Jawdropper of the Week: A Renovated Beauty in Roxborough
This week’s Jawdropper is defined by the views it offers, both inside and out. Everywhere you turn you can find a breathtaking sight, be it of the backyard, the kitchen, the master bedroom or the patio. This Italianate stone home, built in 1865, has been through massive renovations and additions but still has the historic stone exterior.
One thing that is pretty cool about the layout of this house is that it’s essentially two separate wings. You can tell from the driveway, as there are two very distinct two-level portions of the home that are separated by a one-story front entryway. Since there are these two wings, there needs to be some way to connect them. This house does that with a heated cobblestone breezeway that perfectly encapsulates what you would want out of an old home with modern renovations.
When you enter the house, there is a large staircase leading up to the music room. There’s also a great room with wood-beamed ceilings, a formal dining area and an adjacent kitchen with all the high-end features you’d expect in a home like this and then some.
Back to the views, though. I would say that despite the stone exterior and the cobblestone breezeway, the most defining features of this house are the windows. Every room has an array of windows that let natural light drench the interior of the home and offer panoramas into the gorgeous backyard. The backyard has an infinity edge pool, an expansive manicured lawn and, of course, a brick patio attached to the house to look out on it all and take in the views.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 8,055
ADDITIONAL INFO: This home has an attached garage and sits on a 1.27-acre lot.
8520 Hagys Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19128
- 8520 Hagys Mill Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Lisa Leven-Kahn | Long & Foster]