#: 1002776366
MLS Area: Birmingham Twp (10365)
Taxes: $23,849

Price History

Date Price Event Change MLS#:
8/23/2019 $1,678,000 List Price -11.59% 1002776366
5/12/2019 $1,898,000 List Price -5.1% 1002776366
1/11/2019 $1,999,990 List Price -12.85% 1002776366
12/6/2018 $2,295,000 List Price -6.33% 1002776366
9/11/2018 $2,450,000 List Price 1002776366
9/8/2018 $2,450,000 List Price 7247575

Assigned School Zones

  • Elementary School:Pocopson
  • Middle School:Charles F. Patton
  • High School:Unionville

Nearby Schools

Kindercare Learning Center(Preschool-Preschool)
Kindercare Learning Center At Westtown(Preschool-K)
Sarah W Starkweather El School(K-5)
St Maximilian Kolbe School(Preschool-8)
Pocopson El School(K-5)5
The Goddard School(Preschool-K)
Westtown-Thornbury El School(K-5)
Childrens Corner(Preschool-K)
Stetson Middle School(6-8)
St Maximilian Kolbe School(Preschool-8)
The Concept School(6-12)
The Concept School(6-12)

Interior Details

  • Appliances:
  • Features:Master Bath(S), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Dining Area
  • Furnished:
  • Floor Type:Wood
  • Cooling:Central A/C
  • Heating:Hot Water
  • Basement Details:Partial,Unfinished
  • Fuel:Oil,Propane - Leased
  • Extras:None
  • Other Rooms:Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Attic

Exterior Details

  • Home Construction
  • Features:
  • Exposure:
  • Roof Type:Shingle
  • Garage Spaces:
  • Pool:No
  • Utilities:
  • Lot Description:Corner,Level,Open
  • Lot Size:0X0
  • Foundation:Stone
  • Sewer:On Site Septic

Community Details

  • HOA: $0/mo
    Fees Include:

Rental Information

  • Rental Income:$0
  • Rental Number:0
  • Directions:From Rt 202: Take Rt 926/Street Rd West to Right on Birmingham Rd to property on Right
Property Information Last Updated: 9/19/2018 12:29:57 PM
Listing Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester

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