Homes for Sale in Pennsylvania — 7725 Juniper Avenue, Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

Looking through listings, sometimes I’m overwhelmed by all of the different kinds of beautiful homes I would like to live in. I’m comforted by the concept of a multiverse where in each new reality I’m dwelling in a distinct idyllic home: a seaside cottage, a penthouse co-op, a creaky Victorian. Part of what makes this Pennsylvania home so appealing is that it offers to chance to live out multiple dream homes at the same time: The Tudor-style cottage looks as if it belongs in the English countryside, but is actually on a verdant plot in a suburb just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia.

Mature trees partially seclude the home as you approach it, but once inside it completely opens up. In the living room, arched stained glass windows soar up toward the vaulted ceilings, forming a room that calls for lots of glowing table lamps and old, hardcover books. The family and dining room give off a similar vibe, but with much more wood paneling to spare.

The kitchen, on the other hand, takes on a lighter look with off-white cabinetry and recessed lighting, plus tons of space for an extra sitting area and a separate breakfast nook. Stationed in the center, a large kitchen island topped with granite contains built-in shelves waiting to be packed with well-worn cookbooks.

Outside, lush, perennial gardens, a slate patio, stone hearth, and even a stone wishing well (!) make living in this home feel like dreaming with your eyes open.

Are you on the house hunt, or just the type of person who loves browsing real estate listings, even when you’re not in the market for a new home? Property Crush is a column where we feature actual real estate listings that get the Apartment Therapy seal of approval in regards to style (we haven’t done home inspections or anything, so don’t sue us). Know of a great house on the market? Email the listing to [email protected]

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