2368 Hickory Road

Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

$725,000
Price
4
Beds
2
Baths
2,273 Sq. Ft.
$319 / Sq. Ft.
2,273
Sq. Ft.
$319
per Sq. Ft.

Description

Welcome to the Berkheimer House! Steeped in history, this charming stone colonial was constructed in the early 19th Century by John Berkheimer for three of his daughters. Located on the old “Hickorytown” Road (now just Hickory), this section of Plymouth Township was filled with small family farms through the middle of the 20th Century. Today, the original farmhouse of the Berkheimer sisters retains so many of the original details, enhanced over the generations with several tasteful additions. A simple...Welcome to the Berkheimer House! Steeped in history, this charming stone colonial was constructed in the early 19th Century by John Berkheimer for three of his daughters. Located on the old “Hickorytown” Road (now just Hickory), this section of Plymouth Township was filled with small family farms through the middle of the 20th Century. Today, the original farmhouse of the Berkheimer sisters retains so many of the original details, enhanced over the generations with several tasteful additions. A simple & quaint structure, no formality here as the house & grounds lend one to whimsy! The front entry was recently enhanced with a gabled porch to provide protection to the original front Dutch door (with door shutters!) that enters into the original parlor (used currently as a dining room) that has the deep-set window sills, a large wood-burning fireplace and beautiful hardwood floors. The door between the parlor & the kitchen was repurposed with built-in shelves to provide additional storage (always critical in an old house) but could easily be returned to its original purpose. Just on the other side of the staircase is the study/sitting room that is flooded with light from multiple windows that also provides direct access to the rear covered porch (the perfect spot to enjoy a shady respite & the views over the rear yard, gardens & the in-ground pool (more on that later)! The efficient kitchen overlooks the rear yard as well and connects to a mudroom (with a skylight!) that has an exposed stone wall & wood floors. Through the rear door, there is a covered breezeway. A brick path leads out to the driveway, but also straight ahead is access to the surprise! Behind the oversized 1-car garage is a large & private library, completely separate from the main house. It provides exceptional privacy for the work from home crowd or simply an oasis to sit, reflect & read with a wall of built-in bookshelves. Upstairs on the 2nd floor are three spacious bedrooms. The laundry room was moved to the 2nd floor and there is a hall bathroom with a tub/shower combination. Tucked up into the roof eaves is the 4th bedroom and the 2nd full bathroom with a large storage room/closet. This space is a delightful private area with long-distance views over the 40+ acre (permanently preserved open space!) Maple Acres Farm and beyond. Open the casement windows and the breezes that flow through this floor are wonderful. The naturalized gardens that surround the property provide an abundance of four-season interest. The front is lined with a series of mature crabapple trees, hollies (that are filled with berries in the Fall), mature lace-cap hydrangeas and other specimen evergreens. About a 3rd of the rear yard is a fenced, grassy field which provides ample space for outdoor play or the next owner could add significant gardens as it receives full sun. Now let’s take a moment to talk about the pool which was installed in 2000. Designed to blend into the landscape, it was colored with a dark grey base and a natural grass border on three sides. Intended for simple enjoyment, it ranges from 3’ to 6’ deep. An entertainment patio anchors the rear of the pool with a stone retaining wall that is planted with an abundance of perennials & roses. An antique garden shed is tucked into a grove of trees. With some creative restoration, this space could make for a fun playhouse, a chicken coop or other whimsical uses! So convenient to everything, one has access to the Blue Route & the PA Turnpike in less than 5 minutes. At the end of Hickory Road is a large Whole Foods and all the stores & restaurants of the Plymouth Meeting Mall. In less than 15 minutes, one can go to Chestnut Hill and enjoy the small retail shops & more great restaurants. Right around the corner, one can walk to the 67-acre Harriet Wetherill Park with miles of trails. It’s a magical setting, steeped in history. Will you be the next steward of the Berkheimer House?

Listing Agent

  1. Scott Laughlin

    Scott Laughlin

    Listing Agent

    BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon

Property Details for 2368 Hickory Road

Tax ID Number
49-00-04873-001
Ownership
Fee Simple
Condo Coop Association
No
HOA
No
Structure Type
Detached
Style
Colonial
Levels/Stories
2.5
Waterfront
No

Location

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Property Details for 2368 Hickory Road

StatusPending
MLS #PAMC2045830
Days on Market47
Taxes$4,894 / year
HOA Fees-
Condo/Co-op Fees-
Compass TypeSingle Family
MLS TypeResidential / Fee Simple
Year Built1850
Lot Size1.00 AC / 43,500 SF
CountyMontgomery County

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Building Information for 2368 Hickory Road

Stories2Year Built1850Building Size-Lot Size1.00 AC / 43,500 SF

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$3,844 per month

30 year fixed, 5.89% Interest

Principal and Interest

$3,436

Property Taxes

$408

HOA Dues

$0

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Property Information for 2368 Hickory Road

Location
    Location
  • School District Name: COLONIAL
  • School District County ID: 300200397034
  • SchoolDistrictSource: Listing Agent
  • County: MONTGOMERY
  • MLS Area: Plymouth Twp (10649)
Waterfront / Water Access
    Waterfront / Water Access
  • Water View: No
  • Water Access: No
  • Water Oriented: No
  • Navigable Water: No
  • Tidal Water: No
  • Riparian Rights Y/N: No
Association / Community Info
    Association / Community Info
  • Senior Community: No
  • Type of Condo
Taxes and Assessment
    Taxes and Assessment
  • Tax Year: 2022
  • Tax Assessed Value: $158,760
  • Year Assessed: 2022
  • County Tax: $622
  • City Town Tax: $400
  • Clean Green Assessed: No
  • Land Use Code: 1101
  • Zoning: RESIDENTIAL
  • Tax Lot: 37
  • School Tax: $3,871
  • Automatically Update Tax Values Y/N: Yes
  • TaxDataUpdatedYN: No
Rooms
    Main
  • # Bedrooms Count Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Count Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Full Main Level: 0
  • # Bathrooms Half Main Level: 0
    All Upper Levels
  • # Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels: 4
  • # Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels: 2
  • # Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels: 2
    Upper Level 1
  • # Bathrooms Count Upper Level: 1
  • # Bedrooms Count Upper Level: 3
  • # Bathrooms Full Upper Level: 1
    Upper Level 2
  • # Bathrooms Count Upper Level: 1
  • # Bedrooms Count Upper Level: 1
  • # Bathrooms Full Upper Level: 1
    Rooms
  • Room List: Living Room, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Library, Bedroom 1, Mud Room
  • Stories: Main, Upper 1, Upper 2
Building Info
    Building Info
  • Total Finished SQFT: 2,273.00
  • Total Finished SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Tax Total Finished SQFT: 2,273.00
  • Total SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Construction Materials: Stone
  • Roof: Asphalt
  • Flooring Type: Hardwood
  • Basement Type: Unfinished
  • Foundation Details: Stone
  • Room and Floor: Bedrooms-Upper Level 1-1, Bedrooms-Upper Level 1-2, Bedrooms-Upper Level 1-3, Bathrooms Full-Upper Level 1-1, Bedrooms-Upper Level 2-1, Bathrooms Full-Upper Level 2-1
  • # Bathrooms Full: 2
  • # Bathrooms Half: 0
Lot / Land Information
    Lot / Land Information
  • Lot Size Source: Assessor
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 150.00 x 290.00
  • Lot Dimensions Source: Assessor
  • Parcel ID: 776768
Parking
    Parking
  • Type Of Parking: Attached Garage, Driveway
  • Num of Attached Garage Spaces: 1
  • Driveway - # of Spaces: 3
  • Total Garage Spaces: 1
  • Garage Features: Garage - Rear Entry
Interior Features
    Interior Features
  • Interior Features: Built-Ins, Combination Dining/Living, Skylight(s)
  • Fireplace: Yes
  • Fireplaces Count: 1
  • Fireplace Features: Wood
  • Accessibility Features: None
  • Laundry Type: Upper Floor
Exterior Features
    Exterior Features
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Porch(es)
  • Pool: Yes - Personal
  • Personal Pool Features: Heated, In Ground
  • Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Utilities
    Utilities
  • Heating: Yes
  • Cooling Type: Window Unit(s)
  • Cooling Fuel: Electric
  • Heating Type: Hot Water, Baseboard - Electric
  • Heating Fuel: Oil, Electric
  • Hot Water: Electric
  • Water Source: Public, Well
  • Sewer Septic: Public Sewer

Property History for 2368 Hickory Road

DateEvent & SourcePriceAppreciation
DateEvent & SourcePrice

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Public Records for 2368 Hickory Road

Taxable ValueLand$50,480Additions$108,280Total$158,760
Tax Record2021$4,878 ($406 / month)
Home Facts
Beds3Baths2Total Finished SqFt2,273 SqFtAbove Grade Finished SqFt2,273 SqFtUnfinished Basement SqFt370 SqFtStories2Lot Size43,500 SqFtStyleSingle Family ResidenceYear Built1850ZoningAARCountyMONTGOMERYAPN49-00-04873-001Fireplace TypeHas Fireplace

Schools near 2368 Hickory Road

This home is within Colonial School District.
RatingSchoolTypeGradesDistance
Public - K to 3
Public - 4 to 5
Public - 6 to 8
Public - 9 to 12
RatingSchoolDistance
Ridge Park El School
PublicK to 3

Colonial El School
Public4 to 5

Colonial Middle School
Public6 to 8

Plymouth-Whitemarsh Senior High School
Public9 to 12

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