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530 Greason Rd


Steeped in history, the James Greason House is nestled in the picturesque farmland of Central Pennsylvania's Cumberland Valley. Surrounded by the rolling Appalachian foothills, this 18+ acre, "clean & green", home affords spectacular views of Blue Mountain and the surrounding countryside.The original limestone house can be seen as a landmark on early maps of the area going back as far as 1770. The stone house and farm were purchased by James Greason in 1805. James, whose father William fought in the Revolutionary War, was born in 1776 and graduated from Dickinson College in 1798. Trained as a lawyer, James devoted himself to farming after acquiring numerous farms in the area. In 1837, James gave the property as a wedding present to his son Samuel. In the 1840's, Samuel built the frame portion of the house adding what is now a living and dining room and two large bedrooms. He also built the still functional and beautiful stone and frame bank barn to accommodate his farming operations. The current owners added a three-story addition that includes a sun porch a living room with fireplace, powder room and second story master bedroom with bath. Every hundred years the house has expanded, growing in square footage but also realizing a distinctive graciousness.Every detail in this unique property reflects a keen sensibility towards preserving history without sacrificing practical, modem conveniences.For example, the entire first floor of the 1770 stone house is now an open 25 by 18-foot kitchen that maintains the feeling of the original house through the careful restoration of its recessed windows, stone fireplaces and mantels, and floor to ceiling pine cupboard. Structural ceiling beams are also exposed which contributes to the sense of openness and utility. Modem conveniences are less obvious but practically built into the kitchen's design. Stove, dishwasher, double basin stainless steel sink, and range top are seamlessly incorporated into a large granite topped center island while the double-doored stainless~ steel refrigerator is tucked into a custom recessed alcove.The home features five bedrooms, two and half baths, four working stone fireplaces and the wide plank pine flooring throughout the house creates both warmth and beauty to each room. Custom made cherry wood desks and built-in book shelves add to the functionality of many rooms. The formal dining room off the kitchen make is perfect for entertaining family, friends, or business associates.Surrounding the house there are flower beds, ornamental trees, many m


Days On Site256


Bath(s) 2 Full, 1 Half
SQ Feet3,502

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Area Information

Zip Code17015
AreaWest Pennsboro Twp (14446)
Community NameGREASON ROAD
School DistrictBIG SPRING
Listing VS Median (in GREASON ROAD)
low | high
79.817708333333% of Average
low | high
50% of Average
$ / SqFt:
low | high
79.817708333333% of Average
On Site:
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100% of Average
Listing Updated: 12/18/2018
MLS Number: 1000365938
Listing Provided By:
RICHARD TUCKER  of  Howard Hanna Company-Camp Hill

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