Over at Curbed National, the House of the Day is the above colonial relic named Plumb Nilly, which is just about the most adorable name for a serious historic home we can imagine. The house was renovated by the also-adorably-named R. Brognard Okie, who overhauled William Penn's estate, Pennsbury Manor, which was initially built in 1683. This house doesn't go back quite so far—only to 1736. The property's spring houses and other surprise outtakes from the past make it seem like a true retreat from modernity. That is, until you remember you're on the Main Line, and there's a mile-long line at the Starbucks and warring moms fighting over kindergarten slots and someone, somewhere, crying in his Range Rover in a golf club parking lot.
Size: 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,621 square feet
Outdoor space: Terrace, "sweeping lawns," 8 acres + adjoining 70-acre McKaig Nature Conservancy
Parking: 4-car garage
Extras: Swimming pool, lighted tennis court, bank barn, guest cottage
Price: $2.5 million
· Listing: 660 Fletcher Rd., Wayne [Zillow]