Monday, April 18, 2011

Philadelphia Home To "Marley & Me"


Remember the idyllic Philadelphia home from the movie Marley & Me?  Well, it's for sale.  Located in Chadds Ford (Chester County) this historic stone farmhouse was built in 1837 and is listed at $1.45 million.  It sits on 16 acres of land and includes a 6 stall horse barn with fenced pastures.  (Speaking of the barn: remember the scene in the end of the movie where Marley is lost, so Jennifer Aniston looks for him in the barn?  For a split second, we get to see the gorgeous sliding barn doors and horse stalls... I gasped, the barn was so pretty.  And, that's just for the horses).  The home has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths and still looks the way it does when it was shot for the movie...

exterior shot from the MLS listing


and, the shot from the movie, Marley & Me


In 2009, Philadelphia Magazine featured this marvelous 19th century farmhouse in an article called "Farm Charm." 



I love the chunky baseboards, wide plank floors, and historic details of this home.  This shot with Jennifer Aniston (below) shows off the yellow trim and built-in window seat:



Here's a shot of the bedroom (with yellow trim) in the MSL listing:





The living room, from the movie:



And the living room, from the listing:


Here's the dining room, featured in Philadelphia Magazine (I like the dark trim at the window):



And, the dining room from the MLS listing:



I particularly loved this image of an antique daybed, covered in colorful, eclectic linens...




Heres the shot of the same room (with the daybed) in the real estate listing:



The kitchen is brand new, but the homeowners built it to look original to the house (with the beam ceilings and large windows).  Nice work, wouldn't you say?  I love the windsor style barstools.  :)






So, if you're looking for a little piece of historic Philadelphia, maybe this home is for you! 

Click HERE to check out the MLS listing.



All images from Marley & MeTrulia and Hooked On Houses


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10 comments:

Deanna (Silly Goose Farm) said...

Oh, I loved (still love) that house! The plank floors remind me of my house. All the trim in my house is now painted white, but it was originally a blue-gray color. Sometimes I think about changing it back to the original color in some rooms, but worry about how to transition the color of trim from one room to another (if that makes any sense). Any tips? Thanks!!

Kelly Galvin Robson said...

Deanna-- your home sounds gorgeous! And, that is a GREAT idea for a blog post. I will put something together on painting trim, as I was just discussing this issue with a client of mine.

Isn't this home comfy cozy? It's fun to see the images from the MLS listing compared to those of the movie.

xoxo
Kelly

Diana said...

I've never seen that movie but that house is pretty perfect! It's too bad that I just spent my $1.45 million that I totally had on something else. Yeah. Too bad.

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i have an extra $1.45M and was just wondering what to do with it! looks like i'll be the buyer of this place now...

:)

kcinteriors said...

LOVE this house! Oh the charm and the character of living in a home like that. Too bad I live in California where a home of that size would be several million. But that doesn't mean I can't dream about moving...

Susan said...

I was so excited to find this home when we first moved to the area, and have been known to park and take photos near it. ;) I'm hoping for an open house!

bentley said...

I LOVED that house. So comfy and cozy. And those floors are to die for.

Haven said...

Excellent post.Thanks........

Jennifer said...

Hi, I'm new to your blog and am loving your vintage/eclectic style. I have a crazy random question. We just watched "Marley and Me" and I am in LOVE with the yellow paint in the front room of this house. Is there any way to find out what color/brand it is? Yellows are so tricky, it would be great to know of one that definitely works. Thanks--and thanks for this fun post! I live in the desert and can only dream of such a home...

Anonymous said...

Yikes, now that sounds like one incredible piece of PA real estate! Thanks for posting all the photos of it.
-Jackie

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