Malvern Bank House of the Week: 1887 Grand Carriage Home in Newtown Square

David Bjorkgren

This grand carriage 1887 home at 3202 Saint Davids Road is available for sale in Newtown Square.

The home has been lovingly reimagined and modernized in 2020.

Once a part of the Dunminning Estate, it remains one of the largest and most distinctive carriage conversions of the era with beautiful craftsmanship throughout the home.

Experience some of Newtown Square’s history and preservation efforts here.

The open floor plan makes an amazing entertaining space.  

The expansive gourmet kitchen, originally the stable, features all anticipated amenities; powder room, 12-foot beamed ceilings, with huge mahogany windows leading to a  raised breakfast area that seats 12 easily and overlooks a lovely seating area with a wood burning fireplace.

There is a built-in commercial range and stainless steel appliances.

Proceed through a huge archway to the heart of the home, the central great room, with soaring 30-foot ceilings, granite walls, mahogany doors, a wet bar, dining area, seating area and pool table all anchored by a huge crystal chandelier.

A second granite arch leads to the living room centered on an exquisite fireplace, To the left is a first floor library or guest suite with marble shower bath.

On the right is a raised seating area with large storage featuring a dramatic pneumatic circular vacuum elevator whisking you to a second floor integrated in-law suite complete with new efficiency kitchen/laundry,seating area overlooking a stage area below, marble shower bath and bedroom.

Situated beyond the suite are two additional bedrooms and luxurious hall bath.

Below this section is the garage and storage/utility area.

Completely private over the kitchen portion of the house is the master suite complete with study, very large finished closets and laundry, and spectacular bedroom and marble tub bath.

The home is surrounded by pristine and upgraded hardscaping, blue stone patios and lovely gardens.

The property is entered via an extremely private drive and sits significantly off the road.

Some details simply need to be listed: 3 Fireplaces, Radiant heat on first floor, tile roof, stone walls, gourmet chef’s kitchen, oversized arched exterior mahogany doors, carriage doors, exposed beams, updated baths, additional garage space, and whimsical outbuildings for gardeners or collectors.

Great location with reasonable taxes at $15, 500 annually.

This legacy Main Line property is convenient to Philadelphia, Wayne and its walkable town, Septa R5 commuter and Amtrak regional trains, PHL airport, first rate educational institutions and cultural activities, all within 5 to 40 minute drives.

The home is listed for $2,599,000 on

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