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1000 Valley Forge Road

Phoenixville, Pennsylvania PA19460-2657

A Georgian Manor House – Circa 1740’s located near Valley Forge and recognized as one of the oldest Georgian style homes in Chester County. Rich in Revolutionary War history, Moore Hall is a stately stone mansion on 13 plus acres near Valley Forge Park. This National Historic Register property served as officer’s quarters during the Revolution and in the 1800’s, a stop on the Underground Railroad. Because five miles separated this historic site from the Encampment of the soldiers, it was it not included in the 1430 acres set apart in 1893 as Valley Forge Park. George Washington was here! In 1778, Moore Hall was the meeting place of a joint sub-committee of Congress. It was here that George Washington stood to defend himself against allegations that he was not competent to lead the American forces. The house demonstrates the typical five bay center-hall, two-floor plan of Georgian architecture. The center hall is divided into a front hall and a stair hall by two fluted Doric pilasters. Most of the interior detailing is original with high ceilings, deep crown moldings, chair rail, paneled window, deep windowsills, random width floors and doorways with eared architraves. Off the center hall is the formal dining room featuring a carved marble fireplace centered in a paneled wall a unique cabinet with arched heads and keystones above both the cabinet and symmetrical door on the other side of the fireplace. On the opposite side of the center hall is a large living room with a marble fireplace, built-in cabinets, and shelves, four large windows, chair rail and magnificent crown moldings. From the formal living space, two French doors lead to the relaxing sunroom with a ceiling made from original barn beams. It is a perfect place to relax and enjoy this peaceful country setting! Just across the hall is a comfortable den with a fireplace housing a Vermont Stove, perfect for those cold winter nights. The breakfast area, kitchen with stainless refrigerator, range and Bosch dishwasher connect to the den/sitting room. The standalone kitchen house was connected to the main house in the late 1800’s and contains another large fireplace, an entrance from the rear porch, another outside entrance to the front of the kitchen house, a large laundry room and powder room. Once used as quarters for help, a separate stairway leads to the second floor of the kitchen house offering an additional bedroom, bonus space or office. Just off the large hall on the second floor are four large bright bedrooms, all with chair rail and crown molding, original wide plank flooring and a full bath. An additional full bath with tub and shower sits connects two bedrooms on the East side of the house. One more level, the third floor, contains three more bedrooms, office, play or bonus space, a full bath with shower, a large cedar closet and lots of extra out of sight storage. To the West of the main house is an old stone carriage house in need of repair and restoration. As the new owner of historic Moore Hall, you can choose to restore this large structure, convert to garage, or remove it. There are lots of options to consider! Surrounded by trees, and nature, Moore Hall is secluded, peaceful and private. Enjoy the serenity and the convenience of easy access to Philadelphia, major highways, shopping, parks, trails, and recreation . And don't forget to spend time exploring the unique shops, breweries, and restaurants of downtown Phoenixville!

About This Property

Listing IDPACT2006996
Sold For$915,000
Sold Date1/26/2022
Full Baths3
Partial Baths1
SqFt 5,352
Acres 13
Year Built1740
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeDetached
County Chester
Half Baths 1
Price/SqFt 177.5
Property Sub Type Detached
Property Type Residential
Subdivision MOOREHALL
Year Built 1740
Zoning FARM
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
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Appliances Dishwasher, Dryer - Electric, Dryer - Front Loading, ENERGY STAR Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Stove, Washer - Front Loading, Water Heater
Basement yes
Basement Type Outside Entrance, Sump Pump, Unfinished, Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 3 1
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
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Central Air no
Cooling Type Ceiling Fan(s), Multi Units, Window Unit(s)
Fireplace yes
Fireplace Features Wood, Marble, Mantel(s)
Fireplaces Count 4
Flooring Type Wood, Ceramic Tile, Engineered Wood
Heating yes
Heating Type Hot Water
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Exposed Beams, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Wood Floors, Wood Stove, Breakfast Area, Cedar Closet(s)
Laundry Type Main Floor
Levels Count 3
Living Area SqFt Source Assessor
Room List Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Den, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Sun/Florida Room, Laundry, Other, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Additional Bedroom
Total Below Grade SqFt Source Assessor
Total SqFt 5352
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Wall & Ceiling Types Plaster Walls, 9'+ Ceilings
Architectural Style Colonial
Construction Materials Stone
Cooling Fuel Electric
Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
Foundation Details Stone
Garage no
Heating Fuel Oil
Horses no
Hot Water Electric
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Lot Features Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Interior, No Thru Street, Not In Development, Private, Rear Yard, Secluded, SideYard(s), Partly Wooded, Cleared
Lot Size Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
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Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot SqFt 566280
Main Entrance Orientation South
Navigable Water no
New Construction no
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures Patio(s), Porch(es)
Pool No Pool
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Road Surface Type Black Top
Roof Shake
Sewer Septic On Site Septic
Tidal Water no
Type of Parking Driveway
Utilities Cable TV, Electric Available, Phone, Water Available
Water Access no
Water Oriented no
Water Source Public
Water View no
Window Features Wood Frame, Transom
Condo/Co-op Association no
Country US
Elementary School SCHUYKILL
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HOA no
Location Type Near National Park
Middle Or Junior School PHOENIXVILLE AREA
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MLS Area Schuylkill Twp (10327)