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GENERAL INFORMATION
Home Style : Federal-Style Farmhouse  
Total Rooms : 9 # Floors : 2
# Bedrooms: 3 # Baths : 1.5
Approx. Sq. Ft.: 2800 Yr. Built : 1860 & '95 Addn
Lot Size : 25 ac. Approximate Acres : 25
Porch : 2 Patio : no
Basement : no Attic : yes
Garage : no Carport : 2 car
Exterior : Brick & Vinyl Siding Roofing : Composition Shingles (New '95)
Heat : Gas (FREE) Air : yes/new addition
Water : Spring (FREE) Sewer : septic
Approx. Annual Prop. Tax : $2000. Annual Association Fees : n/a
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDED
Carpeting Ceiling Fan Dishwasher
Exhaust Fan Gas Fireplace Hardwood Flooring
Icemaker Microwave Refrigerator
Stove/Oven Tile Flooring Washer/Dryer
Window Treatments    
DIRECTIONS    View Map

From Interstate 79, take the Ruff Creek exit, Exit 19.
Go North on #221 for 1 mile and turn left on Garner Run Rd.
Continue for another mile and turn left on Water Dam Rd.
169 Water Dam Rd. is a quarter mile on the left.
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OVERVIEW: Gracious country living epitomizes this unique estate. Situated in quiet farm country amidst rolling hills and meadows, this historic Federal-style 1860 farmhouse is located in pastoral Greene County, PA. It would be an excellent candidate for the National Register. Of the 25 total acres, approximately ten are wooded. The remaining land lends itself to country gentleman farming, grazing livestock, and/or equestrian endeavors. With abundant wildlife, woods, and creeks, the property is a natural wonderland for kids of any age.

ECONOMY: A dependable fresh-water spring provides all water and free natural gas satisfies all heating requirements at NO COST.

MAIN HOUSE: The original design remains, but modern amenities have been tastefully added. In the old house, 13-inch thick exterior and interior walls are built from bricks made on the property. Six fireplaces, nine-foot-high ceilings, and refurbished wide-plank chestnut floors grace all original rooms. The spacious entry reveals the original curved walnut balustrade, leading the eye upwards to the expansive two-story landing. The first-floor layout flows conveniently with a five-foot wide center hall extending through to the back door, the parlor and den on one side, and the dining room and new kitchen/sunroom on the other. The hall and all adjoining rooms downstairs are separated by 15-pane French doors.

NEW ADDITION: The 1995 renovation includes a new roof and windows, plumbing, wiring, and gas boiler zoned hot-water heat. The boiler and hot-water heater are high-efficiency, fast-recovery units. Added closets and pull-down attic stairs accommodate modern needs for storage. The professionally designed addition to the main house tastefully blends with the fittingly restored old house. The new addition includes a kitchen/sunroom combination with adjoining large pantry, first-floor lavatory, and an upstairs full bath, utility room, and large walk-in closet. The old spring house was also converted into a quaint two-story 400 sq. ft. guest cottage, complete with its own screened porch overlooking a serene meadow where deer often graze.

COMFORT: The ground floor portion of the renovation-addition is heated by under-floor hot water coils in ceramic tile floors, controlled as a separate zone. Within this zone, an under-cabinet kick-space heater provides heat quickly, even on cool mornings. The original house is heated by baseboard hot water, zoned separately for each floor. A whole-house attic fan cools the entire house on warm summer nights. The kitchen/sunroom air conditioner cools these rooms and more when occasionally needed. Additional amenities include ceiling fans in most rooms.

OUTBUILDINGS: In addition to the guest cottage, other outbuildings include a 32 x 46 hay barn (milking parlor is converted to a shop), a small barn, machine shed, and garden shed.

LOCATION: This property is easily reached via a short three-mile drive from I-79. Waynesburg and Washington, PA are located nearby for convenient shopping and city life is available within 50 miles in Pittsburgh, and Morgantown and Wheeling, WV.

FURNISHINGS: All custom window treatments, mini blinds, major appliances, painted bookcases in the den, and two installed satellite dishes convey.

EQUIPMENT: A tractor, brush-hog, lawn mowers, backhoe, farm and garden tools, building materials stock, shop equipment, hand tools, and emergency generator are available and their value could be added to the purchase transaction or negotiated separately.


DESCRIPTIONS & PICTURES (click to enlarge)
House Views & Porch Size: 7’ x 22’ Floor: wood

FRONT PORCH: The large sandstone steps leading to the front porch invite visitors to stop and visit. The front porch’s new construction is a replica of the original hipped roof, wood railing, and lattice work. Spring and fall are perfect times to enjoy colorful sunsets.
LANDSCAPING: Extensive landscaping transforms the exterior of the old farmhouse to a House and Garden showplace. The original plantings of lilacs, forsythia, flowering quince, and pink peonies have been tastefully rearranged. Boxwoods, columbines, and other perennials surround the house. A row of poplar trees and shrubs have been planted along the road for additional privacy.


Summerhouse & Porch Size: 400 sq.ft. Floor: vinyl

Situated in an idyllic setting, the Summerhouse offers a peaceful retreat for its guests. Large stone steps lead up and around to the private 8x12 screened porch, which is surrounded by red-twig dogwood bushes and reveals a vista view of the serene meadow.
The first floor affords modern bath facilities as well as a kitchenette for overnight guests.
The cozy second floor easily accommodates a queen-size bed and sleeper sofa. With a door opening to the porch and windows on all other walls, cool breezes make sleeping quite comfortable in summer. In cool weather, an unvented gas wall heater provides heat.
Frequently used for Bed and Breakfast guests, the bed/bath combination enables the Summerhouse to be counted as a 4th bedroom and extra bathroom.
When not being used for guests, the first floor serves as a mud room and flower-trimming area, quite useful in the country.


Main House Entry Size: 4'5 x 7'9 Floor: Hardwood

The spacious front entry hallway, lit by a clear-globe candle chandelier, beckons guests to enter this 19th-century home. The refurbished wide-plank chestnut floor continues up the staircase with original curved walnut balustrade, leading the eye upwards to the expansive two-story landing.
The back entry hall reveals carefully restored door and window trim combined with easily maintained new ceramic tile flooring.
For convenient storage, a boot and glove cabinet is located just inside the back door, along with ample coat and hat pegs along the wall. On the opposite wall, a hither-to-concealed window provides the perfect place to display artifacts discovered during building and renovation. (Artifacts convey as will a carefully compiled scrap book containing BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER snapshots.)
Both the kitchen entry and the new lavatory are conveniently located just inside the back door.


Parlor Size: 15'6 x 16'2 Floor: Hardwood

The walnut built-in bookcase to the left of the fireplace is a lovely place to display collectibles. Custom cornices, tile hearth, and a “stained glass” ceiling light fixture complete the look of a 19th Century parlor. And of course, the wide-plank chestnut floor would enhance any furniture.


Den Size: 15'8 x 15'8 Floor: Carpet

This newly renovated room is as cozy as it looks. The large stone fireplace, with vintage gas heater, displays a solid-walnut mantle upheld by brackets that were custom made by a skilled local blacksmith.
To the right of the fireplace, the old back stairway was converted to a large coat closet. On the other side is a built-in entertainment center. The painted bookcases also convey.
The original floor was beyond repair due to its being used as a kitchen at the turn of the century, so a neutral colored Berber wall-to-wall carpet was installed.
The den opens to both the front parlor and back hall (through 15-pane French doors) and has a convenient exterior door to the carport. The exterior lentil over this door bears the mark "1860".
A wallpaper border shows different styles of country barns.


Dining Room Size: 15'10 x 16'6 Floor: Hardwood

The dining room is elegantly appointed with crown moulding, chair rail, period wallpaper, and chandelier. Beautiful wide-plank chestnut floors enhance this room, too.


Sunroom Size: 11'9 x 12'4 Floor: Tile

A favorite room in the house is the four-season sunroom. With a southeastern exposure it is oriented for both a beautiful view and comfort. The winter sun low on the horizon provides natural warmth, often making additional heating unnecessary. Generous eaves prevent the summer sun directly overhead from overheating the room. High ceilings and two full walls of casement and awning windows allow excellent cross ventilation.
The fourteen-foot cathedral ceiling is further enhanced at night by indirect lighting expertly concealed within a unique casing that duplicates the door and window trim.
A French door opens into the yard only steps away from the herb garden.
The neutral-colored twelve-inch ceramic tile, attractively laid diagonally, is easy to keep clean.


Breakfast Nook/Pantry Size: 6' x 8'6 Floor: Tile

BREAKFAST NOOK: This area can accommodate a table and six chairs and has bead-board wainscoting to the chair rail.
At the end of the kitchen counter and adjacent to the nook are overhead shelves for condiments or cookbooks and under-counter drawers. The top "drawer" conceals a toaster oven (with outlet inside) and has a fake drawer front that drops down to support the toaster when in use. The KITCHEN picture shows these features.
PANTRY: 4'6 x 7'2 Adjacent to the breakfast nook, the pantry is an added bonus. The handy counter beneath the octagonal window takes unloading groceries out of the chore category. Large enough to hold small appliances such as a bread machine or food processor, the counter has proven to be a much appreciated afterthought.
Sturdy pine shelves from floor to ceiling fit all different sizes of staples. No wasted space here!
The small-scale pantry door was salvaged from a small closet during demolition.


Kitchen Size: 9'6 x 11'6 Floor: Tile

Custom cabinetry made with bead-board door fronts and the faux pressed tin ceiling capture the ambiance of an "old timey" kitchen, with the added convenience of subtly included modern appliances. Open shelves divide the kitchen from the sunroom without obstructing the view.
The large white cast-iron sink, ample storage space, and lots of counter space making cooking a joy.
An auxiliary forced-air heater located in the kick plate below the sink offer quick warmth when overall heat is not required.
A framed portion of old kitchen wallpaper (discovered in the attic) on display adds a whimsical touch to this room. Coincidentally, the wallpaper colors match those of the room today.


Upstairs Halls & Landing Size: 6'8 x 7'8 Floor: Hardwood

The upstairs front hall is roomy enough to accomodate a desk and chair, and would be a cozy place to curl up with a book.
The new back hall, shown in the second and third pictures, leads to the bathroom, third bedroom, and storage closet. A charming old-fashioned wall mirror with glass towel bar, discovered in the attic, is proudly displayed on the wall above a portion of the exterior brick wall that has been restored.


Bathroom Size: 8'2 x 9'7 Floor: Vinyl

The large bathroom is reminiscent of bygone days but offers modern comfort. Furnishings include the original restored claw-foot tub, a new pedestal sink, matching commode, and a new two-seat shower. An old window frame (discovered during renovation) has been made into useful shelves for towels and toiletries. The old bead-board wainscoting was restored and reused. A roof-window brings additional light and a gas heater offers supplemental heat as desired. A quaint laundry chute opens directly into the utility room.


Master Bedroom Size: 15' x 15'10 Floor: Hardwood

The Master Bedroom enjoys cross ventilation having both northern and western exposures. The original closet has been greatly expanded for 21st Century living. It shares a doorway with the 3rd Bedroom.


Guest Bedroom Size: 15'6 x 16' Floor: Hardwood

The Guest Bedroom has the original coal grate in the fireplace. Matching wallpaper border, baloon valences, twin dust ruffles, and pillow shams convey. Most upstairs doors have original porcelain door knobs.


Bedroom 3 Size: 15' x 15'10 Floor: Hardwood

With the globe wallpaper border, this third bedroom could serve as an office, or possibly a dressing room for the Master Bedroom since the two rooms join. A large closet was added in space that was once a small back stairway. The bathroom is just steps away through a new back hallway.


Storage Closet/Utility Size: 4'6 x 22'10 Floor: Vinyl

STORAGE CLOSET; This useful area boasts a ventilating octagonal window that enables it to double as a "sleeping porch" for grandchildren. Extra overhead shelves, which utilize otherwise wasted space, are a real plus. The entrance to the attic via pull-down stairs is located here as well as the entrance to the adjoining utility room. A bathroom could possibly be added here.
UTILITY ROOM: 6'x 12' The utility room houses the washer, dryer, hot water-heater, and furnace. This room also has a laundry sink and a convenient laundry "chute" from the adjoining bathroom.
The vented roof window is much appreciated in an otherwise dark area.


Hay Barn Size: 32' x 46' Floor: wood/concrete

Hand hewn, post and beam construction makes for an attractive and sturdy barn. The old milking parlor has been converted into a shop area. The addition of stairs enable items to be easily carried up to the second floor.


Other Outbuildings

The machine shed, small barn, garden shed, and garage all show their age; however, all have good roofs


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