Modern Heart, Classic Soul in Wynnewood for $995K
Midcentury modern home? Old stone mill? Neotraditional manse? You'll find all of these elements in this most unusual combination.
To the visitor who approaches it, this handsome, spacious home off a secluded lane near Lankenau Hospital presents a face that’s pure contemporary. That’s only fitting for a home that dates to 1960.
But go around the side to the main entrance and you might find yourself wondering whether this 1960 home was grafted onto some abandoned and repurposed 19th-century mill. Those substantial stone walls and the small windows cut into them take you back to an earlier age — an age that never existed where this home sits now.
Then step inside and prepare to be transported to a modern version of the 18th century. While this home’s layout is distinctly modern, its owner has given it a heaping helping of tradition in its elegant interior spaces. That wall of windows on one side of the open-plan living/dining room illuminates a space topped off by a handsome arched tray ceiling with crown molding and carved coffers.
The kitchen cabinetry continues the modern-traditional theme, and the corridor leading to the bedrooms also quotes the classics.
One thing you won’t feel in this home is claustrophobic. Its rooms take full advantage of their high ceilings, and the large open living spaces upstairs and downstairs add to the sense of spaciousness.
You’ll also be able to accommodate your guests when you entertain, for your driveway can accommodate up to 15 parked cars. (Your own will be tucked away in the two-car garage.) You can even put up a few overnight in the downstairs bedrooms, which make great guest quarters.
And while your home is secluded on a lot that’s shaped for privacy, you’re far from isolated: you’re just off Lancaster Avenue, close to City Avenue, and a short drive away from shopping and dining options on both streets as well as transit service into Philadelphia.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,507
SALE PRICE: $995,000
209 W. Indian Creek Rd., Wynnewood, Pa. 19096 [Sung Cho | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]