108 Bayard Rd

Kennett Square, PA 19348 View Map $990,000 Ask a Question
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Property details for 108 Bayard Rd
This 7-bedroom / 6-bathroom detached for sale sits in the None Available neighborhood of Kennett Square in Chester County. The interior size of the home is 7132 square feet, and the parcel is approximately 3.7 acres. The current asking price is $990,000. The property at 108 Bayard Rd represents an excellent opportunity for homebuyers to own a home in Kennett Square. Refer to the stats further down this page for additional information regarding the home at 108 Bayard Rd. Other data includes interior features, exterior features, estimated taxes, HOA dues (when applicable), map location, and more.

Buying 108 Bayard Rd
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Status: Sold
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:PACT2030664
Sq. Feet:7,132
Date Sold:8/4/2023
Lot Size:3.7 Acres
Constructed between 1859 and 1860 by Bayard Taylor for the princely sum of $15,000, Cedarcroft may be the most famous home in the tri-state area. A famous world traveler, Bayard Taylor was well known for both his travel books, literary works, and poetry. Legendary guests to Cedarcroft included Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Horace Greeley. The construction of the home was said to have been overseen by Taylor himself who described the large brick Italianate home as "large and stately, simple in its forms, without much ornament ... expressive of strength and ornament." An adjoining brick carriage house needs total restoration. The first floor features 13' ceilings, an Entry Hall with a grand staircase to the upper level, a spacious Living Room and Library, both with handsome fireplaces plus a large Dining Room, also with a gorgeous fireplace. The Kitchen is reached from both the Entry Hall and the Dining Room and will require a total refurbishment. Off the Kitchen is a Mud Room with a laundry hookup and access to an attached two car garage. Upstairs is a Master Suite with a fireplace, private bath, and large closet/dressing area. There is another large bedroom with a fireplace and five additional bedrooms, some of which could easily have walls removed to make larger spaces. This level has a total of four bathrooms which are all in need of total refurbishment. The Tower is accessed from this level. The third floor has a full bathroom and additional bedrooms/storage rooms plus the air handling equipment for the home's central air conditioning. The basement is accessed from the Garage and houses the home's oil heater, hot water heater, and electrical panels. There is also a root cellar that awaits restoration into a wonderful wine cellar! Consisting of two parcels set on 3.7 acres in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, this historic home is truly a one of a kind - full of potential awaiting restoration to its former glory. Rarely does such a high-profile home come on the market. Because restoration is needed and this is a sale by an estate, we are offering the property in "As-Is" condition. Please see agent for details about taxes, etc. Property address AKA Gatehouse Drive.

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Community Information

Address:108 Bayard Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Area:East Marlborough Twp (10361)
School System:Unionville-Chadds Ford
Subdivision:None Available
Zip Code:19348


Bedrooms: 7
Bathrooms: 5 Full / 1 Half
Year Built:1858
Construction: Brick
Foundation: Brick/Mortar
Basement Type: Full

Features / Amenities

Flooring: Hardwood
Other Rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Library, Foyer, Mud Room
Sub Structure Types: Above Grade, Below Grade
Cooling: Central A/C
Cooling Fuel: Electric
Heating: Hot Water
Heating Fuel: Oil
Hot Water: Electric

Square Footage

Finished Sq. Ft.
Above Grade 7132
Below Grade 0
Total 7132


FoyerMain Level
Living RoomMain Level
LibraryMain Level
Dining RoomMain Level
KitchenMain Level
Mud RoomMain Level

Property Features

Lot Size: 3.7 Acres
Lot Dimensions:0.00 x 0.00
Parking Types: Driveway
Sewer: On Site Septic
Water: Well
Directions:Going south on Route 1, take exit 82 N / Unionville Road. Make a left onto Gatehouse Drive, left onto Bayard Road. Address may also be found using 108 Gatehouse Rd.

Tax and Financial Info

Total Taxes: $24,590 (paid Annually)
Tax Year: 2023
School Tax: $20,170
New Financing: Conventional
Ownership Type: Fee Simple
Homeowners' Assoc.: No
City Tax Rate: $1,433.00 (Annually)
County Tax Rate: $2,987.00 (Annually)



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Listing Information Last Updated 10/1/2023
Listing provided courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester.
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