Main Line Monday: A Real Sanctuary in Narberth

Here's a rare opportunity to own a home with ACTUAL cathedral ceilings — and stained glass windows to go with them.
200 Price Ave. # ELM 5, Narberth, Pa. 19072 | TREND Images from BHHS Fox & Roach

200 Price Ave. # ELM 5, Narberth, Pa. 19072 | TREND Images from BHHS Fox & Roach

One of the most sensitively executed adaptive reuse projects on the Main Line is now complete, and as a result, you now have the opportunity to live in a condo like no other in one of the Main Line’s most walkable, family-friendly communities.

This top-of-the-line unit at is the result of Main Line reBuild’s conversion of Alexander Mackie Adams’ 1929 United Methodist Church of Narberth into Elm Hall at Narberth Place, with six distinctive condominium units. This one, Unit 5, occupies part of the church sanctuary, which means you get some fabulous architectural elements built right in along with the modern conveniences you might expect.

The most fabulous architectural element is the living room, with its soaring 40-foot-high vaulted ceiling and stained glass window. Neotraditional built-ins and a gas fireplace complement the Gothic style of this dramatic main space.

The first things you see on entry, however, are impressive in their own right. The foyer leads into a spacious open plan kitchen and dining room with neo-Gothic stained glass windows of its own. This being all-new construction, the kitchen boasts all the features and appliances you would expect to find in a luxurious condo like this one.

On the same level as the kitchen and dining room is the master suite, which includes a large walk-in closet with ample storage space and a private bath with double vanity and full tile shower with frameless glass enclosure.

That living room lies up a half-flight of wide stairs from the kitchen, dining room and master suite. A loft balcony that showcases the church’s original Gothic woodwork overlooks the living room and connects to hallways that lead to two more bedrooms, each with walk-in closets. The bathroom these two bedrooms share also has a double vanity. A study on this level has been built into the former church tower.

There are full laundry facilities in this unit, which comes with garage parking for two cars, but chances are you will be able to leave them in the garage much of the time, for this truly unique home is a mere two-and-a-half blocks from the center of Narberth, where you’ll find shopping, dining and entertainment options surrounding the SEPTA Regional Rail station. SEPTA’s Route 44 bus, which provides express service to Center City, also passes close by, with alternate runs heading down Essex Avenue, right past your front door.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 3

BATHS: 3 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 3,408

SALE PRICE: $1,050,000

OTHER STUFF: The listing agent has a partial ownership interest in this unit.



200 Price Ave., # ELM 5, Narberth, Pa. 19072 [Craig Brand | BHHS Fox & Roach]