Mystery Real Estate: Andorra House With a Secret Zen Room

From the outside, this five-bedroom home in Andorra looks rather normal. The front seems like a regular home. In back there’s a pool, a deck and a large backyard, which also speaks of conventional family fun–you know, Fourth of July barbecues and such. There’s a two-car garage, a kitchen island with a granite countertop–there might as well be a white picket fence. But take a look into the hall closet behind the coats.

27_6181790_7_1364249318_636x435

There, in Narnia-like fashion, you’ll find stairs to a secret room–a “Zen” room. Why is it called a Zen room? Well, there’s a poster of a Buddha, for one thing. There are mats on the floor instead of the hardwood floors you’ll find throughout the rest of the house. There’s an Asian-style hanging lamp thing. It looks peaceful, doesn’t it?

Despite its Zen beginnings, the next owner can use the secret room for anything–we get a yoga class feeling, even if it’s just a class of one (always the least humiliating way to do yoga).



The home is priced at $475,000 and is an estimated 3,148 square feet.

933 CALEDONIA STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA [Estately]

Be respectful of our online community and contribute to an engaging conversation. We reserve the right to ban impersonators and remove comments that contain personal attacks, threats, or profanity, or are flat-out offensive. By posting here, you are permitting Philadelphia magazine and Metro Corp. to edit and republish your comment in all media.