121 Manor Ave,  Downingtown  (19335)

$1,500,000

5 bedrooms 5   4 bathrooms 4   8945 square feet 8,945
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PROPERTY DETAILS

Address: view address
Downingtown, PA 19335
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Features: Multi-level
Bedrooms:5Bathrooms:4 (full: 1, half: 3)
Square Feet:8,945 sq.ft.Lot Size:1.40 acres
Year Built:1790Styles:Manor
Property Type:DetachedNeighborhood:Downingtown
County:CHESTERList Date:2021-06-04
Listing Number:PACT538532

PROPERTY DESCRIPTION

5 – bedrooms <> 4 – bathrooms <> 3 – floors <> 2 – stairs <> 1 – CIRCA 1790 GEM! Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties with 8 Fireplaces. This property has stood the test of time in the 231-year history. The 1790 portion is still intact with an impressive number of original attributes including the substantial hearth that is now showcased in todays kitchen and 2nd story which is todays bedroom and bathroom. The cellar is intentionally deep in the original homestead portion and appears to have been utilized as the root/wine/cold storage cellar which is extremely rare in the Delaware Valley. The current owners do know, and the Downingtown Historical Society has confirmed Joseph Downing owned the property from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s however it is not clear who built the original homestead. Sometime in the early 1800s was a substantial addition. Unique to the Lower Delaware Valley; wooden architecture was instituted while other regions tended to follow brick or stone from their home country. The wooden architecture, random width pine floors, gigantic solid wood doors, oversized windows with 12-inch sills, cabinet work and molding highlight the fine carpentry craftsmanship. In 1922 the Downingtown Womans Club acquired the property for their clubhouse and immediately installed a toilet in the basement for the gentlemen (seriously). It is not clear if the Club made any modifications however, we do know the first meeting at their new clubhouse was in October 1922 and was a thriving organization for many years (fortunately the Downingtown Historical Society houses all the club documents). Fast forward to 1989 when the current owner opened Lori Petrie's Pre-School which has been a landmark for a bit over 30 years. Gentle modifications were completed to transform into the bustling schoolhouse which can be undone to transform it back into an amazing 8,900 sq ft home or Commercial Space or a blend of the two. The current owner has been an excellent steward, recently retired and ready to pass the torch. The property is strictly offered as-is but please do not let that deter you from visiting, it is in outstanding shape with ample parking. Please note: UNFURNISHED + VIRTUAL INTERIOR DESIGNED (HOME) photos are the actual representation. VIRTUAL RENOVATED PHOTOS are INTERIOR DESIGNERS VISION of space utilized as a restaurant and not an actual representation. We hope you enjoy!

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Interior

Dining Area:YesEat-In Kitchen:Yes
Electric Water Heater:YesFireplace:Yes
Hot Water Heat:YesOil Heat:Yes
Wood Floors:Yes

Exterior

Asphalt Driveway:YesBuilding Design:Detached
Style:ManorTotal Above Grade Finished Sq Ft:8,945
Wood Exterior:Yes

Property and Lot Details

Lot Acres:1Lot Zoned:MIXED RES & COM
Public Sewer:YesPublic Water:Yes
Subdivision:DOWNINGTOWNTaxes:13,001
Transaction Type:SaleYear Built:1790

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