Address: 553 Geigel Hill Rd
Square Feet: 3,056
Basement: Yes, Full
Hill & Dale Farm is every equestrian’s dream! This picturesque Tinicum Twp horse property, situated on 10 level, cleared acres, is ready for you and your horses. The 9-stall barn with attached indoor arena is complete with a hot/cold water wash stall, beautiful tongue-and-groove paneled tack room with viewing window, attached 108×70 indoor arena, and removable stall walls that can be taken out to create extra-large stalls. The adorable barn apartment has recently had $80k in renovations, and is ideal housing for a barn manager or trainer. Outside, there is a second 120×60 arena, a wood-fenced round pen, and fenced paddocks and pastures with run-in sheds, highlighted by the beautiful 1/3 acre pond with fountain. Overlooking the equestrian facilities is the 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom farmhouse with approximately $280k in Kitchen renovations completed last year. Antique barn wood and stone accents make the remodeled kitchen, family room, and mudroom truly unique, and recessed lighting highlights the crown molding, 8” baseboards, and beadboard details throughout the lower level. Upstairs are four bedrooms and two full baths. The master suite is complete with a luxurious bathroom with soaking tub, skylight, sitting room with sauna and heavenly view of the horse pastures and pond. Adjoining the master bedroom is a spacious room that currently holds a sauna, and could be easily converted into a fabulous walk-in-closet. Outside, you’ll find a serene covered, multi-tiered deck overlooking the pool, complete with pool house, hot tub, built in barbecue and stunning specimen plants which makes you feel like you’re in a tropical paradise. Don’t hesitate to make your showing appointment – this ideal horse property is everything you ever wanted!
Enter through the beautiful double entry doors with decorative glass panes into the welcoming foyer, and have a seat in the comfortable formal living room to the left., which flows into the home office which also features a beautiful propane fire place and plenty of large windows to provide a bright, comfortable workspace.
Off the right side of the foyer is the formal dining room big enough for big family gatherings, and along with the living room and office features oak floors, chair rail, crown molding and 6” baseboards.
The open-concept combined kitchen and family room is the focal point and showpiece of the home, and was completely renovated within the last year and transformed into a truly luxurious space. With beautiful, durable engineered wood flooring and structural accents in stone and reclaimed antique barn wood, this space has an air of rustic sophistication. The kitchen features custom cabinetry built by Jay Rambo, uniquely patterned granite countertops, a custom walnut window seat overlooking the pool & pond, and a large center island with built-in storage, microwave, and ice maker. A deep farm sink with disposal makes cooking chores easy, and any chef will delight in the 6-burner Wolf gas range and oven with custom made range hood accented in slate and antique barn wood. You’ll never run out of space in the built in pantry with slide-out drawers, and the custom limestone tile backsplash adds a modern touch.
The family room is just as exceptional, and features French doors leading out onto the deck as well as a stunning stone faced wood burning fireplace with custom antique barn wood mantle. Recessed lighting and wiring for surround sound make this a room you will want to spend lots of time in!
Included in the recently renovated space is a hallway with access from the garage and side door, which leads to the ¾ bath/laundry room. This “utility” room was finished with the same attention to detail and quality materials as the kitchen and family room, and sports granite counter tops, a gorgeous glass-sided shower, a washer & dryer, deep sink, and vanity. Through the door to the attached 3-car garage you’ll find separate laundry facilities for horse blankets, saddle pads, and bandages.
Up the central staircase are three bedrooms and the master suite. All bedrooms boast wall to wall carpeting and ceiling fans, as well as good-sized closets. A full hall bathroom serves the upper level.
The master suite is more than spacious, and includes a luxurious spa-like bathroom with soaking tub, shower, skylight, and beautiful views of the horse pastures. Attached to the master bedroom is an additional room currently housing a sauna, but that can be easily converted to a massive walk-in closet, study, or dressing room.
OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE
The in-ground pool measures approximately 20×40 and holds 45,000 gallons. It’s surrounded by a concrete patio and sits at the bottom of the multi-level brick and wood deck. A pool house provides equipment storage, as well as a comfortable room for changing. A built-in Fire Magic grill will enhance outdoor parties, and guests will enjoy the hot tub when it’s too cold to swim in the pool. Hundreds of specimen plants surround the backyard living space, and include several varieties of flowers and fruit trees.
THE BARN & ARENAS
The beautiful 9-stall Kistler pole barn with attached indoor arena makes horse care easy! All stalls have Dutch doors that open to the exterior of the stable, letting in plenty of light and air. The concrete-aisle barn also boasts a large storage area currently used to keep hay, but can easily be reconfigured to hold additional stalls. The wash stall has hot & cold water, and the entire building is insulated. The beautiful tack room features tongue & groove paneling and a lovely embossed tin ceiling, and doubles as an observation area with a large window looking into the indoor arena. Custom built grain bins and cabinets provide well-organized storage on one side of the room, with a multitude of saddle and bridle racks on the other.
The attached indoor arena measures 108×70, and features sand and sawdust footing, lights, mirrors, and sliding doors.
The outdoor arena measures 120×60 with sand footing. The round pen measures approximately 48’ across and has solid wood fencing and grass footing.
The four paddocks and two pastures all have run-in sheds, and there is a small chicken house with fenced enclosure for your feathered friends to enjoy.
Everything you need to keep your own horses, board, train, or teach has been thought of and implemented here!