This Summer, chef Christine Doherty Kondra is planning on opening a new artisan cheese and charcuterie shop in “Downtown” Wayne (quotation marks my own addition) called, Cornerstone Cheese & Charcuterie.
Set on a single acre property near Radnor Township, this Semerjian Builders-crafted home is marked with several notable features, the first of which we must mention is the two-story center hall. It’s a gorgeous room, boasting a wood barrel coffer ceiling, Herringbone floors made of Brazilian Cherry wood and an inlayed floor medallion.
And that’s only the beginning. As the listing notes, the impressive European manor-inspired residence offers over 10,000 square feet of space and has a whole-house sound system. “Intricate” crown moldings and ceiling medallions are throughout, while high-end light fixtures are at every turn. Entertainment amenities can be found both indoors and outdoors, the latter consisting of the nearby Radnor Township Walking Trail and downtown Wayne.
Yes, it has a stunning 2007 Arnold Infinity lap pool on a parcel landscaped by Gale Nurseries, but now that we’ve got your attention, let us direct you inside the home…
First up, the grand reception hall, a foyer that for once is described without exaggeration as it extends from the home’s entry to a rear terrace overlooking the pool and yard. Refinished wood floors are throughout this first level, including the kitchen, which comes with an eleven-foot granite island. Fireplaces are located in the dining, living, family, and formal parlor rooms, as well as the cherry library, which comes with the added bonus of a sliding ladder (don’t get any ideas…). One of our favorite parts of the home though is the mudroom, which, true to its name should come in handy on days with exceptional precipitation thanks to its individual lockers, boot bench, and pet/boot bath.
Standing across from Wayne Elementary School is this historical property, which in addition to being on the market for the very first time, has been fully renovated into a pristine residence vying for occupancy.
Originally a Welsh stone farmhouse built in 1765, the property now claims a sprawling new addition consisting of a wood-beamed chef’s kitchen with Viking appliances and built-in wine and ice bar. There also appears to be central booth seating with lower level cabinets (of course that could be decor–what do you think?). Furthermore, general updates to the home (including those relating to coloring and windows) have been crafted to be historically accurate.
Not Your Average Joe’s is coming to Ardmore’s Suburban Square on February 23rd. The Massachusetts-based, casual bar-restaurant chain is taking over the old movie theater at Suburban Square. The Ardmore location is the second are location for the chain, NYAJ opened in Glen Mills last year.
Margaret Kuo is celebrating the Year of the Ram by offering a Chinese New Year dinner menu now through March 8th. This year marks the 40 year anniversary of Margaret Kuo’s annual New Year menu, an eternity in restaurant years. The Wayne location includes a seven course menu for $65 per person or $95 per person with wine pairings. The Media location is offering an eight course meal for $55, with an additional option of wine pairing specials.
The Chinese New Year lands on Thursday, February 19 this year.
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Whether you’ve enjoyed a stay or simply daydreamed of walking on the hills of Tuscany, this Radnor Township home helps that memory stay alive–almost as if it never ended!
Situated on a secluded 3-acre parcel, the property sits atop a 70-foot long geologic natural stone walled driveway and has several flowering trees and specimen plantings surrounding it. It’s super private, to be sure, but is convenient in that it’s within walking distance to public amenities like the Radnor Dog Park, Radnor Trail, and Radnor train station.
Ardé Osteria is unleashing its wood-fired pizzas, salumi and mozzarella bar, handmade pasta and more tonight in downtown Wayne.
The Italian BYO’s chef staff consists of Pino DiMeo, Antimo DiMeo and Scott Stein. Expanding upon their first venture– Pizzeria DiMeo’s– in Roxborough, the cuisine combines rustic Italian and local flavors.
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.
We suspect a very specific kind of Star Wars fan might be into the exterior on this contemporary Wayne home. Something about the heavily wooded land and the monochrome facade evokes an all-terrain walker.
Inside, the home provides treetop views for days with a relatively open plan. The home features an upgraded kitchen and a wet-bar-adjacent dining room. There are five bedrooms and two full baths with a powder room. The master suite includes dual closets and an en-suite bath.
The most interesting feature? The deck out back which has been built around a mature tree. Definitely adds to the treehouse vibe.