Look at these two historic beauties for sale in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania!
The official address is: Corner Of Rt 23 And Pawlings Road
You know they’re old when the address is a crossroads.
Both of these structures were built in the 1700’s, and the listing claims that General Howe of the British Army stayed here at some point during the American War of Independence.
These lovely ladies are currently listed together for $475,000.
The homes have been used for a number of different businesses over the years, most recently as an upholstery/restoration workshop and antique shop.
First, let’s look at the stone sister.
The Old Stone House
Known as a “Chester County Field Stone Farm House”, this structure dates back to c. 1760-1770 with a stone addition c.1810-1820. Inside are three fireplaces, original beams, deep window sills, and antique hardware/shutters.
It’s a fabulous period home (minus the glaringly out-of-place track lighting).
Look at the steep narrow staircase:
Those things are fun!
The Thatched Roof House
The thatched roof building is a pre-1750 house featuring antique hardware/shutters, an original beehive oven, a walk-in fireplace with sycamore beams, and sleeping quarters on the second floor with original fireplace.
Hearths so big you can walk right in!
Here’s the upper floor:
Notice that you can see the thatch decking right through the rafters!
Together the houses have 4 bedrooms and 2 (not original) bathrooms in a combination of 4,900 square feet.
The lot is a 3/4 acre parcel… imagine the fun things you could do with this unique property!