160 Stabler Road Chadds Ford, PA
$ 1,495,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PACT2008604
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyCHESTER
  • CityChadds Ford
  • AreaPennsbury Twp
  • Zip19317
  • StyleManor
  • Year Built1920
  • Taxes$ 14762
  • Price$ 1,495,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5891
  • Lot Size8.9 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

The approach to the wonderful Happy Hill estate is down a long, private road, past stone retaining walls on one side and glimpses on the other of Craigs Mill Run, a tributary of the Brandywine Creek. The driveway of this 8.9-acre Chadds Ford farm offers pastoral views of a stunning English garden landscape replete with Pennsylvania state champion trees including a Yellow Buckeye, Cucumber Magnolia, and a Nordmann Fir. The final approach to the Manor House is past fields, woodlands, and a stone bank barn. Simply idyllic. The stately home, built in several stages in the mid to late 1800s to expand a pre-Revolutionary homestead, features an entry Foyer with a spectacular hand-crafted solid walnut turned staircase that ascends three stories. Off the Foyer is a large Living Room with a museum-quality fireplace mantel flanked by two south-facing windows with stained glass panels above. Many of the home’s windows are impressively large for a home of this vintage and all have pocket shutters. Across the Foyer from the Living Room is the Dining Room, accessed through pocket doors, which also features another museum-quality fireplace mantel. All of the home’s wonderful trim, woodworking, and moldings are crafted from walnut. The rooms on the main level access one of three covered porches. The Study is a gracious room that adjoins the Living Room through a wet bar and accesses two covered porches. The Family Room has a beautifully crafted walnut bookcase next to a fireplace. Off the Family Room is a back staircase to the Upper Level as well as a staircase to the basement. Next is the Kitchen featuring exposed beams and high-end commercial appliances. The second level features two large family bedrooms plus a large Master Suite which encompasses two rooms, one is the large bedroom which occupies the same space as the Living Room below and features handsome custom walnut cabinetry, a fireplace, and large windows. Across the Hallway is a modern Bathroom and a large room which also features custom walnut cabinetry and a fireplace. This particular space could easily become a fabulous large closet or home office. Two additional bedrooms are on this level, each offering large windows with stellar views of the estate’s gardens, fields and woodlands. The main staircase ascends to the third level which houses three additional bedrooms, all with high ceilings and large windows. There is also a spacious attic which could become additional living space if desired. Outside is a large bank barn that needs some attention plus a stone structure that pre-dates the home. This structure and the original part of the house sheltered Hessian soldiers during the nearby Battle of the Brandywine. An in-ground, slate blue pool constructed in 2003 offers quiet swimming, a panorama of the neighboring fields, and a stately perspective of the Manor House. This incredible property, named Happy Hill by a previous owner, is set in an absolutely priceless location! The property is a true “diamond in the rough” as work is required to return this property to its glorious past. Because of its phenomenal location, property assets, the home’s priceless appointments, and the tremendous “great bones” of this fabulous stone home, any investment a buyer makes will be repaid. Located in sought after Chadds Ford and in the heart of Wyeth country, and surrounded by open, protected land, yet close to Rt. 1, Wilmington, and the Philadelphia airport, this property is also in the nationally ranked Unionville-Chadds Ford School District. This is a great opportunity to create an unparalleled country estate, with huge potential upside. This could truly become your “Happy Hill”!

Price History
11/5/2021 Listed $1,495,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Architectural Style Manor
Association Y/N No
Basement Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 31
Exterior Features Stone Retaining Walls
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Y/N No
Heating Hot Water
Levels 3
Location Type Rural
Lot Size Square Feet 387684.00
MLS Area Pennsbury Twp (10364)
Municipality PENNSBURY TWP
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es), Deck(s)
Pool Features In Ground
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 253.78
Property Type Residential
Roof Metal, Slate
School District 300200397341
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer On Site Septic
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 14762.0
Tax Lot 0001.0400
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5891
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil
Living Area 5891
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Study, Bedroom 6
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 5

Exterior Features

Foundation Details Stone
Horse Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 8.90
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Type of Parking Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 2
Bedroom 6 Upper 2
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Kitchen Main
Living Room Main
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Study Main


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19317

AVG $1.07M
AVG $9,923
AVG 119
Year Built
AVG 1934

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