A Brook of One’s Own at Chestnut Hill’s Hollowood

This is the perfect day on which to muse about lush gardens on a verdant, three-acre “miniature” estate. Hollowood is a daydream of springtime spread over three 19th-century buildings tucked into a leafy hillside in Chestnut Hill.

A restored carriage house serves as the main residence at Hollowood, featuring three large bedrooms as well as three full baths. The guest house offers an additional bedroom with one full and one half bath as well as a soaring library with skylights and a kitchenette. The property also features a greenhouse studio with a reflecting pond and a wood stove. There are flagstone and brick terraces throughout the grounds.

Hollowood is packed with charming details like custom woodwork and sunken patios. But our favorite detail is the brook that runs through the property because it comes with its very own teeny, tiny footbridge.

Beds: 3
Baths: 3.5
Square feet: 2,538
Price: $1,895,000

Listing: 8847 Norwood Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118