Welcome to 711 Pennstone Road! Situated on pristine grounds in northside Bryn Mawr, “The Bank Barn” was originally a stable/barn on the historic Harriton Estate and was converted to a “carriage house” home in the 1930s. Beautifully maintained, and thoughtfully expanded and updated both inside and out by the current owners, this special home is truly a must-see for anyone looking on the Main Line. As you enter through the magnificent arched front door, you will notice the original details and craftsmanship, including reclaimed heartwood pine random-width flooring and antique hardware throughout. The living room features built-in bookshelves, a fireplace, and a Dutch door leading to the back patio and fenced-in yard. Off the living room through arched doorways is an office / sunroom with French doors to the terrace at the front of the home and cabinetry designed to hide all the conveniences of a modern office when not in use. Also off of the living room is a family room / additional office, which also includes hideaway office cabinetry and access to the front yard terrace. The dining room, with ample light from an arched glass door, features additional built-in shelving and cabinetry and leads into the den / breakfast area with a bay window seat, a door to the backyard / patio, and a convenient powder room. The chef’s kitchen designed in the farmhouse style, includes an eat-in island, custom cherry cabinets, radiant wood floors and high-end appliances: a Thermador commercial-style range with pot-filler and hood vent, and new Miele dishwasher, Bosch double wall ovens and Sub-Zero refrigerator. The kitchen flows into the mudroom with terracotta flooring from an Italian church, a pantry and access to the finished basement and the driveway with 2-car garage. The second floor of the home features a spacious owner’s suite with walk-in closet, additional closets, a balcony with French doors, and a Portuguese tiled en-suite bathroom with a soaking tub and stall shower. Off of the hallway is an additional bedroom with built-ins and en-suite bathroom. This room includes double pocket doors so it could act as an extension of the owner’s suite, or as its own private bedroom. Also off the hall is an additional bedroom with a deep closet and a window seat which flows into a ‘jack-and-jill’ hand painted tile bathroom with shower / tub combination and then leads into the den suite – a perfect playroom or common den area – which is also off the main hall. This room opens into another bedroom, with a window-seat and French doors to a balcony. The newly renovated basement is finished with a tiled floor and recessed lighting and includes abundant storage, a work area, a living/project area, and a full laundry room complete with cabinetry and counterspace, an extra refrigerator and sink. Above the 2-car garage is an additional heated, finished room which is currently being used as storage but could accommodate many different uses. Other notable features of this wonderful home include: a high-efficiency zoned gas heater, a whole house generator, a leak-defense system and a recently redesigned backyard oasis with a two-tiered wall garden. The multiple patios and outdoor areas and its interior layout make the home ideal for entertaining. Located in desirable Lower Merion Township and within close proximity to the shopping, restaurants, and the train station in Bryn Mawr, this one-of-a-kind home has it all!
Updated on June 24, 2021 at 11:16 am