House of the Week: 1920s Farmhouse-Turned-Residence in Hatfield

Photo of 2419 E. Vine Street, Hatfield is courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices.

Do you believe in powers of feng shui and the precept that house is a machine for living?

Originally built in the 1920s as a bungalow that served as a farmhouse for a large Hatfield farm, this contemporary house at 2419 E. Vine Street was bought and re-designed by a local modern architect in 1972.

The unique Silo structure at the front entrance is the gateway to an open floor plan. The interior layout is open to interpretation as the first floor has an additional entrance, and a sunken lower area that serves as the living room and is centered by a fireplace. Lovely, wood-clad windows offer plenty of natural light.

The kitchen is modern in style yet harkens back to a farmhouse concept. According to Philadelphia Magazine, “its wooden island, floors, and backsplash are a refreshing, earthy reprieve from the stainless steel and granite that we look at every day.”

Also off the kitchen is studio/office space that was a bedroom during one incarnation of the house.

Upstairs, there’s some open space that can be either two bedrooms or four. It’s currently set up as two with a centralized sitting area.

The 2,120-square-foot property on 0.64 acres is listed at $279,000 by Tom Higgins at Fox & Roach.

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