108 Bayard Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1659 $990,000

Beds/Baths: 7/5.1
Interior Sq. Ft: 7,132
Acreage: 3.7
Age:165 years
MLS#: PACT2030664
Subdivision: None Available


Constructed between 1859 and 1860 by Bayard Taylor for the princely sum of $15,000, Cedarcroft may be the most famous home in the tri-state area. A famous world traveler, Bayard Taylor was well known for both his travel books, literary works, and poetry. Legendary guests to Cedarcroft included Ralph Waldo Emerson, John Greenleaf Whittier, James Russell Lowell, and Horace Greeley. The construction of the home was said to have been overseen by Taylor himself who described the large brick Italianate home as “large and stately, simple in its forms, without much ornament … expressive of strength and ornament.” An adjoining brick carriage house needs total restoration. The first floor features 13’ ceilings, an Entry Hall with a grand staircase to the upper level, a spacious Living Room and Library, both with handsome fireplaces plus a large Dining Room, also with a gorgeous fireplace. The Kitchen is reached from both the Entry Hall and the Dining Room and will require a total refurbishment. Off the Kitchen is a Mud Room with a laundry hookup and access to an attached two car garage. Upstairs is a Master Suite with a fireplace, private bath, and large closet/dressing area. There is another large bedroom with a fireplace and five additional bedrooms, some of which could easily have walls removed to make larger spaces. This level has a total of four bathrooms which are all in need of total refurbishment. The Tower is accessed from this level. The third floor has a full bathroom and additional bedrooms/storage rooms plus the air handling equipment for the home’s central air conditioning. The basement is accessed from the Garage and houses the home’s oil heater, hot water heater, and electrical panels. There is also a root cellar that awaits restoration into a wonderful wine cellar! Consisting of two parcels set on 3.7 acres in the Unionville-Chadds Ford School District, this historic home is truly a one of a kind - full of potential awaiting restoration to its former glory. Rarely does such a high-profile home come on the market. Because restoration is needed and this is a sale by an estate, we are offering the property in "As-Is” condition. Please see agent for details about taxes, etc. Property address AKA Gatehouse Drive.

Foyer: Main
Living Room: Main
Library: Main
Dining Room: Main
Kitchen: Main
Mud Room: Main
Taxes: $24,590
Home Assoc: No
Condo Assoc: No
Garage: N
Basement: Y
Pool: No Pool
School Dist: Unionville-Chadds Ford


Hot Water Heating, Oil, Central A/C, Electric, Hot Water - Electric, Well Water, On Site Septic, Main Floor Laundry


Full Basement, Hardwood Flooring

Brick/Mortar Foundation, Brick Exterior

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Public Elementary (6 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Mary D Lang Kindergarten Center Kennett Consolidated School District K Kennett Square 1.23 mi
Bancroft Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 2.05 mi
Unionville Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Kennett Square 2.36 mi
Greenwood Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Kennett Square 2.74 mi
New Garden Elementary School Kennett Consolidated School District 1–5 Toughkenamon 3.75 mi
Hillendale Elementary School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District K–5 Chadds Ford 4.27 mi

Public Middle (3 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Charles F Patton Middle School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 6–8 Kennett Square 1.78 mi
duPont (H.B.) Middle School Red Clay Consolidated School District 6–8 Hockessin 4.36 mi
Kennett Middle School Kennett Consolidated School District 6–8 Landenberg 4.7 mi

Public High (2 schools)

School District Grades Place Distance
Kennett High School Kennett Consolidated School District 9–12 Kennett Square 1.56 mi
Unionville High School Unionville-Chadds Ford School District 9–12 Kennett Square 1.64 mi

Private (4 schools)

School Grades Place Distance
Ducklings Early Learning Center Nonsectarian K Kennett Square 2.13 mi
Upland Country Day School Nonsectarian Preschool–9 Kennett Square 2.37 mi
London Grove Friends Kindergarten Friends Preschool–K Kennett Square 3 mi
Fairville Friends School Inc Friends Preschool–K Chadds Ford 3.8 mi

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This report is a detailed community overview for Kennett Square (19348), Pennsylvania.

Community Quick Facts

  • Average travel time to work for people in this community: 23
  • Average salary of people in this community: $77,208

Community Summary

  • Population Density (ppl / mile): 634
  • Household Size (ppl): 2.58
  • Households w/ Children: 58%

Housing Inventory

  • Owned: 6,292 (67.4%)
  • Rented: 2,648 (28.4%)
  • Vacant: 390 (4.2%)
  • Total: 9,330

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Total: 23,636
Households: 8,940
Median Age: 43.50

Climate and Weather

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Highest Level of Education Attained

  • Less than 9th Grade: 6.0%
  • Some High School: 3.0%
  • High School Graduate: 19.8%
  • Some College: 12.8%
  • Associate Degree: 4.5%
  • Bachelor's Degree: 28.8%
  • Graduate Degree: 25.0%

Income by dollar range

Median Income: $96,729

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

  • One Bedroom: $944
  • Two Bedroom: $1,016
  • Three Bedroom: $1,190
  • Four Bedroom: $1,423

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Contact Information

Listing Courtesy of: BHHS Fox & Roach-West Chester , (610) 431-1100

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108 Bayard Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1659

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