You can find them all along the Main Line—stone colonial homes set back in the woods with spacious gardens and long, winding driveways. Many of them date back 100 years or more.
This house at 337 Laurel Lane in Haverford fits that bill. It offers a gabled roof, dormer windows, and a flagstone terrace, but behind the colonial facade hides a renovated, contemporary space.
The four-bed, three-bath home was built in 1928 and designed by Walter Durham, a prolific Philly-area architect known for many of the stone Main Line homes. It was rehabbed in 2014, with contemporary amenities, like a chef’s kitchen with marble countertops and industrial light fixtures.
In the living room, you can find a large fireplace, with access to a sun room, and plenty of light. Another living area or den features wood walls and a second fireplace. The staircase, which has a custom designed wrought iron railing, leads up to the bedrooms upstairs.
The house sits on nearly one acre of land, which includes a stone stair leading down to a private pool outside. It’s undergone a price bump since it was last sold, pre-renovations, in 2012 for $995,000.
- 337 Laurel Lane [Craig Wakefield, BHHS Fox Roach]