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Dreams of Owning Your Own Village?
Tired of the hustle and bustle of urban and suburban life of lower Montgomery County but don’t want to be too far away from all the activity? How about owning your own village nestled between a bird sanctuary, your own Flower Show and part of the PennyPack Creek running through your back yard? The designer of this spectacular space is none other than Hugh Newell Jacobsen, a regular on Architectural Digest’s Top 100 list. Unique in its design, you will find five distinct buildings that are interconnected. Let’s take a look at this “Village of One’s Own”
Modern Estate in Abington Township
The Homes of Pennock Woods
Situated behind the 25 acre Meadowbrook Farms in Abington Township is a very private community known as Pennock Woods. Large palatial estates line Stockton Rd, each with its own manicured landscape. You enter the property from a curving twenty five foot wide pea stone driveway and discover this New England style mansion with three soaring chimneys.
The foyer features a tall skylight that resembles a lighthouse along the New England coastline and illuminates this entryway during the day light hours. The effects are warm and welcoming. The first pavilion you encounter is a very large living room with a high cathedral ceiling, six massive skylights and eight floor to ceiling windows that line the room. If the light is too much on some days, interior shutters are controlled by a touch of a button.
Probably my favorite part of the home is the glass walled terrace that connects the living and dining rooms from the outside. This expertly hardscaped patio is perfect for entertaining on warm evenings with friends and family. It is large enough to hold a group of 40 for dinner and drinks. This area overlooks four acres of a well-designed back yard lawn, gardens and creek bed.
The master bedroom suite is complete with a comfortable sitting area, full spa like bathroom and a private office for the busy professional that just can’t let go. Three other bedrooms are situated along the lower level with their own private entry way from a patio that runs the full length of the home. The appearance from this angle is mansion like, a very different appearance from the front.
The chef in this home has plenty of room to work with and that person will be fully equipped with double ovens, a professional range built into the center island and he or she will be surrounded with plenty of white cabinetry.
This 4500 square foot home truly is spectacular and can be yours at the right price. The barn across the drive is actually an oversized garage and adds room for three cars and the handyman in the home. Clean natural gas heats the home and each of the 11 rooms has their own zone control to help conserve energy usage.
We invite you to stop by this two story contemporary home. Here is our detail listing page and feel free to contact Sue Ravenscroft in our Main Line Real Estate Office today.
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