Designed in 1878 by famed Victorian architect Frank Furness, Lainshaw has the advantage of period charm that has been entirely renovated for modern convenience. The historic home sits on a darling, tree-lined lane and combines historic elements like trim and wainscoting with updates like a dual-bath en-suite in the master and a private meditation area.
The kitchen is probably the most modern of all the rooms in the 6,000-square-foot-plus home, having been updated with the usual high-end appliances, cabinetry and countertops. The first floor also features a wood-paneled library as well as a butler’s pantry. Upstairs the master includes a dressing room and two en-suite bathrooms. The study on the second floor overlooks the original Lainshaw nursery in the yard. The meditation space is also upstairs, alongside a laundry room as well as a media room (let’s hope they’re on separate ends of the hall).
A patio is accessible by French doors from the living room and the property also includes substantial landscaping. We had to look twice to be sure this home didn’t have a white picket fence because it seems like it ought to.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 5 full, 1 partial
Square feet: 6,166
505 Montgomery Lane, Wayne, PA
TREND photos courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 505 Montgomery Lane, Wayne, PA 19087