Charm abounds in this beautifully maintained, move-in ready traditional 3-story Wayne colonial that seamlessly blends old & new. Much thought & effort has gone into adding newer features & upgrades without disturbing original 1920s character.A solid slate walkway accented by a stacked stone front garden leads to a portico & front door w/ glass paned sidelights. The hand laid retaining wall wraps around the house & leads to a large recently installed backyard slate patio. Inside you will notice newer gleaming hardwood floors throughout the main level & 2nd floor. The large living room offers a fireplace highlighted by decorative wood mantel & slate hearth. Deep window sills are an elegant older home favorite feature. No old window hassle, all first & second floor windows have been replaced. A special feature of the living room is a rediscovered, once hidden, twelve pane transom window. Original French doors lead to a more intimate space that current owners used as a toy/play room. It can be an office, reading or music room. The elegant dining room has white picture frame wainscoting & large bay window. Wonderful dinners can be served from the delightful kitchen w/ white cabinets & black granite countertops. Stainless-steel stove/oven, dishwasher and refrigerator were all purchased in 2018. Adjacent to the kitchen is a large flexible room which current owners used a a family room. It has sliding glass doors leading to the patio and flat half acre yard not often found in downtown Wayne, where you can kick a soccer ball, run the bases or play badminton! Full length fences run down the side yards with a natural hedge fence along the back. After play, drop off soiled clothes in the mudroom for washing in the newer full-size stacked washer dryer. The mudroom has a storage bench w/ hooks on a coat rack & fully outfitted closet. A quaint powder room & pantry closet complete the first floor.Five bedrooms & three full baths on the 2nd and 3rd floor provide options. The bright & spacious second floor landing gives way to the master bedroom with closets & new master bathroom w/ white subway tile, glass enclosed shower & Carrara marble topped vanity. A large hall bathroom with shower tub combination and a wall of mirrors is perfect for rinsing off a brood. Two large hall closets provide plenty of space for towels & linens. The 3rd floor is newly carpeted w/ separate en suite bed & bath. There is additional open space on the 3rd floor for study area, sitting room, small office or au pair. The 3rd floor has its own heat zone and the 2nd floor has two heat zones. The 2nd and 3rd floor share one A/C zone. The first floor has its own heat and A/C zone. Comfort levels for all!Additional upgrades include new doors & hardware. All knob & tube removed & new wiring. New hot water heater & all new copper plumbing in basement and wherever exposed walls allowed access. Bulky radiators were removed & replaced with sleek, low-profile Runtal radiators allowing for easier furniture placement. Newer HVAC includes a new boiler, 2 air handlers, radiators & new ductwork. In addition, Cat5e was hardwired to most of the rooms. This special home with 2 car detached garage & ample driveway parking is located in much loved South Wayne. Walkable to the Paoli Thorndale train line to the city and the quaint town with excellent restaurants (Paramour-Wayne Hotel), shops, activities, and its own cinema is the reason Wayne is always voted one of the best places to live in the country! Close to highly rated Radnor Middle School and High School. The Chanticleer Garden, Downtown Wayne Historic District, North Wayne Historic District, Pennsylvania Railroad Station at Wayne, South Wayne Historic District and Wayne Hotel are all located on the National Register of Historic Places. Providing not only an excellent home but an excellent lifestyle.
- 5 beds 4 baths
- 3,245 sqft Year built:1920