Authenticity in Elkins Park for $775K

Very few Colonial Revival homes have kept the faith as well as this one has. Yet it's totally in tune with the 21st century.

1422 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, Pa. 19027 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Realty

We live in a postmodern era, where designers, builders and architects behave like DJs and rappers, sampling patterns from multiple sources, remixing and scratching styles, and creating built environments that look one way on the outside and quite another inside.

Often enough, the result of all this blending is quite agreeable, even astonishing, and the cross-pollination enriches us all. But it’s still reassuring to see that there remain some purists out there.

The owner of this handsome 1900 center-hall Colonial in Elkins Park is one of them. They have maintained the decorative elements and proportions characteristic of the style superbly while updating its features and amenities for our time.

We think that the photos below need no explanation; they show just how well this home adheres to the traditions of the Colonial house form while accommodating the desires of the 21st-century household.

Foyer and den

Living room

Dining room


Second floor stair hall

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Rear deck

Now that you’ve seen them, don’t you want to see this beautiful home for yourself? It’s easy to get to: it’s just a few blocks away from the Elkins Park Regional Rail station and the neighborhood’s commercial heart. There you’ll find shops that cater to your basic needs; other shopping and dining options lie up the road in Jenkintown or down it along Cheltenham Avenue.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $774,900

OTHER STUFF: That deck in back of the kitchen looks out over a spacious backyard, as this home sits on a one-acre lot.

1422 Ashbourne Rd., Elkins Park, Pa. 19027 [Frank Blumenthal | Keller Williams Realty]