Main Line Monday: Eccentric Elegance in Penn Valley

Nestled on a nearly half-acre lot and surrounded by mature landscaping, this home’s open floor plan and its dramatic interiors make it stand out from the other traditional Main Line Colonials on the block.

612 Manor Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

612 Manor Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 | TREND images via Keller Williams Realty

Many Main Line homes are certainly grand but sorely lack in the creative department.

A wonderful deviation comes in the form of this Penn Valley home. With its soaring interior spaces, modern features and open-plan elements,  this just-slightly-off-center-hall Colonial displays a lot of imagination with its updated take on traditional luxury.

Inside, the two-story foyer is a sight to behold, with a dramatically curved staircase framed by arched doorways leading to the other spaces. The cozy, illuminated-by-natural-light living room features a wood-burning marble fireplace and pocket doors that lead to a private study.

On the other side of the foyer, a stately dining room offers the perfect space for formal or casual dining. But the main attraction is surely the grand family room, with its 18-foot-high vaulted ceiling, grandly scaled windows and a fireplace as its centerpiece. Moving further along, the custom kitchen, which is open to the family room, is also a beauty to behold, with classic Shaker-style cabinetry, natural stone countertops and backsplash, Wolf and Bosch appliances and additional peninsula seating. Adjoining the kitchen is a spacious breakfast room that can host anything from an elaborate breakfast spread to a simple coffee-and-bagel duo.

An oversized, three-season sunroom and deck complete the main living level along with a laundry/mudroom that exits to the garage. No other room screams summer entertainment like this particular sunroom, with a beautiful wall of windows showcasing the greenery outdoors. The finished basement, also a great entertainment spot, spans the entire footprint of the home with separate family and gym spaces.

Upstairs, the second-floor master suite is a soothing, deluxe space that has all you really need in life: a full wall of custom built-in storage, a gorgeous wood-burning fireplace, his-and-hers walk-in closets and a luxurious master bath. The bathroom is clad with Carrara marble and limestone features, custom cabinetry, Kohler Purist fixtures, radiant heating, a separate water closet, a freestanding tub and a steam shower with a frameless glass enclosure.

Three additional bedrooms and a new hall bathroom, again with Carrara marble, subway tile, Kohler Purist fixtures, a soaking tub and a stall shower with a frameless glass enclosure, also complete this floor.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


PRICE: $1,245,000

OTHER STUFF: In case the power should go out, this home is also equipped with a whole-house backup generator.



612 Manor Rd., Penn Valley, Pa. 19072 [Paul Lipowicz | Keller Williams Luxury Homes International]