Welcome to 169 Brown Hill Road in the heart of the Manor Township countryside. Situated on 7.3 acres, this bright, warm and inviting brick ranch home is in move-in condition. It features an open floor plan, rich hardwood floors, eat-in kitchen with granite counter tops, three bedrooms, a new master bath and an integral 2-3 car garage with wood stove.
There’s also a new barn with stables, a round pen, and three fenced-in areas. This former Christmas tree farm is perfect for a horse farm, boarding and livestock.
The grounds are beautiful, ranging from flat to rolling hills with a wooded perimeter.
It’s located a quarter mile from Crooked Creek Horse Park with 35 miles of developed horse trails nearby and is one mile from Crooked Creek Lake and State Park, where you’ll find camping, boating, hiking and fishing. It’s minutes to Lenape Heights Golf Resort and five minutes to the 35-mile Historic Armstrong Rail Trail.
For the equestrian enthusiast, this private resort in the country is just 45 minutes from Pittsburgh. And it’s close to shopping, restaurants and the New Armstrong School.
See the drone video and read the owner’s notes below.
Photos and video created by Dave Arnold
From the current owner:
I moved to this home in 1990, the day after my younger son graduated from high school and have been here ever since.
It is 7.3 acres of privacy, surrounded on three sides by woods, and a wide open expanse of farm fields on the fourth side. I see wildlife in my yard or pasture daily, including deer, wild turkeys, geese, and of course the local rabbits, squirrels and raccoons.
I have had horses all my life until very recently, so there is a lovely three-stall, newly styled barn, three separately fenced-in pastures, a separate paddock, and a round pen for training horses. Additionally, there is another 30 x 50-foot shed that could be used as an additional stabling area or for farm type equipment. I have boarded a couple horses in the past, so it could be used for additional income.
This property lends itself well to any horse or outdoor enthusiast, since a 35-mile equestrian trail, which encircles Crooked Creek Lake, goes past the front of my property originating 1/4 mile away at the Crooked Creek Horse Park. Nearly every weekend from spring through fall and sometimes into the winter, there is some activity at the park.
Also within a mile is Crooked Creek Lake State Park with camping, boating, fishing, an environmental learning center, ice skating, cross-country skiing, hiking, and much much more. Lenape Heights Golf Course is literally over the hill from the back of the property.
Within a five-minute drive are stores, restaurants, a family-owned homemade ice cream shop (where I am almost a daily patron) and access to the historic 30-mile Armstrong rail-trail system that will eventually connect to the Pittsburgh to Erie Bike Trail.
It really is a little piece of heaven; like having a resort in your own yard.
My home is a quick 45-minute drive to downtown Pittsburgh via Rt. 28, which adds a few miles to my odometer, as I visit the city at least once per week to visit a dear niece, take in the Pens’ games, attend cultural events and volunteer at Ten Thousand Villages in Squirrel Hill. In fact, last week I was downtown five days out of six.
I really thought I would spend my days here in Armstrong County entertaining on my patio and enjoying daily soaks in my hot tub. However, children call and mothers answer. My son is taking on a new venture by buying an art gallery near Lexington and has asked for a little help managing this endeavor. So off I go, anxious to be of some help, and looking forward to spending quality time with my only grandson, Alexander.
Maggie’s impressive real estate career launched nearly 10 years ago. Since then she’s made her mark in the Pittsburgh region as a confident, passionate and knowledgeable agent.
She prides herself on her breadth of experience and connections with a concierge-styled business that caters to each buyer and seller’s needs from handshake to closing.
She is the recipient of RE/MAX Select Realty’s Annual 2016 Top Producer Award for the City of Pittsburgh.