Homes with Names: Andorra Corner

It's been expanded over the years and boasts two master suites!

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell

Forbidden Corner sounds catchier, but it might not go over as well with first-time guests invited to dinner. Thus, we introduce you to Andorra Corner, a circa 1722 estate that sits at the nexus of Forbidden Drive, Andorra and Thomas Roads, and W Northwestern Avenue–or right down the street from Chestnut Hill College, which my sister thinks resembles “the Harry Potter school.”

In other words, it’s right on the Philadelphia – Montgomery County boundary.

The property has a literal boundary, as well, in the form of a stone wall surround, which across from it has the grand Wissahickon Valley Park and its popular aforementioned trail (Forbidden Drive).

Expanded over the years, the home can boast a library, finished basement with French doors leading out to a terrace and pond, and a 10-year old great room kitchen offering two ovens, two dishwashers, three sinks, and a wet bar. The home also has two (two!) master suites, in addition to an in-law living suite with a roof deck, kitchenette, and sitting area. However, should the bedrooms in the main house not suffice, the carriage house includes a second-floor apartment (2-car garage, 3-box stalls here too).

Beds: 8
Baths: 6 full, 3 half
Square feet: 7,398
Price: $1.25 million

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell.

Listing: 149 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Blue Bell]