House of the Week: 995 Derring Lane, Bryn Mawr

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Located in beautiful Bryn Mawr, this enchanting Colonial home is wonderful and rare with a stucco exterior, charming window shutters and cedar shake roof.

Located in beautiful Bryn Mawr, this enchanting Colonial home is wonderful and rare with a stucco exterior, charming window shutters, inviting front patio, and cedar shake roof. The .7 acres of gorgeous manicured grounds provides optimal scenery and privacy, whether for relaxing and appreciating nature or outdoor entertainment/enjoyment.

Boasting 2 stories of gracious living space, 5 bedrooms, 4.1 baths, a finished basement, and an elevator to all floors, 995 Derring Lane is an elegant gem. A soaring entry foyer, dramatic curved staircase, tasteful crown & chair rail moldings, tray & vaulted ceilings, and rich hardwood floors in formal spaces enhance the character., according to the listing on realtor.com.

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Host guests comfortably in the formal living room, and beautiful dining room brightened by a large glass door leading out to the serene front patio oasis, which overlooks tall trees and rolling green lawn.

The dining room opens to the spacious updated eat-in kitchen for easy serving, featuring extensive cabinetry, a big center island with seating, built-in workstation area, and wet bar nearby for serving drinks. An adjoining breakfast room and expansive open family room with a double-sided fireplace, distinctive columns, an additional sitting area with a wall of built-ins and huge windows heighten the comfort and flow. The finely designed first level also presents a lovely bedroom and full bath for guests~ convenience, plus a sunny laundry room. Head upstairs for the main family sleeping quarters, including a sensational vaulted master suite with a walk-in closet and sewing room.

The oversized spa-like master bath indulges you with a skylight, double sinks, soaking tub and separate glass-enclosed shower. Bedroom 2 has an attached sitting area and balcony. This level also offers 2 more bedrooms (one now used as an office), and 2 full hall bathrooms (one recently updated). The part-finished basement is well-sized with a powder room and cedar closet. Other highlights of this very special house include central air, and an attached 2-car garage.

Best of all is the location, close to Bryn Mawr, Villanova, the regional rail, and all major highways, not to mention excellent Lower Merion Twp. schools.

To see the complete listing click here.

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