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Country Estate on 5 Acres SOLD

Circa 1860 Stone Farmhouse - Restored 1867 Bank Barn - Lighted Tennis Court
Picturesque Pond - Magnificent Water Garden - Pool and Tiered Decks
2 Stone Springhouses and Stream - Beautiful Landscaping - Park Like Setting

This exceptional property is located in the picturesque Pennsylvania countryside at the base of the Blue Mountain in Lynn Township, Lehigh County. It features a historic, 2,700 sq. ft. circa 1860, restored stone farmhouse, set back from the road on 5 exceptional, landscaped and wooded acres. Attached to the main farmhouse are a circa 1900 addition with plank and timber construction and a 1985 stone addition that matches the 19th century appearance. The home has a large kitchen with original chestnut open beam ceilings and random width floors, sun room off the kitchen, large living & family rooms with hardwood floors, 4 bedrooms including a master bedroom suite, office with separate entrance, 3 baths, and central air. There is a totally restored 1867 bank barn with 3 bay garage and large attic space, and 2 restored springhouses. Relax on your choice of 5 decks; 5 bodies of water (pond, stream, water garden, swimming pool, and hot-tub); or in front of the fireplace/wood stove in the living room. Enjoy sports on a lighted tennis/basketball court or the game room in the lower level of the barn. This one-of-a-kind home preserves history while providing the conveniences of modern life. The property is minutes from Rt 309 and a short commute to Allentown and Bethlehem. The setting is private, peaceful, and close with nature.

Price: $485,000


Front of House


Pool & Deck


Back of House


Kitchen


Kitchen with Custom Cabinets and Corian Counter


Livingroom East View


Living Room West View


Family Room East View


Family Room Northwest View


Sunroom North View


Sunroom West View


Spa & Laundry Room


First Floor Bathroom


Hot Tub in Spa Room


Master Bedroom


Master Bedroom with Walk Out Balcony


Master Bedroom Bath


Bedroom with Loft


View from Loft


Third Bedroom


Fourth Bedroom


Office


Backyard View from Office


Front Porch


Lower Level of Bank Barn


Barn Cornerstone


Gameroom In Lower Level of Barn


South Side of Barn


First Floor of Barn


Barn Alcove Connecting to Pool Deck


Second Outbuilding


Both Outbuildings


Spring House in Back Yard


View from East Deck


Balcony Above East Deck


West Side of House


Tennis & Recreation Court


Tennis Court at Night


Playhouse


View From Road


Property Across Road


Spring House Across Road


Water Garden


Water Garden at Sunset


Front of Home at Sunset


View of Property at Sunset


Aerial View

Estate Details on 7094 Lentz Road, New Tripoli, Pennsylvania 18066

Number One on Aerial Photo
Original house 27x18 stone farmhouse was built circa 1860. The owners exposed all of the exterior stone which is beautiful Blue Mountain field stone with bacon marks. The stone is also exposed several places in the interior of the house.
• Original random width floors and ceiling joists are all exposed in the 1860 section.
• Kitchen cabinets match 1860 era, custom made by Hancock Kitchen’s. White Corian counter tops. Has two sinks. Kitchen island is oak and was constructed by the current owners.
• The sun room is attached to the kitchen thru large glass doors and windows. It is clad in clear redwood boards. The spa room also redwood clad.
• The basement under the 1860 and 1900 sections includes:
  o Pantry, 7 X 13, which connects by stairs to the kitchen.
  o Two workshops, approximately 400 sq ft; with pegboard wall, 3 workbenches, and numerous shelves and drawers.
• The interior hot tub is adjacent to the sun room and pool deck and can be used year-round.

Number Two on Aerial Photo
• A 16x20 addition was put on in 1900. It has balloon framing (2” vertical planks nailed into timbers) with cedar clapboard siding.

Number Three on Aerial Photo
• A 27x19 addition was added by the current owners in 1985. The Blue Mountain field stone matches original house (4-6 in thick); followed by 2x6 conventional stud framing and doubled 2 x 8 floor joists on 12” centers.
• The office underneath the 1985 addition is open to grade and has a separate entrance. It has the potential for clients of a home-based business. It has a new rug and ceiling tiles and a utility room with half bath.

Number Four on Aerial Photo
• The swimming pool is trapezoidal shape (approx 32 x 20) with new vinyl liner and has a constant 4 ft. depth. It is perfect for playing pool volleyball.

Number Five on Aerial Photo
• The 36x30 bank barn was built in 1867. The owners restored the stone foundation and completely rebuilt the barn. First floor is 2” oak planking with 3x8 oak joists on 16 centers. There is a steel beam in center, capable of supporting very heavy weight.
  o It has 3 garage bays; can hold 3 cars, a farm tractor, and a boat.
  o Barn also has an “alcove” which ties to the pool deck.
  o Bottom of barn has original openings for stalls; all sealed with Plexiglas windows. Bottom is now a 500 sq ft game room with room for ping pong, pool table, numerous other games and couches.
  o Barn uses an attic frame truss system which allows a full span with no posts. Barn attic is 16 X 36.
  o Barn built with 2x4 conventional stud framing, plywood walls and roof sheathing. 6 brand new vinyl insulated windows. All or some of the first and 2nd floors could be converted into living space.
  o Vertical cedar shiplap siding on all sides of the barn (that siding now costs $1.60 a linear foot).
  o Barn roof is 9 pitch, with architectural shingles.
• There is a second 2 story 20x20 outbuilding. It is solidly built with timbers and weathered vertical siding. It has a cedar shake/shingle roof, concrete floor, and is featured in the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society’s book “Images of Northwestern Lehigh County”. A picture of the barn is also in the book showing the original owners of the barn and shed: Kate and William “Raccoon Bill” Hunsicker.

Number Six on Aerial Photo
• The tennis court is well lighted and serves as a multi-purpose recreation facility.

Number Seven on Aerial Photo
• The driveway is paved from Lentz Road all the way back to the barn. There is a paved parking area in front of the house and a paved parking area in front of the barn/garage.

Number Eight on Aerial Photo
• The pond is approximately 80 x 50 with small mouth bass. It is a restoration of the original pond that was built with the house.
• There are two completely restored historic spring-houses on the property. The one across the street feeds the pond with a very good flow-rate.

Number Nine on Aerial Photo
• Water garden (built after the aerial photo was taken); has a recirculating stream going down 5 waterfalls to approximately 17 X 10 ft pool at bottom.

Additional Estate Details
• The total square footage with the original house and the additions is 2,700 sq. ft.
• The property is 5 acres (survey available) and mostly wooded. This includes a little less than 1 acre across Lentz Road. This ensures that no one can build across from you. The yard is beautifully landscaped with many flower gardens.
• All windows are replacements with clad rails and sills.
• Second floor of house has 4 bedrooms and two baths. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door leading to a charming redwood balcony.
• Both additions have random width Bruce oak flooring on the first floor.
• The central air was put in about 3 years ago and can also be used as a heat pump.
• The house can be heated three ways: oil hot-water baseboard; heat-pump; and wood stove. There are a total of 5 zones. The wood stove appears as a fireplace; but is really a free standing wood Jotul stove hidden behind a very large stone face with natural convection via vents. The sun room uses electric baseboard. The bath on first floor uses radiant heat in the floor. The office has a separate LG air conditioner/heat pump unit.
• There are 5 decks in the back of the house with approximately 2000 total square footage.
  o The balcony off the master bedroom is 80 sq ft, made of construction heart redwood.
  o The east deck, stairs and walkway is 370 sq ft, also made of construction heart redwood.
  o The pool deck is 1200 sq ft; 500 of which is construction heart redwood; the rest is composite decking that borders the pool.
  o The barn alcove is 160 sq ft, with oak planking that is under roof.
  o The water garden steps and platforms has 160 sq ft pressure treated lumber (2 X 6 and 2 X 4)
  o All decks have been stained and well maintained.
• The front porch is 26 X 8.5 and has new composite decking.
• The well is 125 ft deep with a submersible pump and has an ultraviolet purifier on it.
• The water softener/iron filter serves whole house and reverse osmosis filter serves kitchen water faucet.
• The security system also has smoke/heat detectors.
• The kids playhouse in the back yard is set next to a big apple tree, has a school quality sliding board, fire pole, and tire swing. It has cedar siding and a redwood deck on the playhouse platform.
The farmer’s field on west side had its development rights sold and must remain in an agricultural use forever. It can not be developed. The property line is noted in the aerial photo.

Call Gary L. Coles or Jonathan Coles at 570-386-5000 for color brochure with many more photos.


Gary Lloyd Coles, CRS, GRI.
Jonathan David Coles, BS, GRI, e-PRO
New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc.
103 Mush Dahl Road
NEW RINGGOLD, PA 17960
570-386-5000
gary@newpennrealty.com

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