A Tudor Fit for Henry in Wayne for $1.943M
The owners of this magnificent manse are downsizing. They left this masterful makeover of a 1925 classic as their parting gesture.
You’ve surely seen films where aging barons or dowagers rattle around the dusty, empty rooms of some huge palace, half of which they never even see, let alone use.
The owners of this beautiful English Gothic Tudor home in Wayne decided that they didn’t want to end up like that. So before they decided to downsize, they first gave “Assisi” its second birth.
The two-year makeover, completed in 2016, produced the spectacular manse you see in these photos.
Judging from these, we’d say that Period Architecture, interior designer Linda Phillips and designer Trey Halkett more than earned their keep. Their handiwork produced one jaw-dropping space after another inside this home, every square inch of it functional.
This is one of a very few homes with a great room worthy of the term. Not only does it have a cathedral ceiling, it has a touch of the cathedral itself with a richly colored stained-glass window.
The kitchen, breakfast area and attached butler’s pantry with wine cooler play light gray stone, white wood and dark beams off one another to excellent effect.
All of the bedrooms and bathrooms are beautifully appointed, but the master takes it to the next level with its beamed vaulted ceiling, spacious dressing room and master bath with full marble dual shower.
You’ll find similarly impressive architectural and design touches in every room of this home, which packs a lot into a relatively compact 0.6-acre lot near the center of Wayne. It’s extremely convenient to both Wayne’s shops and restaurants and its Regional Rail station.
The owners also couldn’t have picked a better agent to showcase this home, but we think that she needs to give her marketing staff a refresher course in domestic architecture if they can’t tell a Tudor home from an Arts and Crafts one.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 3 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,698
SALE PRICE: $1,942,500
301 Windsor Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Lavinia Smerconish | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]