As a college administrator, Terry Shepard led a nomadic existence. He and wife Debra Thomas have lived in California, Texas, and Maryland. But while he was at Bryn Mawr College they nestled into a community that Shepard called “…the most beautiful place we’ve ever lived.” As Shepherd now prepares to retire, the condo is up for sale. But the couple intends to stay local, according to Paul Jablow of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The Montrose Village dwelling (on Conestoga Road) has had the benefit of numerous upgrades overseen by Shepherd and Thomas, including work on the kitchen. The $450,000 asking price will gain its new owner the benefit of that project, plus three bedrooms, two bathrooms, updated millwork and crown moldings, and cherry hardwood floors.
A marble-tiled foyer greets visitors at the entrance of the unit, as they are welcomed into a spacious, 2,056 square foot home. That redone kitchen gives the space a light airy feel with its white cabinetry and quartz countertops. It also has an entrance that leads to the front garden.
The living room, dining room, and powder room are on the main floor. Bedrooms are located on the second floor, both included with en-suite bathrooms. The primary en-suite bathroom comes with a claw tub, and the other has a glass and marble shower. The third floor has a large bedroom paired with a half bath.
Built in 1986, Montrose Village is nestled in a wooded area giving it a calm ambience despite being blocks away from the Bryn Mawr main strip. The development is near the SEPTA regional rail station, the Norristown High Speed Line, and various bus routes.
Read more about the $450k Montrose Village condo at The Philadelphia Inquirer.