For Sale/Rent

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.


house for sale wayne french colonial exterior front

227 Pembroke Ave., Wayne, Pa. 19087 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

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.

house for sale wayne french colonial living room

Living room

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Sunroom

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.

house for sale wayne french colonial dining room

Dining room

On your left once inside, you see the formal dining room, impeccably decorated.

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Kitchen

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.

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Kitchen and great room

The sunken great room has another brick fireplace and a wet bar, making it a great room for entertaining as well.

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Game room

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.

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Patio

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

BEDS: 5

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]