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1421 BALTIMORE PIKE, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

$795,0005 Beds3+ BathsActive

1421 BALTIMORE PIKE, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
Beiler-Campbell Realtors-Avondale - MLS® ID: 6957189

Property Details

1421 BALTIMORE PIKE, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317 - Attention history buffs, b&b dabblers and business owners - Here is your chance to own a piece of Chester County history. Situated on 3.6 acres and built by Samuel Painter in 1856, this Italianate style villa has long been a part of Chadds Ford history. Bordering Brandywine Battlefield Park and known as "Painters Folly", it was the home of Howard Pyle, founder of the Brandywine School of Art where he mentored N.C. Wyeth and many others. Some of the many features include sixteen original fireplaces, random-width original pine flooring, soaring ceilings with plaster moldings, 10 bedrooms, wrap-around verandas, and a center hall staircase certain to have welcomed Chadds Ford's finest. Flooded with natural light, it's easy to imagine why Andrew Wyeth chose this setting to complete some of his most amazing portraits. Each room offers an experience, from the stately dining room with its original arched pocket door to the second and third story drawing rooms with their oversized windows overlooking Chester County's vistas. Perched atop the home is the glass-enclosed cupola, or Widow's Walk, immortalized by Wyeth in numerous works. Finally, there is a detached two-car garage with an income-producing carriage house apartment. Of the properties in Chadds Ford which Wyeth frequented for inspiration, Painter's Folly will be the last home offered for public sale.


  • Zip19317
  • CountyDelaware
  • SQFT7000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full baths3
  • Half baths1
  • StatusActive
  • Purchase TypeActive
  • Property typeSingle Family
  • Zoning typeR90
  • School districtUnionvil-chadds
  • Year built1857
  • Lot size3.44
  • SewerPublic Sewer
  • HeatingOil
  • CoolingCentral A/C
  • Tax amount$9,788.00
  • Tax year2017
  • Office IDBEICAM-A
  • Agent ID60021799
  • Agent nameElin Green
  • MLS® ID6957189

Broker: Beiler-Campbell Realtors-Avondale

Listing Courtesy of Beiler-Campbell Realtors-Avondale

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