Main Line Monday: Low-Maintenance Living in Haverford
Say “Main Line” to a house-hunter, and quite likely, a certain image forms in their head. It probably looks like a center-hall Colonial or French Provincial-style home with wainscoting, crown moldings, patterned wallpaper, built-in bookcases, fireplaces, and lavish kitchens and bathrooms.
This week’s featured home has all that. But you can’t tell from looking at the outside. That’s because this roomy home in Haverford is a unit in a contemporary condominium building that was built in the 1970s and looks like it.
Inside, however, it’s traditional Main Line style through and through, only minus the center entrance hall and fireplaces.
Everything else is in place: Classic crown moldings in every room of the unit, plus chair rails in the living room, dining room and hallway. Built-in bookcases in the living room and den, and traditional cabinetry and fixtures in the kitchen and bathrooms.
Yet everything else inside is geared towards the modern lifestyle. Floor-to-ceiling windows with doors that open onto a spacious balcony grace the great room and the family room/bedroom with wet bar. The den also has floor-to-ceiling windows along with those built-ins and a large walk-in closet. The kitchen is filled with the latest in stainless steel appliances and stylish granite countertops. The master bedroom has two large walk-in closets, and the third bedroom, with its queen-sized Murphy bed, can be adapted to multiple purposes (it currently serves as an exercise room).
What’s missing from this home are the usual maintenance issues homeowners must deal with. The condo’s on-site maintenance staff takes care of those for you. There’s also 24-hour doorman service, emergency repair service, secure underground parking (with a car wash service!), an attractive terrace and beautifully landscaped grounds. And with Haverford Regional Rail station and Haverford Square a short walk away, chances are you can leave your car in the garage when you feel like doing some local shopping or enjoying a night on the town.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 3,530
SALE PRICE: $849,000
OTHER STUFF: This unit also has dual-zone climate control and a security system.
100 Grays Lane #505, Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Linda Z | RE/MAX Executive Realty]