$1,500,000 121 Manor Avenue Downingtown, PA

MLS: PACT538532   Type: Single Family   County: Chester   City: Downingtown   Area: Downingtown Boro   Neighborhood: Downingtown   Zip: 19335   Style: Manor   # Rooms: 11    Stories: 3   Taxes: $12,823

Mortgage $7,042 /mo



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5 – bedrooms <> 4 – bathrooms <> 3 – floors <> 2 – stairs <> 1 – CIRCA 1790 GEM! Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties with 8 Fireplaces. This property has stood the test of time in the 231-year history. The 1790 portion is still intact with an impressive number of original attributes including the substantial hearth that is now showcased in todays kitchen and 2nd story which is todays bedroom and bathroom. The cellar is intentionally deep in the original homestead portion and appears to have been utilized as the root/wine/cold storage cellar which is extremely rare in the Delaware Valley. The current owners do know, and the Downingtown Historical Society has confirmed Joseph Downing owned the property from the mid-1800s to the early 1900s however it is not clear who built the original homestead. Sometime in the early 1800s was a substantial addition. Unique to the Lower Delaware Valley; wooden architecture was instituted while other regions tended to follow brick or stone from their home country. The wooden architecture, random width pine floors, gigantic solid wood doors, oversized windows with 12-inch sills, cabinet work and molding highlight the fine carpentry craftsmanship. In 1922 the Downingtown Womans Club acquired the property for their clubhouse and immediately installed a toilet in the basement for the gentlemen (seriously). It is not clear if the Club made any modifications however, we do know the first meeting at their new clubhouse was in October 1922 and was a thriving organization for many years (fortunately the Downingtown Historical Society houses all the club documents). Fast forward to 1989 when the current owner opened Lori Petrie's Pre-School which has been a landmark for a bit over 30 years. Gentle modifications were completed to transform into the bustling schoolhouse which can be undone to transform it back into an amazing 8,900 sq ft home or Commercial Space or a blend of the two. The current owner has been an excellent steward, recently retired and ready to pass the torch. The property is strictly offered as-is but please do not let that deter you from visiting, it is in outstanding shape with ample parking. Please note: UNFURNISHED + VIRTUAL INTERIOR DESIGNED (HOME) photos are the actual representation. VIRTUAL RENOVATED PHOTOS are INTERIOR DESIGNERS VISION of space utilized as a restaurant and not an actual representation. We hope you enjoy!

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Price History

6/4/2021 Listed $1,750,000
7/13/2021 15% - $1,500,000

Acceptable Financing Cash, Bank Portfolio, Other
Accessibility None
Architectural Style Manor
Association Y/N N
Basement Dirt Floor, Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
Condo/Coop Association Y/N N
Construction Materials Wood Siding
Cool Fuel None
Cooling None
Days on Market 59
Garage Y/N N
Heating Hot Water
High School District DOWNINGTOWN AREA
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Attic, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Kitchen - Eat-In, Pantry, Store/Office, Wood Floors, Other
Levels 3
MLS Area Downingtown Boro (10311)
New Construction N
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Immediate
Price Per Sq Ft 167.69
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N N
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name DOWNINGTOWN
Tax Annual Amount 12823.0
Tax Lot 0107
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 11
Vacation Rental Y/N N
Water Access Y/N N

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 8945
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Y
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 0.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 0
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 2 0
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 0
Below Grade Finished Area 0
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 0
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N N
Fireplace Features Non-Functioning
Fireplace Y/N Y
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 3
Heating Fuel Oil, Natural Gas Available
Heating Y/N Y
Hot Water Electric
Living Area 8945
Main Level Bedrooms 0
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Sun/Florida Room, Storage Room
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 8

Exterior Features

Door Features French, Six Panel
Inclusions All existing appliances in as-is condition.
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 1.40
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 60984.00
Navigable Water Y/N N
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway, Paved Parking
Parking Lot - # Of Spaces 20
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 20
Type of Parking Parking Lot
Water Oriented Y/N N
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N N
Waterfront Y/N N

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Dining Room Main Formal Dining Room,Fireplace - Other
Family Room Main
Kitchen Main Built-Ins,Dining Area,Fireplace - Other,Island,Kitchen - Eat-in,Pantry
Living Room Main Built-Ins,Fireplace - Other
Storage Room Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Storage Room Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Storage Room Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Sun/Florida Room Main

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (19335)

Price 1.50M Avg 550K

Sqr Feet 8,945 Avg 2,845

Cost / Sqr Ft $168 Avg $193

Taxes $12,823 Avg $7,167

Acres 1.4 Avg 0.95

Visits 189 Avg 235

Days on Site 63 Avg 167

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