Malvern Bank House of the Week: Lily Busch Gatehouse Colonial for Sale in Bryn Mawr

English Tutor at 811 Mill Road in Bryn Mawr.

A private cul-de-sac takes you past graceful trees on this 2-acre property with views of an orderly garden at this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath former gatehouse Tutor-style Colonial for sale in Bryn Mawr.  

The home was once the gatehouse to the mansion of Lily Busch of Anheuser-Busch fame.  

As you walk into this gatehouse home, the hall’s burnished wood exudes history and comfort.

The living room features a French marble fireplace, multi-paned windows, and two sets of French doors leading to the terrace.

Living room

The dining room is elegant with wainscoting, crown molding, and deep windows.

A den, wood-lined and bay-windowed, offers a cozy refuge. A secret room behind the bookcase, once the gatekeeper’s watch place, now serves as a bar.


The kitchen has reclaimed yellow pine from the stables, a wall of windows, and copper-edged counters. There is an island with a gas grill and stovetop.


The master bedroom has shades of white on white, damask walls, French doors, a balcony, a marble fireplace, and a window alcove.

Master bedroom

An airy upstairs office has inset-wood shelving and desks, and a view of the estate.


The bedrooms are comfortable and tasteful.

The basement is a hobbyist’s dream.


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