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A Century Old Yet All New in Merion Station for $749K

This handsome, spacious home dates to 1916, but inside, a stylish top-to-bottom rebuild has made it all 2018.

216 Valley Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 | Bright MLS images by Alcove Media via Duffy Real Estate

If you schedule your showing for this handsome Dutch Colonial home in Merion Station right away, you might bump into construction workers putting the final touches on the work they’ve been doing for the last several months.

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That’s right, construction workers. This home offers everything buyers want in a new construction home, plus one thing those homes don’t offer: the solidity of an old home.

This home went on the market on Jan. 5th with some punch list items left to finish on its total makeover. Judging from the photos, the to-do items are minor; the one major item may actually be up to the buyer and the agent to work out, namely, putting a washer and dryer in the second-floor laundry room.

Everything else about this home looks finished and ready for your enjoyment.

You enter it through a glassed-in front porch that spans the home’s width, as does the living room just inside the main entrance. The main floor is set up for both relaxation with your family and entertaining with your friends, thanks to its open-plan rear half. Behind the living room, the formal dining room, breakfast room and kitchen form a unified whole, with a large archway joining the ensemble to the living room.

You can probably write the description of the kitchen yourself. We’ll just say it’s an outstanding example of modern Shaker-style design.

The five upstairs bedrooms are all carpeted, and the master bedroom is nicely outfitted, with a huge closet, sitting room and bathroom with dual vanities and large glass-enclosed shower.

Little touches like the exposed brick in the second-floor hallway, the rusticated wood in the breakfast room, and the barn doors in the breakfast room and master bedroom closet show that this renovation was carried out with an eye for style. Your relatives and guests will admire your own as well if you make this handsomely remade 102-year-old home yours.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 3 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 2,851

SALE PRICE: $749,000

OTHER STUFF: This home also has central air conditioning, garage parking for one car and space for more in its driveway, and a great location — you’re a short walk from Merion Regional Rail station, Merion Botanical Garden and Merion Elementary School and less than one mile away from charming, friendly Narberth.



216 Valley Rd., Merion Station, Pa. 19066 [Ryan Tobin | Duffy Real Estate]


Sandy Smith Home and Real Estate Editor @MarketStEl
ssmith@phillymag.com