MLS® ID: 1000360976
530 GREASON ROAD
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania, 17015 $519,000
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 9.6+/- acre, 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 mature shade trees and abundant lawn space for outdoor activities. A 450 - foot limestone wall, built from the foundations of local barns and buildings, defines the outdoor living space.The 1840 limestone post and beam bank barn, 50' x 84', was recently sandblasted and repointed. The lower level of the barn was converted to a stable and has six stalls, wash stall, tack room and large center aisle. The current owners used the barn for keeping horses to holding square dances to wedding events-imagination is the only limit to its possible uses.Celebrate the past in this extraordinary historic home. Come home to South Central Pennsylvania. Additional land is available - Home, barn and 13+/- acres is available for $619,000 and 18+/- acres is available for $768,000.