Farmhouse Friday: Great Room in North Wales

Got plans to expand? This converted barn has all the space you might need, arranged around a spectacular central room.

106 White Tower Lane, North Wales, Pa. 19454 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

106 White Tower Lane, North Wales, Pa. 19454 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

“Were you raised in a barn?”

Your kids might answer this question literally if they grow up in this huge former barn in North Wales.

Built in 1841, the structure has been converted into a one-of-a-kind home that offers totally modern comfort, room for expansion and a heaping helping of vintage character.

Most of that character is concentrated in this home’s most breathtaking space: the two-story-high great room that greets you upon entry. Filled with original wood beams, flanked by balconies at either end and defined by a wood-beam-inlay fireplace, this space combines living room and dining room in a configuration that also makes it just right for entertaining.

To one side of this great room are the kitchen and TV room. The recently upgraded kitchen features lots of storage space in cabinetry in keeping with the home’s character, a full pantry and a breakfast area. A half-height wall creates a sense of openness with the TV room, which is connected to the dining room in turn via a large open archway.

Upstairs is the master suite, with a spacious bedroom, walk-in closet and bathroom with corner tub and separate shower. Four additional bedrooms are contained on the main and upper levels; part of the upper level is unfinished, leaving room for your imagination and needs to fill it.

On the street level are a den, laundry and 600 square feet of storage space.

This is a home you’ll find it hard to outgrow, which makes it ideal if you plan on settling down for a while once you move.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 3

SQUARE FEET: 3,850

SALE PRICE: $529,900

OTHER STUFF: This home’s price was reduced by $20,000 yesterday (May 19th). This home is part of a subdivision where the homeowners association picks up trash, maintains the lighting and grounds, and offers a club house with a fitness center. The monthly HOA fee is $170.



106 White Tower Lane, North Wales, Pa. 19454 [Rheta Santangelo | BHHS Fox & Roach]