On the Market: Unique Contemporary in Fort Washington
This house has an unusual three-wing layout that gives its living room, dining room and master bedroom patios of their own. High vaulted ceilings also abound.
Once again, our search for interesting, distinctive, unusual, outstanding, original, actually unique (no comparative or relative adjectives allowed!) houses for sale takes us up Sheaff Lane in Fort Washington.
This residential roadway seems to be our anti-Main Line. Yes, it has some really grand center-hall Colonials on it. But it also has what must be the largest collection of one-of-a-kind houses in one place in this region. (Like this one. Or this one, whose owner has been trying to sell it for some time now.)
This unique contemporary house for sale is yet another of them. The MLS says it was built in 1964, but I’d place it about a decade or so later.
It has a three-wing layout that produces patios at the end of each wing, and each wing’s sloping roof profile produces interior spaces with soaring vaulted ceilings.
The most dramatic of these, of course, is in the living room, whose stone fireplace forms one-half of a double fireplace whose counterpart graces the patio outside it.
The next most dramatic one covers the first-floor master bedroom, which also has its own patio.
Then there’s the one in the dining room on the first floor of the third wing.
By now, you should have noticed this house’s clean lines. The kitchen has them too: notice the sleek simplicity of the cabinetry. Pressed-tin backsplashes provide a distinctive accent.
And the bathrooms continue this minimalist aesthetic. The master (above) recently got an update that gave it marble tile walls and an oversize glass shower.
Like the other houses on this street, traditional and modern, this house offers privacy thanks to its wooded 2.68-acre lot. Yet it’s convenient to the Fort Washington office park, the Fort Washington Expressway and the Pennsylvania Turnpike, which makes this an ideal place to live if you work in either Fort Washington or King of Prussia. If you work in Center City, your best bet is to head to nearby Fort Washington Regional Rail station and let SEPTA do the driving.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 3,632
SALE PRICE: $875,000
7010 Sheaff Lane, Fort Washington, Pa. 19034 [Michael Tyrrell | DePaul Realty via Zillow]