2 – FEATURES AND FACTS

GENERAL FEATURES

  • 1867 stone school house with 3000′ contemporary addition.
    • Total 4200 square feet
  • 3.7 acres (two lots) Semi-rural wooded environment adjoining Mapleflower Home Owners 30 acre Nature Preserve
  • 1998 Artist designed adaptive re-use of historic structure.
    • Complete rehab of school building and new construction
  • 2017 Complete new paint interior, exterior and new drive.
  • Five sets of ‘room suites’
    • Living, dining and 2 to 3 bedroom areas
    • Office/work spaces
    • Scholar studies.
    • Artist’s Studio
  • Two-car garage
  • Utilities
    • Central Air in four zones
    • Oil-fired hot water heat
      • In-floor radiant heating in addition
      • Swedish standing radiator and baseboard in first floor of School building
    • On-site well
    • Electric Hot water heater 80 gallon (2013)
    • Water conditioner
    • Water softener
    • On-site septic
    • WiFi and FIOS wired
    • Stand by Generator 8.5 kw for emergency
    • Utilities are rigorously maintained by owners
  • Marvin Casement windows, ‘low e’, double glaze, and Kolbe windows
  • Wallace Township, Downingtown School district with highly regarded STEM programs

 

LINCOLN SCHOOL HOUSE BUILDING 1867 1st Floor

  • 15” stone walls, deep-set windows
  • 30 x 30
  • First and  second floor complete rehab 1998

Entry: Cloakroom and Library

  • Cabinets and floor to ceiling bookshelves
  • Coat closet.
  • Geometric steps (Carlo Scarpa) to second floor

“Great Room” — Living, Dining, and Kitchen areas

  • Original pine flooring with school desk screw marks
  • Japanese tokonoma (alcove) contemplative space with contrasting milled and natural barn wood, lighting.
  • 8’ doors used as windows
  • Windows extended down by 6″
  • Ceiling Track lights with new LED bulbs.
  • Peach cream, shy violet and white painted walls that change colors with the changing light of each season and each day
  • Barn beam passageway to addition
  • Underfloor radiant, baseboard and Swedish heating units

 Kitchen –New 1998

  • Cherry wood counter tops
  • Hand painted tiles as backsplash designed from Italian Majolica patterns found in Deruta pottery and in the Borghese palace, Rome
    • Low backsplash –allows for conversation yet visually separates working area from living and dining areas
  • Two sink areas
  • Dish washer, refrigerator, disposal, Tappan electric stove
  • Custom vinyl glossy white cabinets, to blend visually with surrounding walls; sliding shelves with maple drawers
  • Stainless steel trivets built into cherry wood counters
  • Convenient open shelf at stove for pots and pans
  • Slate window sills

1998 NEW CONSTRUCTION ADDITION 1st FLOOR

  • 11’ ceilings
  • Stairs Brazilian cherry

Sitting room

  • Floor-to-ceiling Marvin tilt-turn window walls open to woods and deck.
  • Accented with 18th century barn post and beam doorway connection between new and old part.
  • Bill Russell hand-painted storage unit drawers and shelves
  • Mexican Saltillo Tile flooring
  • In-floor radiant heating

Scholar’s study

  • Sliding doors to sun room and woods view
  • Floor to ceiling book case and cabinets
  • Optional Mid-century Herman Miller credenza and desk (eBay and others @$ 2000)

Laundry

  • Chute from master bedroom above
  • Sanyo washer, Maytag dryer

Powder Room

  • Mexican tile sink
  • (This room is sized to be converted to a full bath and become a suite with the study).

 

1998 NEW CONSTRUCTION ADDITION 2nd FLOOR

Guest Bedroom/ Storage/Office

  • 20 x 20 multi-purpose space
  • Radiant electric baseboard heating with thermostat
  • Optional shelving

 Master Bedroom

  • 20 x 20’ x 11’H
  • Three story view open to the woods with 2 walls of floor/ceiling glass.
  • Fully carpeted
  • Radiant in-floor heating
  • Center bed with bookshelves and cabinets behind.

Master Bath

  • Soaking tub
  • Dual shower with glass doors
  • Double sink vanity with drawers and mirror that reflects the outdoor views
  • Bidet
  • Radiant in-floor heating

Master Walk-in closet

  • Chute to first floor laundry
  • 100+ feet of shelving; 30’ hanging space

Hallway

  • Suitable as painting gallery 

Guest (second bath)

  • Hand-tiled wall and sink elements

 

LINCOLN SCHOOL HOUSE BUILDING, 1867

2nd Bedroom suite – Attic conversion 30 x 30’

  • Knee wall storage
  • Double Skylight
  • Exposed, articulated truss structure and space divider
  • Stair to first floor entry

GARAGE

  • Two car attached garage with direct entry accessible to kitchen.
  • built-in storage cabinets and shelving
  • Tool peg board
  • Utility sink – Hot and Cold water

 

ARTIST’S STUDIO – WORKSHOP

  • Exterior design based on 18th century Warwick Furnace in neighborhood
  • 40 x 15’
  • Ceiling mounted, propane radiant heating. Thermostat
  • Shed roof 15-11 foot height for large projects
  • Floor to ceiling glass
  • Two sliding doors and overhead garage door
  • Multiple outlets on 3 circuits
  • 220 outlet 30 amp service for welder or kiln
  • Running water

 

OUTSIDE DECK, GARDENS AND WALKWAY

  • River of rocks greets visitors and continues around the house.
  • Japanese zig-zag entry walk designed as pathway/bridge transition to house
  • Wide Stone drive
  • Zen Garden
  • 25 x 25 wood deck looking into woods and 30 acre nature preserve
  • Curved bed gardens as defining element of landscape plan

FLORA

  • Surrounded by woods including 100-year-old oaks near house
  • endless view of woods with all the Gardens of azaleas, many varieties of ground cover, lilies, hasta, indigenous wild flowers and other perennials…
  • Planted gardens
  • Azaleas, Day Lilies
  • Early spring bulbs –crocus, iris, snow drops, daffodil
  • Grasses
  • Roadside embankment has forsythia and rugosa roses to ensure privacy

FAUNA

  • Active native bird population including hummingbirds and wild peacocks

 

NEARBY PUBLIC RECREATIONAL FACILITIES

  • Tennis – 3 sets of Municipal Courts
  • Marsh Creek State Park-swimming fishing, boating, hiking
  • French Creek State Park–swimming fishing, boating, hiking, camping
  • Warwick Furnace Historic Site (studio design)

Private golf clubs within 10 minutes

 

 

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