Throwback Thursday: Cassatt Family Property Back on Market

With a $2.5M markup.

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

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:

Imagine a home being located in one of the most sought after, exclusive, affluent communities in Haverford. Envision looking out your private study wall of windows at a pond and a stream that stretches to a country stone bridge. Located only two private road blocks from the storied, legendary grounds of the stunning Merion Crick Club, 8,100 square feet of renovated, open floor plan await your inspection. Welcome to 151 Cheswold Valley Road, Haverford. Perched high atop the tower watching for your arrival, the copper griffin weathervane presides over the property. Crowned with a majestic Vermont Red Slate Roof, the carriage house and its floor plan invite you to explore its spaces. Every room on the first floor surrounds the completely private walled center courtyard….

A lot of nice touches, there.

Beds: 6
Baths: 5/1
Square feet: 8,138
Price: $3,500,000

151 Cheswold Valley Road, Haverford PA [BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford]