Bright, balanced, and fully updated stately 6 bedroom 4 ½ bath stone colonial positioned on an idyllic .42 parcel on a private north side Haverford Lane, walkable to the train, Haverford Square and only a mile to the expanded shopping and the farmers market of Suburban Square. Spectacular exterior grounds include a spacious patio for entertaining and a flat usable rear yard. Purchased in 2015 the home, while nicely maintained, was in need of an update. The current owners saw to a systematic, 4 level, renovation with the last bathroom completed only a month ago. The classic straight through center Foyer plan opens on the left to the formal Living Room. A wood burning fireplace with black painted brick surround offers crisp contrast to the white painted mantle and honey toned wood floors found throughout 3 levels of the home. Beyond this formal space, through double French doors is the gym, formerly the sunroom room, this space is brightened by wrap around windows with a glass paned door which opens to the flat lawn with views of the gardens and alfresco dining terrace.. The kitchen was a passion project for these owners. Walls dividing what was once the formal Dining Room, Butler’s Pantry and original isolated Kitchen were removed creating one large high functioning and spectacular space! Sparkling white Kitchen with shaker style cabinets pair beautifully with dark soapstone counters and a sea-glass backsplash. Easy prep and entertaining with stainless steel appliances including 5 burner gas cooking, French door refrigerator and stainless farm sink which form the perimeter around a spectacular sweeping seated island. Cabinets from the original Butler’s pantry were refurbished, now providing excellent display storage over-top of the beverage chiller, coffee, and wet bars. What was once the formal dining room is now a large welcoming dining space, completely open to the kitchen, highlighted with designer lighting and three exposures of light.
Ascend the front stair to the large Primary Suite. A chic, en-suite bath features ceramic “wood plank” radiantly heated floors, large spa-styled shower with seamless glass enclosure,two shower heads and separate water closet with shelved and hook storage. The walk-in closet with window provides for generous hanging as well as folded clothing storage. A second level foyer with linen closet, connects two additional bedrooms. one with a private bath with beautiful shower and the other with a jack and Jill bath with shower/tub, wash-stand height double vanity. This spacious bath serves the guest room as well and is positioned off the rear stair. All family or guest rooms have ample walk-in or reach in closets
The Third story offers two large bedrooms with charming dormered ceilings and share a stunning hall bath with lacquered navy vanity, white herringboned tile shower and heated floors.
No level was left untouched. The lower level of the home accessed from the kitchen/mudroom or by Bilco doors, has been styled with dark gray painted ceiling and polished concrete floors. A full-sized laundry and shelved closets offer expanded everyday storage. The recreational and Television area occupy the central portion of the lower level and an update ½ bath make for a fully finished space. Additional highlights include a separate work space / mechanical room and French drain on high side of house, with a sump with battery backup.
Extensive updates and renovations, unrivaled location, beautifully selected interior finishes.