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    293 Kauffman Road

    OLEY, PA 19547
    • $1,950,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 231 days
    • ID#: PABK373048
    UPDATED: 62 min ago
    $1,950,000
    • 3
      BEDS
    • 125
      ACRES
    • 0
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 3,900
      SQFT
    • $500
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Farm
    Built:
    1760
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    Description

    The Kauffman Farm, Perhaps one of the most authentic Pennsylvania historic sites that exists in today's modern world, The Kauffman Farm is located in incredibly scenic Oley Township, Berks County. Abundant in open space, rolling farmland, and history, the entire township is in the historic district. The Kauffman Farm, which settled in 1763, is noted by scholars as one of the most important, complete German farmsteads of architectural and cultural significance in Pennsylvania. Situated on 125 preserved acres surrounded by large working farms, there is no sign of the 21st century in sight. In fact, Kauffman Road is named after the Kauffman family that settled there and owned the two adjacent farms. A setting lost in time, it showcases two main domestic buildings which are supported by many historic, ancillary stone and frame structures, remains/ family plot and historic Locust groves used to supply wood for fence posts. The main dwelling is constructed from handsome, carefully cut limestone quarried from the farm. At 3900 sq ft, it takes on stellar significance from its remarkably intact state of preserved, original, interior detailed elements, playing an important role in the study and interpretation of the evolution of the vernacular architecture of the region. A nearby three-story stone cabin with cedar roof, (1700 sq ft) erected from an earlier log cabin, has been restored to perfection. With a few minor items in place, one could live here while restoring the main house, or it lends itself to a perfect caretaker cottage or rental. Notable features include partially open floor exposing the spring that flows beneath the dwelling into the structure and out to a trout pond, exposed stone walls, Chestnut beams, brick floors and original 35-foot-wide walk-in fireplace. An 18th-century stone barn displays distinctive Germanic elements. A larger 19th century stone bank barn, a restored wooden shed with lapped wood shingled roof, other notable buildings, a piggery, corn crib, wagon shed, bakehouse, partial wood and stone stable, enclosed family graveyard, and remains of a limekiln. It is protected by an agricultural conservation easement and proposed deed-restricted Covenant to be finalized with the next steward. This one-of-a-kind piece of history is for someone that shares a passionate interest in historic architecture, as well as an interest and willingness to preserve and protect this very important farmstead. A remarkable piece of history, and landscape, to be coveted by a true preservationist.

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    293 Kauffman Road OLEY, PA 19547

    • Price: $1,950,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 62 min ago
    • ID#: PABK373048
    3
    Beds
    0
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    125
    Acres
    3,900
    SQFT
    $500
    $/SQFT
    1760
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    Berks
    Area:
    Oley Twp (10267)
    School District:
    Oley Valley
    Property Description
    The Kauffman Farm, Perhaps one of the most authentic Pennsylvania historic sites that exists in today's modern world, The Kauffman Farm is located in incredibly scenic Oley Township, Berks County. Abundant in open space, rolling farmland, and history, the entire township is in the historic district. The Kauffman Farm, which settled in 1763, is noted by scholars as one of the most important, complete German farmsteads of architectural and cultural significance in Pennsylvania. Situated on 125 preserved acres surrounded by large working farms, there is no sign of the 21st century in sight. In fact, Kauffman Road is named after the Kauffman family that settled there and owned the two adjacent farms. A setting lost in time, it showcases two main domestic buildings which are supported by many historic, ancillary stone and frame structures, remains/ family plot and historic Locust groves used to supply wood for fence posts. The main dwelling is constructed from handsome, carefully cut limestone quarried from the farm. At 3900 sq ft, it takes on stellar significance from its remarkably intact state of preserved, original, interior detailed elements, playing an important role in the study and interpretation of the evolution of the vernacular architecture of the region. A nearby three-story stone cabin with cedar roof, (1700 sq ft) erected from an earlier log cabin, has been restored to perfection. With a few minor items in place, one could live here while restoring the main house, or it lends itself to a perfect caretaker cottage or rental. Notable features include partially open floor exposing the spring that flows beneath the dwelling into the structure and out to a trout pond, exposed stone walls, Chestnut beams, brick floors and original 35-foot-wide walk-in fireplace. An 18th-century stone barn displays distinctive Germanic elements. A larger 19th century stone bank barn, a restored wooden shed with lapped wood shingled roof, other notable buildings, a piggery, corn crib, wagon shed, bakehouse, partial wood and stone stable, enclosed family graveyard, and remains of a limekiln. It is protected by an agricultural conservation easement and proposed deed-restricted Covenant to be finalized with the next steward. This one-of-a-kind piece of history is for someone that shares a passionate interest in historic architecture, as well as an interest and willingness to preserve and protect this very important farmstead. A remarkable piece of history, and landscape, to be coveted by a true preservationist.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Farmhouse/National Folk Construction Materials Stone Exterior Features Bump-OutsOther Garage YN No Horse Amenities Horses AllowedStable(S) Location Type Rural Lot Features Front YardOpenPondRear YardRuralSecludedStream/Creek Other Equipment None Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types DrivewayOff Street Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Road Responsibility Boro/Township Road Surface Type GravelPaved View PanoramicPastureScenic Vista Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 3900 Basement Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling None Exclusions Metal Barn Grain Bin is Being Removed. Fireplace Features Stone Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 2 Flooring WoodOther Heating None Heating YN Yes Inclusions Being Sold in "As Is" Condition Interior Features AtticExposed BeamsOther Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 3 Walls Ceilings Beamed CeilingsHighPlaster WallsUnfinished Walls

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Cash Accessibility Features Level Entry - Main Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel None Crops Included YN No Electric Circuit Breakers Farm Features Feed BarnPoultry AmenitiesSwine Parlor Farm Operation BeefClean And GreenDairyHayHogHorseLivestockNurseryOrchardPasturePoultryPreservedRural EstateVineyard Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel None Historic YN Yes Horse YN Yes Hot Water Other Lease Considered YN No Municipality Oley Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304461887520 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Mound System Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 5736.00 Tax Assessment Amount 140300.00 Tax Lot 6318 Utilities Electric AvailableWater Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source SpringWell Window Features Wood Frame Zoning Res Zoning Description Agricultural Preservation District (Ap)

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