3 Philly poolside homes that will keep summer alive

I might be the only person ready for sweater weather. I’ve been buying cozy cable-knits, planning Halloween costumes and drooling over apple pie recipes in my state of autumnal anticipation. In short, I’m over this heat.

That’s a fairly unpopular opinion, I’m told. While I retreat to air-conditioning, it seems everyone’s rushing to the shore for a final weekend by the sun, or ascending on North Shore for a final hurrah.

Summer 2016 gave us Pokemon Go, more Taylor Swift drama than we ever asked for and that annoyinglycatchy Justin Timberlake song. If you’re not ready to let go just yet, here’s three poolside properties currently on the market to live out your endless summer dreams.

8520 Hagys Mill Road

Tucked away in a pocket of Roxborough, this stunning 300-acre property doesn’t feel like it’s only 20 minutes from Center City, and even closer to Manayunk’s Main Street.

Originally built in the 1860s, this home has undergone total renovations and modifications that doubled its original square footage and combined classic and contemporary withfive bedrooms, six bathrooms, a gym, media room, heated two-car garageand a brick terrace overlooking the property’s countryside-style gardens. Several seating spots and a working fireplace ready for backyard barbecues surround the home’s infinity pool and spa.

At $3.5 million, this luxury property can be as inviting – with its separate guest house as a space for friends and family– or secluded as you’d like.

1420 Locust St.

Be in the middle of it all at the coveted Academy House.

This piece of prime real estate isonveniently located off Broad Street and steps from the Kimmel Center, Walnut Street shopping, the subway and plenty of restaurants, but offers panoramic views from the Delaware River and beyond. Residents of this luxury building also get access to an indoor pool and steam room, for when winter rears its predictably ugly head, as well as a fitness center and valet parking.

With two bedroom and two bathrooms, this$659,900condo is actually a combination of two residences, wiht a double-wide living room, two walk-in closets, two balconies and plenty of space for relaxing, entertaining and more.

8100 Lincoln Drive

Built in 1926, this three-story English Village-style home is just steps from the heart of Chestnut Hill.

Handsome architectural details fill the home, from its stone entry way, hand-carved wood work and original beamed ceilings. On a secluded acre of land, enjoy privacy outside in thecustom pool or hot tub, or upstairs on a balcony overlooking the yard.For $1.5 million, retreat to this luxurious property near Pastorious Park, with sunlight drenched and expansive rooms.

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