Farmhouse Friday: Villanova House Has 21st Century Style and 19th Century History

This Main Line farmhouse looks out over 15 acres of wooded preserve.

This renovated farmhouse offers luxury on an antique foundation.

This renovated farmhouse offers luxury on an antique foundation.

This week’s featured home for Farmhouse Friday is a testament to restoration, renovation and expansion. Technically, it’s Harriton Farm Springhouse, a farmhouse built in the 1840’s. However, it only takes a glance to see that today it is so, so much more than that.

The Villanova house has a stone exterior, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 7,562 square feet and is currently on sale for $1,699,000.

There are a few things that really stand out in the interior. The first is the kitchen. It’s professionally designed and comes with top of the line appliances. We especially love the wide island and granite countertops. The second room to grab your attention is the library. It spans two floors and looks out over both the central family room AND the 15-acre wooded preserve. Finally, there’s the bathroom. With its tiled walls and floors, stylish fixtures and glass shower, it looks like it’s straight out of your favorite showroom.

Really, though, the beauty of this house lies in the fact that it is completely first-rate inside and out, yet it is still the original Harriton Farm Springhouse. It’s great, because you can tell people that you own a home from the 1840’s but you don’t feel like you’re living during the Martin Van Buren presidency.

The Fine Print
Beds: 5
Baths: 6
Square Feet: 7,562
Price: $1,699,000
Additional Information: The house comes with a three car garage and a side porch.