Historic Middletown house for sale
- Good morning folks.
Maybe this is too narrow of an audience for direct interest, but
everyone knows lots of folks of like mind, so I thought I would pass
the word in case you know anyone interested....
Stef and I are selling our home and building a new home outside
Waynesboro, PA. We are offering our circa 1840 home, located on West
Main Street in Middletown for sale, listing price at $349,900.
The house has had recent renovations (2003, and 2007) and a recent
master BR addition (late 2006). Exterior is mostly maintenance free
(vinyl....german lap wood underneath on the old part). Renovations
incorporated historic features, but is up to current living
standards. This was a renovation....not a restoration. The walls
in all but one room are sheetrock. One bedroom retains plaster walls.
Bedrooms: 3 with a bonus room on 2nd floor that could be made a 4th
BR. Master BR is 12 x 16 with a walk-in closet and a wall closet,
and french doors with a killer view of South Mountain.
Baths: 2. 1st floor partially renovated in 2001. 2nd floor bath
new in 2006.
Kitchen: 12.5 x 20, two exposed log walls. Appliances new in 2003.
Refinished wood floors.
Parlor: This was the one "museum room". We decorated it to look
like a period parlor. Walls painted "Oatlands Gold" (NTHP endosed
color) with hand printed ca. 1840 border documented to the VA
Lot: 34 x 177. Creek along rear property line. Yard is a bit
disrupted for next couple of months while owner of adjacent lot
builds house (it is pretty much in keeping with the streetscape).
When done, a new asphalt shared driveway on neighbor's property will
access both their and our rear yard (easements in place), and 3 paved
parking spaces will be installed behind our house. Since our house
is right on the sidewalk, we will still have a pretty decent rear
yard after the parking spaces are installed.
History: Home of local tanner John Appleman in 1862, a wounded Union
officer of Co. K, 1st PA Reserves, kin by marriage to Mrs. Appleman,
briefly recuperated here. Retold by the officer ("The Boys who
fought at Home" by Henry Minnigh, 1891). Two of Appleman's sons
became fairly prominent.
We plan to have a website (www.mainstreetmiddletown.com) up within
the week, with lots of pix.
Please let anyone you know who might be interested in a pre-Civil War
home with a South Mountain story, in nearly new home condition.