Painted Lady Offers a Piece of Cape May in Wyncote

Wide, curving staircases. Curlicued woodwork painted in complementary colors. An elaborate, original sideboard. Transoms, claw-feet tubs and intricate cornices. Sounds like a bed and breakfast somewhere along Cape May, right? This one is a little closer to home.

Realtor Melanie Vallerio is selling her own home, located in historic Wyncote. Nestled in a neighborhood of Horace Trumbauer-designed homes, the Queen Anne-style Victorian has been lovingly restored by Vallerio and her husband. She told Property that her husband crafted some of the home’s woodwork himself so that it would match originals. While the electrical wiring has been redone, push-button wall switches remain in working condition. The couple is also refinishing the hardwood floors.

The home offers a bevy of other period touches, including stained glass, stone floors, a wood-burning stove and a wrap-around porch. The interior has been painted in rich Victorian shades that evoke a bed and breakfast. Our favorite interior detail has to be the chandelier over the bath.

Now all they need to do is add a Fudge Kitchen and a Mad Batter to Wyncote and the effect will be complete.

All photos by Laura Kicey.

Beds: 5
Baths: 4
Square Feet: 3995
Year Built: 1895
Price: $399,900
Listing: 173 Fernbrook Avenue, Wyncote, PA 19095  [Prudential Fox & Roach]