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The Best of Both Worlds. Old world charm and modern convenience in this quintessential center-hall colonial home located in prestigious Willistown Township and in the award-winning Great Valley School District. This 4-bedroom, 2.5-bath home sits on a square corner lot in the much sought-after Stonehenge community, noted for being a genuine ~neighborhood~ with a family-friendly culture.The grounds were designed by the renowned landscape architect, Owen B. Schmidt. They feature a circular drive, a 1600 square foot brick-paver patio surrounded by a five-foot brick wall, azalea gardens, and a virtual sea of specimen plantings. This allows a sequence of outdoor spaces and intimate settings, for both privacy and interest. The house is exceptionally well built. Every inch of the exterior is brick with architectural niches on all sides. The bricks are mellow 200-year-old reclaimed ones which have a patina that some new bricks imitate but never achieve. The bricks are on the face of, and are interwoven with, cinderblock, making this the house the wolf could never blow down. The roof is made of extra-thick (7/8-inch), pressure treated cedar shingles which add charm that other roofs cannot match. All the windows have true-divided-lights, and there are shudders on every window, including custom made raised panel shutters on the first floor.Your entrance into the home immediately transports you back in time to a period when craftsmanship was handed down through generations of artisans. Although built in 1961, much of the interior was salvaged from demolished 18th century homes including wide-plank pine and oak flooring, crown molding, wainscoting, chair rail, corner cabinets, built-in bookcases, box locks, brass fittings and other hardware. Most notably, there are six paneled room ends. There is also a hidden back staircase with heart pine sheathing and fretwork which is not only intriguing but is a safety feature in the event fire blocks the main staircase. Every room has this exquisite woodwork which is comparable to that of great colonial houses like Graeme Park, Hope Lodge, and Wrights Ferry Mansion. Consequently, 2 Salisbury Lane is a well-known house in the world of antique collectors and historical preservationists, having been featured in many books and magazines.The house does have all the modern conveniences including, most notably, 3 zone heating, 2 zone central air, and a whole-house generator situated out of sight and out of hearing. It has hot water baseboard heating, the most desirable type; a new 200-amp electrical system; a copper lightning rod system; and a high-quality security system (all doors, windows, heat sensors, and smoke detectors are hard-wired). The house also comes with a transferable home warranty. In short, 2 Salisbury Lane affords a unique opportunity to own an 18th-century replica in a modern shell. Again, the Best of Both Worlds.
|GREAT VALLEY School District|
|SUGARTOWN Elementary , GREAT VALLEY High , Junior High , GREAT VALLEY Middle School|
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