• $1,150,000

  • 10 beds
  • 3 /1 baths
Courtesy of Timothy Hoffman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford

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Courtesy of Timothy Hoffman, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chadds Ford
Last updated on  11/23/2014


Elegance, grandeur and history ~ this home has it all. Situated on 3.6 acres and built by Samuel Painter in 1856, this Italianate style of an American Bracketed Villa has long been a part of Chadds Ford history. Bordering Brandywine Battlefield Park and known as "Painters Folly", it was the home of Howard Pyle, founder of the Brandywine School of Art where he mentored N.C. Wyeth and many others. It was both the subject of a number of Andrew Wyeth paintings and a workspace for him. This spectacular three story home is stucco over stone exterior walls more than a foot thick with a wraparound porch framed with imported French trellis work. The rooms of the main level are 12 feet tall and the second and third stories are 10 feet tall with large windows illuminating every room. Wide, random width hardwood floors throughout most of the house and a grand central staircase are among many of the features of this special home. You will marvel at the original millwork, plaster moldings and paneled doors, including grand arched pocket doors between the living room and dining room. The 16 original fireplaces are still there with three currently in use. There is a large eat-in main kitchen and a second "summer kitchen" that doubles as a first floor laundry. There is a full basement and a partial sub-basement below that. Topping off this special home is 12' x 8' cupola with windows on all sides offering wonderful views of the surrounding area. This was one of Andrew Wyeth's favored work spaces. There is a detached banked carriage house with a full kitchen, great room, bedroom and full bath, perfect for an in-law or au-pair home. The lower level of the carriage house consists of garage spaces, a former ice house and shed. The grounds include an in-ground pool, currently not in use, lovely gardens and a circular driveway. Located in the award winning Unionville Chadds Ford School District, this wonderful home is ready for you to become part of its' history.


Property Class: Residential
Type: Detached
Listing Status: Active
Zip Code: 19317
Area: Chadds Ford Twp
State: PA
Beds: 10
Baths(F/H): 3 /1
Lot Area Acre: 3.66
Age: 158
Listing#: 6398639
School District: Unionvil-chadds
Tax Year: 2014
Taxes/Yr: 9323.00 /2014
Additional Information
School District¹: Unionville-Chadds Ford
Elementary School: CHADDS FORD
Middle School: PATTON
Basement: True
Central Air: True
Condo Association: False
Exclusion Remarks: Freezer, Refrig In Laundry/Summer Kitchen
Farm: False
Fireplace: True
HOA: False
Inclusion Remarks: W/D, Refrig In Kitchen & Carriage House
Lot Dimensions: 0 X 0
Lot Number: 003-000
New Construction: False
Ownership: Fee Simple
Rooms: 17
Swimming Pool: Yes
Total Assessment: 325000.00
Water Front: False
Master Bed Length: 18
Master Bed Width: 18
Master Bed Level: Upper 1
Dining Rm: True
Dining Length: 18
Dining Width: 13
Dining Level: Main
Other Rm1: LIBRARY
Other Rm1 Length: 14
Other Rm1 Level: Main
Other Rm1 Width: 13
Bed 2 Length: 18
Bed 2 Width: 18
Bed 2 Level: Upper 1
Family Rm: True
Family Length: 18
Family Width: 18
Family Level: Main
Other Rm2: BR 5
Other Rm2 Length: 14
Other Rm2 Width: 13
Other Rm2 Level: Upper 1
Upper Baths: 3
Bed 3 Length: 18
Bed 3 Width: 17
Bed 3 Level: Upper 1
Kitchen Length: 17
Kitchen Width: 16
Kitchen Level: Main
Other Rm3: BR 6
Other Rm3 Length: 14
Other Rm3 Width: 13
Other Rm3 Level: Upper 1
Main Half Baths: 1
Bed 4 Length: 19
Bed 4 Width: 16
Bed 4 Level: Upper 1
Living Rm Length: 18
Living Rm Width: 18
Living Rm Level: Main
Other Rm4: BR 7
Other Rm4 Length: 17
Other Rm4 Width: 13
Other Rm4 Level: Upper 1


Appliances: KitDoubleSin, KitBuiltInRa, Oven-Wall, Oven-Self Cleaning, Dishwasher
Cooking Fuel: ElecCooking
Design: 3+Story
Fireplace: Three+FPs
Floor: Wood, Vinyl, Tile/Brick
Handicap: None
Hot Water: Electric
Main Entrance: Center Hall
Pool Type: InGroundPool
Styles: Colonial
Attics: NonUseAttic
Building Facade Orientation: South
Dining Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Exterior: Stucco
Foundation: StoneFound
Garage Type: Detached
Interior Features: 9Ft+Ceiling, CableTVWired, WoodStove, 2ndKitchen, StallShower
Lot Description: SlopingLot, FrontYard, RearYard, SideYard(s)
Porch Deck: Porch
Sewer Septic: Public Sewer
Basement Type: Full, Unfinished
Cooling: Central A/C
Electric Service: 200-300AmpEl
Fireplace Features: Marble
Garage Spaces: 2-CarGarage
Heating: Oil, Wood Burn Stove, Forced Air
Laundry Type: MainFlrLndry
Parking: 3+CarParking
Roof: PitchedRoof, Metal
Water: Well


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