Haverford, Pa. | $949,000
A 1925 stone colonial-style house, with seven bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, on a 1.12-acre lot
This house is surrounded by elegant properties, on a street that leads a mile northeast to the Haverford College campus and, shortly beyond that, to shopping and the train station in Haverford Square. The train trip to Center City in Philadelphia takes about 15 minutes.
Originally, the upper portion of the exterior had cedar-shake shingles, but it is now completely faced in stone. The seller updated the roof and utilities and improved the kitchen.
Size: 4,615 square feet
Price per square foot: $206
Indoors: The main entrance, reached from a porte cochère and a deep covered porch, is at the side of the house. It opens to a sitting room with a fireplace, bookshelves and a wide, upholstered window seat. A half bathroom within this space includes an original marble-topped sink.
A second entrance, on the same side of the house, passes through a sunroom to the living room, which has 10.5-foot box-beam ceilings, custom decorative windows and fluted columns on either side of a niche with a fireplace.
A long, formal dining room with pocket doors, a fireplace and a bay with French doors overlooks the back lawn. From there you pass into a room with built-in wood cabinets and a stamped-metal ceiling, before entering the kitchen and its adjoining breakfast area. (A brick chimney divides the two spaces.) A pantry with a sink and a washer and dryer leads to a mudroom.
Decorative glass windows adorn the formal front staircase. On the second floor, the main bedroom has a marble fireplace, a balcony and an attached sitting room. The en suite bathroom includes marble walls, a shower and a soaking tub. There is also an in-law suite, reached from a back staircase, with two connected rooms leading to a private bathroom with an antique marble sink and a tub-and-shower combo. Two additional rooms with dormer windows and a bathroom with a combined tub and shower and laundry hookups are on the third floor.
Outdoor space: A raised stone patio curves out from the dining room. A lawn of about an acre blankets the back and surrounds an in-ground pool (in as-is condition). The semicircular driveway offers space for off-street parking.
Taxes: $17,377 (2019, based on a tax assessment of $373,880)
Contact: Lisa Ciccotelli, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Fox & Roach, 610-202-4429; foxroach.com
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