It's time to take a brief tour of one of those houses on the Main Line that make you sit back in your chair and utter the phrase "must be nice." Honeystone in Wayne is one such home and, guess what, it could very well be yours. It's scheduled to be put up for auction on Thursday, June 19th by it's current owner, Alvin Clemens, through Concierge Auctions and Kurfiss Sotheby's Realty. Want to see how the other half lives? Originally owned by the Schmidt family of the aptly named Schmidt's Beer, this six bedroom, seven and a half bathroom estate is dripping with an upper-echelon level of luxury often associated with it's designer, F.L. Bissinger. It's nearly three acres of what the listing calls " expertly hardscaped ... terraces that overlook exquisite gardens, rolling lawns and a heated swimming pool and spa area complete with fully outfitted pool house." Once you done drooling over the outside, which is a master craft of Pennsylvania granite and slate, check out the inside: a dining room (hall?) that seats up to 36 people, exposed beams galore, chandeliers everywhere, a foyer with catherdral-like stained glass accents, enormous kitchen with granite island and windowed dining area, three fireplaces and the ultra-luxurious bedrooms. Given the photographic evidence, you'd be hard pressed to determine whether they're auctioning off a homestead or a small resort.
· 500 Huston Road, Wayne, PA 19087 [Kurfiss Sotheby's]
· Ed Snider's ex-Main Line estate up for auction [Philly.com]