Magical Conestoga property a blend of old and new

Farmhouse on 36 acres offers historic charm with modern luxuries

The stone farmhouse at 85 Spring Run Road in Conestoga sits on 36 lush acres originally purchased from the Penn family in the 1820s, creating a picturesque portrait of a bygone era.
But as much as the home exudes the character of its 19th-century origins, it is also replete with modern amenities, offering the perfect marriage of old and new.
And now this scenic country retreat is ready to welcome a new owner. Listing agent for the property is Anne Lusk of Lusk & Associates Sotheby’s International Realty.
The five-bedroom home, tucked at the end of a long, tree-lined driveway, includes the original structure and an addition, and offers plenty to love both inside and out.
Indoors, the character of the home shines through, with arched doorways, wainscoting, plenty of built-in shelves and cabinetry, original windows with wide sills, hardwood floors and exposed stone walls — all with an updated flair that embraces its historic charm.
The spacious open kitchen is thoroughly modern, with a large center island, stainless steel appliances, a sunny breakfast area with fireplace, and a butler’s pantry with wine fridge and copious counter space.
The master suite is a spacious retreat, with vaulted ceiling, a wall of built-in cabinets and room for seating near a cozy fireplace. The large master bath features a jetted tub, dual vanities, a tile shower and a bidet, as well as entry to a private back porch.
There are three additional bedrooms on the second floor and a fifth bedroom on the first floor. The home has four and a half baths.
The farmhouse also has a formal dining room and living room, each with its own fireplace, a study, and a large laundry/mudroom with built-in bench and hooks and plenty of cabinet and counter space.
And while there is plenty to love in the home’s 4,608 square feet of indoor living area, the outdoor space is truly magical. Thanks to a full-length balcony and multiple porches and patios, there are plenty of places to simply sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Stone walls, steps and walkways invite strolling around the grounds.
The property has multiple gardens, mature trees including oak and beech, fenced pastures and a meadow of wildflowers near a stream. Over a third of the acreage is deep, wooded land.
For those looking for a little more modern outdoor entertainment, there’s a heated in-ground gunite pool with hot tub and surrounding patio.
The property also includes a barn with a built-in workout area on the upper level.
The value of the land when it was purchased in the 1820s was $1,620, according to the home’s current owner. Today, the home and property are priced at $1,025,000.
The property is in the Penn Manor School District and will be shown by appointment to preapproved buyers. Call 717-291-9101 or email
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Directions from Lancaster: From Route 222 South, take Route 324/New Danville Pike to Main Street in Conestoga. Turn left on Spring Run Road. Home is on the left.