On the Market: Modern Tudor Manse in Merion Station
No classic Tudor Revival details were harmed in the remaking of this striking modern house for sale.
What you see above, of course, is a classic 1920s Tudor Revival house for sale in Merion Station.
What you see once you cross its threshold, however, is something completely different.
In remaking this handsome house for modern living, its owners took care to preserve its wood-beamed ceilings, half-timbered walls and stone and brick fireplaces. Where these elements were not present, however, they turned it into a striking, bright and airy modernist vision.
That vision manifests itself most perfectly in the house’s fused-together dining room and kitchen. Contemporary lighting, white walls and white lacquer kitchen cabinets with quartz countertops make this space one that a medieval Englishman wouldn’t know what to make of — but it would probably delight him anyway.
And if it left him confused, he could always cross the foyer to the very Tudor living room and regain his bearings. (That is, if he’s not blinded by the lightness of the thing.)
Or he could relax in the equally traditional family room, with its built-in cabinets, cherry wood paneling and wood-burning brick fireplace.
But this home wasn’t made for a medieval Englishman. It was made for a modern family like your own. You will no doubt find all of these rooms attractive and comfortable.
You will also love the screened back porch that looks out on the spacious rear terraces. Together, these make great indoor/outdoor entertaining and relaxation space.
For indoor entertaining, recreation and relaxation, you can repair to the finished basement. Down here you will find a rec room, gym, second laundry (to go with the one on the second floor) and studio space. The finished third floor offers additional space for whatever purpose you may need it for.
And for private relaxation, the master suite combines a spacious bedroom with a refreshed bathroom with Ann Sacks tile, a dual white lacquer vanity, an oversized frameless glass stall shower and a soaking tub that’s an updated take on the classic clawfoot design.
And this beautiful marriage of medieval and modern sits in a convenient location. Both Merion Regional Rail station and Narberth’s charming town center are a pleasant walk away. It’s also a reasonably quick trip up Montgomery Avenue to City Avenue and the Schuylkill Expressway when you want to head out to Conshohocken or King of Prussial
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 5,372
SALE PRICE: $1,475,000
412 Academy Circle, Merion Station, Pa. 19066 [Paul Lipowicz | Lipowicz+ Realtors | Keller Williams Realty]