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279 Kennett Pike
Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Full Baths
Partial Baths
Interior Sq Ft
Natural Gas
Central A/C
Taxes (2020)
Additional Details Below


Live extraordinarily. This inspiring Chadds Ford home is beaming with history and awaiting its next storyline. A seamless mix of old and new, this home exudes warmth and characteristic 19th century detail, while simultaneously offering contemporary comforts you will surely appreciate. Highlights include original stone walls, rich random-width hardwood flooring, high ceilings on both floors, impressive built-ins, deep-set windowsills, 3 staircases, impressive wainscotting and dentil crown molding, loaded kitchen & renovated baths, and so much more. Natural lighting floods into spacious and adjoining Living, Dining, and Breakfast Rooms through a bay window and stunning and original floor-to-ceiling windows. A beautiful Sunroom with wall of windows and coffered ceiling looks out over the parklike property. The Contemporary Kitchen, elevated to modern standards, features stainless-steel appliances and hood, flamed granite countertops, double stainless-steel sink, garden window, recessed lighting, and convenient back staircase. The hardwood floors, character, and rich details extend upstairs and throughout all 4 Bedrooms. The Master Suite with elegantly updated En-Suite Bath has a second private Sunroom for enjoying mornings and evenings with a tree-top view. A separate bedroom with full En-Suite Bath sits above the kitchen enjoys privacy and could be a guest bedroom, home office, in-law or au pair suite A circular driveway anchored by an enormous Dawn Redwood tree welcomes you to this gorgeous 2.2 acre property. The gently sloping land with mature trees, established plantings, and brickwork walkway could be a gardener's paradise. Built in 1841, historians detail its ownership back to prominent abolitionists who were stationmasters on the Underground Railroad. The property is documented by the Pennsylvania Historical Commission, but not subject to any historical restrictions. Allow your creative juices to flow; this home is zoned R-2, offering endless possibilities for a Bed & Breakfast, home-based business, or whatever you’re driven to check-off your bucket list. A 180 year old stone sub-cellar extends two stories underground would make an excellent wine cellar. A 6-bay garage is the perfect accompaniment for any and all projects, crafts, hobbies, or whatever your imagination can dream up. Within the Kennett Consolidated School District, close to the prominent, trendy, and bustling areas of Greenville and Kennett Square, and conveniently close to everything that Chadds Ford has to offer including renowned restaurants, shopping, nightlife, wineries, cultural attractions, and festivals synonymous with the beautiful Brandywine Valley. This home sits directly on the “Kennett Bikeway” that connects downtown Wilmington with Longwood Gardens, Kennett Bikeway is part of the Brandywine Valley Scenic Byway. Convenient access to airports and AMTRAK makes travel to NYC, and DC a breeze. Be a part of this area’s history and enjoy every second creating your own history in this unique and impressive home. This home is being sold As-Is, and is priced to accommodate improvements. Be sure to view the floorplans and virtual tour, and schedule a showing today!

Room sizes

Living Room
20 x 13  Main Level
Dining Room
20 x 13  Main Level
14 x 13  Main Level
Sun/Florida Room
14 x 13  Upper Level
Breakfast Room
14 x 13  Main Level
Bathroom 2
11 x 4  Upper Level
Master Bedroom
14 x 13  Upper Level
Bedroom 2
19 x 13  Upper Level
Bedroom 3
14 x 13  Upper Level
Bedroom 4
14 x 9  Upper Level
Primary Bathroom
13 x 7  Upper Level
Bathroom 3
5 x 4  Upper Level


Driving Directions

Chadds Ford


Colonial, Traditional
Interior Features
Hardwood Floors, Bay Window, Alarm System
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Breakfast Nook, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Sun Room
Disposal, Dishwasher, Gas Stove, Refrigerator, Dryer
Unfinished, Walk-Out
Air Conditioning
Central Air
Natural Gas, Hot Water, Multi-Zoned
Hot Water
Natural Gas
Assessment : 198,380
Zoning Designation R-2
Lattitude : 39.861606
Longitude : -75.647590
EveryHome Number : PACT534866-10428
Listing Courtesy: Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.


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