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York County farm house features reclaimed wood, modern kitchen, horse barn, 10-plus acres: Cool Spaces

Hidden away in York County next to Andersontown Church of God, is a bucolic slice of paradise known as Outback Farm.



a large lawn in front of a house: A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

The present owner, who has lived at the farm for 28 years, describes Outback Farm as “a place to make memories.”

Kids especially loved the farm because they could ride through the woods on a gator or golf cart; (we could) put 10 people in the four-person hot tub, take pony rides around the paddock, play bocce or horse shoes, ride inner tubes down the nearby Yellow Breeches Creek, or pile 10 kids in each car and go to Haar’s Drive-in theater, said the owner.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: The two-story kitchen. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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The two-story kitchen. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

The 10.3 acre property includes all outbuildings and fencing needed for the caring of horses. A bank barn with four stalls, two tack rooms-one heated, a feed room, garage and a paddock suitable for riding and training is perfect for the horse lover.

“With three stalls on the bank barn side and one on the new side, it is a perfect place to keep four wonderful horses or ponies right on your own property. With two tack rooms (one with water and heated) and a separate feed room with outside access and a huge hay loft above (with a drop down for throwing hay right into the barn from above), it is a horse owner’s dream,” said the owner.



a living room filled with furniture and a large window: The family room with bar. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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The family room with bar. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

Another large outbuilding at the top of the driveway, a short distance from the house, allows storage for tractors and trailers.

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Carrying the farm theme, from the outside with the exposed stone, the home inside features plank wood flooring in several of the main rooms and wood beams and exposed wood throughout from a reclaimed Lancaster County bank barn.

“Architecturally, one of the things I love about the home is the different textures used throughout. The use of beautiful, craftsman floors mixed with stone and slate and brick only serve to add to the reclaimed wood used throughout the home. The kitchen floor is the best example of how woods were taken from an old stone farmhouse in the Lancaster area and brought here to be used throughout the house. The kitchen floor is from the old bank barn of that home,” said the owner.

The centerpiece of the home is the magnificent sunlit two-story kitchen with exposed wood beams, plank wood floors, and a see-through gas fireplace with exposed brick, leading all the way up to the cathedral wood ceiling with skylights.



a room filled with furniture and a fireplace: The two-story kitchen with see-through gas fireplace. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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The two-story kitchen with see-through gas fireplace. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

The kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, a huge amount of storage, island with seating, and sliding doors that open to the deck overlooking the backyard gardens and waterfall.

The master bedroom features exposed barn wood and an exposed brick wall, an office room, large master bath, with tub, shower and large walk-in closet.

The home boasts 5,500-square feet of living space, with 6 bedrooms on the second and third floors, and four full and one-half baths.

The property itself is meticulously cared for and professionally landscaped. The farm is enrolled in the “clean and green” program for tax saving benefits.

Located at 225 Andersontown Road, Monaghan Township, York County, the home is listed at $799,900 by agent Jodi Diego with Howard Hanna Real Estate Services.



a sign on the side of the street: A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

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a kitchen with a dining room table: The two-story kitchen with gas see-through fireplace. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County


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The two-story kitchen with gas see-through fireplace. A Cool Spaces home at 225 Andersontown Rd., in Monaghan Twp., York County

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