Just outside of the Conshohockens in Gulph Mills is a property that is for sale that includes a former blacksmith shop dating back to 1701. Whoever buys this home needs to be prepared to undertake a major rehab.
From the listing:
Great opportunity to rebuild and design your dream home in this wonderful part of the original Bird-in-Hand settlement. This historic (with no historic preservation restrictions) former blacksmith shop (c. 1701) in Gulph Mills is in the highly ranked Upper Merion School District and features easy access to the multitude of transportation (just steps away from the Gulph Mills Train Station), shopping, dining, and leisure options available in King of Prussia. Bring your creativity & builder to restore the old charm of the house and refresh it with new ideas. Home sits on 0.26 acres of quaint, private fenced yard surrounded by beautiful greenery. Initially the home featured 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, eat-in kitchen, dining room, living room with two stone fireplace, laundry room and hardwood floors. The property has a new sewer line installed along with a new gas line hook up and new electrical panel. Property being sold “as is”. Major rehab needed.
The property is listed for $450,000. You can view the full listing here. The listing agent is Gurpreet Oberoi of BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr who can be reached at 610-527-0900.