The Hottest New Condo Trend is Making the Old New Again in the Narberth/Lower Merion Area
Condominium Conversion Project in Narberth, Pennsylvania
As can be seen, this local project includes a stone church, and the old parsonage. The entire development is now known as Narberth House and is located in Lower Merion School District in Narberth, Pennsylvania. Moreover, it is situated in one of the desirable neighborhoods on the historic Pennsylvania Main Line and is within walking distance to all the shops, restaurants, train station, and parks of downtown Narberth. It also provides a very convenient commute to Center City Philadelphia.
The Results …
The results are beautiful luxury condominiums set apart from the ordinary in the verifiably award-winning school district of Lower Merion. Additionally, the developer sought to preserve much of the architectural character of the former church and parsonage that cannot be found in new construction. This includes soaring 12-foot ceilings, oversized windows, original ornate wood banisters, and stunning ornamental fireplaces that make these condos undeniably breathtaking.
For the First Time in Years…
For the first time in years, one of these condos is available for purchase. And it is emphatically a very special one! When the owner, Dr. William Reinus was working on the design and finish of this condo in the old Barrie House Parsonage at Narberth Place, he walked into the adjoining church, also part of the renovation. He saw some beautiful church sanctuary lights sitting at the top of a pile at the construction site.
“Can we use one of these for the main lighting in my foyer?”, he asked the Narberth Place community developer who was rebuilding the former church and its adjacent rectory into a stunning, architecturally breathtaking 12-unit condo community. Indeed, Dr. Reinus got his lights in addition to countless other original architectural details that make this gorgeous condominium a rare-to-the-market property with grandeur and original allure coupled with luxurious, modern touches.
A Closer Look
At this point, we would like to invite you to experience a firsthand look inside this condo. Additionally, you will find links to both a video walking tour and a 3D tour below.
But first, let’s take a room-by-room descriptive tour to point out what makes this condo undeniably special…
Once you arrive, you will thereupon see the oversized covered front porch with old world woodworking, stone walls, stone pillars, and wrought iron lighting fixtures.
Keeping in the same fashion as the entrance porch, the 2-story foyer embraces the attention to detail of old world charm. Together with the original staircase, fireplace, and a restored sanctuary light … entry to this home is unparalleled.
As we have noted, this condo combines the old with the new in a very subtle and seamless way. Take notice of the 12-foot corbelled ceiling coupled with energy efficient Jeld Wen windows and recessed lighting.
Even more, this capacious living room is warmed by a fireplace and is naturally lit by the oversized windows throughout.
Equally important to the amenities and details, the open and airy floor plan enhances the sophistication and uniqueness throughout.
Formerly the original sleeping porch, this heated Sunroom retains its original allure and is a great space to enjoy nature in case of inclement weather or cold temperatures.
Another key point of this luxurious condo is the state-of-art kitchen. It provides beauty balanced with functionality. You must experience this space in person, but in short it features Craft-Maid maple cabinets, a 2-tier center island with bar seating, and an abundance of prep and storage space. Moreover, you will find stainless steel appliances, gas cooking, black coffee color granite countertops, pantry, and stone backsplash.
Lack of storage is typically an issue in traditional condominium buildings. With this in mind, not only did the developer include an abundance of closets in the unit, they also sectioned private storage rooms in the basement. Without a doubt, you will be amazed not only at the amount of closets, but also this large room that could also double as a wine cellar.
By all means, fall in love with the owners suite that provides you with ambience needed to encourage rest and relaxation. Furthermore, it is warmed by an original fireplace and features built-in bookshelves undeniably giving a perfect place to curl up with a book.
The owners bath promotes relaxation especially with it’s deep soaking tub. Additionally, it offers a quartz topped double bowl vanity, and an oversized tile shower with frameless glass door.
Guest Bedroom #1
The first guest bedroom with two closets is perfect for company. After all, it features its own small double entry for privacy and an exclusive bath.
Guest Bedroom #2
The secondary guest bedroom features a nice sized double closet and its own converted original fireplace. Furthermore, it provides privacy with its location at the opposite end of the condo with private access to the hall bath.
Lastly, this condo comes with a two-car garage. This is unquestionably a rare amenity in a condominium community.
Take a Virtual Tour!
We have provided every avenue to virtually experience this condo. But in conclusion, it is important to realize that the overwhelming sense of warmth and attractiveness of this home must be experienced in person. My team and I did not want to leave the property when we experienced it, and to that end, we hope you won’t either.
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