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Stunning midcentury modern home in Narberth woods asks $1.6M

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Designed in 1959

Craig Wakefield, BHHS Fox Roach

Tucked away in the woods just off the Main Line, this midcentury modern Narberth home offers over 4,000 square feet of space and a stunning example of a classic midcentury design element: wall-to-wall glass.

The four-bed, four-bath home, which was built in 1959 and listed last week for $1,600,000, was designed by George W. Smith, who worked in the office of famed Philly architects, Louis Kahn and Oscar Stonorov.

The home features a sprawling living room with a floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, which look over the woods outside (don’t worry, the property is gated for privacy). There are a number of other unique design elements around the home, including a stone wall with a fireplace, which takes center stage in the living room.

An open floor plan connects the living area to the kitchen and dining areas, which are both lined with sleek terrazzo floors.

In the bedrooms you’ll find more windows upon windows, all of which pour light into the home. A keystone-shaped pool—fitting for a Pennsylvania home—sits in the back.

The home recently underwent restorations to bring it back to its midcentury glory and now includes insulated windows. It’s located at 1 Fairview Road in Narberth, a short 15 minute drive from the city.

Correction: An original version of this story said the home was in Bryn Mawr, when it’s actually in Narberth.