On the Market: French-Inspired Jewel Box in Penn Valley
This house for sale sits on a hillside that envelops it in green. It has picture-postcard charm and space galore.
Looking for an elegant hideaway in the woods?
This French-inspired chateau on a hillside in Penn Valley is just what you’ve been looking for.
Thanks to its lushly wooded setting, this house for sale looks diminutive. Yet once inside, you will see that it has plenty of room and many attractive elements thanks to the work of interior designer Bennett Weinstock.
Its main floor has a distinct split personality, with a traditionally formal side and a more contemporary informal one.
You’ll find the tradition flanking the two-story foyer. On one side is the handsome living room with its traditional fireplace. A Juliet balcony off this room looks out over the backyard.
On the other is the formal dining room.
Behind the foyer and dining room you will find the more casual space. This consists of the well-equipped kitchen, an attached breakfast nook, and an impressive family room with a stone fireplace and vaulted ceiling that rises to a two-story height.
Upstairs, a luxurious master suite awaits. The bedroom’s Juliet balcony overlooks the house’s driveway entrance. Three other bedrooms and a hall bath share this floor.
Downstairs you will find the fifth bedroom, a full bath and a large rec room that opens out onto the lower of this house’s two decks. From those decks, you can take in your forested surroundings and entertain friends when the weather cooperates.
This house for sale’s location also ensures privacy: it’s on an isolated lane that works its way through the hills of Penn Valley just above Belmont Hills. If you want excitement, Manayunk is a short drive away, but the good news is that you can always come back to this lovely retreat when you’ve had enough.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,371
SALE PRICE: $949,000
1417 Centennial Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 [Damon Michels | The Damon Michels Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Updated Nov. 5th, 1:25 p.m., to correct the spelling of Weinstock’s first name.