• For Sale
  • Single Family

1881 Art School Rd Chester Springs, PA 19425 Get directions

$1,089,000 $204/Sq. ft.
4 Beds 5 Baths 2 Partial Baths 5,343 Sq. ft. 1,058,508 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Stylecolonial_revival
  • Age 199 Years
  • MLS# 1001988060
  • Listed 6 Months 12 Days Ago


Located in the heart of historical Chester Springs, The Roost is set on 24.3 bucolic acres of breathtaking grounds and views, under Act 319, with low taxes and no historic restrictions. It offers a manageable, well-maintained farmette, serving perfectly as either a permanent residence or a peaceful Country retreat, close to all that the Philadelphia area has to offer. Adjacent to the 140-acre Yellow Springs Preserve, it is also under Conservation Easement with the Natural Lands Trust and is surrounded by 500 pristine acres of open preserved land, perfect for access to miles of equestrian and foot trails. Beautifully updated by the long-time owner, the property features the updated 4 bedroom, 3.2 bath Stone Farmhouse with original attached Summer Kitchen and indoor pool, an expansive detached 6-car garage, wonderful stone Bank Barn with 10 rentable horse stalls, large equipment room and expansive party/loft space, a sizable riding ring and 3 fenced pastures. The charming main residence offers an open front porch, entry foyer with formal Powder Room and access to gas fireside Living Room with built-ins, corner cabinet & decorative moldings, formal Dining Room with classic built-ins and decorative moldings, Bright Family Room/Sun/Family Room, Breakfast room, and updated Kitchen with granite tops and stainless double under-mounted sink, Mud Room, Laundry Room and original Vogel closet. Additional first floor features include a recently added Entertainment Room with a 40'x18' built-in pool, ample seating for casual dining, a changing room, powder room, storage/mechanical access and entrance to the perfectly restored original Summer Kitchen. The Formal Center Hall staircase leads up to the 2nd floor complete with Master Bedroom, 3 additional spacious bedrooms, updated Hall Bathroom, Jack and Jill Bathroom and bright office with private views and the open staircase to the 3rd floor leads to a spacious multipurpose room with pool table, wood beams and cedar closet. A rare find and exceptional value with the original working 2-story Spring House providing water for the property, the lovely pond and fountain. A whole house generator plus propane heating with central air provide comfort and peace of mind year-round. A gem in an incredible location.



  • Cooktop
  • Oven - Wall
  • Oven - Self Cleaning
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator


  • Total Bathrooms: 5
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 2
  • Bathroom-2 Description: 2


  • Bedrooms: 4

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central A/C
  • Heating Features: Propane, Hot Water, Zoned Heating

Interior Features

  • Master Bath(s)
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Skylight(s)
  • Exposed Beams
  • Wet/Dry Bar
  • Dining Area
  • Basement

Garage and Parking

  • Number of Garage Spaces: 4
  • Parking Features: Private

Land Info

  • Lot Size Acres: 24.3

Homeowners Association

  • Association: No

Other Property Info

  • MLS Listing Status: Active Under Contract
  • County: CHESTER
  • Area: CHESTER
  • MLS Neighborhood: NONE AVAILABLE
  • Subdivision: NONE AVAILABLE
  • Source System Name: C2C

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Lot Size Square Feet: 1058508

Building and Construction

  • Square Feet Living: 5343
  • Year Built: 1820
  • Above Grade Finished Area: 5343
  • New Construction: N
  • Property Age: 199
  • Levels or Stories: 3+
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • House Style: Colonial, Traditional

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
8 Pickering Valley El School K-5 3.6 mi
7 Lionville Middle School 6-8 4.3 mi
9 Downingtown High School East Campus 9-12 4.7 mi
9 West Vincent El School K-6 3.3 mi
8 Great Valley Middle School 6-8 4.6 mi
10 Great Valley High School 9-12 4.6 mi
NA Montgomery Private School PK-8 0.9 mi
NA St. Elizabeth Parish Private School NR 1.6 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.


Property History for 1881 Art School Rd

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2019-01-09 Price Changed $1,089,000 $203 BrightMLS
2018-07-05 Listed $0 BrightMLS
2018-06-28 Listing removed $1,095,000 $204 BrightMLS
2018-06-05 Relisted $1,095,000 $204 BrightMLS
2018-05-31 Listing removed $1,095,000 $204 BrightMLS
2018-05-30 Price Changed $1,150,000 $215 BrightMLS
2018-03-23 Relisted $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2017-11-27 Listing removed $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2017-09-11 Listing removed $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2017-07-25 Price Changed $1,150,000 $215 BrightMLS
2017-05-31 Relisted $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2017-05-01 Listed $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2017-03-28 Listing removed $1,295,000 $242 BrightMLS
2016-05-02 Listed $1,350,000 $252 BrightMLS
2015-06-14 Listing removed $1,595,000 $298 BrightMLS
2014-12-18 Listing removed $1,495,000 $279 BrightMLS
2014-08-13 Listing removed $1,495,000 BrightMLS
2014-07-18 Price Changed $1,495,000 BrightMLS
2014-07-18 Price Changed $1,495,000 $279 BrightMLS
2014-04-14 Listed $1,650,000 BrightMLS
2014-04-14 Listed $1,650,000 $308 BrightMLS
2012-03-28 Price Changed $1,595,000 $298 BrightMLS
2012-03-18 Price Changed $1,750,000 $327 BrightMLS
2012-02-09 Price Changed $1,995,000 $373 BrightMLS
2011-11-16 Listed $2,250,000 $421 BrightMLS

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.