Hi! I was lucky enough to grow up on a wonderful farm in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with a spring, two barns, a big house, and 12 acres to roam. At various times, we had horses, chickens, goats, sheep, and ducks, as well as a steady stream of cats and dogs. For decades we bought live Christmas trees, now standing tall to mark the passage of time. There was a raspberry patch, fruit trees, a swimming pool, hills to roll down, and “secret rooms” in the barn to explore. Best of all, it came with a bona fide true ghost story that included a hedonistic cult and an unsolved murder whose notoriety even reached the New York Times..
My family lived there for decades. My parents operated their rare book business from the barn, in a loft-sized office with insulation, heat, and air conditioning. Books were shelved in the many interior rooms that my brother gradually created within the barn. My brother also transformed a second, smaller, barn into a two story home for him and his wife. When the time came, my brother and I were each married on the property, and later my sister and I brought grandchildren home to visit. In the back of my mind I suppose I assumed that some vague magic would keep it in my family forever.
But, time has a way of passing, doesn’t it? The time has come for the family homeplace to be passed to new owners, who I only hope will appreciate its magic. This property is currently listed for sale by James A. Cochrane, Inc., a real estate agency. All inquiries should be directed an Agent with their firm. This blog is only intended to provide additional information and background that might not fit in a realtor’s ad, as I am in no way involved in the actual sale of the property.