Jawdropper of the Week: A Mediterranean Retreat in Penn Valley

You can take the 20-minute drive to Center City, or you can stay in at this Penn Valley home and feel like you're on vacation.

44 Fairview Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

44 Fairview Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

For all you homebodies out there, this luxurious home in Penn Valley will ensure that the flak you get from your socialite friends is not for naught.

Think about it. Why drive into the city, battle with muggy summer heat and down drinks at Happy Hour in some overpriced restaurant when you have your own private retreat to enjoy at home instead? Especially when that retreat is a Mediterranean vacation in itself. Inside and out, architectural details ranging from large arched doorways to tile floors to stucco-clad fireplaces to Greek columns whisk you away to the lands of ancient charm and modern wonder.

Set on 2.36 acres of irrigated and beautiful landscaped grounds, this home is ideal for entertaining large groups or enjoying the space privately. Inside the great room, tumbled marble and limestone floors accentuate an entertaining space that can comfortably seat 60 people. Pocket sliding doors lead to the in-ground pool and private grounds. Decorative columns and an ample amount of windows and doors to let in tons of natural light are elements that add to the elegance of the home.

The updated kitchen features tons of countertop space and a wall of windows overlooking the grounds. This opens to a casual dining and family room area as well as to a stunning breakfast room that features expansive arched windows overlooking the pool.

The gem of this home is arguably the master suite, which also opens to the outdoor pool area. The room features a massage area with whirlpool tub, a separate spa room with radiant heated stone floors, an indoor Endless pool and a luxurious his-and-hers bathroom. The master suite also features a deck, the perfect spot to breathe in morning air or enjoy evening sunsets.

The lower level features a large family room, two en suite bedrooms and a bonus room that can serve as a home office, study or gym. For additional recreational activities, a private tennis court should also serve your needs. Just 20 minutes’ drive from Center City Philadelphia and located in the renowned Lower Merion School District, this home is truly the best of both worlds.





PRICE: $1,699,000

OTHER STUFF: The home also features a whole-house generator and a new tile roof.


44 Fairview Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 [Marjorie Frankel | BHHS Fox & Roach]