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Auctioneer Hess Auction Group 877-599-8894
Auction Date Oct 20 Auction
1458 Old Bernville Rd.
Leesport, PA
Time 06:00PM
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Restored Stone Home


Thurs. October 20th ~ 6pm

1458 Old Bernville Rd. Leesport, PA 19533

Built by Jacob and Catherine Kline in 1842, this 10 room center hall Colonial in Bernville, Pa., has been a home, tavern, hotel, stagecoach stop, halfway house, general store, and post office.  The 4 bedroom, 2 bath, stone and stucco home, with its 20" thick walls features 5 woodburning fireplaces, open-beam ceilings, and a summer kitchen with a walk in fireplace. Gene and Mary Smith bought the home in 1975 at auction while shopping for a cupboard.  Immediate attention was given to updating the plumbing and electrical systems, which were rudimentary at best.  Floor boards in the kitchen and dining rooms were no longer trustworthy, so Gene replaced them with the wide planks used to floor the attic. In addition, there is a reconstructed 1760 log home attached to the rear of the main  house,  which Gene salvaged from Shartlesville, and includes a bedroom,  bath,  small kitchen,  and studio. Indulging her passion and creativity, Mary transformed the wide expanse of yard into a country English garden, complete with gazebo and waterfall pond. She planted large areas with flowers, shrubs, small trees, ferns, hosta, and ground cover.  Pathways wind between the beds, into the cool canopy of green. In 1985, the Smiths opened a bed and breakfast appropriately named the Loom Room, a nod to Mary's art and occupation as a weaver of fabric. For 20 years, they received guests as far away as California and Canada. 


Open House:  Sat. Oct. 8th 10am-12pm &Mon. Oct. 10th 5pm-6:30pm

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Real Estate Terms & Conditions:  10% down day of sale. Balance due at settlement on or before 45 days.  Announcements made on day of sale take precedence over advertised information.




Auction for:  Mary W. Smith Estate                 Attorney:  Young & Young



John M. Hess Auction Service AY000253L

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