Main Line Monday: A New Angle on a Classic in Berwyn for $1.045M
A classic 1970s center-hall Colonial gets a huge wing attached at one end, transforming it into a modern yet traditional masterpiece.
Located on a quiet, isolated lane with only one entrance in Berwyn’s Buttonwood Farms community is this typical – and typically modest – 1970s center-hall Colonial.
At least that’s what it looks like viewed head-on from the street.
Go around this house on the right, though, and you’ll soon see this is anything but your typical modest, unassuming Colonial, for jutting out at a 45-degree angle to its right end is a spectacular two-story addition, designed by Ron Trull, that turns this traditional Main Line staple into a showplace that’s perfect for your life, whether your preference is relaxed domesticity or entertaining a few dozen of your closest friends.
You enter this home through a traditional foyer that offers views into the formal dining and living rooms as well as a straight view into the kitchen breakfast area. The formal rooms and the study on the first floor all feature such traditionally Colonial design elements as chair rails, wainscotting and crown moldings, and both the living room and the study feature working wood-burning fireplaces.
The rear of the first floor is where tradition and modernity meet, starting with the extra-large designer kitchen and breakfast room. The kitchen caters to every chef’s need, with its large center island, perfect for preparing meals, Paradise inset natural cherry cabinetry, a Sub-Zero built-in refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher and double ovens. Now you’ll have a reason to look forward to cooking for the holidays. A sliding glass door off the breakfast room leads to a large paved rear patio, the centerpiece of the landscaped back yard.
The family room, one step down from the breakfast room, is the showpiece of the new addition. Featuring a stacked stone fireplace with raised hearth and huge transomed windows on three sides that provide great views of the surrounding yard, this is one room you’ll never want to leave.
Two staircases, one in the foyer and the other between the study and the family room, lead to the second floor. Either way, you’ll find the home’s five bedrooms, with the master as the obvious designer outlier. Part of the addition, the master suite offers a generous space away from the other bedrooms and is outfitted with two walk-in closets, exposed beams and graceful windows. The master bathroom includes two lowboy-styled vanities in the bath, a jetted soaking tub and a large standing stall shower.
One of the other four bedrooms has a private en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet, while the other three share a hall bathroom.
Downstairs, a finished basement offers a luxurious space for relaxation and entertainment, with cherry built-ins, a mirrored gym and powder room and more than enough space to let the kids run wild or shape it to fit your needs.
Outside, nature surrounds you in the picturesque landscaped back yard just beyond the large stone patio.
Located roughly midway between downtown Paoli and Newtown Square in the top-ranked Tredyffrin-Easttown school district, this secluded private abode offers all the best elements of Main Line life in a one-in-a-million home that just happens to list for just a little more than that.
THE FINE PRINT
SQUARE FEET: 4,633
SALE PRICE: $ 1,045,000
2050 Grantham Ave., Berwyn, Pa. 19312
2050 Grantham Ave., Berwyn, Pa. 19312 [Alvin Belden | BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern]