5 Must-See Open Houses This Weekend

No matter how old these houses are, everything about them is up to date.


open houses riegelsville contemporary

Bright MLS images via Carol C. Dorey Real Estate

Some of this week’s featured houses look modern. Others were modern a long time ago. All of them offer everything a modern homeowner wants.

Bucks County

221 Mine Hill Road, Riegelsville (above)
4 beds,  4 full/1 half baths, 4,224 square feet, $1,200,000

Open house: Saturday, June 15th, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wanna get away? This contemporary house is the place to do it, as it sits in the middle of 45 wooded acres on a hillside a few miles from Riegelsville.

open houses riegelsville contemporary living room

Its open main living area focuses on a living room with a cathedral ceiling and wood-burning stone fireplace that gives it the ambiance of a ski lodge. The primary bedroom on the main floor has its own fireplace, and the loft suite upstairs has a balcony for meditation overlooking the pool in the backyard.

221 Mine Hill Road, Riegelsville, PA 18077 [Kelly Burland | Carol C. Dorey Real Estate]


Chester County

open houses west chester contemporary

Bright MLS images via RE/MAX Town & Country

1007 Saber Road, West Chester
4 beds, 3 full/1 half baths, 3,640 square feet, $1,000,000

Open house: Saturday, June 15th, noon to 2 p.m.

This contemporary house sits on 44 fewer acres of land than the one in Bucks does, and it also sits on a suburban cul-de-sac in a community called Radley Run. But it still offers a wooded sanctuary.

open houses west chester contemporary living room

It also offers loads of skylights and vaulted ceilings. The living and dining rooms contain both, and the living and family rooms have wood-burning fireplaces in addition to vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has modern stainless steel appliances and blue quartzite countertops. Large windows also let light and greenery pour into the main-floor rooms, including the primary bedroom suite. A spacious deck spans the length of the main floor and covers a patio next to the walkout basement rec room.

1007 Saber Road, West Chester, PA 19382 [Michelle Duran | RE/MAX Town & Country]


Delaware County

open houses media victorian twin

Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

307 South Avenue, Media
4 beds, 3 baths, 2,262 square feet, $699,000

Open houses: Thursday, June 13th and Friday, June 14th, 4 to 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 15th, noon to 2 p.m.

This eminent Victorian in the heart of “Everybody’s Hometown” dates to 1870, but you couldn’t tell it once you step inside thanks to a top-to-bottom 2018 makeover.

open houses media victorian twin living room

That makeover turned its main floor into an open, sunny space with a gas fireplace up front and a modern kitchen with bar seating at its island in the back. The primary bedroom suite on the second floor includes a fireplace in its sitting room and a private balcony off of that room. A deck in back has stairs that lead down to the backyard paver patio off the basement. And it’s conveniently situated just three blocks from State Street and four from the courthouse.

307 South Avenue, Media, PA 19063 [Jeanne Maillet | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors via Zillow]


Montgomery County

open houses bryn mawr norman contemporary

Bright MLS images via Compass

811 Brookwood Road, Bryn Mawr
4 beds, 4 full/1 half baths, 4,928 square feet, $2,950,000

Open house: Sunday, June 16th, noon to 2 p.m.

We featured this renovated Norman contemporary house when it went on the market back in March. The snow has melted, the grass is green, and the leaves are back on the trees now, which makes this a better time to go see it.

open houses bryn mawr norman contemporary main floor

811 Brookwood Road, Bryn Mawr, PA 19010 [Amanda Barton and Danielle O’Connor | Compass]


Philadelphia

open houses philadelphia bella vista renovated rowhouse living room

Bright MLS images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

1114 Fitzwater Street, Bella Vista
4 beds, 3 full/1 half baths, 2,700 square feet, $831,250

Open house: Saturday, June 15th, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The engineer-architect who redid this three-story rowhouse clearly loves exposed brick walls, for every room in this house has them except for the basement rec room. That room has an exposed stone foundation.

open houses bella vista renovated rowhouse kitchen

Its split-level main floor features a living room with a gas fireplace and a large eat-in kitchen with bar seating for five at its island, room for a dining table, and a warming drawer in its ample cabinets. A second gas fireplace and refrigerator sit in the finished basement. The second-floor rear bedroom has a balcony overlooking the ample backyard while the one in front has a gas stove. The third-floor primary bedroom also has one. And yes, even the bathrooms have exposed brick walls. A roof deck with great views of Center City is the icing on this cake.

1114 Fitzwater Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147 [Greg Damis | The Damis Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors via Zillow]