Castle-Like Merion Station Residence Designed by William Lightfoot Price
George Howe once heralded William Lightfoot Price as one of three pioneering figures in modern American architecture, the other two being Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan. Of course, Howe was likely referring to Price’s hotel and commercial work, which he is said to have crafted by “blend[ing] a mix of European and American sources with his own personal tastes to create a unique, somewhat eclectic style.”
Prior to that, Price had focused on designing country estates, which are no less noted than his commercial work.
This Lower Merion home by Price, for example, still commands a certain stateliness as it’s been restored and updated, and now enjoys a high velocity 6 zone heating system, central air, and award-winning gourmet kitchen that’s been featured on HGTV. Its original notes can be seen in its stained glass windows, carved crown moldings, and all-encompassing woodwork.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 5 full, 2 half
Square feet: 7,611
405 N Highland Ave, Merion Station, PA, 19066
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Listing: 405 N Highland Ave, Merion Station, PA, 19066 [BHHS Fox & Roach – Bryn Mawr]