More Victorian Highlights

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Real Estate Agent with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 PA License - AB067198

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. 

Victorian stair terminals with flower motifs

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.

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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Nick and Trudy

I always enjoyed looked at and showing Victorian homes in Boston, and we lived in one (a 2-family converted to a single family) in the Boston area for a couple of years. There is something about the charm and style that you just don't find in other homes. That leaf detailing is really beautiful!

Jeff

Mar 28, 2017 01:49 PM #1
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Oh the craftsmen of long ago took such price in their work. I appreciate every turn of the lathe.

Mar 28, 2017 07:00 PM #2
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For some reason the pics did not populate for me. bummer!

Mar 28, 2017 07:28 PM #3
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Kat Palmiotti
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I love historic Victorian homes! Thanks for sharing.

Mar 29, 2017 04:01 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Good Morning Nick and Trudy - the Main Line is full of these wonderful homes.  Thanks for sharing. 

Mar 29, 2017 05:42 AM #5
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I like the look of Victorian homes and we don't see many of them here, although we do have some.  They often seem out of place, but they look so darn elegant.

Mar 29, 2017 07:28 AM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience. The quality of details found in some old homes is very refreshing.

Mar 29, 2017 07:50 AM #7
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Jeff Dowler I have never lived in one but do like the lines and looks of them, especially the large porches you often get with them.

Debbie Reynolds it is these sort of features I love in these older homes. They don't always work for today's families but they have wonderful craftsmanship.

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I am sorry about that, maybe the browser as they seem to be working for others.

Kat Palmiotti thanks for stopping by, I agree with you, lovely homes.

Mar 29, 2017 09:09 AM #8
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Grant Schneider they definitely are all around the Main Line.

Brian England they would look out of place to me.

Roy Kelley that is very true.

Mar 29, 2017 09:11 AM #9
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I always thought it would be grand to live in a Victorian home because there are so many details and interesting things within that you wouldn't see in today's modern homes. I can truly appreciate fine craftsmanship!

I really like this series. As agents, we learn as we go and the fact that you're willing to share these new discoveries, like leaf detailing is so special and new to me too!

Thank you, so much!!!

Mar 29, 2017 09:24 PM #10
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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Patricia Feager I agree craftsmen were proud of their work and time did not seem to be the thing it is today. If it took a little longer no problem, it was the quality of the work which was important.

I wonder if my eye as an antiques dealer causes me to notice things others look over rushing through a house. 

Mar 30, 2017 08:50 AM #11
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar - You have a keen eye for details and experience many others don't! I would want someone just like you for representation in buying a home or buying antiques.

Last night I watched a show about some guy who replicated the art of replicating the Viking Sword Ulfberht by studying the origin then recreating the steps it takes to make one as close to being authentic as you can get. (Regretfully, I don't remember the guy's name, where he was from, or the name of the show) but it was on public TV. He did succeed and it was an interesting and fascinating show! Skill such as that or what you have acquired from your experience as an antique dealer is truly commendable.  

Mar 30, 2017 09:33 AM #12
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Nick & Trudy Vandekar - I just found the name of the show I watched which aired on March 29, 2017 on PBS NOVA - It was called "Secrets of the Viking Sword!" 

Craftsman like that are rare and so are Antique Dealers like yourself!

 

 

Mar 30, 2017 09:42 AM #13
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I will have to check that out Patricia Feager sounds interesting. It is hard to learn and to teach it. Much of what you learn comes through handling and looking at lots of pieces. Thank you for the compliment.

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