The property was listed for sale for more than $5M around 2004. It rented to Coach Larry Brown for as long as he was with the 76ers basketball team. Then came the real estate doldrums.
This is an extraordinary and unique property located on perhaps the best spot (end of a cul de sac) on the best street in the best neighborhood on the main line. Very private setting with great views. However, most people aren't clever enough to understand what the architect was trying to when he put so many rooms on the lower level. Unlike the +$2.5M â€œMcMansionsâ€ on Wooded way, the owners of the â€œBarnâ€ spared no expense in building the house. Incredibly fine workmanship and the best masonry, stone, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, cable, internet, and fixtures available. The grounds are also tastefully and creatively done. The property sits on a Â½ acre, adjacent to 27 acres of the Harriton Farm preserve.
There's a huge master bedroom suite on the second floor and a nanny suite. The first floor also has a bedroom suite. It appears that the architect intended bedrooms for lower level as well? I believe that most people who have the means to buy such a house are Philistines like me and just don't appreciate what a genius the renowned architect Richard D. Wesley is! (To be fair to him, he entered the Barn in the competition and won the 2005 Lower Merion Historic Preservation Award and the property is now listed on National Register of Historic Places.
Although the price would indicate a short sale, the bank is not interested in selling for less than the $2.7M mortgage. If you have further questions or interest, please call Bill (me) at 610 520 1624 to arrange for a tour. I'm a business associate of the owners.