On the Market: Historic Farmhouse with Vacation-Retreat Feel in Elkins Park
This 1865 farmhouse in Elkins Park has been well kept up over the years, but it's the newer addition tacked onto its back that's its most alluring feature.
From New Second Street, this handsome house for sale presents a dignified face to passers-by with its classic stone farmhouse front and welcoming front porch.
The only hitch is, that’s not the front entrance you’re looking at anymore. You now enter this home through a larger door in its newer rear wing, located in the fenced-in backyard.
This mansard-roofed addition, the listing agent points out, is “reminiscent of a Poconos vacation retreat.” She’s pretty much on the mark with that description.
Its living room features a cozy fireplace and a huge picture window looking out on the patio by the main entrance.
Its eat-in kitchen mixes contemporary cabinetry and appliances with a rustic beamed ceiling.
Its two-story-high dining area with stairs leading to the upper floor makes it a one-of-a-kind space.
Upstairs, you will find three bedrooms and a bonus room. The master bedroom has a sliding glass door that opens onto a balcony overlooking the backyard.
Its bathroom has an unusual brick tile tub surround.
As for the original farmhouse, its original living room is now a family room that could function as a professional office thanks to its door leading to the front porch. The original dining room now serves as a media room.
The house sits on a one-third-acre lot that feels even more spacious than it is.
And this retreat with a farmhouse tacked onto it is just a short drive away from Einstein Elkins Park Hospital, Jeanes Hospital and Burlholme Park. Elkins Park’s village-like town center, the Creekside Co-op supermarket and the Regional Rail station are a short drive in the opposite direction.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 2 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 2,288
SALE PRICE: $265,000
8205 New Second St., Elkins Park, Pa. 19027 [Cora Kathleen “Kathy” Krebs | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]