Once Owned by Eight Generations of the Same Family, 300-Year-Old Pennsbury Township Property Hits Market

Springdale Farm.

Springdale Farm in Pennsbury Township — owned by just two families throughout its almost 300 years — has finally received the renovation it sorely needed, writes Laurel Anderson for County Lines Magazine

Built in the early 1700s through a 2,000-acre land grant from William Penn, the Mendenhall family owned the farm for eight generations. The Keller family bought the boarded-up property in 2017 to renovate it into a dream home. 

Now just 11 acres, the property also has a one-bedroom tenant house, a shed with a fireplace, and the ruins of a stone bank barn.

“I wanted to create a comfortable farmhouse feeling,” said Melanie Keller. “Keep the best of the old, mixed with the new.” 

Melanie and her husband, Kevin, received help from West Chester-based architect Dale Frens and Coatesville-based Buena Vista Restorations. The Federal-style home, with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, features its original flooring from the 18th-century, colonial windows, and exposed stone walls. 

Listed for $2.35 million, the home is now looking for its next owner.

Read more about Springdale Farm in County Lines Magazine