This three-story colonial may be made of stone, but both outside and inside of the house, it’s all about wood. First, the outdoors: In the front, the home has a landscaped lawn and slate path. But around the home, trees grow wonderfully tall, making the enclosed patio seem like a tent pitched in the middle of the woods. Truly the best of both worlds.
Indoors, there are bright hardwood floors, white wood built-ins, molding aplenty, a wood-grain refrigerator facade, and a wooden jewel box of a room that elevates wood paneling (if you can even call it that) to an art form.
Philly teen heartthrob Bobby Rydell’s Penn Valley house is for sale. It went on the market a little more than a month ago (on the same day one of Bruce Toll’s area homes went on sale) and was described as “an entertainer’s dream,” though Rydell’s name wasn’t mentioned. Redfin’s local agent Blakely Minton quickly took a tour of the property–something the website’s agents do to personalize their listings–and had this to say about it:
House is up on the hill with a small, flat backyard area. The home is dated and needs some cosmetic upgrades, but has nice space. The finished basement is a Philly sports lover’s dream with lots of space for fun.
In the listing, that basement is described as a “rec room and music room.” Hey, got a little all-American teen idol in your soul? Or, perhaps more accurately given the decor, a Philly sports fan?
This Okie-designed home for sale is reflective of the famed architects Colonial Revival style.
Spotlight Listing: Okie-Designed Home for Sale on the Main Line Designed in the 1940s by renowned architect R. Brognard Okie, famed for his Colonial Revival architecture style, this Penn Valley home has been carefully renovated and modernized to meet modern living standards. Set on almost five acres, the house balances formal and casual living spaces, [...]
Who owns this kitchen? Bruce Toll? Or Bobby Rydell?
It’s as if they’ve lived parallel lives, Robert Ridarelli and Bruce Toll. They both founded empires based on their names (Bobby Rydell; Toll Brothers) in the 1960s. Rydell was a teen idol with hits like “Volare” and “Wild One.” Toll Brothers was a real estate idol with hits like America’s Best Builder and National Builder of the Year. Bobby Rydell starred in a film. Toll Brothers starred in a film. They both called the Philadelphia area home. A lifetime of synergies.