Stone homes and old barns are prolific throughout Pennsylvania, especially around the Philly suburbs. But restoring these aging structures requires a lot of elbow grease and TLC. That’s why this gorgeous barn house in Penn Valley is so appealing, because the seller has already done all of the hard work for future owners.
This 250-year-old home, just nine miles outside of city limits, hides its age extremely well, thanks to modern upgrades done by its most recent owner and industrial designer William Sklaroff. Per the listing, the 4,894-square-foot property was previously a stone barn/stable. Today, it’s a 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath pool that posts big glass windows, a pool, and an elevator.
The double-height living area is a modern gem, with floor-to-ceiling windows that look out to the backyard. Adding to the impressive views are exposed beams, as well as a chandelier that may have ties to the Habsburg Monarchy. The upstairs den takes more of a cozy cabin vibe, with a wood-burning stove and exposed stone walls.
This home is on the market for $1,195,000.
- 726 Conshohocken State Road, Penn Valley [BHHS Fox & Roach]