About This 1892 Stone Mansion For Sale In Wayne Pennsylvania
Positioned at the top of a gentle rise offering optimal appeal and privacy yet embedded into one of the most desired walk-to town Wayne communities ,#236 ,built in 1892 ,showcases the architecture, extraordinary craftsmanship and consideration to the smallest detail that were the hallmarks of this gilded age. Constructed of a unique white/grey stone, a departure from the more expected heavy grey Mica Schist, the home while truly impressive,conveys a more welcoming, less imposing interpretation of grand,Turn of the Century architecture.
Wide stone stairs lead to the wrap around front terrace, ideal for enjoying the seemingly ever-present breeze, alfresco dining or viewing tennis or pickle-ball on the home’s court . So much to see from the front Entrance Foyer; gleaming hardwood floors, a formal Living Room to the left, formal Dining Room to the right both with fireplaces and a breathtaking turned Staircase and Balcony sweeping in front of the wood burning fireplace in the Middle Foyer. Built for Waldo Clafiln, the inventor of the baseball cleat, the home features a floor plan that, despite its age, offers a perfect balance between formal and informal spaces.
High ceilings continue through the main rooms to a sparkling white kitchen which incorporates an original fireplace, now converted to gas burning for ease of use. A large, seated center island enjoys eastern exposure/morning light while the informal Dining Area is set into an addition accomplished by current owners in 2016. With an eye towards entertaining, the family reconfigured what had formally been staff space into a Bar and outfitted deep Wine Closet. Positioned between the kitchen and more formal areas the bar offers smart and well styled storage and additional seating.
Located on the western side of the home, the Family Room opens to the awning covered side terrace and tiered gardens. A large Mudroom off of the family entrance and a powder room complete this level. Ascend the extraordinary turned stair beyond a seating area on the balcony level to the second floor. The Owners Bedroom with fireplace connects to a handsome Office, modern Bath with soaking tub and seated shower and further to a very large, outfitted Closet and Laundry. Two very spacious bedrooms, each with bath, are brightened by two exposures of light while a third bedroom, currently purposed as an additional second level office connects to a bath by the hall.
The third level, with charming dormered ceilings, functions as additional bedroom and recreation space. A Gym, TV Lounge and two bedrooms share an updated white tiled bath. Grace, style, a ‘modern’ floor plan unite with high ceilings throughout the homes three finished floors. An important, special house on a generous 1.3 acres in enviable Wayne, Radnor schools.