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121 Manor Avenue

DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335
  • $950,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 157 Days
  • ID#: PACT2058546
Under Contract
UPDATED: 124 min ago
$950,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 1.4
    ACRES
  • 1
    BATHS
  • 3
    1/2 BATHS
  • 8,945
    SQFT
  • $106
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1790
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

CIRCA 1790 GEM! What do YOU envision this space to be? Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties featuring 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 Woman's 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.

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121 Manor Avenue DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335

  • Price: $950,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 157 Days
  • Updated: 124 min ago
  • ID#: PACT2058546
5
Beds
1
Baths
3
½ Baths
1.4
Acres
8,945
SQFT
$106
$/SQFT
1790
Built
Neighborhood:
Downingtown
County:
Chester
Area:
Downingtown Boro (10311)
School District:
Downingtown Area
Property Description
CIRCA 1790 GEM! What do YOU envision this space to be? Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties featuring 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 Woman's 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.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Manor Construction Materials Wood Siding Door Features FrenchSix Panel Garage YN No Parking Features Asphalt DrivewayPaved Parking Parking Types Parking Lot Pool No Pool Water Access YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 8945 Basement Dirt FloorUnfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling None Fireplace Features Non-Functioning Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 8 Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Interior Features Additional StairwayAtticBuilt-InsButlers PantryCrown MoldingsDining AreaDouble/Dual StaircaseKitchen - Eat-InPantryStore/OfficeWood FloorsOther Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomBedroom 1Sun/Florida RoomStorage Room Rooms Total 11 Security Features Fire Detection SystemSecurity System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashBank PortfolioOther Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel None Cross Street Pennsylvania Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Permanent Heating Fuel OilNatural Gas Available Historic YN No Hot Water Electric Lease Considered YN No Municipality DOWNINGTOWN BORO Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 802820455516 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 13272.00 Tax Lot 0107 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 1989 Zoning R4 Zoning Description The Zoning allows multiple residential uses by right and commercial uses by special exception and conditional use.

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©2024 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or The Allison Stine Team with Northrop Realty a Long and Foster Company. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2024-06-23T15:54:26.3.
 
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