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A Modern Drag Show in Bryn Mawr for $2.875M

This home is a picture-perfect example of the definitive Main Line house type - on the outside. But wait until you step inside.

401 Boxwood Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 | Photos: Deb Putter, Deb Putter Photography, via TREND / BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

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This home in Bryn Mawr just screams 1750, doesn’t it?

The Nantucket architect-builder who created it got the classic center-hall-Colonial look down cold.

Don’t fall for the ruse, folks. This is a disguise designed to lure traditionalists into a false sense of security that will be shattered the moment they cross the threshold of this most modern new construction home.

Yes, it has a center entrance. But that’s where the similarity to the traditional form ends.

The main floor living space is organized around a striking open-plan space that combines the kitchen and family room. A wall of windows floods the family room with natural light, and windowed double doors frame the family room fireplace.

The kitchen offers a modern take on traditional style in its cabinetry and crown moldings. Everything about it, from the walk-in pantry to the top-of-the-line appliances, is designed for the discriminating cook.

Two glassed-in appendages to this space house a dining room (off the kitchen) and a sun room (behind the family room fireplace). Again, nothing 18th-century about these bright and airy spaces.

Upstairs, you’ll find five bedrooms, each with its own en suite bath. The master suite adds a beamed bedroom ceiling and a striking master bath with marble everywhere (except on the walls) to the formula.

Downstairs, you’ll find an exercise/yoga room, an office, a full bath and a separate entrance that leads to the backyard. The ceilings are the same 10-foot height you’ll find on the upper floors.

The beamed ceilings, clean trim and woodwork give this home a feel that recalls a classic Pennsylvania farmhouse more than it does a traditional Colonial. And the lighting and fittings are totally 2018.

In a world where one is forced to choose on so many fronts, this conveniently located home in the Radnor Township part of Bryn Mawr lets you have it both ways: traditional elegance and contemporary style rolled into one.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 6 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 7,500

SALE PRICE: $2,875,000



401 Boxwood Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Joanne McBride | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors – Bryn Mawr]