Historically Significant Chestnut Hill. Offered for the only the third time since its completion this Colonial Revival home of nearly 6000 sq ft is nestled perfectly on a knoll with over six acres featuring a meadow and specimen oak, hickory and ornamental trees. The first commissioned work of noted local architect George Samuel Flickenger it was, in its day, a technological marvel and believed to be the most expensive new home in York County. Each succesive owner has worked to maintain the charm and originality of the home to the degree that in 2001 it was accepted onto the National Registry of Historic Places for its significance. The current owner has kept excellent records of his major renovations. "If walls could talk"... Picture yourself as a guest arriving for one of the many evening parties held in the 1940's. You enter the the gates of the lower driveway and are dropped off to ascend the stone stairway leading to the formal entrance. Inside you're greeted by your hosts with all the grace of the period. The semi-elliptical foyer is accented by the hand crafted and impeccably detailed curved staircase which is softly lit by the crystal chandelier. To your left you glance at the magnificently long dining room table with its crisp white linen table cloth illuminated by a second crystal chandelier and set with the finest china and sterling. To your right a fire crackles in the fireplace with its reflection dancing off the gleaming golden oak flooring. Guests move easily about in the 30 ft living room, some retiring to the sunroom and forming small clusters around a second fireplace. You notice others leaving the sunroom to relax on the stone terrace and enjoy the dusky views of the lower meadow with long views of the valley beyond, You slip beyond the foyer to the split basement stairs catching a quick view of the bustling kitchen. You're impressed with the size and convenience it offers even during the prep for this evening's meal. Down the stairs you enter the real wood tongue and groove paneled lower level to enjoy pre-meal libations from the wet bar and sit with friends in the warmth of a third fireplace. Up on the second floor young children alternate between peeking over the bannister of the upper foyer to catch glimpses of the guests below, wandering into the 30 ft master suite to jump on the bed and dare each other to go into the private dressing room. This devolves into chasing each other around the circle created by the upper foyer, the kids bedrooms and the adjoining Jack and Jill bath. Later they sneak down the back staircase between their bathroom and the full guest suite over the garage to peer longingly at the heaps of food on platters and decadent desserts in the kitchen...until they're discovered and chased back upstairs. As night descends on Chestnut Hill, lights flicker on along the driveway connecting the upper and lower gates, deer dot the edges off the meadow, and squirrels make their good night scamper along the picnic pavilion roof....(scene fades to black). 2021 is YOUR year to create your own story and continue the story of Chestnut Hill. Schedule your private tour and be sure to explore the parts of home not visited in this tale...the LL office, furnace room with geo-thermal system and original furnace, generator room with 1940's era Onan generator, 3 full baths with original tile and one with velvet wall paper, 3 car garage and unused/unrestored pool. Priced well below its historical value this is a once in a generation offering for qualified and pre-approved buyers. A love for history is encouraged. Extensive documentation available upon request.
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