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A Place to Do the Continental

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Dare to Be Quaint on the Main Line

At this charmingly sunny Main Line ‘mock farmhouse’ in Wayne, an authentically suburban 1930s spirit abounds. It’s the kind of place where I’d imagine young Strafford house-hunters of that era, Mr. and Mrs. Ludlow “Luddy” Ogden Smith (Or Ogden Smith Ludlow if you asked his Bryn Mawr via Old Saybrook bride Katharine Houghton Hepburn) would fall for. More Below…

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Offered at under a million ($949,000), this gem is an ideal place to get your “Fred and Ginger” on in the suburbs, with an expansive but cozy feel, great schools of Radnor Township, and a truly bucolic setting. The house has been carefully updated over the years, but really has retained a special feel. It’s current decor gives it the chintz that a house of this vintage can hold so well (maybe it craves prints a bit), and even the exterior color scheme is about as ‘happy’ as can be.

Picturing yourself here but need more details? 11 Forest Road in Wayne boasts 5 bedrooms, 3.5 baths in a well-designed 3,000 square foot package circa 1931. Practical, too. The taxes are a low $9,174 and it’s just a short stroll to two SEPTA stations allowing for an easy commute. You know what to do if you stay up late thinking about tap dancing down the front stair in tandem, baking a pie in the kitchen, or kicking off your Hunter boots at the Dutch Door and heading straight to the outdoor fireplace for mulled cider. Call or email me if you’ve gotta have it. 610.742.4080. rc.atlee@sothebysrealty.com.

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