At first glance one might assume that this home in Bryn Mawr was built sometime in the 2000s, given its immense size and modern interiors. In fact, the 8,453-square-foot property dates back to the 19th century and first functioned as a stable.
The 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home on the Main Line is indeed historic, but somewhat recently underwent renovations in the early 2000s. The work, by architect R.D. Wesley, won a local preservation award in 2005.
Today, the home features a three-story stone fireplace that serves as the main axis of the home: The living room, master bedroom, and lower family room all fireplaces. Fun fact: The stone was extracted on-site.
There are other nice details throughout that make the massive home seem more cozy: The exposed beams in the master, for example, are original to the home. And the new custom-made library with its own ladder and window nook was designed by a local craftsman.
The asking price of this home is $3,100,000.
- 1346 Wooded Way, Bryn Mawr [BHHS Fox & Roach]