Farmhouse 1766-2006

Berks County, PA

Type: Single-Family, Residential

This stone and log home was built by the John Kreider family in 1766 and was abandoned in the 1990’s after the last of the Kreiders moved on. The 4,000 square foot colonial home features exposed chestnut log walls and ceilings, original feathered wood doors, hand-wrought, colonial era hardware, and a classic barrel vaulted stone root cellar. The historic home has been renovated with modern conveniences designed to flow with the colonial aesthetic including a modern cherry and bluestone kitchen, four eclectic bathrooms, and hot water radiant heating. The home has been called “the best kept secret in residential architecture” in central Pennsylvania by industry insiders. The Kreider-Kelly farmstead is open for tours by reservation.

• 4,000 squaare foot colonial home restored to its original beauty
• Exposed chestnut log walls and ceilings, original feathered wood doors, handwrought, colonial-era hardware and a classic barrel vaulted stone root cellar
• Renovated to keep the integrity of the colonial period combined with all of the modern conveniences
• Hot watern radiant heat, four eclectic bathrooms and a modern cherry and bluestone kitchen modernize the house

Nest Architecture Team:
Kip Kelly, AIA

 

For Spaces Magazine Fresh vegetables from the garden sit on the countertops, made from Pennsylvania Blue Stone, in the kitchen

For Spaces Magazine The family room

For Spaces Magazine The master bedroom

For Spaces Magazine The windows in their master bathroom,including one Kip added above the shower, flood the room with natural light - a feature that is a signature of Kip's.

For Spaces Magazine The Kelly's sitting room features a variety of artwork and a large fireplace

For Spaces Magazine The front room of the home.

For Spaces Magazine The Kelly's enjoy the extra space they have in Pennsylvania and make the most of it with a tre house for the kids, a spacious front porch, free range chickens, space for the dog to play and abundant gardens.

For Spaces Magazine The Kelly's enjoy the extra space they have in Pennsylvania and make the most of it with a tre house for the kids, a spacious front porch, free range chickens, space for the dog to play and abundant gardens.

For Spaces Magazine One of the quaint out buildings on the lebanon property

For Spaces Magazine This barn on the Kelly's property, which once served as headquarters for Nest Architecture, is now a space for recreation and games.

For Spaces Magazine Cyja tends the gardens surrounding the couple's home.

For Spaces Magazine The facade of the Kelly's home