Mr. Process Sam Hinkie is selling his 19th century barn stable house in an elite Philly neighborhood near Villanova and I-476 within range of that IKEA in Conshohocken. It’s also just a quick ride over to the King of Prussia mall before Amazon puts it out of business. Anyway, Sam went on Twitter this weekend to offer up the house as a 13-year lease to new Phillies OF Bryce Harper. Or he can buy it. It’s for sale at $2.6 million.
Located on a private cul-de-sac overlooking 25 acres of the Harriton Farm Preservation, this 19th century stable has 3 levels of living and entertainment space. An astonishing stone wall serves as the home’s axis and accommodates 3 floor-to-ceiling fireplaces, built from excavated stone on-site. The restoration of this historic property won the Lower Merion Preservation Award in 2005 after renowned architect R. D. Wesley spared no expense investing in incredibly fine workmanship and the best masonry, stone, mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fixtures available. Since updated several times over, including adding a custom library and mudroom redesign, this ultra-private property maintains a timeless charm with exposed original beams, beautiful trusses, and deep window sills typical for such a stone colonial. As an expansive family home one block from Harriton High School, a private retreat abutting a forest of walking trails, or a refined space for entertaining, this Main Line original has no equal.
Here’s my beef with this barn stable — there’s no man area. No A+ bar for a guy to sit with his friends and talk about nothing. It’s like women have beaten down these rich men to the point to where they can’t have a couple guys over to watch a game, use profanity and maybe play some pool. Now guys have to let their man area be turned into a full family area. Nonsense.
Ladies, we’re going to lose our minds if you don’t give us some space. I know this place has a custom library, but that isn’t cutting it. We need a place to use f-bombs without the kids bothering us.
Anyway, you’re looking at about $16,000/mo. mortgage before you start talking taxes and elite private schooling for your kids and driver services. It’s going to be out of your price range.