Just Listed: Expanded House in the Woods in Andorra
The owners started with a handsome 19th-century Italianate house and added a 21st-century shingle style house to its rear. Together, the two form one singular sensation.
Recipe for sophisticated living:
1 1860s Italianate residence
1 2013 addition in the shingle style with lots of windows on one end
Combine the ingredients and place in the middle of 300 acres of protected woodland. Serves you and your family beautifully.
Here, we have pictures of the result. You won’t find these on Allrecipes, and you can’t try this at home, because your home doesn’t look like this and never will.
The living room, part of the addition. Its interior style complements the classic lines and woodwork of the original house.
One of the two dining areas, this one attached to the living room. There’s another window-filled one off the kitchen.
The kitchen. This one’s capable of handling a large dinner party with its oven, warming ovens, gas cooktop and butcher-block center island.
The home office, part of the original home’s main floor. This house was redesigned with the needs of artists, musicians, authors and similar creative types in mind. That becomes evident in…
The studio, a high-ceilinged space that gets lots of natural light. Double doors seal it off from the rest of the house, ensuring privacy, and French doors open onto a balcony overlooking this house’s beautifully landscaped grounds. (This house is, in fact, home to a musician who requested confidentiality.)
The master suite, which is a residence unto itself. It has a sitting room with fireplace, a bedroom, and…
a veranda from which you can take in the natural beauty around you while enjoying your morning coffee.
The patio with outdoor fireplace, viewed from the breezeway connecting the main house to the studio wing. This is one of several attractive outdoor spaces included with this house for sale.
The infinity pool, another of those outdoor spaces.
It also has a finished lower level designed for recreation and entertaining, with doors that lead directly to that pool.
Looks delicious, doesn’t it? We think you’ll enjoy this feast for your senses.
(And a shout-out to Purdy O’Gwynn Architects, who designed the 2013 addition.)
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,055
SALE PRICE: $2,495,000
OTHER STUFF: Among this house’s other five bedrooms are a guest suite with its own living room and full bath and an au pair suite with its own kitchenette.
8520 Hagy’s Mill Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19128 [Michael Sivel | The Sivel Group | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Updated Feb. 20th, 11:49 a.m., to add information about the architect and correct the photographer credits.