That was fast: This six-bedroom farmhouse-style home in Blue Bell has an offer in after just eight days–though it seems it was on and off the market before. Perhaps the listing’s “diamond-in-the-rough” characterization actually helped–buyers seem to like it when they’re spoken to like intelligent people who can accurately distinguish linoleum from hardwood.
Whether rough or no, the house is quite a catch, with five fireplaces, a wrap-around porch, big rooms, built-ins and pocket doors. It sits on almost two acres of land with a pool. The last asking price was $465,000.
The floors in the bedroom. The exposed brick and marble sink in the bathroom. The flagstone patio, the random-width floors, the built-ins and walk-ins. Even the temporary things — the little lily-pad rugs in a child’s room — are sheer perfection.
It’s no wonder, then, that the owners of a house like this would want to celebrate the home and the life they share.
This $4.2 million 9-bedroom has almost 25,000 square feet–so while the basketball court is fun enough for a single family, the compound (as it’s listed) is large enough for an entire basketball team. In fact, 1907 is is one of the largest residential properties in Pennsylvania. It once belonged to a somewhat controversial figure who got into a legal pickle or two, but as he’s passed on to the real estate in the sky, perhaps it’s best to move forward. This home would be a perfect property for the Sixers to own.