Malvern Bank House of the Week: Attractive Colonial with Artist’s Studio Offers Unlimited Potential in Bala Cynwyd

Colonial house with pool
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Read and see more of this house at 105 Birch Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, listed for $1,150,000.

An attractive colonial home with five bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, and a detached art studio is available for sale in Bala Cynwyd.

Artist Stuart Yankell and his wife, MaryEllen Velahos, bought the property in 1991 and have since renovated the entire residence.

“We didn’t leave an inch of the house untouched,” said Yankell.


The double lot made it possible for the couple to “sculpt the property with gardens,” he added.

Among the many highlights is the covered front porch with wrapped stone walls. There is also a kitchen with granite countertops an, island with bar sink, and a dual-fuel range.



Meanwhile, the primary suite features a sitting area, built-in cabinetry, and a bath with heated floor.

The art studio with heating and central air can be easily adapted to serve many purposes, including as an in-law suite or home office.

In addition the property is home to a saltwater pool with changing area.

The home “has a stately elegance to it,” said Yankell. “There’s a kind of flow throughout the rooms.”

Read and see more of this house at 105 Birch Avenue in Bala Cynwyd, listed for $1,150,000, at The Philadelphia Inquirer.


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