Look Inside This 320-Year-Old Pennsylvania Home On Sale For Under $1 Million

If you have ever wanted to purchase a little slice of American history, then now is your chance. Located in Pennsylvania, this 320-year-old English-style country home was created way back in 1702 for an English Crown tax collector, according to the listing on Realtor. The state alone has an abundance of history, being one of the premier colonies in America, and was the location where the Declaration of Independence was signed, per History.

Now you can live life in an old American home on just under one-and-a-half acres of land in Ambler, Pennsylvania, just outside of the Temple University campus. For just shy of $1 million, you could get a 5,345 square foot home that still has some of that old home charm wherever you look. From lush green gardens to original pieces strewn throughout the property to modern amenities peppered everywhere in between. This could be an ideal home for those who would want to take a step away from the fast constructed new aged builds and throw it back to old school architecture. Now let's see what this home has to offer.

Beautiful gardens await you at this 320-year-old home

The property consists of the main home and a separated carriage house, the grounds of which are kept in exquisite order and surrounded by big leafy trees and lush greenery. Among the 1.36 acres, you can move dreamily down the stone pebbled drive, weaving your way under a canopy of full trees as you make your way to the front of the main house. Made from stone and wood siding, the Colonial architecture of the home is painted in bright white with earthy red colors accenting the home's shutters, as per the photos on Realtor. Take a stroll around the property, and you will pass a rustic barn, a fully attached main residence greenhouse, and beautifully built wooden archways that lead you to a lovely stone fountain with well-manicured bushes. From there, you could relax and get lost in the reflections on the surface of the water for a while before making your way around the rest of the land.

Among the updates made to the home throughout the centuries is a concrete inground pool that features bubbling water. If you are looking to entertain guests, the pool area has plenty of room, or you can mosey over to the home's covered porch, which is the perfect place to have guests, collect your thoughts, or just sit and enjoy your surroundings. 

Step into the past with original century-old interiors

As soon as you step through the doors of this century-old home, you are instantly transported back to the Colonial age. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom manor home is rich with original designs that still hold up to this day. Tall 12-foot ceilings allow for ample Pennsylvanian sun to illuminate the features that lie within. These include an opulent 13-foot walk-in Rumford fireplace with a large, deeply colored wooden mantle, extended original wood window frames, detailed wainscotting, and luxurious authentic-made cabinetry, according to the listing on Realtor.

The kitchen area seems to be the most updated, with modern appliances, countertops, and glassed-in cabinets providing additional storage. However, the hallways are floored with richly varnished original wood and wallpapered with playful floral patterns that bring you right back to the roots of the home. The living areas flow effortlessly from one another, and off of the main living room, you are treated to access to the attached greenhouse, perfect for growing flowers or fresh herbs throughout the year. A walk up one of two grand staircases will bring you to the second-floor main bedroom. Built with the same sky-high ceilings and deeply set windows, the master bedroom has its own built-in wood-burning fireplace to keep you cozy on any cool Pennsylvania night.

This centuries-old home comes with a separate living quarters

As an added bonus, this historic home also comes with a completely separated home which is playfully named the "Carriage House." Consisting of three bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms, the home mimics the same style as the more opulent main house. With classic-styled wooden bed frames and delicately detailed original millwork throughout, it certainly does not want for charm. However, some modern updates have made way to add extra comfort to the home, according to Realtor. Central air and heat, an updated kitchen, and a coat of pale pink rose-colored paint make the home feel warm and welcoming.

This extra living arrangement would make for the perfect place to have guests or family stay in order to offer them their own private slice of history. Another fantastic idea — that could also turn out to be quite lucrative — could be to put up the extra house as a unique rental opportunity, either as a bed and breakfast or for more long-term rentals. Whichever way you choose to live, this historic home offers you plenty of space, original details, and age-old antiquity to make it a distinctive place to call home.