Borie Estate Makes Rare Appearance on Market

To say it’s rare to see the Borie Estate for sale is a tremendous understatement. This offering marks only the fourth time the manse has been listed in 200 years.

Originally home to Charles Louie Borie (a chief architect for the Philadelphia Museum of Art), the estate is fit for a regal art collection. The interior spaces of the property are sumptuous, featuring plenty of exposed beams, marble fireplaces and leaded glass windows. That’s in addition to the six bedrooms and five full plus three partial bathrooms in the nearly 7,000 square feet inside.

Outside, the greens on the three-acre estate are something out of The Secret Garden. There are paths and fountains and meticulously manicured hedgerows. The property includes a wall made from hedges and an arboretum’s worth of mature trees. Many ring the Olympic-sized pool and garden sculptures. And if the weather is too foul to enjoy the gardens and pool, there is an absolutely swoon-worthy jacuzzi situated under some very dramatic eaves overlooking the gardens.




All photos by Drew Callaghan Photography

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 6
Baths: 5 full, 3 partial
Fireplaces: 7
Square Feet: 6,660
Year Built: 1890
Price: $2,500,000
Listing: 1027 Washington Lane Jenkintown, PA 19046  [Kurfiss Sotheby's]

 

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  • kimada

    Beautiful property but since the house was apparently built in 1890 I’m not sure how that can mean it was sold so many times in “200 years.” In the 1890’s Rydal was a place of really luxurious country estates while in the 1920’s it seems the first subdivisions of very fine suburban homes were started, very close to this property. And it’s still one of Philly’s premier suburbs.