Meridian Bank House of the Week: How One Chalfont Property Enables 300 Years of Time Travel

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816 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont.

816 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, is a very deceptive home.

The original structure was built in 1737, and some of those original appointments remain. But a 2017 renovation brought in a modern-day vibe and 21st Century conveniences, neither of which clash with the original aesthetic.

The living room, for example, welcomes the homeowner with the visual warmth of hardwood floors and, in winters, the cozy comfort of a dual-facing stone fireplace.

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But pass through to the dining room/living room, and three centuries immediately melt away into a comfortable space that’s modern and sleek, without being jarring.

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The 21st Century kitchen leaves the iron-kettle-over-a-fire method of food prep far behind.

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The master bedroom could accommodate a period featherbed, but it’s just as restful with today’s cushy mattresses.

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The patio out back provides access to a 1.3–acre lot. It is large enough to feel spacious; contained enough to be easily maintained.

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816 Upper Stump Road, Chalfont, goes for $749,000.

More information on this charming vintage/modern home in Chalfont is at Realtor.com.

More properties — from retro to mod — are in the BUCKSCO Today Meridian Bank House of the Week archives.

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