Colonial-style home for sale at 2168 Bodine Road, Malvern PA 19355

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2168 Bodine Road
Malvern, PA 19355
Charlestown Township
Great Valley School District
Chester County
Asking Price$1,395,000
Full Baths3
Partial Baths1
Interior Sq Ft4,840
Taxes (Year)$5,383 (2016)
Parking3 or more cars
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In the mid-1770s two brothers acquired a huge tract of land which they divided between them. The older, wealthier brother and his sons cleared their property to create a working farm, using the stones from the fields to build the two-feet-thick walls of an oversized farmhouse, a huge bank barn and a two-story carriage house. The wood from the trees was hand-sawn into random width planks for the flooring, while tree trunks were rough-hewn into massive main headers, floor joists and rafters. With no electricity or machines the back-breaking work was brutal. But the results were remarkable a stone colonial farmhouse with over-sized rooms, unusually high ceilings, chestnut floors, and three fireplaces including a walk-in with a cooking crane in the Great Room. The family named its homestead Pigeon Run Farm because the headwaters of Pigeon Run, a tributary of Pickering Creek, rose in the woods just behind their new spring house. A century later William F. Bodine bought the property as a working farm and summer retreat. Over the next ten years he added two wings (north and south), increasing the living space to 4,820 square feet along with a full basement and stand-up attic. These additions complemented the original architectural style in virtually every detail while adding an eat-in kitchen, butlers pantry, laundry room and maids quarters, along with a second great room and a master suite with a fourth fireplace, dressing room and private roofed porch. In 1984 the current owners undertook a 30-year renovation, preserving and blending the antique features with modernizations for todays living. These include a state-of-the-art chefs kitchen with granite and tile counters, professional-grade appliances and custom-built cabinetry replicating the Bodine butlers pantry, while retaining the screened-in porch for dining al fresco along with a generous kitchen garden that produces fresh vegetables all summer. The three full baths and one half-bath were completely transformed with marble, Italian tiles and top-of-the-line fixtures. The property retains old apple and pear trees, woodlands, the stone carriage house now fitted with 3 horse stalls, and the remains of the massive Chester County bank barn. Today, Pigeon Run Farm is an outstanding example of a true period restoration. If you would like to continue the story, call today for your private showing.

Room Sizes
Living Room 21x18  Main Level
Dining Room 20x13  Main Level
Kitchen 20x13  Main Level
Family Room 24x16  Main Level
STUDY 16x12  Upper Level
Master Bedroom 21x12  Upper Level
Second Bedroom 21x12  Upper Level
Third Bedroom 16x15  Upper Level
Fourth Bedroom 13x12  Upper Level
GREETING 16x7  Main Level


Driving Directions
From Rt.30 West on Route 401. Turn right on Valley Hill Road, At the STOP sign go straight onto Bodine Road. Pigeon Run Farm is on the right side

InteriorSecurity System, Exposed Beams, Stall Shower
Main EntranceFoyer
Main BedroomFull Bath, Dressing Room
Room ListLiving Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Room, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Den/Study/Library
KitchenIsland, Commercial Range
BasementFull Basement, Unfinished, Walk-Out
LaundryMain Floor
FloorWood, Tile/Brick
HeatingOil, Hot Water, Forced Air
Hot WaterElectric
Electric Service200-300Amps
Porch/DeckPatio, Porch, Balcony
Garage TypeDetached
Lot DescriptionLevel, Open, Trees/Wooded
Pool TypeNone
Structure ListBarn/Farm Building

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Assessment : 209360
Lattitude : 40.0667180
Longitude : -75.596915
EveryHome Realty Number : 920537-70201
Listing Courtesy Fox & Roach-Malvern
Zoning Designation FR    
February 21, 2017
Jeff Nyce
EveryHome Realtor
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