For Sale/Rent

Grace and Greenery in Bryn Mawr for $400K

This spacious double-unit condo combines up-to-date style and features with classic garden-apartment charm.


922 W. Montgomery Ave. #H1-2, Bryn Mawr, Pa. (first floor in photo above) | Bright MLS images via RE/MAX Executive Realty

One of the most influential developments in the history of American housing opened in the mid-1930s in the suburbs of Washington: Greenbelt, Md., the American adaptation of British social reformer Ebenezer Howard’s “Garden City” concept. Howard’s idea was to place blocks of houses amidst landscaped gardens to produce cities where working people would enjoy healthful living in a sociable environment.

In the United States, that idea got translated into the “garden apartment” complex. These developments combine near-urban density with parklike settings that generations of tenants have found appealing.

Garden courtyard

Cross this development pattern with condominium ownership and you get Mayflower Square, an especially attractive example of the species. Located between the heart of Bryn Mawr and Bryn Mawr College, it’s ideally located for anyone who wants to enjoy both a lively suburban Main Street and green tranquility.

This combined unit is like no other in the complex. Its owners renovated it in 2004-06 to create a highly flexible living space that can accommodate a wide range of needs.

Master bedroom

Have children? Enjoy accommodating guests? This unit can handle either or both of these functions. It has a master suite and a bedroom on one side and a guest suite and another bedroom on the other. The master bedroom and the second and fourth bedrooms have Elfa closets to help you stay organized.

Master bathroom

The master bathroom is efficiently laid out, with dual vanities flanking a central corridor. On one side is a toilet closet; on the other, an extra-large shower with dual shower heads.

Kitchen

Love to cook? Enjoy sharing your creations with those you love? Its spacious kitchen has plenty of storage space, including stylish frosted-glass-front cabinets, ample workspace, two sinks, top-quality appliances and seating for four around the central island.

Sun room

Like sunshine? (Who doesn’t?) This unit has a spacious sun room off the living room with large windows that look out upon the attractively landscaped garden courtyard.

Living/dining room

All of these elements are arrayed around a spacious central living/dining area that can be configured to meet your needs.

Together with its setting, this condo puts everything you like about suburban living and everything you like about urban living right at hand. And its price is as attractive as its setting.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 4

BATHS: 2

SQUARE FEET: 1,800

SALE PRICE: $400,000

922 W. Montgomery Ave., #H1-2, Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Janet Ames | RE/MAX Executive Realty – Bryn Mawr]