Main Line Monday: The Jewel of South Wayne Is Listed for $2,395,000
Following stints with two others firms, Northeast High School graduate Henry E. Baton founded his own group in the mid-1920s: the Baton Construction Company. According to the Philadelphia Architects and Buildings Project website, his work has ties with buildings like the Ninth National Bank and the Corn Exchange National Bank. It just so happens this eight-bedroom Normandy estate-style abode was also crafted by Mr. Baton.
Commissioned by one Frederick P. Ristine, Baton crafted the home on a two-and-a-half acre site, now 2.89 acres, where it’s nestled among carefully designed gardens and terraces. The home’s exterior vaunts a Belgian-tiled roof and Foxcroft native stone construction, while its interior offers original random-width oak and pine exposed floors, carved paneling and millwork, and stained and leaded glass windows with Indiana limestone sills.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 7 full, 2 half
Square feet: 8,837
365 Conestoga Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087
Listing: 835 Conestoga Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087 [Sotheby’s International Realty]
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