Located in Meadowbrook, Pennsylvania, this four-bedroom, four-bath home takes an ordinary gabled house and turns it into so much more. The 4,552-square-foot structure was designed by Washington, D.C.-based architect Hugh Newell Jacobsen to mimic a small village.
Jacobsen has made a name for himself by putting a modernist spin on the gabled rooflines and exterior finishings of New England vernacular architecture. Previous clients have included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Meryl Streep, and this Pennsylvania project is called “A Village of One’s Own.”
From the entrance, the 1988 home looks like five separate pavilions with a barn-like structure located across the main house. Walk down to the rear of the house and you can see the lower level that connects the gabled rectangular houses. Each section has a different roof shape and is clad in a different pattern of wood or brick, while three massive chimneys reach towards the sky.
The interior benefits from a plethora of light that is controlled by window shutters; the living room features six Federal-style dormers, cathedral ceilings, and one of five wood-burning fireplaces. A library boasts floor-to-ceiling shelves and a spiral steel staircase, and the bedrooms occupy the full lower level with symmetrical sliding glass doors out to the backyard. Love what you see? 1625 Stocton Road is on the market now for $1,295,000.