Here is your once in a lifetime opportunity to own this tastefully remodeled, historic 1850s log cabin on over 143 acres! Yes, you read that right! Not only do you personally own 143 acres, but bordering this property is over 3,400 acres of state game land! This home was once situated in Upper Bern township and was disassembled and moved to its present location around 2008-2009. The current owners decided to build green with this modern passive solar home. So many features were carefully and meticulously thought out and executed. From the insulated concrete form walls for maximum insulation and strength to hold up the heavy structure, to the 100 year old hemlock floor joists, the large oak center beam or “summer beam” that was from an old barn, and the beaded pine wall board salvaged from the home before it was disassembled and transported to its present location. The goal was to restore this home with its original character while simultaneously bringing it up to the 21st century standards, and they did just that! And you cannot beat the location! Situated near I-78, but still offering an incredible amount of privacy, this is perfect for the person who wants to have their own getaway while still being close to major routes and cities. As you drive down the private gravel road you will find your paradise that boasts two large spring fed ponds great for fishing, a creek and several small streams tucked back in the woods, a storage barn with tons of potential, another 1880s barn that was turned into a detached two car garage/shop, and some truly incredible views. In the front yard are mature rhubarb and asparagus plants, apple trees and blueberry bushes. Before you enter the home you will notice the lovely porch with beautiful Pennsylvania blue stone and massive flagstones that came from a demolished mansion in Pottsville that are used to divert the storm water. Speaking of storm water, there are two 2000 gallon underground cisterns where the storm water collects from the gutters to be used for fire suppression if ever needed. Entering the home you will be immediately greeted with a lovely entryway with heavy, insulated doors and gorgeous old barn wood flooring. The kitchen is directly to your right with updated granite countertops, warm tones, plenty of counter space and a lovely window with a gorgeous view of the mountains and farmland. The open living/dining room has plenty of space and natural light with two exterior doors. One that leads to the front porch, and the other leading to the amazing side porch that is perfect for entertaining and relaxing on those breezy spring and summer nights. A convenient powder room is located off of the living room as well. Heading upstairs you will admire the gorgeous, solid staircase with wood that also came from an older barn. An office/pass through bedroom greets you as soon as you get upstairs. There is also a full bath and a guest bedroom to your right, and a sizable master bedroom to your left. Another great feature to note is that each bedroom has an attic fan to draw all of the heat out during the hotter months. Heading down to the basement you will notice the tall ceilings and copious amounts of light coming in from outside. This lovely walkout basement offers a nice red/brown concrete floor, a closed combustion fireplace in the living area, a reading nook or office on the opposite side and a full bathroom. The laundry area, storage, and a bonus wine/root cellar are also located in the basement. In addition, to preserve all of its beauty, this property was recently placed in Berks Conservancy. Schedule your tour today and start planning your future homestead on this magnificent parcel. Please do not drive down the driveway without a confirmed appointment.
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