This unique historic property is currently for sale in Pennsylvania. It now serves as a single family home but started out life in the 1730’s as a stone grist mill.
Currently listed at $375,000, this repurposed mill would have originally used water power from a nearby stream to process things like wool and flour. Historically, this structure is known as: the “House of Two-Mill Dam“. Those Quaker folks were so poetic!
Though the building has been thoroughly renovated and modernized, it is classified as a “Pre-Revolutionary Brownstone“.
During the renovations, an original keystone over the hearth was uncovered. It was carved with the date “1731“…
Amazing! Imagine the surprise of the workers unearthing that. What a connection they must have felt to the hands of the past who had built that hearth!
Most of the interior is modernized to the point of eliminating all vintage character. But I guess with a building so old, there would not be much left remaining except the stone and mortar work.
Basically, a new house built in an historic 300-year old shell.
Beautiful new kitchen though…
And they did take advantage of the tall ceilings in the master bedroom:
Outside, you have a nice shaded porch on which to lounge:
And some very pastoral property to gaze upon…
At 2,880 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, this old brownstone beauty will make a fine family home. Or maybe even a B&B?
For more information, you can view all the details at this house’s very own blog: http://quakermillhouse.wordpress.com
(You know it’s a special house when it has its OWN blog!)
You can also see the Oldhouses.com listing here.
Have a great weekend!
…and thanks for all your support during the blog transfer over the last few days – I really appreciate it!