4905 Marietta Avenue Columbia, PA
$ 559,500
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PALA2007226
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityColumbia
  • AreaEast Donegal Twp
  • Zip17512
  • StyleTraditional,Colonial
  • Year Built1800
  • Taxes$ 6906
  • Price$ 559,500
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3594
  • Lot Size3.58 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Keller Williams Elite
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Absolutely idyllic Colonial Stone home with 3+ fenced acres . . . This historic property is known locally as “Stonehouse” or “The Christian Hershey Homestead.” The first story of this stone farmhouse was built in 1786 for Christian Hershey, Jr. (1765-1824) by his father, Christian Hershey Sr. (1734-1806) of Manor Township. A second story was added to the structure about 1810. The home was next occupied by Christian Hershey III (1789-1827), a prosperous farmer who also owned three mills at the mouth of the Chiques Creek. Unfortunately, Christian Hershey III and his young wife died unexpectedly leaving two small children. The farm was left in limbo until their orphaned offspring could inherit the farm in 1847. By 1850, the original 430-acre Hershey farmstead had been reduced to only 38 acres. It was then purchased by thee ironmasters – Peter Schoenberger, Henry Musslemen, and Henry M. Watts – and incorporated into their extensive land holdings in the area. The remnants of the Hershey farm were annexed to a larger farm to the north, and for the next 100 years, Stonehouse was rented to the laborers who worked on the main farm. In 1949, owner Fitzgerald Hiestand (1899-1982) of Marietta renovated the old farmhouse and added modern amenities such as electricity, in-door plumbing, and closets. In the fall of 1958, Captain William B. Landis, M.D. and his wife, Margaret, were returning to their native Lancaster County from Foster Air Force Base in Victoria, TX. They found this beautiful old stone farmhouse, fell in love with it, and moved in the day before Thanksgiving 1958. Stonehouse has remained in Landis ownership for the past 63 years, during which the family has enjoyed the home’s spacious rooms, explored its extensive connections to local history, and treasured the unparalleled beauty of its rural scenery,amily Room/1st floor laundry/Nice fenced property great for animals.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Donegal Elementary School Donegal Middle School Donegal High School
Price History
11/4/2021 Listed $449,900

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility Other
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Appliances Dryer, Washer, Oven - Single, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Traditional, Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Full
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stucco, Masonry
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 74
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Flooring Hardwood, Vinyl
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Other
High School DONEGAL
Interior Features Wood Floors
Levels 2
Lot Size Square Feet 155944.80
MLS Area East Donegal Twp (10515)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Y/N No Pool
Possession Negotiable, Settlement
Price Per Sq Ft 155.68
Property Type Residential
Roof Composite, Shingle
School District 300200397375
School District DONEGAL
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 6906.0
Tax Year 2022
Utilities Cable TV
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3594
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Mantel(s)
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 3594
Room Type Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Great Room, Laundry, Office, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 2
Fencing Split Rail
Foundation Details Other
Garage Features Built In
Lot Size Acres 3.58
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N No
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Off Site, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main Dining Area
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Upper 1
Great Room Main
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main Flooring - Vinyl
Laundry Main
Office Main
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 17512

AVG $300K
AVG $3,045
AVG 39
Year Built
AVG 1910

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