Like a drive through an English Cotswold village ... Welcome to 5 Hedgerow Lane in Strafford where you'll feel like you've discovered a secret garden in your own backyard! Hedgerow Lane is an unexpected hamlet of just 4 Tudor-style homes nestled on a cul-de-sac just a short walk to the Strafford Train station and the Farmers' Market in Wayne. This special location is so coveted by its homeowners, 5 Hedgerow is the first Tudor-style property listed for sale there in more than 20 years!
Built in 1924, this classic home has traditional detailing combined with the flair of arts and crafts styling. The deceptively modest exterior discreetly veils a surprisingly spacious interior with over 3,000 sq ft of living space, including a large chef's kitchen, breakfast room and family room addition / renovation, 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths (and main floor powder). You'll be pleasantly surprised by the thoughtful details you'll discover throughout.
The long list of upgrades and improvements includes a new roof (2019), replacement windows throughout (2014), upgraded electrical service (no knob and tube!), central air conditioning, zoned HVAC and radiant heat flooring in several locations.
The spectacular custom kitchen addition includes a beamed, vaulted ceiling and stunning picture window overlooking the lovely backyard & patio. The stunning kitchen features Mouser custom hardwood cabinetry, soapstone countertops, a custom tile backsplash by area artist Gloria Kosco, a commercial-style six burner Viking range (highlighted by a custom copper Abbaka Vent-a-Hood), a new 48" Liebherr refrigerator/ freezer, wide-plank (radiant heat) hardwood flooring, a large granite-topped center island (with prep-sink and recessed seating area) - and ample counter space and cabinet storage. There is even a cozy built-in fireplace and cork accent wall.
The sunny kitchen opens to a large breakfast room (also with wide-plank hardwood flooring and custom built-in cabinetry), with a step-down to the adjacent family room, and updated powder room. Don't miss the main floor laundry "hidden" behind a fabulous "wine-box" door! Slider doors from the kitchen and French doors from the family room open to expansive, tiered flagstone patios (designed by MLBaird & Co), and lovely yard filled with mature plantings and perennials.
Inside, other new functional living spaces were added or redesigned including an enclosed front porch / sunroom (with newer insulated windows and front door) that serves as a charming front entry and convenient mudroom before entering the main house. This space is sure to delight with terra-cotta style tile flooring, a bead-board ceiling with ceiling fan, and even a cozy (gas) fireplace.
The primary bedroom suite was expanded and redesigned with a vaulted wood ceiling with recessed lighting, a dressing area with two large closets, and an updated en-suite primary bath with cork flooring.
You'll find ample closet space throughout this home, with a second large closet added in the en-suite guest bedroom on the second floor. The third floor bedroom suite features two closets (including an extra deep walk-in closet), and private updated bath (with an original cast-iron claw-foot tub!), plus an adjacent "bonus" room. The third-floor suite may be the space everyone fights over with its dormered window seating area and sloped ceilings creating its own special ambience. And the list goes on ...
Located in Strafford/ Wayne, in the sought after Tredyffrin-Easttown School District (Devon elementary, T/E Middle and award-winning Conestoga high school). Convenient not only to the train (a 5 minute, 0.3 mile walk!), and major commuting routes, but also downtown Wayne and all the dining, shopping, parks and activities that the Main Line has to offer.
To give you added peace-of-mind, this home was inspected prior to listing, and the Sellers have completed recommended repairs. Showings by appointment only. Showings begin on Thursday, May 4th.