Main Line Monday: Stone Bank Barn Conversion in Villanova

Plus, private walled gardens and a 2-car garage.

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach - Gladwyne.

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach – Gladwyne.

Previously on the market for over $1.4 million, Woodstock Barn (or Woodstock II) has since had its price reduced to $1.175 million.  Not too bad a cut for a home which, aside from operating as a Vassar Show House at one point, was once the art studio of Thornton Oakley, an architect and noted artist who studied under renowned painter Howard Pyle. (More historical tidbits on the converted 18th-century stone bank barn can be found here.)

Forgetting its historic pedigree for moment, the property itself boasts several wood-burning fireplaces, one interior balcony, an original Dutch door, and a charming butler’s pantry with original cabinetry and preserved wooden countertops and copper sink. Exposed barn beams and wax wood floors are in the 30-foot tall great room with windows to the garden, while the dining room vaunts French doors to the terrace, gardens and pool.

Our favorite part, though? The unexpected sunroom with walls of windows that’s attached to the master suite.

Additional features include a lower-level eat-in kitchen, family room, home office/bonus room, 2-car detached garage, and private walled gardens.

Beds: 4
Baths: 4 full, 2 half
Square feet: 5,743
Price: $1,175,000

TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach – Gladwyne.

Listing: 166 Vassar Cir, Villanova, PA, 19085 [BHHS Fox & Roach]