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108 Bayard Road

KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348
  • $1,380,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 39 Days
  • ID#: PACT2030664
UPDATED: 24 min ago
$1,380,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 3.7
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,132
    SQFT
  • $193
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1858
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Constructed between 1859 and 1860 by Bayard Taylor for the princely sum of $15,000, Cedarcroft may be the most famous home in the tri-state area. A famous world traveler, Bayard Taylor was well known for both his travel books, literary works, and poetry. Legendary guests to Cedarcroft included Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Horace Greeley. The construction of the home was said to have been overseen by Taylor himself who described the large brick Italianate home as +G+large and stately, simple in its forms, without much ornament +G- expressive of strength and ornament.+G- An adjoining brick carriage house needs total restoration. The first floor features 13+GG ceilings, an Entry Hall with a grand staircase to the upper level, a spacious Living Room and Library, both with handsome fireplaces plus a large Dining Room, also with a gorgeous fireplace. The Kitchen is reached from both the Entry Hall and the Dining Room and will require a total refurbishment. Off the Kitchen is a Mud Room with a laundry hookup and access to an attached two car garage. Upstairs is a Master Suite with a fireplace, private bath, and large closet/dressing area. There is another large bedroom with a fireplace and five additional bedrooms, some of which could easily have walls removed to make larger spaces. This level has a total of four bathrooms which are all in need of total refurbishment. The Tower is accessed from this level. The third floor has a full bathroom and additional bedrooms/storage rooms plus the air handling equipment for the home+GGs central air conditioning. The basement is accessed from the Garage and houses the home+GGs oil heater, hot water heater, and electrical panels. There is also a root cellar that awaits restoration into a wonderful wine cellar! Consisting of two parcels set on 3.7 acres in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, this historic home is truly a one of a kind - full of potential awaiting restoration to its former glory. Rarely does such a high-profile home come on the market. Because restoration is needed and this is a sale by an estate, we are offering the property in "As-Is+G- condition. Please see agent for details about taxes, etc. Property address AKA Gatehouse Drive.

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108 Bayard Road KENNETT SQUARE, PA 19348

  • Price: $1,380,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 39 Days
  • Updated: 24 min ago
  • ID#: PACT2030664
7
Beds
5
Baths
1
½ Baths
3.7
Acres
7,132
SQFT
$193
$/SQFT
1858
Built
Neighborhood:
None Available
County:
Chester
Area:
East Marlborough Twp (10361)
School District:
Unionville-Chadds Ford
Property Description
Constructed between 1859 and 1860 by Bayard Taylor for the princely sum of $15,000, Cedarcroft may be the most famous home in the tri-state area. A famous world traveler, Bayard Taylor was well known for both his travel books, literary works, and poetry. Legendary guests to Cedarcroft included Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Horace Greeley. The construction of the home was said to have been overseen by Taylor himself who described the large brick Italianate home as +G+large and stately, simple in its forms, without much ornament +G- expressive of strength and ornament.+G- An adjoining brick carriage house needs total restoration. The first floor features 13+GG ceilings, an Entry Hall with a grand staircase to the upper level, a spacious Living Room and Library, both with handsome fireplaces plus a large Dining Room, also with a gorgeous fireplace. The Kitchen is reached from both the Entry Hall and the Dining Room and will require a total refurbishment. Off the Kitchen is a Mud Room with a laundry hookup and access to an attached two car garage. Upstairs is a Master Suite with a fireplace, private bath, and large closet/dressing area. There is another large bedroom with a fireplace and five additional bedrooms, some of which could easily have walls removed to make larger spaces. This level has a total of four bathrooms which are all in need of total refurbishment. The Tower is accessed from this level. The third floor has a full bathroom and additional bedrooms/storage rooms plus the air handling equipment for the home+GGs central air conditioning. The basement is accessed from the Garage and houses the home+GGs oil heater, hot water heater, and electrical panels. There is also a root cellar that awaits restoration into a wonderful wine cellar! Consisting of two parcels set on 3.7 acres in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, this historic home is truly a one of a kind - full of potential awaiting restoration to its former glory. Rarely does such a high-profile home come on the market. Because restoration is needed and this is a sale by an estate, we are offering the property in "As-Is+G- condition. Please see agent for details about taxes, etc. Property address AKA Gatehouse Drive.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Manor Construction Materials Brick Garage YN No Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Driveway Pool No Pool Property Condition Major Rehab Needed Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 7132 Basement Full Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 5 Flooring Hardwood Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomKitchenLibraryFoyerMud Room Upper Level1 Bedrooms 7

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Gatehouse Drive Foundation Details Brick/Mortar Heating Fuel Oil Hot Water Electric Municipality East Marlborough Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801796497328 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 23341.00 Tax Assessment Amount 656370.00 Tax Lot 0139 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Well Zoning R10

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Keller Williams Realty Central Delaware. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-09-26T08:50:48.243.
 
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