Jawdropper of the Week: A Barn-Burner in Flourtown for $1.3M
You know those great lodges they have in our national parks?
Consider this beauty of a home your own private lodge in a park that’s next to a park.
Your own patch of green totals 1.75 acres, and it’s located right up against the Wissahickon Creek in Fort Washington State Park, which you can take in from your back yard.
Your lodge is a former barn that’s been converted into a striking home with plenty of room for you, your family and your guests. Its flexible open layout makes it great for both everyday life and entertaining.
The main floor is one flight up from the main entrance. It offers a sequence of comfortable, casual, rustic yet sophisticated spaces that start with the living room and a sumptuous master suite (more about that in a bit). Beyond these are the spaces you’ll probably use most: an eat-in kitchen with pantry, island with bar seating, and lots of light from windows that stretch almost from the floor all the way to the ceiling, and a split-level space that combines a den, a dining room and a great room with a handsome stone fireplace. Both the kitchen and the great room open out onto a deck with a great view of the Wissahickon Creek.
The master suite also has its own private deck overlooking the backyard pool as well as a sumptuous skylit bathroom. Two additional bedrooms and a hall bath round out the main floor.
The home’s two other bedrooms are located on the lower level, beyond the foyer. There’s also a game/media room and a cabana with walkout access to the pool. Stairs from the main deck also lead to the pool, making indoor/outdoor entertaining a breeze.
In addition to that pool, the yard contains a hot tub and numerous terraces amidst mature trees and gardens.
There’s also a carriage house on the property where you can lodge visitors.
And all of this is convenient to fine dining and shopping in nearby Chestnut Hill and Flourtown.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,727
SALE PRICE: $1,295,000
6280 Henry Ln., Flourtown, Pa. 19031 [The Sivel Group | BHHS Fox & Roach]