Picture Perfect in the news
February 1, 2021
"The 4,460-square-foot farmhouse sits on a 2.3-acre plot carved out of what had once been a dairy farm. It has five bedrooms and 2½ baths.
Melissa Locati is from Pensacola, Fla., and her husband, Michael, is from Fresno, Calif., neither of which is known for 19th-century farmhouses. But somehow they developed a love of old things, so when they moved to Pennsylvania and were looking to settle 20 years ago, they bought a 1815 Federal-style farmhouse in Ambler..."
January 2, 2021
"Listing and closing at $2.4 million, the 169-acre farm at 7030 Drummine Road, Mount Airy, is last week’s top property. This seasoned Thoroughbred farm includes an 1880 mansion, barns, apartment and additional guest cottage, miles of trails, waterfowl hunting opportunities, a stocked bass pond..."
December 26, 2020
"...Listed at $1.196 million, it closed at $1.125 million. The three-bedroom, four-bath house is on 57-plus acres and is known as Darby’s Delight. The stone manor house is listed on the Frederick County Historic Site Register as the Oliver P. Harding House..."
October 27, 2020
"A 17th-century barn in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, was transformed into a multi-million dollar home. Even the grain silo was converted to a luxury wing.
The original barn was built in 1801. The first renovations to the home began in 1985 and, in 1990, the property's silo was converted into a four-story, fully-functional living space. The home is currently for sale for $3.2 million..."
September 26, 2020
"The five-bedroom home at 8701-A Rocky Ridge Road, Rocky Ridge, built in 1994, is last week’s top house. Listed at $1.4 million, it closed at $1.55 million.
The 203-acre farm offers 167-plus tillable acres, 25 wooded acres, two ponds and a stream, a pole barn and storage garage. The all-brick custom home features an updated kitchen, a sunroom, hardwood floors, a den/office, separate heating and cooling zones, an updated luxury master bath, a backup wood-burning furnace, and breathtaking views all around..."
September 11, 2016
"SHARPSBURG — On the northwest corner of Sharpsburg’s town square stands a handsome stone house with a raised-seam metal roof, its portico resting on the sidewalk before it.
The house features five bays wide, two stories high, with a finely coursed limestone façade, and flat stone arches above its windows, with less formal rubble stonework on the other facades. A shed-roofed brick ell was added at its rear in the 1830s or 1840s. The main entrance to the Georgian-style house is in the middle bay and opens into a central hall with a staircase to the second floor and attic. Turned balusters and pinwheel decorations adorn the stairs. A six-panel door to the cellar hangs on strap hinges..."
May 16, 2013
"Here’s your chance to snag a four-bedroom, 31 / 2 bathroom house valued at $475,000 for $100.
Mark Gaver, owner of GTI Federal, an IT contractor for the U.S. government, and his wife, Donna, are using their 3,224-square-foot house in Middletown as a fundraiser for their alma mater, Middletown High School in Frederick County. The couple credit their experiences at the school for their personal and financial achievements. Mark Gaver, Class of 1979, was a football player at the school..."