Beds: 3
Baths: 1 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 1,624
Listing #6940905
"Hemphill Farm" named after it's previous owners, George and Mildred Hemphill. The farmhouse was a speakeasy during the Prohibition. In 1977 much of the original farm was subdivided. Remaining are four(4) one(1)/ acre lots and one(1) 4.657 acre lot with the farmhouse/outbuildings on it. The lots were Perked and probed when the subdivision was recorded in 1977. The current owners planted hundreds of evergreen trees to create privacy for the remaining farm. Since 2012 the farm has been a permitted Longswamp Township rental. Currently a short term furnished vacation rental and has hosted travellers from all of the world. This c. 1870 farmhouse is home base for getaways or a full time residence. Intimate and cozy, the farmhouse is set back on approximately nine (9) picturesque acres and is close to many amenities in the Lehigh Valley and the rural scenic farmland and hills of Berks County. The farmhouse is easy to get to from points east in New York and New Jersey via I-78; it is 1.5 hours from New York City and one hour from Philadelphia. LVI Airport is 20 minutes away. A ski resort is approximately 1 mile away. There is a 24 foot by 24 foot pole building currently used for equipment storage but could be a small barn as well. There is also a two car detached carport and two car attached garage. A detached workshop is a space is partially insulated with a working chimney,space can park three (3) cars inside. The remaining 4 building lots are ready for a builder to obtain building permits to build dream homes. The approximately 1700 square foot farmhouse could be kept as is or expanded (Check with Township). The two car attached garage has an adjoining space currently used as an office, previously a livingroom/recreational room with chimney and woodstove. This space has a separate entrance. It can also be re-connected to the mudroom to access the farmhouse. The washer/dryer could easily be relocated to the 1977 addition area creating a laundry/mudroom/ multi-use space. The front porch faces south. A stone/concrete root cellar with custom steel doors works great for gardeners/storage. Enjoy walking around the perimeter of the farm's nature trail. Your options are endless. Keep the farm as an income producing rental and the remaining subdivision for your retirement or build new homes. Please do not enter the property without an appointment. Owner is a PA license realtor.
Property Features
Location Information
County: BERKS
Area: Longswamp Twp (10259)
County adv. search: BERKS
Interior Features
Interior: Ceiling Fan(s), Wood Stove
Has Dining Room: yes
Has Family Room: yes
Has Fireplace: No
Attic Description: Walk Up
Basement Description: Outside Entrance/Walkout
Has Basement: yes
Exterior Features
Style: Farm House
New Construction: No
Exterior: Paddock, Fencing, Exterior Lighting
Water: Well
Garage Spaces: 2
Has Pool: No
Pool Description: No Pool
Lot Description: Level Lot, Sloping Lot, Open Lot, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s), Subdivision Possible Lot
Lot Acres: 8.94
Lot Sq Ft: 389, 426
Dimensions: IRREGULAR
Zoning: RES
Water Front YN: No
School District: Brandywine Berks
Elementary School: DISTRICT TOPTON
Additional Information
Type: Detached
Ownership: Fee Simple
Year Built: 1870
Tax Year: 2017
Tax Amount: 5, 142

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Listing Agent: John Armich
Star Real Estate Group
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