Among the buildings to architect George U. Rehfuss’ credit, Hollybrook is one of them. Commissioned by Lewis K. Brooke, Rehfuss stylized the building after Brooke’s brother’s adjoining cape-style house. Lack of historical notes leaves the case for brotherly imitation as flattery vs. “Lewis, stop copying me!” unresolved.
In any case here is what the home’s layout consists of: dining and living rooms with original leaded glass French doors leading to a veranda and patio, den off the living room, upstairs family room (or potential studio / play area), and a full basement.
Eye-catching features include original oak hardwoods (some of which have framed hardwood and diagonal inserts) and soft coved ceilings throughout, plus a rough-stone fireplace inside the glass veranda. There’s also 4-car garage with a carport and the Radnor Trail is nearby. Gallery below.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 3,228
Price: $1.4 million
515 Brookside Ave, Wayne, PA, 19087
Listing: 515 Brookside Avenue, Wayne, PA, 19087 [Fox & Roach]