Main Line Monday: Blissful Seclusion in Penn Valley for $1.55M

This 1880 farmhouse has been masterfully reimagined by architect Peter Archer.

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

Who doesn’t like a little extra privacy these days?

Walk through the private gate of this 1880 farmhouse and enter into your own secluded oasis.

Even before stepping foot inside the property, you will be taken aback by its awesome exterior features. The front porch was designed to resemble a classic farm-style porch, and looks like something straight out of a movie – we can only imagine how peaceful it would be to sip our morning coffee on it (sigh). The landscaped property itself is fully fenced and features a vegetable garden and a saltwater pool.

Once inside, the main foyer showcases a boast-worthy double staircase. Continue on and you will enter into a decently sized living room that features stained glass windows, a wood-burning fireplace, built-in cabinetry, and hardwood floors. Also on this floor is a dining room, a library with a back staircase leading to an en-suite bedroom, and a renovated kitchen.

And as far as renovated kitchens go, this one is top-tier. From the soapstone island and marble countertops to the beautiful cabinetry and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, complaints should be few and far between. Even the breakfast area is trendy.

Head up the glorious double staircase to the second level, the hub of the home’s bedrooms. The master bedroom features gorgeous hardwood floors, its own gas fireplace, and cathedral ceilings – plus a master bathroom and custom closet that are equally fabulous. The central bedroom features an attic door (kind of charming, kind of… creepy), large closets, and exposed beams. The fourth bedroom is relatively smaller than the other two, but even so, is an adequately sized room.

This home just about has it all: privacy, history, modernity, and space for the whole family. A short distance from Penn Valley Elementary and Welsh Valley Middle schools, local shops and restaurants, and public transportation to the city, it could definitely be a real contender in your house hunt.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,549,000

952 Summit Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 [Ellen Sweetman | BHHS Fox & Roach – Haverford]