Main Line Monday: Villanova Contemporary With a 200-Year-Old Secret
It’s not out of the ordinary to find a centuries-old barn converted into a spectacular home. This home on Kenilworth Road in Villanova is slightly different, as it was actually built on top of a 215-year-old springhouse that was original to the property.
The conversion took place in 1983, which is kind of evident by the styling and architecture of the home, and its former life isn’t buried behind some sheet rock or stucco. Scroll through the gallery and you’ll be able to see its strong stone walls on display in the home’s lower level, which has been converted into two large multi-purpose rooms surrounded by a window-walled sun space (hall).
You’ll also find a vintage shot of the springhouse prior to its multi-story addition.
The home is set on just over 1-acre, and the property features a winding stream (with walking bridge), wonderful landscaping and a cool gazebo area that overlooks everything.
Inside, the main living area boast a two-story fireplace that stretches high up to the vaulted ceilings. The master bedroom offers a recently updated bathroom and also a private deck with a hot tub.
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 3,276
Additional Info: Important note via the listing: “Extensive underground drainage system was completed in 2000 to prevent wicking from the underground spring.”
- 114 KENILWORTH RD VILLANOVA, PA 19085 [BHHS Fox Roach-Rosemont]