Bryn Mawr, Lower Merion

House Rendering

Set on 1.69 landscaped acres in Bryn Mawr’s estate area, this classic English manor estate home combines an impressive, traditional appearance with fine materials and exceptional craftsmanship.

Built by the highly respected Michael Cutler Builders and designed by architect Scott McIntyre of McIntyre, Capron & Associates, it offers the comfort and aesthetic integrity of a home where form consistently follows function. Brilliantly lit by an exceptional number of windows, and rich in architectural detail, it is at once grand and welcoming.

Outside, the charming varied roofline, textured façade and spacious terraces anchor the house gracefully to the surrounding gardens. Inside, handsome touches like oversized baseboard and crown moldings, galleries designed to display paintings and other art, and a foyer with a wall of windows that overlooks the terrace and grounds delight both guests and family.

The home’s location -- within walking distance of the charming village of Gladwyne and with easy access to Center City and points West -- makes it even more desirable.

Builders of some of the Main Line’s loveliest new homes, the Cutlers are known for their attention to detail – and their attention to their clients’ desires. Currently this handsome home features five bedrooms, seven full baths and two powder rooms. Options include space for additional bedrooms and baths at your discretion.

Exterior

Built to reflect the finest traditions of Main Line style, the home’s exterior employs a number of classic textures and materials.

General Details

The very finest materials and best technology have been used throughout.

In addition,the entire house – including the rear terrace – is wired for sound with separate volume controls in different areas.

First Floor

Ceilings that range from 10 - 13 feet high, beautifully detailed built-in cabinetry, walls of windows, handsome fireplaces and gleaming custom 5” select oak floors make the first floor exceptionally warm and elegant.

Vestibule

With its limestone floor, generous coat closet and view into the magnificent foyer, the vestibule is a fitting introduction to this grand home.

Foyer

An oak and poplar staircase with mahogany handrails and double volutes is the centerpiece of a truly magnificent foyer.

Formal Living Room

This spacious room has windows on two exposures, including a bay window to the front. Its masonry gas fireplace is flanked by two elliptical cased openings with built-in cabinetry.

Conservatory

Double doors from the Living Room open to a bright and cheerful conservatory. Its two walls of windows and lovely views of the grounds that make it an exceptionally pleasant place to relax or entertain.

Library

With its masonry fireplace and three walls of wainscoting, the library is a perfect retreat. This handsome room also features:

Formal Dining Room

Perfect for entertaining, the dining room is traditional in style with decorative wall details.

Gourmet Kitchen

As beautiful as it is functional, the kitchen is highlighted by Clive Christian cabinetry hand made in England and finished on-site.

Walk-in Pantry Area

Room sized and with convenient access to both the Kitchen and Garage, this pantry has room for a second refrigerator as well as additional storage.

Butler’s Pantry

This true traditional Butler’s Pantr, with its generous cased openings and custom glass door cabinet, is ideal when the event calls for catering.

Breakfast Room

Exceptionally bright and inviting, this delightful room features windows on three walls, French doors to the flagstone terrace and a soaring, 13’ vaulted ceiling.

Home Office

With French doors to the west-facing terrace, a wall of windows and a custom workstation desk, this private and comfortable room is ideal for working, planning or simply taking a moment for yourself.

Family Room

A beamed ceiling, masonry fireplace with gas line and entertainment center combine to make this stylish room ideal for relaxing with friends and family.

Mud Room/Rear Hall

Spacious and convenient, this well-designed area includes a Family Powder Room and a handsome Rear Staircase that runs up to the third floor and down to the lower level.

Gallery

A particularly attractive feature, the generous gallery connects the Foyer to the Family Room and Kitchen, and serves as a perfect setting for paintings, family photos or other treasures.

Formal Powder Room

Located between the Foyer and Library, this powder room includes a furniture style vanity.

Second Floor

The splendid, curving main staircase with its wrap-around balcony rises past wainscoted walls to a reading area with French door to an outside balcony.

Master Bedroom Suite

Private and sumptuous, the master bedroom suite has a ten-foot box tray ceiling with indirect lighting and a double door entry.

Master Bathroom

Divided into His and Hers baths with stone flooring and a walk-through shower, the large Master Bathroom features furniture-style vanities with stone tops. Her bath has a free standing air jet tub and a bay window that overlooks the treetops.

Secondary Bedrooms

There are four additional bedrooms on the second level, each with carpeting, spacious closets and large windows.

Laundry Room

Conveniently located in the secondary bedroom wing, the large laundry room has a tile floor, custom cabinets, laundry tub, washer/dryer hook-up and ample room for a folding area and a second washer and dryer.

Third Floor (Optional)

Graced with windows that look out on the treetops and skylights that bring the stars so close you feel you could almost touch them, the third floor offers an exceptional opportunity. If you choose, it can be finished to contain a spacious family room and a very special bedroom suite with private bath.

Lower Level

The walk-out lower level is day-lit by windows on two sides and contains both finished and unfinished areas.