Haverford, Lower Merion

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Set on 1.74 landscaped acres in Lower Merion’s Northside Haverford estate area, Arbor Aves is a classic estate manor home that 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 a range of formal and informal settings and gracefully accommodates both family activities and entertaining on a grand scale. Brilliantly lit by an exceptional number of windows, and rich in architectural detail, it is at once grand and welcoming.

The exterior includes an elegant roofl ine, stone façade and spacious terraces which anchor the house gracefully to the surrounding gardens. Inside, extensive millwork includes intricate baseboard and crown moldings, galleries designed to display paintings and other art, and a Reception Hall with a wall of windows that overlooks the terrace and grounds to delight both guests and family.

The home’s location – within a short distance of Haverford and Bryn Mawr shops 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 focus on their clients’ desires. Currently this handsome home features six bedrooms, ten full baths and a formal powder room. Options include space for additional bedrooms and baths at your discretion.


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

Shaded by mature trees, the property’s gated entrance is marked by estate fencing and original brick and limestone columns.

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 for each area.

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 white oak floors make the first floor exceptionally warm and elegant.


With its stone floor, generous coat closet and view into the magnificent Reception Hall, the Vestibule is a fitting introduction to this grand home.

Reception Hall

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

Formal Living Room

This spacious room is filled with light from a bay window to the front and two sets of French doors to the terrace and garden. Its large masonry fireplace with gas line is surrounded by a magnificent stone mantel.


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


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

Formal Powder Room

Located between the Reception Hall and Library, this Powder Room includes a furniture style vanity.

Formal Dining Room

Perfect for entertaining, the Dining Room is traditional in style with decorative wall and ceiling details, including elaborate wainscoting. It is highlighted by a large and distinctive bay window to the front of the property.


A generous gallery with barrel ceiling connects the Reception Hall to the Family Room and Kitchen. This particularly attractive feature serves as a perfect setting for paintings, family photos or other treasures.

Family room

An 11 foot ceiling with custom millwork, masonry fireplace with gas line and entertainment center combine to make this stylish room ideal for relaxing with friends and family.

Gourmet Kitchen

As beautiful as it is functional, the kitchen is highlighted by Clive Christian cabinetry hand made in England.

Butler’s Pantry

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

Features include:

Walk-in Pantry

Room sized and with convenient access to both the Kitchen and Garage, this pantry has additional storage.

Breakfast Room

Surrounded by windows, this exceptionally bright and inviting room features French doors that open onto the flagstone terrace and a soaring, 13’ vaulted ceiling.

Home Office

With French doors to a north-east 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.

Mud Room/Rear Hall

Spacious and convenient, this well-designed area contains a custom Rear Staircase that rises up to the second floor and runs down to the lower level.

Second Floor

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

Bright and airy with nine and ten foot ceilings, the second fl oor also features a six foot wide Hall with hardwood flooring, decorative crown moldings and recessed lighting that leads from the Master Bedroom Suite on one wing to the secondary bedrooms on the other.

Master Bedroom Suite

Private and sumptuous, the Master Bedroom Suite is entered through double French doors and features:

Secondary Bedrooms

There are five additional en suite 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, two washer/dryer hook-ups and ample room for a folding area and a built-in ironing board.

Cedar Closet

A room-like cedar closet is located at the top of the third floor staircase.

Lower Level

The walk-out Lower Level is day-lit by windows and doors.

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. Accessed by stair or elevator, it can be finished to contain a spacious family room and a very special bedroom suite with sitting area and private bath.

Green Features

Green is not just a color. It is our philosophy of building better value with the environment in mind. Environmentally friendly features include: