Main Line Monday: Durham-Designed Dreamland in Gladwyne
Where to begin with this classic stone estate in Gladwyne? Let’s start at the very beginning with the fact that it was originally designed in 1932 by Walter Durham, the noted architect behind many, many esteemed residences throughout the region.
More recently, the nearly 4-acre estate has been fully renovated with high-end amenities. It’s tough to say which room is the standout. On one hand, you have the amazing living room with vaulted ceilings spanned by gorgeous exposed beams and wrapped in original stone walls and a fireplace. In the other, there’s the spacious master bedroom with lavish master bath–seriously, just look at that set up.
In the end, the outdoor spaces probably win out above all else (although we are fond of the expansive kitchen). Outside, there’s a naturally landscaped pond, a tennis court with “terraced overlook,” a patio and, not one, but two stone pool houses around the in-ground swimming pool.
THE FINE PRINT: