This property gets the splendiferous interiors treatment on the strength of one feature: timber. But man, that one feature. Beams soar throughout the West Brandywine home, forming amazing ceilings. There are random-width hardwood floors. The timber supports a spectacular master suite loft. There are exposed beams, timbered hallways and timbered walls. And, just to prove this home is really serious about its timber, there is an indoor basketball court. With several levels of timbered balconies.
The Chester County property is situated on more than 10 acres of land including pastures, woods and a small pond. The nearly 6,000 square foot home features five bedrooms, one of which is the master suite with sleeping loft. There is also an in-law suite which is currently configured as two separate bedrooms. The kitchen has been updated and features a lovely antique farmer's sink (it is nice to see a farmhouse sink in an actual farmhouse, no?). The porch has been finished with salvaged woodwork and there is yet more wood on the deck upstairs.
Additionally, the property includes a 3,500 square foot "recreation barn" which the listing suggests new owners consider for horse paddocks. The two-car garage is attached to the home and features - of course - more handmade woodwork.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 2 partial
Square feet: 6,284
25 Vinelyn Lane, West Brandywine
TREND photos courtesy James A. Cochrane, Inc.
Listing: 25 Vinelyn Lane, West Brandywine, PA 19320