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31 Creek Road, Delta, PA 17314



Estate2 Bedrooms1 Bathrooms1 Half BathroomsPool: None

Property Details

  • SOLD
  • Property Type: Estate
  • Pool: None
  • Bedrooms: 2
  • Stories: 3
  • Bathrooms: 1
  • Garage: 4
  • Property Status: Sold
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Acreage: 30.7
  • Year Built: 1800
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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.


      First Floor

      Living Room 22′ x 14′ – Wood floor,  stone hearth, wainscot, chair rail, exposed beam ceiling, 3 windows.
      Kitchen 17′ x 9′ – Wood floor, painted wood cabinets, granite counters, gas stove, double sink, 3 windows.
      Powder Room
      Utility Room 11′ x 9′
      – Wood floor.

      Second Floor

      Family Room 22′ x 14′ – Wood floor,  fireplace w/wood mantel, chair rail, door to deck, 4 windows.
      Bedroom 1 11′ x 11′ – Wood floor, 2 windows.
      Bathroom 11′ x 10′ – Wood floor, ceramic tile counter, 2 sconces, closet, 1 window.

      Third Floor

      Bedroom 2 24′ x 15′ – Wide plank wood floor, exposed beam ceiling, stone walls, 1 window.


      -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

    Gary Gestson

    Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.