One look at the listing photos of Lane’s End Farm makes it easy to understand where the manse got its name. Even the hardiest city dwellers among us will feel a pang when they see the tree-lined road leading to this expansive manor house.
The property stretches over more than 18 acres all contained within a 234-acre nature preserve in Montgomery County. The parcel includes the manor house, a stone barn, two separate cottages, a pool, several garages and a few other structures known only as “out-buildings” in the listing.
The home itself has been recently renovated but retains original details like random-width wood floors and original doors and hardware. The kitchen and bathrooms have been overhauled to include modern appliances but still have period charm. Beamed ceilings, fireplaces and exposed brick are scattered throughout the home. Upstairs the master suite includes the bathroom of our dreams, which somehow manages to look rustic and modern simultaneously. We long for the claw foot tub as well as the nearby dressing area.
In addition to the terrace, the deck and the pool, the grounds at Lane's End also include a pond.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 4 full, 1 half
Square feet: 5,770
Price: $3.25 million
404 S. Swedesford Rd., North Wales
TREND photos courtesy The Sivel Group
Listing: 404 S. Swedesford Rd., North Wales, PA 19454