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Gosh, what a time to be alive. Originally part of the historic Knollbrook estate, Lynhurst was a three-year construction built at the behest of attorney I. Layton Register who would go on to use it at his summer residence. Given that it was the late 1800s (the stone manse was completed in 1890), Register was able to have its designer be none other than now legendary Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. Today, it’s listed for a cool $3.1 million.
As you’d imagine, the Main Line stunner is said to have retained its “impeccable architectural symmetry,” though it’s also in the way of offering a meticulously update interior, beginning with the kitchen, which has been recently renovated, along with the breakfast area. Here, built-in seating lends some charm to the pristine space, which comes with an ogee-edged center island and ample cabinetry.
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Last week, Lehigh University rescinded an honorary degree it had given to Bill Cosby in 1987. It decided to nix the honor because of the overwhelming number of women who have accused Cosby of sexual assault. (Cosby has never been criminally charged — though he currently faces several civil lawsuits —and has denied the accusations.)
“Pursuant to a resolution of the Board of Trustees, Lehigh University has rescinded the honorary degree bestowed upon William H. Cosby, Jr. by the University in 1987,” the University said in a statement. “In sworn deposition testimony, Mr. Cosby admitted under oath to behavior that is antithetical to the values of Lehigh University and inconsistent with the character and high standards that honorary degree recipients are expected to exemplify.”
Lehigh is not the only local university to have awarded Cosby an honorary degree. Seven other schools in the Philadelphia area — Delaware State, Drexel, Haverford, Swarthmore, Temple, Penn and West Chester — have awarded Cosby honorary diplomas. Philadelphia magazine reached out to all seven schools to ask if they were considering stripping him of his honorary diplomas. Here’s what we found out. Read more »
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Unique and historic, the Stewart Stable residence in Haverford has, through its very existence, preserved the spirit of its forerunner, the renowned Cheswold estate. For one, it boasts a stunning façade made of Tudor board and stucco and crowned with Vermont red slate, all while situated on a lush acre complete with stream and pond.
Inside, the home’s first level boasts an open floor plan encompassing the living, dining, and family rooms and library; marble and oak floors; beamed ceilings and original arched carriage windows; and four gas fireplaces. The dwelling, recently renovated and vaunting a newly added family room, encloses a walled and gated courtyard.
But it’s been some time since we last featured the property hasn’t it? Given that and the fact that it’s got an interesting history, here’s a refresher for you:
- The site originally housed Cheswold, an estate home parked on 54 acres belonging to Alexander J. Cassatt, seventh president of the Pennsylvania Railroad and brother to painter Mary Cassatt.
- A.J. commissioned the notable Furness & Evans firm to make additions to the mansion, which at the time vaunted stained glass windows, a paneled walnut hall, and a growing collection of Read more »
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Barring the fact that it’s in a heavily car-dependent neighborhood, this week’s Main Line Monday residence is truly a prize to behold. To begin, the home claims a little less than two acres in Haverford and offers 10,000 square feet of living space. Recently, it’s had every single of its seven bathrooms renovated with radiant heat flooring and quartz and marble tiling; plus, it comes with a mouth-watering master suite complete with sitting area, walk-in closets, his & her baths and a garden-side balcony. Asking price? $2.99 million.
New upgrades aside, the home is festooned with original woodwork and boasts multiples access to the back yard. Catching our eye from the get-go, however, is the vibrant kitchen with its dazzling blue custom cabinetry, hand painted hardwood floors, and top of the line appliances, which includes a built-in Subzero refrigerator; plus, a butler’s pantry with mini fridge, wine fridge, ice machine and dishwasher. Gas fireplaces are throughout, with the library also boasting built-ins. The mud room, meanwhile, offers a service entrance, rear private staircase, and access to both the two-car garage and fully finished basement, the latter of which comes with the following: game area, wet bar, gym, home theater. Specs and photos below.
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It’s that time of year again — when college students go back to school, see old friends and probably hit the year’s first party. It’s also the time of year when U.S. News & World Report publishes its annual ranking of colleges.
The University of Pennsylvania is always a top contender, but this year had a slip in the rankings. In fact, it was the only school from last year’s top 10 to shift at all, dropping from a tie at No. 8 to No. 9. Read more »
Du Jour Market is now a White Dog Cafe.
The third location of White Dog Cafe opens today in Haverford. It is the second Main Line location to open since restaurateur Marty Grims purchased the original University White Dog from Judy Wicks. The Haverford location replaces Grims’ Du Jour Market.
The revamped market now consists of a bar and two dining rooms. The bar opens today at 3 p.m. with dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Lunch service begins next week, with brunch following next weekend.
White Dog Cafe – Haverford [Foobooz]
328 Grays Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041
For all the terrific moldings and built-ins in the living room and for all the dining room’s toasty appeal (there’s a wood burning fireplace there), nothing, not even those double French doors opening into a conservatory with casement windows, touches the exquisite kitchen.
Designed by celebrated chef and caterer Peter Callahan, the kitchen was featured in HGTV Magazine a few years ago. And guess what? A look at the photos from the issue and ones from the current listing reveal the room to be as flawless as ever. The room contains first-rate appliances, butler’s pantry, closet, a room full of bins and an office area.
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315 Grays Lane, Haverford, PA, 19041
Formerly on the market for over $1.6 million, this Walter Durham-designed property has now been taken off as someone bought the home to the cool tune of $1,465,000.
In making the purchase, new owners are getting a residence that, aside from being in the ever vaunted Main Line, includes an updated gourmet kitchen and cherry library, which is actually part of a larger two story addition to the home. There is also a slew of terraces (plus a Juliet balcony off the family room) from which one can look out to the swimming pool and landscaped grounds.
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5 Craig Ln, Haverford, PA, 19041
Usually, the word “estate” evokes the image of a grand property with a palatial residence, tree-lined driveways, hills of perfectly manicured flower beds, and various outbuildings and amenities. This home isn’t exactly that, but it’s 1.3-acre property with similar features, so we shall dub it a “mini estate,” as per the listing.
The home, which has an extensive back yard that includes a tennis court, pool and 8-person hot tub, has a new kitchen with Quartzite counters, subway tile backsplash with glass accents, GE Profile refrigerator, Miele dishwasher and Kraftmaid cabinets that come with under-cabinet low voltage lighting.
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This home’s original owner was Pennsylvania Railroad president A.J. Cassatt, brother of the great Impressionist painter Mary Cassatt. A.J.’s daughter Elsie and her husband J. Plunkett Stewart had the home and stable redesigned by Chapman & Fraser, but this elegant home is only part of it.
When we first wrote about it back in February, we noted it sold for a hair over $1 million after an initial market bow in January 2010 for more than $2.5 million. Now it’s on the market again at an even higher ask: $3.5 million. But the sellers are real estate agents, so they surely know what they’re doing. The photos are better this time, the marketing is better, the listing of the “enchanting property” is more rapturous:
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