Milford, PA -- The Upper Mill complex, dating from the early 1800s, is a commercially-zoned property that is nestled within one of the most adored enclaves of Milford at the gateway to the Pocono Mountains. The complex consists of three adjacent buildings, the original Upper Mill, the Miller’s House, and the Mill Barn. The property has been expertly restored -- including upgrades like fire protection sprinklers -- and richly maintained.
The centerpiece is a 19th century water-powered gristmill, constructed of substantial timbers, that offers a unique glimpse of rural America more than 150 years ago. Restoration and maintenance of the Mill, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been a labor of love for owner Bob Hartman. Growing up on a rural farm in Upstate NY that had a millstream on the property, Bob was fascinated by the old mill ruins. Later, as a young adult, he participated in a number of archeological surveys of mill remnants in the northeast. Since 1983 Bob has applied his skills and devotion to expertly craft the Upper Mill and complex to its current cherished condition. This work has included sourcing authentic historical components as well as re-engineering and optimizing the mill pond, raceway and forebay. The mill’s fully operational 24-foot waterwheel, along with its immense gears and wide leather belts, is a captivating feature of the complex.
The Upper Mill’s vintage character exudes charm and comfort, as do the natural surroundings with majestic water features. The mill's waterwheel is fed from the original headrace and forebay across the street. Its tailrace empties into the Sawkill Creek, a stream of sparkling rapids which runs behind the mill and flows south to the Delaware River. The complex, with its 5.88 acres, offers abundant opportunities for investment return and is considered a prime asset for a strong property portfolio. The commercial spaces have continued, sustained occupancy, and are easy to lease with tenants that provide distinctive boutique shopping, dining, and office-based businesses. The Upper Mill complex, an ecosystem of both vibrancy and serenity, is a long-renown destination for Milford locals and visitors.
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