Grounds for Enjoyment in Devon for $920K

This super-spacious expanded Cape has simply elegant living spaces on its inside. You'll probably want to spend as much time as you can enjoying its outside, though.

614 Dorset Rd., Devon, Pa. 19333 | Bright MLS images via Keller Williams Realty

You’ve seen those grand Main Line estate homes whose grounds have a higher Wow! factor than the homes themselves do.

One of the best-known of these is Chanticleer, the former home of pharmaceutical magnate Adolph Rosengarten and his wife Christine in Wayne that’s now a delightful “pleasure garden” open to the public.

It would be difficult indeed to replicate that spectacular garden on a mere 1.1 acres. But the original owner of this spacious expanded Cape in Devon was impressed enough by what they saw there to try their own Chanticleer impression around this home.


Front entrance

Swing and fire pit

They didn’t do too badly either. Picturesque elements like the wooden bridge and stream, decorative ones like the bluestone path leading to the front door, and inviting ones like the custom-built porch swing and fire pit tucked under the deck combine to create its own “pleasure garden.” (There’s also a greenhouse on the grounds where you can do your own experimenting with plants.)

Living room, dining room in background


The home’s current owners turned their attention to its interior, updating and simplifying its ample rooms.  The living room is an expansive space that adjoins the formal dining room, and the updated kitchen, a vision in white, sits on the other side of the dining room. These spaces all wheel around a soaring two-story foyer.

Family room


Off the kitchen is a comfy family room with a vaulted ceiling, fireplace and built-ins. Sliding glass doors lead from it to a spacious deck from which you can take in that lovely garden.

Everything else about this home is totally up to date, so all you need to do to obtain your own Wow! garden is move in.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $920,000

OTHER STUFF; This home was also reclad in HardiePlank siding in 2016 to eliminate one more maintenance worry. Its sale price was reduced by $29,999 on July 17.

614 Dorset Rd., Devon, Pa. 19333 [Ryan Emmanuel | Keller Williams Center City]