$559,500 4905 Marietta Avenue Columbia, PA

MLS: PALA2007226   Type: Single Family   County: Lancaster   City: Columbia   Area: East Donegal Twp   Zip: 17512   Style: Traditional,Colonial     Stories: 2   Taxes: $6,906

Mortgage $2,627 /mo



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Absolutely idyllic Colonial Stone home with 3+ fenced acres . . . This historic property is known locally as “Stonehouse” or “The Christian Hershey Homestead.” The first story of this stone farmhouse was built in 1786 for Christian Hershey, Jr. (1765-1824) by his father, Christian Hershey Sr. (1734-1806) of Manor Township. A second story was added to the structure about 1810. The home was next occupied by Christian Hershey III (1789-1827), a prosperous farmer who also owned three mills at the mouth of the Chiques Creek. Unfortunately, Christian Hershey III and his young wife died unexpectedly leaving two small children. The farm was left in limbo until their orphaned offspring could inherit the farm in 1847. By 1850, the original 430-acre Hershey farmstead had been reduced to only 38 acres. It was then purchased by thee ironmasters – Peter Schoenberger, Henry Musslemen, and Henry M. Watts – and incorporated into their extensive land holdings in the area. The remnants of the Hershey farm were annexed to a larger farm to the north, and for the next 100 years, Stonehouse was rented to the laborers who worked on the main farm. In 1949, owner Fitzgerald Hiestand (1899-1982) of Marietta renovated the old farmhouse and added modern amenities such as electricity, in-door plumbing, and closets. In the fall of 1958, Captain William B. Landis, M.D. and his wife, Margaret, were returning to their native Lancaster County from Foster Air Force Base in Victoria, TX. They found this beautiful old stone farmhouse, fell in love with it, and moved in the day before Thanksgiving 1958. Stonehouse has remained in Landis ownership for the past 63 years, during which the family has enjoyed the home’s spacious rooms, explored its extensive connections to local history, and treasured the unparalleled beauty of its rural scenery,amily Room/1st floor laundry/Nice fenced property great for animals.

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Distance: 2.17 Miles
Distance: 2.57 Miles

Price History

11/4/2021 Listed $449,900

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility Other
Additional Parcels Y/N Y
Appliances Dryer, Washer, Oven - Single, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Traditional, Colonial
Association Y/N N
Basement Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
Condo/Coop Association Y/N N
Construction Materials Stucco, Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 74
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Flooring Hardwood, Vinyl
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Y
Heating Other
High School DONEGAL
Interior Features Wood Floors
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 155944.80
MLS Area East Donegal Twp (10515)
New Construction N
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable, Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 155.68
Property Type Residential
Roof Composite, Shingle
School District 300200397375
School District DONEGAL
Senior Community Y/N N
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 6906.0
Tax Year 2022
Utilities Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N N
Water Access Y/N N

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3594
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 Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 0
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 0
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
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 Y
Fireplace Features Mantel(s)
Fireplace Y/N Y
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Y
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 3594
Main Level Bedrooms 0
Room Type Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Great Room, Laundry, Office, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Fencing Split Rail
Foundation Details Other
Garage Features Built In
Lot Size Acres 3.58
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N N
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Off Site, Driveway
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 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main Dining Area
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Upper 1
Great Room Main
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main Flooring - Vinyl
Laundry Main
Office Main
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood

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Property vs Zip Code Avg (17512)

Price 559K Avg 304K

Sqr Feet 3,594 Avg 2,003

Cost / Sqr Ft $156 Avg $152

Taxes $6,906 Avg $3,045

Acres 3.58 Avg 0.82

Visits 21 Avg 37

Days on Site 75 Avg 77

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Kris Buchheit
557 West Uwchlan Avenue Suite 100
Exton, PA