The fight to preserve Crebilly Farm in Westtown seems to be headed to a successful conclusion. While much of the 309 acres are going toward open space, as long as township residents vote to increase taxes for the purpose of preserving the land, there is still plenty left to purchase, and it comes with a fantastic home, writes Sandy Smith for Philadelphia Magazine.
If residents agree to the referendum on the ballot Nov. 8, no housing development will take place on the historic land. However, a 15-acre plot and country property in the backyard of West Chester are available for sale.
The home boasts 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, not counting the ones in the in-law suite, as well as a three-car garage. Designed by architect John Milner, Colonial-style aspects match easily with the modern structure of the home. Tinges of farmhouse-style flooring, wall accents, and the ceiling flow with the furniture.
Particularly notable features include chandeliers fashioned from deer antlers, a tall stone fireplace and chimney in the family room, and a wide kitchen perfect for cooking large meals and hosting get-togethers.
Owned by the Robinson family — descendants of the founder of Acme Markets — since 2000, Crebilly Farm is rich in land, Chester County history, and power of the people who wanted to preserve it.
Read more about the home and acres in Philadelphia Magazine.