Main Line Monday: A Carriage Manse in Bryn Mawr for $1.099M

Guests can sleep comfortably in the one-bedroom cottage adjacent to the house. You and yours have your pick of five bedrooms.

735 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19090 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

735 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

It’s no difficult task to imagine that a house with a full-width, five-columned, two-story front porch is going to be pretty impressive. But what makes this Bryn Mawr home a surprise is that this was the carriage house for a much larger estate. Built in 1915, this home is situated on 1.25 acres of land and boasts 5,000 square feet of interior space. And that’s just the start of its awesomeness.

Let’s begin with the main level. The open floor plan layout features all the rooms you would typically find in a house – a living room, family room, dining room, and kitchen. And then, there are some extras – a breakfast room, sunroom, playroom, guest bedroom, and laundry room.

We need to emphasize the kitchen a bit more though, because in our opinion, it’s the most special part of the house. It’s been completely renovated and features an oversized island, granite countertops, travertine floors, a double porcelain sink, stainless steel appliances, and a double oven. The sunlit breakfast area is amplified by a vaulted, wood-beamed ceiling, multiple floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors leading out onto a deck. The splash of light blue throughout the room perfectly complements its more modernized aspects and gives the space some extra rustic charm.

Head upstairs and you will be immediately greeted by a sitting area. When you reach the master bedroom, you won’t be disappointed – this thing has a private entrance, a fireplace, a balcony deck, and a praiseworthy master bathroom that features a walk-in shower, a soaking tub, and a big walk-in closet. There are three other bedrooms on this floor, one of which has its own private bathroom, and an additional bathroom.

A few steps away from the carriage house is a one-bedroom cottage. Never again worry about guests overstaying their welcome or getting all up in your personal space, because the cottage comes with a kitchen and bathroom. Can we get an amen?

This private Main Line property is an ideal family home that’s perfect for entertaining friends and relatives alike. Close to local shops and restaurants, Radnor Township schools, and an easy commute to Center City, it steps up to the plate – and it does so beautifully.



BATHS: 5 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,099,000

OTHER STUFF: This home’s price was reduced by $76,000 on April 5.

735 Conestoga Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Robin Gordon | BHHS Fox & Roach – Haverford Station]