Malvern Bank House of the Week: Charm, History, and Opportunity at This Former B&B in West Chester

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A former bed and breakfast with 10 bedrooms and eight full and two half bathrooms is available for sale in West Chester.

This one-of-a-kind property was designed by the renowned Samuel Sloan and expertly built by William Baldwin in 1860. The venue was constructed to overlook the wooded Brandywine Valley.

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The home has a rich history. In 1867, the Darlington family bought the property and famously held fireworks every year on the Fourth of July.

The house is known as Faunbrook. Its name is inspired by a weathervane that depicted a mythical, half-goat/half-man creature known for creating wealth.

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The main building is surrounded by two fountains, a pond with waterfall, and a gazebo. Inside, the house is filled with stunning details, including Monticello windows, mahogany millwork, and three fireplaces.

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Highlights include seven grand guest rooms, two of which are suites with fireplaces, the cozy library, an elegant dining room, a winter porch, and large parlor space with an 1880s piano.

The property is located just three blocks from West Chester University.

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Read and see more of this house at 699 West Rosedale Avenue, listed for $1,750,000, on Realtor.com.

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