Would you imagine this beautiful fashionable residence is greater than 170 years outdated? Didn’t assume you’ll.
Turning outdated barns into new residences or supersized rec rooms is one thing of a cottage business in elements of the Philadelphia suburbs — Bucks County, particularly.
These creatures aren’t as widespread in Delaware County, nonetheless, as a result of most of its farms and farmland disappeared a long time in the past. And with that farmland went the barns that stood on it.
However just a few did survive. Considered one of them turned this Media transformed barn home on the market.
Situated in a subdivision wedged between Springton Reservoir and Ridley Creek State Park, this home is really distinctive — a phrase everybody has misused for years to consult with issues that aren’t.
And because the photograph above ought to clarify, “transformed” doesn’t adequately describe what occurred to this barn.
At first look, you’ll don’t know that you simply’re taking a look at a virtually 173-year-old construction.
However the one who remodeled it into a very fabulous fashionable residence, Dwell & Co. founder and managing accomplice Ruben Rath, left some clues in again. (The yard, by the way in which, already has the utilities wanted so that you can add an in-ground swimming pool everytime you’re prepared.)
Virtually none stay inside, nonetheless.
Rath remade this barn in 2020-’21, and he and his spouse have known as it their residence since its completion. The makeover takes full benefit of the barn’s big inside quantity to create a group of dramatic areas ringed by extra modest however no much less placing ones.
You enter the home by way of a customized Spanish cedar door flanked by two wings added as a part of the makeover.
The door opens into an intimately scaled, glossy but welcoming lobby.
That lobby shortly transitions right into a hovering, three-story-high foremost residing space.
The living-room facet of the open foremost room boasts a wood-framed wood-burning fire. The log storage bin to its proper serves because the lowest tier of an accent wall that rises the complete three-story peak of the room and pays homage to its historical past.
The kitchen boasts dual-toned wooden cabinetry, a quartz-topped waterfall island lit by a customized LED mild fixture and high-end home equipment in black. It additionally has a separate pantry and wine room.
Lots of the different areas flanking the three-story-high middle on the higher flooring could be thought-about fashionable interpretations of outdated haylofts. Considered one of them is a house workplace over the kitchen with a glass wall overlooking the principle room.
On the alternative facet is a mezzanine with an uncovered unique stone wall. The balcony with glass inlays results in the house workplace. A bridge over the principle room on the third-floor degree, seen on this photograph, connects the three bedrooms and two baths on that flooring. You’ll find unique beams and iron tie bars within the bedrooms.
Two bed room suites occupy the brand new wings connected to the entrance of the barn. The first one, above, occupies the kitchen-side wing; the mirror-image suite on the stairway facet at present features as a playroom for the Raths’ lovable daughter.
Just like the wings (and the remainder of the home, for that matter), the first lavatory is frankly fashionable whereas paying tribute to the home’s pedigree through its twin vanities mounted on a wooden base and backsplash. Stroll-in closets lie past the loos.
Behind the kitchen on the principle flooring is a comfortable, skylit household room. The 2-car storage sits in entrance of it. The principle flooring additionally has a powder room for visitors and a laundry room with a canine bathe.
The principle flooring of this Media transformed barn home on the market has radiant heated tile flooring all through. The rooms on the higher flooring have individually zoned local weather management.
And the home is wired for contemporary residing with Cat6 Ethernet cables, whole-house audio and Alexa-enabled lighting and thermostats.
Its location makes it very best for anybody who loves the outside. Nevertheless it’s additionally handy to Media itself, the place you will see that a energetic foremost road (State Road) lined with distinctive retailers, delectable eating places and a performing arts middle in a classic movie show.
In case you respect revisionist historical past, then, you’ll completely love the way in which this historic barn outdoors Media bought revised for our time.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,031
SALE PRICE: $2,389,000
OTHER STUFF: Like what you see right here however aren’t trying to purchase? This home additionally serves for instance of the work Dwell & Co. does on the corporate web site. The agency additionally serves as a “one-stop store” for anybody trying to purchase or promote and renovate their residence on the identical time.
10 Pineview Dr., Media, PA 19063 [Reuben Rath | Dwell & Co. | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]