Sophisticated yet charming, this architectural gem is located in the heart of the Main Line within walking distance to Suburban Square. Custom built in circa 1925, this extraordinary European home designed by and built for architect John Irwin Bright and his family, is embraced by beautiful slate terraces and custom designed gardens. Bright was inspired by his travels to Morocco, and his time in Paris. The home was completely renovated with style and grace using the finest materials by the present owner. Massive Brazilin mahogany doors open to the impressive foyer with slate floors, a Fire Place and built-in book shelves. The enchanting fireside Living Room, with exposed beams and terra cotta tile floors, is surrounded by 3 original iron French doors that open to the covered slate terrace that surrounds the home, The wonderful Dining Room with fireplace is perfect for formal dining. The Kitchen was just completely renovated with top of the line appliances,leathered noir granite counters and terra cotta floors. A Franklin stove accents the Breakfast Room. The main staircase to the 2nd floor has poured concrete steps with Mercer tile risers. A romantic Master Suite with: a full bath, state of the art built - in cabinetry with closets and TV area, and a fireplace, has access to the terrace thru charming French doors that overlook the grounds. Two additional (both with FP) Bedrooms and a hall Bath plus a Den with fireplace complete this level. The third level features 3 more Bedrooms, a large walk-in closet/storage room, and a full Bath. This house was constructed of solid poured concrete with a Vermont slate roof. All of the windows are metal casing with storms and screens. The interior and exterior have been freshly painted. Cherry Lane offers the best of both town and country with easy access to all major transportation routes and everything that the Main Line has to offer.
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str, Private
Full, Outside/Walkout Basement, Fully Finished
L Merion Township
Building Facade Orientation: Southwest
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: Breakfast Room
Foundation: Concrete Foundation
Garage Type: Attached, Inside Access to Garage, Garage Door Opener
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 45,172
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry, Lo
Area: L Merion Township
Lot Area Acreage: 1.040000
Lot Description: Irregular Lot, Sloping Lot, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 155
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR
Main Entrance: Foyer
Main Floor Half Baths: 2
Net SqFt: 3894
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Porch, Bal
Property Age: 91
Roof: Pitched Roof
Room Count: 14
Upper Floor Baths: 3
Zoning Code: R1
Heat: Gas, Forced Air, Programmable Thermostat
Cooling: Central A/C
Sewer: Public Sewer
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Stdy/Lib, Sun/Florida Room, In-Law/auPair/Ste, Other Room 4, Mudroom, Laundry Room
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