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Sold. Check out the inside of this old barn!! Circa 1900. Almost one acre in Pennsylvania. $535,000

July 28, 2019

Quite a barn transformation! This barn was built in 1900. It is located on .76 acres in West Chester, Pennsylvania. It was originally part of the Ryerss Farm and houses aging horses. The barn has a metal roof and an original cupola. The cast iron stove with flagstone hearth is capable of heating the entire home. Three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 2,900 square feet. $535,000

From the Zillow listing:


Welcome to The Barn at Ryerss Hunt! This unique Converted Bank Barn, circa 1900, appeals to the buyer looking for a beautifully restored residence with a workshop and storage area, perfect for an in-home business or potential investment opportunity. This showplace meshes modern conveniences with the old-world charm and richness of a barn from yesteryear.  As you approach, the attractive exterior design, cupola adorning the metal roof, new expansive driveway and landscaped grounds will immediately catch your eye.
Once inside, you will find an open and flexible floor plan. The updated Kitchen with hickory cabinetry, granite counters and breakfast bar overlooks a vaulted Great Room accented with reclaimed wood and cast iron stove with flagstone hearth, capable of heating the entire home. The step-down Living Room with soaring 15-foot ceiling and exposed rafters offers access to both the workshop and lower level. New hardwood floors grace the main level. Two Bedrooms with new carpet, each showcasing an original piece of the barn, a Full Bath with cherry cabinetry and updated Laundry/Mud Room are also located on the main level.
A custom-built staircase leads to a loft area, ideal as an office or reading room. A turned staircase leads to the Master Suite, drenched with natural light, 19-foot Larch board floors and double ceiling fans. Tastefully remodeled is the Master Bath with blue pearl granite vanity, tiled shower with dual shower heads, barn style shower doors and a clawfoot soaking tub. Additional living space found on the lower level offers a finished Flex Room with outside access to the stamped concrete patio. This room is quite versatile and can be used as an additional bedroom, an office, a man cave, playroom or studio.
Adding to the charm are the original horse stables, still intact. An unfinished room with exposed shale and French doors can be converted into additional living space or utilized for storage. The remaining space is currently being used as a workshop with new garage doors that open to the driveway with plenty of space for guest/customer parking. Outside, the ~ acre lot with lush landscaping is perfect for entertaining guests and personal enjoyment. This home is part of the desirable Ryerss Hunt neighborhood and within the award-winning West Chester Area School District. Its ultra-convenient location puts you just minutes to major routes, train stations, great dining and shopping in West Chester Boro and the Chester Valley Trail. Own a piece of Chester County History as this Barn was part of the Ryerss Farm for Aged Equines.
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