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Set against a lush greenery, this Mediterranean gem was built in 1935 by local architectJohn Irwin Bright in a classic villa style, which he observed spending years abroad in Europe to study French and Moroccan architecture. With arched doorways and windows, terra cotta details and a terrace overlooking custom gardens, this stunning home dares you to live out your days living like the Europeans do.
For just shy of $1.2 million, you’ll get to live at 100 Cherry Lane in the coveted Philly suburb of Wynnewood. The home features five bedrooms, three-and-a-half bathrooms and the property sprawls over more than 45,000 square feet.
This grand-looking home includes a number of distinctive features, including an asymmetrical facade with a set of stairs ascending from the brick driveway to the arched double front doors, a partially-exposed terrace outfitted with arched entryway and a second-story balcony off the master bedroom.
The interior has been impeccably maintained and renovatedby the home’s current owner. Enter through the oversized Brazilian mahogany front doors into an impressive foyer featuring slate-tiled floors a fireplace and built-in bookshelves. Follow through to the living room, where an arched fireplace and exposed wooden beams evoke a cozy, even romantic feel. Three wrought iron French doors open to the backyard terrace, perfect for entertaining guests or taking your morning espresso.
The kitchen has been completely renovated, and features top-of-the-line appliances and noir granite countertops. But it’s not all new: A Franklin stove, named after the Philly-loving Founding Father, accents the breakfast room in an arched indent.
Upstairs, the master bedroom and en-suite bathroom are flooded in natural light and windows overlooking the property. Additional bedrooms feature walk-in closet space, full baths and views of the garden’s pristine maintenance.