All along the Main Line in Devon and Wayne particularly we find Victorian homes. As stated in my post Not All Victorians are Alike there are many around the town of Wayne. On both sides of Route 30, Lancaster Avenue, in North and South Wayne we find Victorian homes, on Midland, N. and S. Wayne Avenues, all the tree named streets in N. Wayne and many others.
These Victorians do have a similar look, but as you go through them you notice certain features which make this or that one stand out. Sometimes as in our last post it was the openess and the repeating Rythm Motif of the Gothic Arch.
Today I was touring homes previewing for a client and I was in South Wayne when as I walked up the stairs I noticed these rather fine terminals to the posts on the stairs.
Most likely these would have been unpainted, just stained wood originally and probably the paint does obscure someof the original detail on the leaf terminals, but these were just outstanding, not something you see every day.
The home dates back 120 years and was built by Wendell & Smith, the developers of areas of Wayne and St. Davids and designed by Wm. Lightfoot Price. It sits proudly on a corner lot with a detached garage, which was probably the original carriage house, today with a separate in law suite. The house has a large deep porch and the home has been updated with some very unusual colors and design features giving it a modern feel but still in need of some further work to make it outstanding such as in extending the kitchen.
If you are interested in historic homes like these Victorians which occur all along the Main Line area call Nick at office 610-225-7400 or cell 610-203-4543 or email Nick@VandekarTeam.com as we have multiple connections with craftsman who can help you restore older homes with original locks and doors as highlighted in the video below:
Contact us today and we will help you find just the right Victorian or Historic home for you.