August 3, 2018

Preservation Personals: Picture-Perfect Circa 1800 Stone House in York, Pennsylvania

  • By: Rebecca Gale

Close to the city, but with the feel of the country, I am a picture-perfect stone house in York, Pennsylvania, built around 1800. Beautifully renovated while maintaining a sophisticated early American feel, I offer plenty of space to relax while enjoying my tasteful historic details.

Sitting on 6.5 acres of land in a lush area, I am the country retreat you secretly long for. I’m not too out of the way though, a mere twenty-minute drive from downtown York, Pennsylvania, and forty minutes from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania!

A spacious sunroom and additional screened-in porch allow you to enjoy my scenery after a long day at work. Adding to my country quaintness are two surviving historic outbuildings: The property’s original stone smokehouse and springhouse are still standing in the backyard.

My updated kitchen features beautiful country-chic cabinetry alongside stainless steel appliances. Large windows throughout give my spaces a bright, refreshing feel while deep windowsills and painted trim serve as a reminder of my historic heritage.

Wide-plank blond wood floors and a large central entrance foyer with staircase point to my two centuries of history. I'm full of gorgeous details: chair rails, large doors, wainscoting, a brass chandelier, and pops of color in a historically inspired palette. My most impressive feature is the wall of carved wood paneling surrounding a gas fireplace that looks like it's straight out of a museum! Imagine the cozy nights you could spend in front of the roaring fire ... it's the experience only a classy country house like me can bring!

Curious to explore within my walls? Click here to read my listing.

Pennsylvania Circa 1800 Stone House for sale outside of York, PA

photo by: Gary Gestson

A stone exterior and scenic 6.5-acre yard provide sophisticated country charm.

Pennsylvania Circa 1800 Stone House for sale outside of York, PA

photo by: Gary Gestson

Throughout the house are elegant details pointing to the home's early American heritage.

Pennsylvania Circa 1800 Stone House for sale outside of York, PA

photo by: Gary Gestson

The four bedrooms and communal spaces are flooded with light from large windows.

Rebecca Gale is an Editorial Intern at the National Trust. In her spare time, you can find her visiting local museums, photographing historic buildings, or playing guitar.

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