This historic circa-1731 brownstone grist mill house made of Triassic brownstone represents the architecture of Colonial Pennsylvania with the best of modern conveniences. 20-inch original stone walls and wood beams define this original pre-Revolutionary gem in a bucolic setting of old-growth trees, mature landscaping and rolling hills. The property borders a trout stream, contains Triassic-era dinosaur footprints validated by the Pennsylvania State Museum, and offers 1.1 acres for children to run.
The main entrance on the first floor of the home opens to a cozy foyer featuring an original stone hearth that remained hidden until recently unearthed during modern restoration. This opens to a spacious common room conducive to family, coffee and conversation, which features another magnificent stone hearth that can be used as one of multiple eco-friendly heat sources.
A step to either side of the common room results in a twist of unique architecture, with an open sitting room to one side, and a custom modern kitchen with all-custom features and breakfast island. French doors open from the kitchen into the sunny Florida room, which seats 20+ for family dinners and entertaining, with access to the pine-shaded side porch.
The second floor contains 4 bedrooms, each with its own personality, including large windows overlooking the splendor of nature. The centerpiece of the second floor is the lovely custom master bedroom accentuated with cathedral ceilings, overhead windows and walkout lanai. Two bathrooms on this level are newly restored, and include a Jacuzzi tub and architectural tile.
The ‘pre-historic’ brownstone mill property includes all hardwood and tile floors, and attached 2-car garage. The tranquil natural setting is nestled along the Susquehanna river, and conveniently located just a few minutes drive from I-83 and the PA Turnpike, and less than an hour’s drive from Baltimore, Gettysburg, Lancaster and Hershey.
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The Quaker Mill House was recently featured on the Wikipedia Brownstone page!