Couple Finds Everything They Were Looking for in 1929 Colonial in Jenkintown

Christine Tarlecki
jenkintown colonial chicken coop
Images via Jessica Griffin, The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Jenkintown colonial
The 4,800-square-foot, circa 1929 stone Colonial has five bedrooms, an office, and 3½ bathrooms. Images via Jessica Griffin, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Casey and Dylan Ciocca found everything they were looking for in a home where they wanted to start a family in a 1929 Colonial in Jenkintown, writes Terri Akman for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The pair, who used to live in an apartment in South Philadelphia, were hoping to find an older house with a lot of character, room for their future children, and plenty of space for their pets to roam.

“We wanted to be close to the train and in walking distance of bars and restaurants,” said Dylan.

The 4,800-square-foot, five-bedroom Colonial checked all the boxes and then some: it came with a backyard coop with three chickens.

Still, the home needed some work, so the couple painted, updated the electric system, and refinished the floors before moving in.

Images via Jessica Griffin, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

They also hired J. Thom Residential Design and Cabinetry for a full renovation of the outdated back part of the room.

This included the kitchen which now features plenty of cabinets and a custom island.

Today, the couple especially enjoys spending time in the light-filled sunroom and outdoors in their yard, deck, front porch, and portico.

Read more about the home in The Philadelphia Inquirer.