Proudly Featured in The New York Times: A Converted 1840 Schoolhouse in Phoenixville

This home, known as the Old Pickering Schoolhouse, still has much of its interior woodwork intact, along with its belfry (and the bell inside it). It is about a five-minute drive from Phoenixville High School and less than 10 minutes from the center of town, which has an early 20th-century movie theater, a brewery and walking paths along French Creek, a tributary of the nearby Schuylkill.

Driving to King of Prussia mall takes about 15 minutes. Center City Philadelphia is less than an hour away.

Size: 3,071 square feet

Price per square foot: $244

Indoors: The house is set back from the road, behind a long driveway and a wooden fence.

The front door opens into a foyer with checkerboard marble floors and a staircase to the second level.

To the left is a wood-paneled room that once served as the principal’s office.

To the right is a living room with hardwood floors, a fireplace framed by a simple white mantel and French doors that open to a screened porch.

Off the living room is a dining room with wall paneling. It connects to an updated kitchen with stainless steel appliances, glass-fronted cabinetry, granite counters and access to a half bathroom.

A hallway with floor-to-ceiling windows connects the living room to the library, a space with high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, skylights and French doors that offer outdoor access. A full bathroom is also in this part of the house.

All three bedrooms are on the second level. The primary suite, at the top of the stairs, has plenty of closet space, direct access to the guest room next door and a bathroom with a claw-foot soaking tub, a glass-walled shower and marble floors. One of the other two bedrooms has an original built-in wardrobe; the other has a deep closet. They share a hallway bathroom with a combined tub and shower.

The guesthouse, which has its own entrance and driveway, has produced income as a rental. It includes a living area, a kitchen, a sunny bedroom and a full bathroom.

Outdoor space: Between the main house and the guesthouse is a flagstone patio. The expansive grounds also include a wildflower field, a stone fire pit and a pond. There is room to park three cars in the main driveway.

Taxes: $12,264 (estimated)

Contact: Lisa Ciccotelli and Gwynne Barnes, BHHS Fox & Roach Haverford Sales Office, 610-202-4429

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