Situated in the historic core of the desirable Rose Valley borough, this attached home offers both old-world character in addition to beautifully and sustainably renewed living spaces. Maintaining the cozy European Lodge feel, this home has been tastefully renovated in the spirit of the Arts & Crafts philosophy, with a hint of Quaker simplicity, as well as a more modern design aesthetic in the bathrooms and kitchen to appeal to today’s discerning homebuyer. Originally constructed in the mid 1800’s as tenement housing for workers of the nearby mill, in 1901, William Price - architect and Rose Valley’s founder, renovated the complex into three single family dwellings. This “Guest House” provided lodging for traveling artists during the early part of the 20th century at a time when Rose Valley was ensconced in the Arts & Crafts movement.
Today, let the vintage charm of exposed wood beams, 21” thick stone walls, fluted Italian tile, beautiful curved window casings, old-growth hardwood floors, Mercer tile fireplace embellishments enchant you. Find delight in the main floor Dining Room and Chef’s Kitchen (2018) featuring Amish-made shaker inset cabinetry, gorgeous porcelain countertops, farm sink with brass gooseneck faucet, wine fridge, elegant bistro lighting, hickory floors with radiant heat, a generous adjustable pantry, and a modern laundry area set by exposed brick. There’s also a new Powder Room, Utility Room and access to the back patio and garden.
On the second floor, you’ll find a Living Room featuring built-in bookcases; a Sun Porch with reclaimed French Terra Cotta tile with radiant heat and new energy efficient windows; the spacious Main Bedroom with decorative fireplace; and an updated bathroom with large trough sink and a claw foot tub with subway tile surround.
The third floor boasts a well designed bathroom with double sinks, a Carrara marble double shower; a Dressing Room - this space could also be for yoga, meditation or as an art studio with its north-facing cathedral window; two other bedrooms which both lead to a Sun Deck/Balcony, from which you can survey the borough’s green space across the street.
The outdoor spaces are simply peaceful and captivating, including a lush terraced native wildlife garden, a lower level patio for outdoor cooking, and a porch off the second level for outdoor dining, reading or relaxing. Other wonderful aspects of living in Rose Valley are having access to walking trails, a community-based swim and tennis club (fee), and the award-winning Wallingford-Swarthmore School District.
Conveniently located near Media, The Hedgerow Theatre, The Old Mill and Saul Wildlife Refuge, The Rose Valley Museum at Thunderbird Lodge, the paths of Rose Valley, Septa train. Easy drive to 476, 95; about 15 minute drive to PHL. Community parking lot on the southern side of Possum Hollow Rd. Agent is related to sellers.