Inside Look: “Hidden Haven” on Springton Lake Near Media
This dignified Colonial is designed to house multiple generations under one roof.
Scenario One: Your parents are getting up in years, and they no longer need or want that sprawling Main Line house they live in. But they don’t want one of those condos in the city that empty-nester Boomers are snapping up, nor do they want to live in one of those places where everyone else is their age.
Scenario Two: Your son has a brand-new bachelor’s degree, a brand-new job, and an enormous student loan he has to pay off. He can find an apartment or pay down the loan, but not both.
Lucky you! You live in this handsome Colonial right on Springton Lake in Marple Township, so you’re prepared for either scenario.
This house for sale, known as “Hidden Haven,” is one of the early adopters of an increasingly popular idea: “Single-family” houses that can accommodate two families. This one, however, goes beyond the “granny flat” or “in-law suite” by putting two full houses under one roof.
The main house, whose front door is in the center of the photo at top, is striking in its own right, with a two-story high foyer, a formal dining room and a flowing, light-filled space in back that combines the great room, the kitchen and a sunny breakfast room.
Huge French doors lead from the great room to a large deck facing Springton Lake and its forested shore.
Its upper level includes a spacious master suite, four more bedrooms (two with en suite baths and two others that share a bath), a laundry room (one of two in the main house), a huge closet and a home office.
That takes care of the main house. Now let’s move to the second one, whose entrance is on the left.
Its foyer leads to a first-floor master suite. The rest of the house is on the lower level. It has its own great room with fireplace, a dining room, a full kitchen with island, a bedroom with full bath, a home office, a workshop, a mudroom and lots of storage space.
From its living room you can walk out onto a large slate-paved patio and the lakeside backyard.
If you anticipate facing either of the above scenarios in the near future, call the listing agent right away and ask her about this house for sale. And even if you don’t, you might want to call her anyway, for this house is outfitted for living in style. Besides, lakeside homes in the Philly ‘burbs don’t come around too often.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 6,272
SALE PRICE: $1,348,000
136 Timber Lake Dr., Media, Pa. 19063 [Mariellen Weaver | Keller Williams Main Line Realty]