In a feat of perfect timing, this house overlooking the Merion Golf Course went on the market last month, just ahead of the 2013 US Golf Open. While it’s unlikely someone would purchase a home simply for perfect access to a two-week event, they might indeed make the purchase because the three-story Georgian colonial was designed by famed architect Horace Trumbauer. Additionally, there’s so much odd but lovable fabulousness: the trompe l’oeil bookshelves, the wood-paneled library, the phenomenal wallpaper, the hanging bed, the framed Peyton Manning jersey–oh, wait, that last one is maybe less fabulous.
The home is on almost 3.5 acres with a manicured garden, and it has a sun porch, six fireplaces, a playroom, a pool and a pool house/cottage with a kitchen and bath.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 6,416
190 GOLF HOUSE Rd., HAVERFORD, PA 19041 [Redfin]