Jawdropper of the Week: A Palace in Phoenixville

It may look like a plantation home, but it's pure Pennsylvania, designed by Philadelphia's first starchitect, John Haviland.

1248 Pawlings Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460 | Images from Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

1248 Pawlings Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460 | Images from Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

We still aren’t sure after seeing this home that we didn’t take a wrong turn somewhere and end up in the South.

This huge (8,951 square feet) home looks for all the world like it could have come out of “Gone with the Wind” with its Greek Revival design and tree-lined entrance driveway that ends at an elaborate marble fountain.

But this historic mansion is all Pennsylvania.

It’s called “Vaux Hill,” and it sits on a 15-acre estate known as Fatland, which also includes a separate three-acre plot with a barn.

Vaux Hill is the work of Philadelphia’s first notable architect, John Haviland, who rebuilt the original 1776 estate house in the 1820s. It’s as sumptuous on the inside as it is on the outside: the original moldings and detailing have been meticulously preserved and blended with new imported materials.and antique fixtures.

The home’s systems have been completely modernized, and the kitchen and bathrooms are sumptuous marvels with all the latest conveniences and comforts. Outside, there’s a large pool with pool house, tennis court, horse pastures and magnificent views from the home’s many terraces.

But don’t take our word for it. Check out the photo gallery and see for yourself.



BATHS: 7 full, 4 half


PRICE: $6,999,000

ADDITIONAL INFO: The estate is fully fenced, with an equally impressive entrance gate.

Vaux Hill, 1248 Pawlings Rd., Phoenixville, Pa. 19460 [Lisa Yakulis | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]