240 Highland Lane, Bryn Mawr PA 19010

3 bed 2.5 Bath 2,192 Sqft

  • 3 bed 2.5 Bath
  • 2,192 Sqft Year built : 1850
  • Price : $699,000

Has the shine of city living worn off? Looking for a home that is not too big but has all the right spaces? Torn between the charm of old or the ease of new? You can have it all! 240 Highland Lane, an enchanted historic home, has been meticulously updated by its current owners. Home upgrades since 2016 include: a finished lower level, master bath and kitchen remodels, new HVAC & water heater, new detached two car garage with storage, redone driveway, relined chimney & wood burning stove, added sump pump, updated interior & exterior lighting, master bedroom floor redone with hardwood & landscaping with native trees and shrubs. To make this charming home your own, you will have to act fast. You will not be the only one to fall in love! Comprised of three bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms and 1 half bath, the original farmhouse is perfectly blended with the 1997 three-story addition providing 2,200 square feet of above ground living space. The beautiful 1.58 acres provides privacy and plenty of opportunity for outdoor gatherings. Invite the gang over for your dinner soiree and never miss a beat of the conversation overlooking your prime landscape. The focal point of the addition is the kitchen, with reclaimed barn random width cypress floors, new appliances, counters and tile, and a flexible open floor plan, which can be catered to your style. After dinner, you can usher your guests to the front porch, or screened-in back porch, for a cordial or cup of espresso, while taking in the evening air. Historically significant, this home was once a part of the Biddle Estate, circa 1850, and was comprised of a small farmhouse and springhouse. Shades of years gone by are observed as you enter the original section of the house. It is easy to imagine a more calming life as you note the simplicity of the built-in dining room cabinet, beamed ceiling and authentic reclaimed living room bookshelves. The finished lower level with laundry facilities provides additional space for an exercise room or a playroom. The second floor of the home has a large master suite with an updated private bath, a walk-in closet and a sitting area. Two more bedrooms, a hall bathroom, a linen closet and an office complete the upper level. The springhouse has been modernized with internet and electricity for a perfect workspace for the work from home professional of today. A newly installed deck off the springhouse provides a Zenlike setting for relaxing with a book or simply listening to the trickling brook as your tensions wash away. The quiet home site sits back off the road and is accessed by a meandering private lane. While somewhat secluded you are still in a neighborhood and close to the action in this vibrant community. With transport, schools, shops, dining and leisure facilities within easy reach, this is the ideal place to call home. Be prepared for this to be love at first sight!

240 Highland Lane Upgrades and Improvements
All since current owners purchased in 2016

Finished basement$40,000
Master bathroom remodel$25,000
Partial kitchen remodel including all new appliances, counters, tile, recessed lighting, under counter lighting$20,000
New furnace, air conditioning & heat pump$15,000
Detached garage$55,000
Water heater$ 1,200
Driveway redone$ 4,000
Installed hook up for generator$ 1,000
Landscaping with native trees and shrubs$ 3,000
Installed sump pump$ 2,000
Chimney relined and wood burning stove$ 6,500
Living room built-ins & LED lighting$ 1,000
Exterior farmhouse style lighting$ 500
Wood beams faux finish painting$ 1,500
Master bedroom redone floors with hard wood and ceiling fan$ 2,500
Total (Costs are approximate)$178,200