Main Line Monday: $2.49 Million Mansion with Pub and Billiard Room
As far as dilapidated historic residences go, Craig Hall in Haverford is one of the lucky ones. The Horace Trumbauer-designed building was completed in 1925, but by the time it reached its most recent owners it was ” in shambles,” according to a recent Inquirer article.
Fortunately, then buyers Mark Rupp and Nancy Levitt-Rupp set off on a restoration project that left the property with a new kitchen and 1,100-bottle wine cellar. A former billiards room was also re-installed in the lower level, while the laundry room was converted into a home theater. In 2007, a pool and pool house were added to the property
Original features include 15 light fixtures found in a basement closet, a stone staircase with ironworks by Samuel Yellin, and a hallway staircase made of marble and ironwork railing (also by Yellin). A two-story garage and service building is also on the premises, but is separately deeded. Other features of note: mahagony-trimmed library, gym, au pair suite, and restored pub/card room.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 5 full, 1 half
Square feet: 10,636
Listing: 11 Coopertown Rd, Haverford, PA, 19041 [Fox & Roach]