1925 Assisi Residence Sells for $1.9M in Wayne, PA (PHOTOS)

1925 Assisi Residence Sells for $1.9M in Wayne, PA

SOLD | Built 1925 | 5,727 Sq. Ft. | 5 Beds | 3.5+ Baths | 0.59 Acres
301 Windsor Avenue, Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States, 19087

Wayne, Pennsylvania’s 1925 Assisi Residence has sold for $1.9 million after relisting in November 2020 for $1.95 million. The property last sold in 2018 for $1.3 million and hit the market in September for $2.1 million. The walled and gated residence in downtown Wayne, the Main Line’s most walkable community, was built in 1925 for arts patron Lydia Wood Baily by Frank Stephens, sculptor and co-founder of the utopian community of Arden. The 5,727 square foot residence was extensively transformed from 2014-2016 by Period Architecture Ltd. alongside Linda Phillips Design LLC and Trey Halkett Woodworking. According to the listing, the project exceeded $3 million. The main focus of the restoration by Period Architecture was rectifying an earlier substandard renovation, doing so revealed many period details and character which were then restored to their original splendour. 

Period Architecture revealed, “The home features many of the markers of the Arts and Crafts movement, among them a raised wooden platform in the “church room” – that was once used to put on Shakespearean productions for its music- and drama-loving members. Above the platform is one of the showpieces of the home, an arched stained-glass window depicting Saint Francis, Italy’s patron saint of animals, whose birthplace – the Italian hill town of Assisi – gives the home its name. The loft over the chapel room is original to the home and was converted into a family workspace and craft room. Restored hand-hewn wood beams, hand-carved limestone fireplace surrounds, and wrought iron hardware and fixtures, combined with new stone interior walls, cast stone Gothic arches, and iron gas lanterns are just some of the countless touches – both large and small, added and preserved – that lend the residence an air of authenticity and a marked sense of time and place.” Since selling in 2018, a new carriage house and studio were built on the property. New state-of-the-art mechanical systems and extensive landscaping and site work enhance this perfect setting for personal creativity and comfortable living. The Assisi Residence was on the market for $1.95 million with Tom Toole Sales Group of Re/Max. Be sure to check out the previous listing with more photos!

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