Oh, forget the interior for a second and just take in the natural landscape surrounding this home. Afforded with 17.5 acres of land, the grounds contain both a property-length creek (or “crick” as someone once corrected me) and waterfall. Also nearby is a springhouse that would have my mother squealing in my ear from delight. The gallery provides a view of these notable outdoor features.
Now, onto the house itself.
The home was built in 1748, expanded in 1884, and throughout it all kept its original den with stone fireplace. Another fireplace can be found in the living room, in addition to hardwood floors which cover most of the house, the exception being the playroom. That has bluestone floors…as well as a third fireplace. It can be accessed through a glass sun porch.
A general description of the kitchen and bathrooms from the listing simply states: “circa 1970[s].” Hmm…. On that note, perhaps it’s appropriate to mention the pool house needs some refurbishing (the pool was built sometime in 1940), as does a tennis court from 1960.
Meanwhile, the master suite has an attached office space and his-her baths.
The house is located just 17 minutes from King of Prussia Mall and 3 minutes from the new Albert Einstein Hospital.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 4,774
Listing: 351 Burnside Avenue, Norristown, PA, 19403 [Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]