Houses Built By Love

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I was fortunate enough to take part in a Lower Merion Conservancy sponsored tour of English Village, hidden away in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. This 1920's  enclave of 29 Tudor style homes was designed to recall a medieval village centered on a "green" (now occupied by 2 ranch houses). With half-timbered exteriors, steeply pitched roofs, leaded casement windows, and brick wall cladding and chimneys with brick and stone inserts in interesting patterns, the homes on Loves Lane and Arthurs Round Table were relatively isolated when built.

English Village, Wynnewood PAEnglish Village, Wynnewood PA

One of the early residents here was S. Arthur Love, the architect who designed the English Village.  His younger brother, Donald Love, was the developer of the neighborhood who lived with his wife, Estelle Lippincott Love, his 5 children, a nurse, a cook, and a servant at 626 Loves Lane.  This home has original Mercer tile floors and mahogany paneling reportedly salvaged from John Wanamaker's home on Walnut St. in Philadelphia. Being the largest home and lot in English Village, this home has room for a lovely little garden with a water feature. I am grateful to the owners of these special homes in Lower Merion Township's English Village for letting us into these lovely homes last week.

Donald Love house gardenHouse in English Village


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Virginia Hepp - Mesquite NV REALTOR
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Living in the desert is tiring sometimes - no English gardens.   :(   We do have some flowering desert plants, true survivors that will bloom with just a little water and roses grow like weeds here.

Nice presentation of the English Village in Wynnewood !

Oct 31, 2009 12:22 PM #1
Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Carolyn ~ Sounds like an absolutely lovely neighborhood.  Too bad about the green. There's been a struggle recently in Cambridge where the original owner of a green surrrounded by some houses of a similar vintage as these sold the green to a developer.  It looks like the neighbors and the city will be able to buy it to preserve it thank goodness.

So glad to find your blog - it's right up my alley!


Nov 10, 2009 11:56 AM #2
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA
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So glad to see kindred souls who appreciate some of the "developments" of the past.  The word development now means a place where they name the streets after things they destroyed to build it, i.e. names with the words tree and view.

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