On the Market: Expansive Colonial in Newtown Square
Can't go to the country club? Have the country club come to you instead.
There are probably a lot of folks on the Main Line and vicinity right now who are probably lamenting their inability to go out to the country club.
No doubt some of them are breathing a sigh of relief since the state allowed golf courses to reopen on April 27th. After all, golf may well be the ideal outdoor sport for the era of social distancing. But once you’ve spoiled that good walk by hitting a ball into 18 holes, you can’t repair to the clubhouse for a cocktail; that’s a bar, and those are still shuttered. And the rules forbid more than one person on each golf cart, so you can’t even go play with your best golfing buddy the way you used to.
So since our duffers still have to go back home to enjoy a glass of Scotch they poured themselves at their own home bars (assuming they were able to get through to the Fine Wine & Good Spirits folks to restock them) after the golf game, they may still feel a bit deprived in the camaraderie department.
Provided you observe the social distancing rules, and assuming your fellow duffers are amenable, you could have one or two of them over to commiserate at this rambing Newtown Square Colonial house for sale. It’s big enough to allow you to practice safe socializing, and it has all the facilities you still can’t use at your country club.
As you should be able to tell from the photo above, this is a newer Colonial. We won’t tell “McMansion Hell” if you won’t, but no genuine Colonial would look like it had its left half sliced off and a farmhouse surgically attached at each end. But in spite of the facade faux pas, this house actually hews to the elements of Colonial style pretty closely while spreading out to provide room for a whole range of activities.
Starting with the foyer and its two-story lobby, a common modern mutation. It’s well-proportioned, though, and serves up classic Colonial style simply and elegantly.
So do most of the other rooms in this house, from the formal living room on the left…
…to the formal dining room on the right, whose chandelier hangs from a medallion in the ceiling…
…to the study with its mahogany wainscoting, trim and built-in bookcases.
The rest of this house remains simple in its detailing but more contemporary in its outfitting and functions, and it’s built to accommodate just about any sort of leisure activity, recreation or entertaining you might imagine. Yes, even golf.
Behind the dining room, mud room and garage you will find a spacious everyday living suite consisting of a top-drawer kitchen, a sunny breakfast room and a huge great room.
A butler’s pantry with a wine fridge connects the dining room and the kitchen, making formal dinner parties much easier to throw. But when you want to throw something less formal, the rooms in back stand at the ready.
Especially the great room: whether you want to take in a movie on TV, sit by the fireside or gaze at the greenery out back, it’s got you covered.
For more private relaxation, the master bedroom includes a sitting room, dual walk-in closets and a bath with dual vanities, shower and a Jacuzzi tub.
There’s also a convenient built-in workspace on the second-floor rear stair landing along with another seating area.
Floor three contains a rec room with a projection screen and its own separate climate control system. Just add a golf simulator game and voila! You now have a golf course right at home. There’s also plenty of room in the finished basement for more games and a bar.
Your backyard is also set up for sociability with family and friends. It has two terraces, one with a pergola, a pool, a spa and a cabana.
That cabana is actually an outdoor living room with its own fireplace and big-screen TV.
And beyond your own backyard lies the 170-acre Waterloo Mills Preserve. Close your eyes and imagine it’s a golf course if you must, or just enjoy its beauty as it is.
With all this at your disposal, this Newtown Square Colonial house for sale in the Harrison Estate subdivision should enable you to get over your country club longings. You can invite your country-club buddies over for some safe socializing, as long as they are few in number: while the stay-at-home restrictions forbid non-essential travel, they do allow people to check in on and care for family members and friends. That angst you feel for country-club conviviality must be getting to you by now, and your golf partner can probably assuage it with a caring visit.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 9,203
SALE PRICE: $2,495,000
OTHER STUFF: A $750 annual homeowners association fee covers maintenance of the subdivision’s common areas. As Delaware County will conduct a countywide property reassessment beginning Jan. 1st of next year, you may want to contact the Delaware County Treasurer’s Office’s Tax Reassessment Hotline at 610-891-5695 if you have any concerns about what effect the reassessment might have on future taxes for this property.
20 Harrison Dr., Newtown Square, Pa. 19072 [Maria Doyle | Meghan Chorin Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]