Frank-ly Fabulous in Wynnewood for $2.37M
This elegantly renovated masterpiece bears the Furnessian touch.
“A house on a hill cannot be hid.”
We hope you’ll forgive us for borrowing from John Winthrop in describing Hedgeley House, an example of restrained elegance perched in the middle of a flat two-acre lot atop a rise in Wynnewood.
What Winthrop meant with the original phrase (replace “house” with “city”) is that a settlement perched on a hill should shine as an example to all. We’d say Hedgeley House rises to that standard.
That two-acre spread means you do enjoy real privacy, yet its open setting means that you get to show this place off when your friends and guests arrive, as you should.
Built around 1900, this eclectic home combines elements of French and English picturesque style along with the deft hand of architect Frank Furness, who made several alterations to the structure. A recent reconstruction and expansion added the latest conveniences while keeping the home’s integrity and character intact.
You enter the home through a simple front door that leads into a foyer that’s dressed to impress. Its rich wood beams and paneling, fireplace and soaring stairwell create a dramatic and beautiful space.
The rest of the home is a study in simple, unfussy elegance. Each room is appropriately scaled for its purpose and decorated in traditional trim. Ten fireplaces form focal points in several of those rooms, including the living room, dining room, music room and master bedroom.
The all-new kitchen is a vision in white that is enhanced by the natural light pouring through its many windows.
Upstairs, the private living quarters include a master suite with two bathrooms, a spacious bedroom and a dressing room with its own fireplace and a Juliet balcony.
The home’s five bathrooms and powder room have all been updated, and all six bedrooms boast high ceilings and splendid views of the grounds.
We can’t imagine why anyone would want to hide this masterwork under a bushel.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,761
SALE PRICE: $2,369,000
OTHER STUFF: This home can accommodate two cars in its new attached garage and more in its driveway apron. Above the garage is a space that can be used as a gym, office or au pair suite.
111 Cherry Lane, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096
111 Cherry Lane, Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 [Lorna Isen | The Lorna Isen Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]
Updated Jan. 18, 6:06 p.m., to correct the spelling of the home’s name.