This charming, expanded stone farmhouse, built in 1823 with an addition in 1928 by R. Brognard Okie, is nestled into its beautiful yard of gardens and mature plantings that surround the home giving great privacy to the property. ?Oakbrook? is a true representation of Okie at his best with stone and clapboard exterior walls, deep window sills, beautiful mill work, authentic doors, original hardware, and a fireplace in almost every room supplying a charming atmosphere throughout the house. Yet, with the best of its authentic features in place, it sensitively incorporates an array of updates, such as a large sunroom added in 1971 with brick floored, vaulted beamed ceiling, and wrap around windows that transports you outside. An entry foyer with staircase to second floor, leads to a large formal living room to the left featuring built-ins along one entire wall, deep windowsills, wainscoting, and lovely fireplace which is the focal point of the room. Beyond the living room is located, a large three-season sunroom with wrap-around walls of glass providing wonderful, colorful garden views and a front row seat to an incredible koi pond. These Koi have been handpicked over the years for their unusual coloration and body design by the owners since move-in. To the right of the front door and down the hall is the powder room, door to laundry and garage, and then into a formal brick-floored dining room with deep windowsills, brass sconces, wainscoting, and a corner gas fireplace. Another staircase is located here to take you to the 2nd floor to the private quarters. An updated eat-in kitchen features brick flooring, granite counter tops, and Bosch and Miele appliances. There is an area in the kitchen that serves as a wet bar and offers glassware storage. The door in the kitchen area leads to a mud room and then out to an open entertaining and pebbled courtyard patio enclosed by a picket fence, umbrella tables, and chairs for al fresco dining. Two staircases lead to the 2nd floor private quarters. In the main suite, windows offer lovely views of the property, walk-in dressing room and closet, full heated floored bathroom with double sinks, roomy shower, vanity, and two additional closets. On this floor there are two additional bedrooms that includes one with corner fireplace and Jack-n-Jill bathroom that they share. There is a large Gathering room for relaxing that has an oversized floor to ceiling stone fireplace with adjacent enclosed sleeping porch which now serves as a nook for reading. Also, there is a large play/crafts room that you can close the door and not be bothered by any mess you have made. The third floor is comprised of a private, spacious one-room suite with full bathroom. The side yard includes a fabulous in-ground pool, Koi pond, perennial plantings, terraces for al fresco dining, completely fenced-in yard, and plenty of play space. ?Oakbrook? is ideal for those who want to live in the central part of the Main Line, with the quality and character that only a historical house featuring modern amenities and comforts can provide. NOTE: This listing is for the sale of two parcels with separate tax identifications. The main parcel and house tax ID is 55-02-0106 with 1.7 acres, a total assessed value of $241,610, and total annual taxes of $7,945. The adjacent parcel's tax ID is 55-02K-0001.0100 and is .1917 acres, has a total assessed value of $32,810, and annual taxes are $1,079. This listing is for the combined total of 1.8917 acres, total assessed value of $274,420, and annual total taxes of $9,024.
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