Main Line Monday: Majestic Merion Station Manor with 29-Foot Center Hall Entryway
We’re not gonna lie, it’s difficult (read: fun) to try and settle on one home per week for Main Line Monday. Listing after listing of opulent abodes–it’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it, right?
This one on Meeting House Lane is the epitome of the old adage, they just don’t make ’em like they used to. Built in 1929, you enter the stone beauty through a breathtaking 29-foot center hall entryway. Featuring Roman Travertine (and original stone) floors, the captivating expanse is artfully assembled with a tall, cathedral-like window coupled with a staircase that’s topped off with a Juliet-like balcony at its apex that overhangs the foyer. As a reminder, we haven’t even seen the entire house.
Those gorgeous windows are then found throughout the first floor of the home, particularly in the main living room, which also features a wood burning fireplace. Talk about cozy! The dining room has vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows and French doors leading to a slate patio, which is a secluded spot bathed in natural light. While the home itself is vintage and stately, the kitchen has been updated with Carrera marble counters, Red Oak floors, modern cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
Take a trip up those wonderful stairs and you’ll find the master bedroom suite. It has 9-foot ceilings, hardwood floors and a spectacular bathroom with a large soaking tub as its centerpiece. The second and third floors each contain two more bedrooms–you won’t run out of space in this house.
In addition to the media room and separate breakfast room, there is a sizable yard with mature trees and deck that is located above the two-car garage.
THE FINE PRINT:
Price: $1.17 million
Additional Info: Oversized laundry room, high velocity HVAC
273 Meeting House Ln, Merion Station, PA 19066
• 273 MEETING HOUSE LN, MERION STATION, 19066 [BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne]