Main Line Monday: An Extra Helping of Charm in Strafford
There are loads of Colonial-style homes on the Main Line, as we have so often remarked. Dutch Colonial homes, however, are rare — and it’s even rarer to find one with plenty of Victorian detailing and style.
Which is what makes this vintage 1886 home near Strafford Regional Rail station such a find. The first-rate restoration and updating of this huge home make it even more of one.
The attention to detail is evident the moment you lay eyes on the filigreed wraparound porch and porte-cochère, and it continues on the inside, where the original hand-carved woodwork has been restored on the wainscotting in the foyer and the fireplaces in the foyer, living room, dining room, great room, master bedroom and second-floor study. Tall, multi-mullioned windows in the dining room and great room let in lots of natural light, and a large picture window in the living room also offers a great view of the landscaped rear yard.
The kitchen is thoroughly up to date, with cherry wood cabinetry, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and a breakfast nook with its own fireplace. The butler’s pantry off the breakfast nook has its own cabinets and a wet bar.
On the second floor are the study and the master bedroom, which has its own balcony. There are four more bedrooms and two baths on the third floor, which make this place perfect for large families or those who enjoy entertaining many guests.
The home’s 1.6-acre lot guarantees tranquility while its location offers convenience: Strafford station is within reasonable walking distance and the shops and attractions of Wayne are a short drive down the road.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,198
SALE PRICE: $1,090,000
OTHER STUFF: A library branch and public tennis courts are also nearby.
429 Old Eagle School Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Sandra McAlaine | RE/MAX Main Line]