On the Market: Old English-Inspired New Estate in Haverford
Tradition with a touch of modernity distinguishes this spacious, stylish new house for sale near the Merion Golf Club.
Historicism remains very popular in American domestic architecture. Most of us, it seems, prefer our homes to be rooted in some style from centuries past.
But that doesn’t mean there’s no room for modern invention and reinterpretation. That much should be clear from the exterior photo of this new construction house for sale in the Merion Golf Manor section of Haverford.
The front facade remixes several styles, including Tudor, Cotswold and even a touch of Normandy, within an overall English picturesque frame.
Inside, the design is more purely traditional, but here and there you can find more contemporary accents too. Check out the chandelier in the family room’s coffered ceiling, for instance.
And, of course, its layout and features are all 21st-century. That family room is part of a triple-threat, open-plan ensemble that includes a sunny breakfast nook and an extra-large kitchen with two islands, two sinks, two dishwashers, a six-burner cooktop, double oven, large Sub-Zero refrigerator and beverage fridge.
Connecting that kitchen to the formal dining room is a butler’s pantry with a wet bar and second beverage fridge.
The bedrooms all have plenty of space and the master has even more. It features a vaulted ceiling, a sitting area with Juliet balcony, and a large master bath whose walk-in shower has dual shower heads and a wand.
The finished basement can be outfitted as you please, and it comes with a wet bar.
The large lot gives this house for sale plenty of room to stretch out as well. And you get all this in a tranquil setting a stone’s throw from one of the region’s most storied golf courses.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 6,582
SALE PRICE: $3,189,000
27 Tunbridge Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Pamela Owsik | Duffy Real Estate, Inc.]