For Sale/Rent

On the QT: Semi-DIY Designer Tudor in Haverford

After working with an interior designer to get the look they wanted, the couple who bought this handsome Tudor figured they could put the finishing touches on themselves. Turns out they were right.


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112 Rose Lane, Haverford, Pa. 19041 | Photos: Jeremy Poley, Keller Williams Black Label

Not every house for sale goes “on the market” — some sellers prefer discretion in soliciting buyers and releasing information about themselves. They sell their dwellings via “quiet listings,” private sales or private auctions that your agent will never see on the multiple listing service. Some of these sellers, however, don’t mind giving their houses for sale some level of exposure to the general public. Every so often, we get wind of such houses, and starting with this morning’s feature, when we learn of feature-worthy quiet listings, we will share them with you.

Here’s hope for all of you out there binge-watching DIY Network and HGTV:

Study the masters long enough and yes, you can become your own high-end interior designer too.

Just look at what the couple who bought this handsome Tudor in Haverford did with the house they bought a few years ago from the agent who’s selling it again this time.

The pair — one of them a bestselling author of fantasy novels aimed mainly at young adults — worked closely with a professional interior designer to radically refresh their purchase. Then they decided they could apply the final touches themselves. “They both have an exquisite eye for detail,” says the agent, Andrea Desy Edrei of Keller Williams Black Label.

That’s an understatement.

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Living room

These two have turned this expansive manor into a showstopper that at once respects the house’s Tudor Revival architecture and traditional design elements and at the same time turns it into an ultra-modernist knockout.

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Dining room

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Kitchen

This house has it all: Spacious main living areas. High-end Euro-American designer kitchen with appliances to match. Modern yet elegant formal dining room.

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Den

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Sun porch

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Covered side porch

Glassed-in den. Sunroom and open-air covered side porch combo.

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Master bedroom

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Master suite closet and dressing room

Master bathroom

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Bathroom

Seven fireplaces, two of them in the sumptuous master suite — and one of those in its huge walk-in closet and dressing room. Two home offices. Gym.

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Stairs to wine cellar

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Wine cellar

A wine cellar that holds more than 2,000 bottles, accessed via a dramatic stone spiral staircase.

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Greenhouse and arbor

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Pool

And that’s the inside. Outside, there’s a greenhouse art studio, an arbor with outdoor kitchen and dining area, and a large saltwater pool and spa.

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Carriage house

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Carriage house guest suite

There’s also a carriage house with a three-car garage and a studio guest bedroom.

But I’ve gone on enough. The pictures, I think, speak for themselves. If you agree, and you think this house might be the place you’ve been looking for, contact the agents listed below. It’s the only way you will be able to learn more about this quiet listing.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 7

BATHS: 5 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: Not available

SALE PRICE: $3,650,000

OTHER STUFF: You can walk from here to Haverford’s town center and Regional Rail station, the Merion Cricket Club and Harcum College. Bryn Mawr’s bigger town center is just a little further away.

112 Rose Lane, Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Andrea Desy Edrei and John Bolaris | Keller Williams Black Label]

Updated Aug. 13th, 12:40 p.m., to clarify the relationship between the owners and the interior designer they hired.