5 Area Homes with Seriously Luxe Home Theaters
These five homes will make your next movie night and every one afterwards a blockbuster hit.
Let’s go to the movies! We’ll bring the popcorn, you furnish the theater.
Furnish these five boffo home theaters to your guests and you’ll have them gladly eating even cheap microwave popcorn out of your hand. Take a seat and let’s get on with the show:
1760 Cloverly Lane, Jenkintown (above) | 6 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths, 5,038 square feet, $824,900
You won’t want to serve microwave popcorn to your guests in this picturesque home’s theater, for it has its own popcorn machine as well as a beverage fridge behind its bar. Its stadium seating will give your guests the movie-theater experience in full as well. You’ll find it just off the living room of this stylishly updated 112-year-old picturesque English country home. (You’ll also be doing good by buying this house, as the agent donates a portion of her commission from each sale to charity.)
1760 Cloverly Lane, Jenkintown, Pa. 19046 [Deana Corrigan | Deana Corrigan Team | Realty One Group Legacy]
4 Jacobs Way, Chadds Ford | 4 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths, 6,518 square feet, $959,000
Your inner New Traditionalist will appreciate the timeless elegance of this recently built custom home in Brandywine country. Your inner nature lover will love its 4.3-acre wooded lot and both the spacious upper deck and shaded lower-level terrace that let you take it all in. Your inner lord or lady of the realm will luxuriate in the master suite with its high vaulted ceiling, fireplace and dual bathrooms. And your inner cinema buff will delight at this home’s theater, which is designed to the standards and acoustic quality of commercial movie theaters.
This home’s sale price was reduced by $16,000 on Jan. 17.
4 Jacobs Way, Chadds Ford, Pa. 19317 [Vincent Cyr Group | Keller Williams Realty – Brandywine Valley]
1461 Lanes End, Villanova | 5 beds, 4 full, 3 half baths, 7,322 square feet, $2,495,000
By contrast, this distinguished center-hall Colonial only looks like it’s been around forever. But since it was built in 2002, this Michael Visich-designed home has all the modern bells and whistles built in from the start. Its elegant millwork, tilework and ornamentation hearken back to the Gilded Age, but everything about it is new and up-to-the-minute. The lower level is recreation central, with a gym, wet bar with full kitchen, game room with pool table and lounge-style home theater. Never mind the popcorn — whip up some nachos for your guests in the bar kitchen.
1461 Lanes End, Villanova, Pa. 19087 [Damon Michels | Damon Michels Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
328-330 Delancey Street, Society Hill | 5 beds, 5 full, 3 half baths, 7,742 square feet, $6,888,000
Hooray for Phillywood! The automated home theater in this high-gloss, high-tech Society Hill manse features a cutout Center City skyline on one wall, offering your family and guests a moviegoing experience with uniquely local color. The theater comes outfitted with a wet bar with a dishwasher, refrigerator and ice maker as well, ensuring your audience will be well refreshed to boot. Beyond the theater, this home offers contemporary style and comfort in traditional dress, with stunning features such as the rooftop swimming pool and hot tub, automated six-car underground garage with lift, five-stop elevator, whole-house sound system, master suite with skylit atrium and indoor and outdoor fireplaces, in-law and guest suites…we could go on, but we don’t have all day.
328-330 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Jordan Wiener | Jordan Wiener Real Estate Group | RE/MAX Executive Realty]
500 S. Waterloo Rd., Devon | 9 beds, 7 full, 2 half baths, 12,762 square feet, $8,000,000
Here’s another 1906 grande dame that’s been tastefully brought into the 21st century thanks to a total makeover by Archer and Buchanan Architects. Its centerpiece is a dramatic, two-story-high great room ringed by a balcony gallery, but it’s loaded with a host of other splendid features as well, one of them being an understatedly elegant home theater with tiered seating. From the photo, we can conclude it seats at least 12, but if you’re entertaining on a large scale, you may want to consider multiple screenings, as this home’s entertaining spaces can easily handle way greater numbers than the theater can.
500 Waterloo Rd., Devon, Pa. 19312 [Jack Aezen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Wayne]