This many-sectioned farmhouse, typical of Chester County, Pennsylvania, was enhanced by a Philadelphia architect for twentieth-century owner John Reese. The name means “boundary stone,” referring to a nearby marker on the circular border between Pennsylvania and Delaware. In the eighteenth century the Evans family owned the house and operated a mill nearby. Okie had designed the S. Hallock du Pont House, Squirrel Run, at 5 Old Barley Mill Road, near Hagley (1927), as well as a home for Henry Belin du Pont near Mt. Cuba (1935; MC4). He was known for his pleasing Colonial Revival style based on Pennsylvania farmhouses—white trim, shutters, stone chimneys, porches—which here harmonizes perfectly with the original colonial fabric. He died in 1945, not long after this commission.
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