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121 Manor Avenue

DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335
  • $1,500,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 176 Days
  • ID#: PACT538546
UPDATED: 40 min ago
$1,500,000
  • 0
    BEDS
  • 1.4
    ACRES
  • 0
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
Neighborhood:
Type:
Commercial
Built:
1790
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

CIRCA 1790 GEM! What do YOU envision this space to be? Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties featuring 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 Woman's 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. We hope you enjoy!

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121 Manor Avenue DOWNINGTOWN, PA 19335

  • Price: $1,500,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 176 Days
  • Updated: 40 min ago
  • ID#: PACT538546
0
Beds
0
Baths
0
½ Baths
1.4
Acres
1790
Built
Neighborhood:
Downingtown Boro (10311)
County:
Chester
Area:
Downingtown Boro (10311)
School District:
Downingtown Area
Property Description
CIRCA 1790 GEM! What do YOU envision this space to be? Welcome to 121 Manor Avenue in the heart of Downingtown, situated on 1.4 acres and one of Chester Counties most coveted properties featuring 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 Woman's 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. We hope you enjoy!
Exterior Features

Construction Materials Wood Siding Garage YN No Parking Types Parking Lot Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Building Area Total 8945.00 Cooling None Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Net Square Feet 8945.00

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashOther Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Business Type Banquet Facility/LodgeBed And BreakfastDay Care FacilityFuneral HomeHair Salon And SpaHealth ClubMedicalOther/General RetailProfessionalRecreationRestaurant/BarSchoolOther Central Air YN No Cooling Fuel None Heating Fuel OilNatural Gas Available Hot Water Electric Municipality Downingtown Boro Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Number Of Units Total 0 Original MLSNumber 304640717813 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Immediate Property Sub Type Mixed Use Sale Type Standard Sewer Public Sewer Tax Annual Amount 13001.00 Tax Assessment Amount 325610.00 Tax Lot 0107 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Mix Comm+Res

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©2021 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 John Kriza Real Estate Team | Beiler-Campbell Realtors. 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: 2021-11-28T12:50:32.93.
 
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