On today’s Main Line Monday we return to Gladwyne to take a look at yet another beautiful suburban home. This one is a 7,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one of the coolest outdoor living spaces we’ve come across. Read more »
Instead of Main Line Monday, this week’s featured house feels a little bit more like Minimalist Monday. Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Gladwyne, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a stark design that is dominated by blank white walls, tiled floors and a completely open first floor in which the kitchen, dining room and family room are all one single space. Read more »
Spring training baseball games have begun in Florida and Arizona, the days are getting longer, temperatures are going to be in the 70s this week (No, really)—the familiar signals of springtime are peeking out from behind the curtain of winter. With that, it’s only right that you’re going to be looking for a house where you can enjoy all of this new sunlight. This home in St. Davids is just that.
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We were tempted to reach for the “On Golden Pond” references when we ran across this absolutely beautiful large Colonial home for sale in Gladwyne. Located on a secluded private lane not far from the center of town, this home sits on a 3.4-acre lot that was once a working soapstone quarry; legend has it that stone from this quarry was used for the original steps of Independence Hall.
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This week’s Main Line Monday honestly could have gone in our Jawdropper of the Week post, but after going with a scaled-down house last week we decided to return to our regularly-scheduled Main Line mansion. With that, we head out to Villanova. This recently built house manages to combine formal opulence with casual functionality over its 17,178 square feet. Read more »
Main Line Monday often features huge mansions and estates that are common in some of the Philly area’s wealthiest neighborhoods. At 3,207 square feet, this week’s house isn’t quite that. But it does have something that many of the most luxurious houses don’t—a wraparound porch.
A house could be 10,000 square feet and have four stories, but if it has a wraparound porch, you can bet we are going to lead with that. Every. Single. Time. They’re perfect for spending bright mornings with a book or warm evenings with a drink, and when we saw this house, there was no doubt we were writing about it. The stone exterior around the lower level just adds to the feels we get seeing this place.
This week’s featured home for Main Line Monday is perfect for anybody who prefers a little peace and quiet. Tucked amongst the woods on a hilltop, this stone and stucco carriage house in Gladwyne is surrounded by trees, and has winding stone pathways that lead you between the garage, the home, the pool, and the house’s two koi ponds.
It’s been over two years since we’ve checked in on a magnificent home in Merion Station with serious ties to Albert Barnes–also known as the man behind the Barnes Foundation.
Originally listed for $3,295,000 in May 2013, a bunch of price cuts have it all the way down to $1,800,000. Considering what you’d be getting if you happened to buy it, that seems like a pretty good deal.
In short, Barnes built this grand Tudor on North Latches Lane–a stone’s throw from a bunch of his properties, including the original Barnes Foundation building–in 1914, and according to the listing from the Beth Samberg Team, “it is the last of the Barnes homes that is still available to the public for ownership.”
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Ah, we’re heading back to Edgehill Road in Wayne for this edition of Main Line Monday. Previously, we featured this nearby estate, which had (among other things) an infinity pool and a gorgeous staircase.
This one, 333 Edgehill Road, is a more traditional looking home that has (again, among other things) some of the widest archways we’ve seen. Designed by Archer Buchanan Architects to evoke the essence of Brognard Okie, an architect renown for his Colonial-Revival style and restoration work (such as the Betsy Ross House in the late-1930’s), the 7,000-square-foot plus home is made with salvaged wood, Chester County field stone and reclaimed stone and wrought iron from a Chester Springs farmhouse.
It’s not out of the ordinary to find a centuries-old barn converted into a spectacular home. This home on Kenilworth Road in Villanova is slightly different, as it was actually built on top of a 215-year-old springhouse that was original to the property.
The conversion took place in 1983, which is kind of evident by the styling and architecture of the home, and its former life isn’t buried behind some sheet rock or stucco. Scroll through the gallery and you’ll be able to see its strong stone walls on display in the home’s lower level, which has been converted into two large multi-purpose rooms surrounded by a window-walled sun space (hall).
You’ll also find a vintage shot of the springhouse prior to its multi-story addition.