Gothic Romance in Wayne for $4.195M
A classic when it was built in 1929, this magnificent English Gothic Revival home has been masterfully restored and updated to meet the expectations of 21st-century life.
The 1920s were something of a golden age for English Gothic architecture. Many fine Gothic Revival churches, academic buildings and homes both here and elsewhere bear construction dates in this decade.
So does this magnificent example of the style, built in 1929 and designed by noted local architects Bissell & Sinkler. Kings Haven Design and Kings Haven Properties recently completed a top-to-bottom restoration of this home’s grandeur while adding important updates to bring it in line with the demands and desires of modern families.
Luxurious materials abound in this restored home: Calacatta marble in the foyer and the master bathroom. Rare chestnut flooring and paneling in the foyer and the great room. Six grand limestone fireplaces located throughout the home.
Three of those fireplaces can be found in the great room and formal dining room. These two rooms receive plenty of light and a dash of color streaming through their stained-glass windows.
You’ll also find a fireplace in the master suite, a spacious private retreat with its own private terrace and seating area.
The all-new eat-in kitchen is the most significant of the upgrades. You’ll find marble here too, on its island, along with granite counters, designer lighting and professional-grade appliances. There’s more marble in the laundry room, which is outfitted with two washer and dryer pairs, and you’ll also find a modern media room and rec room for your entertainment pleasure and fitness needs.
This home’s intricate plasterwork and woodwork have been lovingly restored as well. Its landscaped 2.5-acre lot puts it in a setting of sylvan beauty.
All of this is conveniently situated too. It’s a pleasant six-block walk to the heart of Wayne, where shopping, dining and entertainment options abound and SEPTA Regional Rail can whisk you into Center City.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 10,700
SALE PRICE: $4,195,000
OTHER STUFF: This home is also wired for high-tech devices. It also has an in-law suite with elevator access above its three-car garage.
365 Conestoga Rd., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [David Greenhalgh | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]