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Plum Boro (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania                   Circa 1805 and 1812 Farmhouse
53+ Acres
Plum Boro (Pittsburgh), Pennsylvania

Three additions over six generations make up this 4200+ square stone farmhouse. The original structure built in 1805 consists of 4 rooms. In 1812, an additional 6-room wing was constructed to provide an indoor outdoor kitchen. The outdoor kitchen space includes a working fireplace with a gas hookup for ease of lighting. The original structure and 1812 addition include 90% of its original detail. Very little has been disturbed. Built-in cupboards, wood trim on the doors and deep windowsills take you back to the early days of simple life. Gas heat was installed that keeps the structure toasty warm. One full bathroom was added in the mid-1950's in the 1812 wing that provides the modern comforts in this historic home. Porches provide covered space on both floors to enjoy the amazing landscape surrounding the home. The original 1805 and 1812 structures include 4 bedrooms and 1 bathroom that are ready for immediately occupancy.

The 1970's addition provides the opportunity for another full kitchen, 2-3 additional bathrooms and 3-4 bedrooms. This interior fit out was never completed but is fully wired and includes radiant heated floors for the 1st floor living space. It would not take much to more to complete the interior work, which would double the living space or provide the space for a mother-in-law apartment. Separate porches and entries give privacy to this addition.

The farmhouse is located in the middle of 53+ acres with breathtaking views. An heirloom apple orchard still produces. A workshop/carriage house and 2-car garage can store the farm equipment needed to keep up the 53 acres. A small barn is located adjacent to the garage. The original well provides ample water.

This is a once in a lifetime property 25 minutes from downtown Pittsburgh and all of its cultural resources. This structure could easily be a bed and breakfast. Feel free to call the owner or the agent to discuss this unique property.

Heather Shultheis
Re/Max Heritage