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Historic Ox Bow House c.1800

31 Creek Rd, Delta, PA 17314, USA
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Historic Ox Bow House c.1800
Historic Ox Bow House c.1800 is an exquisitely restored stone home on 30+ park-like acres with over 4,000 ft of Muddy Creek running through it. A private setting with an abundance of wildlife and natural beauty, this is also an extraordinary property for canoeing and kayaking, horse riding, hiking and much more. Features a new 40′ x 30′ barn for offices, shop, studio or animals.


-Once part of Castle Finn iron forge plantation
-Southern exposure – built into the hillside giving natural passive solar heating and cooling affect
-Spectacular scenic views from each window
-Home nestled in natural “bowl” like setting; providing protection from harsh weather and enabling views much of which is your own land
-Incredibly well built by master craftsmen with the intent to last many generations
-Completely restored
-Original features (e.g. wood, joinery, stonework, rafters) left exposed as much as possible
-Original Peach Bottom slate roof
-Two original fireplaces
    -Large walk in fireplace with large solid hand hewn timber mantle
    -Second floor has fireplace with original federal style mantlepiece
-Red oak flooring (1st and 2nd floors); original white pine flooring boards preserved in attic
-Custom made all wood window sash
-Large amounts of custom detailed woodwork
-Custom made all wood doors with three original doors
-Custom made built in cabinets and bookcases
-All sash, doors, cabinets and woodwork made on site
-High end brass hardware
-Plastered walls, except utility room
-Granite counter tops (kitchen and bath)
-Hot water heating with vintage radiators
-Serpentine brick walk with brick stoop
-Small wooden deck
-Large fenced dog run
-Propane heating, hot water and cooking (500 gal. tank – tank is buried and owned outright which allows owner to shop suppliers)
-200 amp electric service (underground from last pole)
-Wired for cable and telephone all 3 floors
-Verizon DSL available
-Armstrong internet/cable/telephone available
-Heating, plumbing and electrical systems are approximately 8 years old
-Sewage system installed in 2005


-Built within last 3 years (post and beam construction)
-12″ x 24″ reinforced concrete footer
-8″ x 48″ reinforced concrete foundation wall (3/4″ re-bar, 12″ each way – horizontal and vertical)
-5″ thick concrete floor
-Southern yellow pine posts on sturdy wall – plus steel brackets set in concrete to anchor posts to wall (no wood in contact with ground and precludes building from lifting owing to wind)
-Double headers (machine stress rated southern yellow pine) – total perimeter
-Attic roof trusses built by respected roof truss manufacturer, rigid ply rafters
-Fabral metal roofing (Grandrib 3 plus – thicker and more durable than standard metal panels); double bubble insulation to reduce condensation
-Eastern white pine board and batten siding from the state of Maine
-(8) Marvin all wood windows with storm panels and screens (double hung)
-(5) fixed wooden barn sash
-Double barn sash (wooden) in attic at both ends; lower sash on tracks – can be raised for ventilation
-Custom built wooden doors
-200 amp electrical service (underground from last pole)
-30’W x 40’L x 9’h
-Attic=14’W x 40’L x 8’H
-Attic can easily be finished
    -10’W x 29’L
    -Southern yellow pine posts on sturdy wall plus steel brackets set in concrete piers
    -4″ thick concrete floor
    -Fabral Grandrib 3 plus metal roofing with double bubble insulation
    -(3) fixed wooden barn sash
    -Custom built wooden doors
    -Eastern white pine board and batten siding


-Includes both banks of Muddy Creek
-30.74 acres in Clean and Green program
-(2) building rights
-Surrounded by many wooded acres
-Last house on Muddy Creek until mouth of Susquehanna River – no buildings, just wooded acreage for approximately 2 miles
-Tract includes varied topography (wooded hillsides, deep ravines, wooded and open bottom land)
-Panoramic views from many locations
-Park like setting with tremendous seclusion, privacy and tranquility
-Long driveway at end of dead end township road
-Convenient to Baltimore and Washington D.C.
    -45 minutes to Hunt Valley, MD
    -40 minutes to Aberdeen, MD (Aberdeen has an Amtrack station)
-45 minutes to Havre de Grace, MD (head of Chesapeake Bay)
-Minutes from public boat landing on Susquehanna River
-Minutes from 5,000 acre public utility lands open to the public and 200 acre Susquehanna State Park
-Besides Muddy Creek, (2) streams and many springs
-Mature timber, including majestic black walnut and American sycamore
-Muddy Creek offers class 4 and class 5 white water rapids, canoeing, kayaking, tubing, fishing
-Great hiking, bird watching, horse back riding
-Unique natural features and ecosystems
    -Large rock outcroppings
    -Combination of upland mature hardwood forests, lowland mature hardwood forests, open spaces, shrubs, thickets, southern and northern exposures and abundant water sources results     in a large quantity and diversity of plant, bird, reptile and mammal species
-Oasis for wildlife – some species observed
    -Pair of resident red shouldered hawks, red tail hawks, cooper hawks
    -Bald eagles frequently seen
    -Barred owls, great horned owls
    -Numerous species of song birds
    -Wild turkey
    -Wood ducks, migratory waterfowl
    -River otter
  • Address: 31 Creek Road
  • City: Delta
  • State/county: Pennsylvania
  • Zip/Postal Code: 17314
  • Country: United States


Updated on June 13, 2019 at 10:31 pm

  • Property ID: 4910
  • Price: $475,000
  • Land Area: 30.7 Acres
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Bathrooms: 1.5
  • Garage: 4
  • Year Built: 1800
  • Property Type: Estates, Homes
  • Property Status: Sold


Contact info

Gary Gestson
Gary Gestson
301-975-9500 ext. 4604301-646-0046
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