Sally A. Downey

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Nearly identical on the outside, these Wynnewood Colonials couldn’t be more different inside

The four-bedroom, two-story homes, built around 1939, are mirror images. Both have bay windows in the living and dining rooms, and fireplaces in the living rooms. But the styles are very different.

Sold on a pool, homeowner relishes outdoor living in Delaware County

Even before he set foot inside the three-story house in Glenolden, Tom Lamb was sold. The 50-by-25-foot backyard pool was a dream come true.

A Montgomery County home surrounded by an English country garden

The homeowner was inspired by her father-in-law's garden, which “was natural and free flowing" and "there was always something in bloom. “

They retired in the Poconos house they had admired for years

The Solanos, who vacationed in the Poconos, had admired the stone house for almost 20 years. In 2006, they bought it from a friend.

A Doylestown home that satisfies his and her retirement needs

He wanted a place to display the couple's art, furnishings and collectibles. She wanted "a bedroom and full bath on the first floor and no steep steps." They compromised.

A Devon rancher quadrupled in size to suit a family of five

Beth Hixon’s family thought the couple was crazy for buying what her mother nicknamed “the sugar shack.” Additions have included a great room, kitchen, mudroom, laundry, powder room and two-car garage.

In Center City, ‘a lovely place, rich with sunny spots to curl up in’

When Anne Kaier bought her first house at age 50, she wanted something distinctive with space to garden.

Christmas in Lansdale, enhanced by the Norristown Garden Club

The two-story stone residence, built by Toll Bros. was transformed into "A Sparkling Christmas” for the club's annual December tour.