Property #1: 38 Morning Song Lane, Grove City, PA $198,000
home was custom built with high quality construction in 2001. Private
and peaceful setting. The interior is light-filled with a contemporary
open floor plan. Winters are very comfortable with the heated ceramic
tile floor, and efficiency is remarkable with the all-electric house
averaging 213.00 per month for 2011 electric bills. 11x10 office on
main floor. Corner Gas Fireplace in
Living Room with large windows, cathedral ceiling and skylights.
Spacious Kitchen with pull-out shelving below counter. Extra wide
custom counters. Dining area combo. 8x15 Enclosed, screened patio,
just off the kitchen with sliders. Separate Laundry Room, Master Bedroom
adjoining Spa Bath and other main floor. Bedroom with Bath on opposite
Loft area features 3rd BR with sitting area. Whole house AC. Wide
doors, easy handicap access except loft bedroom. Home warranty
Property #2 (comined with #1): 26 Morning Song Lane (formerly 33 Perrine Rd. before 911 address change, use this for GPS/Google maps), Grove City, PA.
$258,000 (price includes properties #1 & #2 in combination, 30.2 acres with contemporary house and outbuilding/unfinished cottage(as is))
Oil/Mineral/Gas rights also available for purchase, for an additional $75,000.
The acreage property is a rare treasure - like a private park, with rolling open meadow, varied wooded areas and a winding creek. This kind of unique beauty and privacy doesn't come along very often. Private on all four boundaries, this 27.7 acre property is also easy access at only 5 minutes from route 80, and is located in award-winning Grove City School District.
The property has privacy from the road provided by a dense treeline. The entrance opens into a hilly meadow that makes up almost half the property. Beyond the meadow is the wooded creek area with three winding loops of the East Branch of Wolf Creek. The far border of the creek is lined with evergreen eastern hemlock and beech trees. A trail runs along the creek under the hemlocks, looping up and around hilly former pasture land, populated with hawthorn, aspen and viburnum.
Much of the richness of this property is not visible from the driveway and open areas. Please ask for a guided trail walk when you tour the property.
Wildlife is abundant, and whitetail deer and wild turkey show themselves frequently, while barred owls, woodcock and wood thrushes contribute to the sounds of the land. The variety of bird life also includes many types of songbirds, woodpeckers and also visiting waterfowl such as mallards, pintail ducks, wood ducks and occasional canada geese, in the portion of the creek above the main beaver dam. The creek has many crayfish and small fish. Wildflowers are abundant, ranging from the bright reds of cardinal flower and wild bee balm to virginia bluebells, trout lilies, many types of violets and numerous other kinds of wildflowers.
Plantings include two bearing apple trees, a seckle pear, concord grape vines, a semi-dwarf montmorency cherry, a plum tree, heavy-bearing gooseberry bushes, and patches of blackberries, black raspberries and red raspberries. There are also day lilies, lavender, irises, catnip, daffodils and other plantings.
The privacy the property has now is not likely to change any time soon, due to the nature of the surrounding natural barriers:
- To the south, the property across the road is state owned land not subject to development.
- To the east, the neighbors' land had sand and gravel removed, leaving a steep slope up to this property such that the eastern hill and trees are a complete visual barrier.
- To the west are wetlands, rich with wildlife but not prone to development.
- To the north is the woodland of the creek and back acres, and then a neighboring farmer's corn field and more forest beyond that.
Features of the geographic location:
- Interstate 80 is only 5 minutes away, and Interstate 79 only four more minutes beyond.
- The property is located in award-winning Grove City School District, and the middle and high school are within a 15 minute drive.
- The hospital and fire department are 6 minutes away.
- Prime Outlets is a 15 minute drive.
- Downtown Pittsburgh is 1 hour and 10 minutes away.
The unfinished cottage has been occupied for the last 13 years during construction by the owner-builders. While the electric has not been tailored to fit code, there is a modern 200 amp service, septic system and well. The cottage is of modified post-and-beam construction with straw bale in-fill walls. The interior and exterior walls were left with a sculptural look, plastered on the interior and the exterior is covered with adobe-type "cob" and then traditional lime plaster.
The property has a non-producing gas well, which is to be slated for capping, with removal of the compressor and tank relatively soon.