A Pennsylvania farmhouse with a difference is to be auctioned on Saturday 24th August and will be sold along with its contents. The property, which dates back to 1760, is located to the east of Bermudian Creek and has 14 rooms, as well as a number of historic buildings that have been relocated to the site. The owners were June and Harry Seifert; Harry died in October 2012 and June passed away in May this year.
The couple had previously been the founders of the New Oxford Winter Garden Salad Company and had bought the small farm in 1970. The couple spent all their time restoring the farm to its former glory, while purchasing historical buildings and rebuilding them on their property – including a schoolhouse that still contained its antique desks.
According to a press release by Cordier Auctions & Appraisals, the farm had previously been part of the York Sulphur Springs Hotel and had been used by guests when the hotel was full. Son Dick Seifert believes that the farm would suit someone who has just retired and wants a home that would keep them busy. The house and its contents will be auctioned, including antique furniture, a wood working shop complete with tools, a buggy and wagons.
The children of June and Harry are all settled in their own properties and don’t want to uproot their families and move into the farm. Whoever buys the farm and its contents at auction will likely pay more than they would for a property sold through other means, as a buyer’s premium will be charged.
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