Main Line Monday: The Wallace Residence Listed For $1.089 Million

Garden grotto, carriage house workshop, in-law suite and more.

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In commissioning his architecture firm to design him a personal home in Bryn Mawr, Philadelphia native Brenton G. Wallace made way for an Italian-influenced residence with just enough distinctive pomp to make it stand out in a sumptuous place like the Main Line. What’s more, today the home comes with a formal garden grotto, meaning no one would blame you for accidentally fancying yourself in Italy every now and again. Go ahead. Fancy away.

Teasing aside, the home really does have wonderfully eye-catching features: original iron gates and stone wall; ornate front door and iron staircase in the foyer; mercer tiled floors and radiant heat flooring are in the living and family rooms respectively; while the library contains built-in bookcases and the dining room, a built-in china closet. In addition to the master suite, the property comes with an au pair or in-law suite, which is, as of press time, tenant occupied.

According to the listing, a sprinkler system is in place and the carriage house comes with gas heating, A/C, and is used as a workshop. The home is within walking distance to the regional rail Rosemont Station and parks and shopping. Specs and photos below.

Beds: 5
Baths: 3 full, 2 half
Square feet: 3,641
Price: $1,089,000

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Listing: 1429 County Line Rd, Bryn Mawr, PA, 19010 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont]