Formerly the residence to two headmasters of the Haverford School for boys and 125 years after its initial construction, this stately 6+ bedroom Georgian colonial presents as beautifully now as it did in its debut in 1896. Remarkable for its high ceilings, rich hardwood floors with specie inlay throughout the homes three finished levels, as well as for its gracious large rooms which connect and flow through a classic center hall plan. This home is truly one of the ages and one for the ages. As current today in its design and appeal as when it was built, and possessing the desired elements of new construction while graced by the talents of the eras best masonry, mill-working and plaster craftsmen. A terrace faces a sprawling front lawn, ringed by evergreens and flowering gardens, leading to an entertaining sized Front Entrance Foyer. To the left, a Living Room, of equally grand scale, is balanced by a wood burning fireplace with arched french doors on either side. The Library, requisitely outfitted with custom shelving and warmed by a corner fireplace, is accessed through a wide cased opening from the living room, made private by concealed pocket doors but allowing that each space enjoy both northern and southern exposures from their opposite walls of windows. A three season enclosed Conservatory is set on the western side of the home encouraging gathering at sunset while listening to the trickle of water from the adjacent Koi pond and surrounding stone terraces. A formal Dining Room with fireplace and painted wood mantle was designed to seat 24 guests with ease. Just beyond, and very different from most homes of the period, find an extremely large kitchen also with high ceilings and connected family room space. An abundance of warm solid wood cherry cabinets for storage and a wide center island with cooktop connect to a large family room and bright breakfast area with original breakfront and built-in desk. A back or family entrance opens to a well equipped mudroom and laundry space, generous in size so as to accommodate Costco quantity storage or large sports equipment. A formal powder room, coat closets and entrance to an unfinished basement/mechanicals are also found on this main level.Bedrooms on the second floor revolve around an impressive front turned staircase. The Master Suite highlighted by a fireplace and wrap around windows offers a 2 room bath with separate shower, individual vanities, jetted tub, ample closets and a dressing room which overlooks the rear terrace and gardens. Three large additional family bedrooms one with an ensuite bath and two which share a large hall baths are also positioned off the main stair . The back of house, formerly staff rooms, since purposed as office space and walk-in closet share a bath and are easily accessed from the rear stair. The high ceilings and handsome hardwood flooring continue on the third level which offers additional bedrooms, one hall bath, offices and /or playroom space with excellent dry bright outfitted storage. An approved apartment rental is located off the back drive above the homes detached 3 car garages. Fully independent this carriage apartment can be maintained as an income producing option or as separate work, or long term guest space. A special, elegant home on a quiet block of Buck Lane. Believed to be the first time this home has ever come to open market as the home has always passed from family to family by word of mouth. Virtual Tour available upon request. Some of the photos shown are virtually staged
Listing courtesy of Compass RE.