Main Line Monday: Historic $1.6 Million Residence by William Lightfoot Price
First, there was the beautiful Schoenhaus Estate, a property originally owned by William Penn before passing down to an Arts and Crafts Movement community headed by architect William Lightfoot Price who rehabilitated its historic buildings. Then, we told you about the restored, castle-like Lower Merion manse Price designed in the late 1800s.
And now? Well, now we’re going to introduce you to another one of his fine works.
Price, a would-be “giant” in the world of architecture were it not for his untimely death at age 55, teamed up his brother to start own firm early in his career. One of their first commissions was with real estate developers Wendell & Smith who tapped them for several projects, among them Overbrook Farms and various residential developments in St. Davids and Wayne. This home in South Wayne came about from such a partnership.
Situated steps from the town center, the historic home wears vintage architectural millwork and leaded glass windows, built-ins throughout and wood floors. Furthermore, it’s been updated with central air and multi-zone gas heating and includes a renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. Stand-out areas in the house include a sun room just off the formal dining room, diamond-pane windows in the living room, and a breakfast room with vaulted ceiling and rear deck access. The third floor, by the way, has a bonus room currently used as an office, but it could easily become a sixth bedroom. Specs and photos below.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 3,660
Price: $1.6 million
Additional Info: Swimming pool on property
408 Midland Ave, Wayne, PA, 19087
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Listing: 408 Midland Ave, Wayne, PA, 19087 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Wayne]