On the Market: Comfortable French Colonial in Wayne
This handsome house for sale has been around since the 1920s yet looks as fresh as today. A recent addition gave it a great multipurpose space in back.
On the outside, this handsome classic near the center of Wayne exudes French flair. But its builder included one exterior element that reveals its true character.
It’s that broken pediment over the front door. You normally find those on Colonials, not French chateaus. And the plan of this house for sale is pure center-hall Colonial, at least up front.
Step through that front door and on your right you will find a classic Colonial living room, complete with brick fireplace. This one, however, gets extra light through the archways connecting it to the high-ceilinged sunroom with its large Palladian window.
On your left once inside, you see the formal dining room, impeccably decorated.
Where this house departs from the Colonial formula is in its new rear wing, added last year. Its central feature is a bright and open space that contains both the kitchen and the great room.
The sunken great room has another brick fireplace and a wet bar, making it a great room for entertaining as well.
Atop the garage sits a game room. It has a full bath attached, which means you can use this room as an au pair or in-law suite if you need one.
The second-floor master suite includes not only a stylish bath but also a sitting room currently used as a home office. The third floor contains another bedroom suite with bath and sitting room.
Out back, you’ll find a large brick patio, accessible via French doors from the great room and a door from the sunroom.
And if all this isn’t attractive enough, Wayne’s attractive town center and its Regional Rail station are a 15-minute walk away.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 4,982
SALE PRICE: $1,795,000
227 Pembroke Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 [Dana Sims Hospodar | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]