Malvern Bank House of the Week: William Lightfoot Colonial in Rose Valley

The front property of 1 Porter Lane in Rose Valley

Stunning colonial home with eight bedrooms and three bathrooms is available for sale in Rose Valley, one of the most desirable communities in Delaware County.

Known as “The Butterfly House” for the projecting wings on both sides of the structure, this gorgeous home was designed by the renowned architect William Lightfoot Price, founder of the Rose Valley Arts and Crafts Colony.

The residence, the largest of the original properties on the street, sits on a lavish, private 0.9 acres while also being in the center of a bustling community.

The William Lightfoot Price house is filled with attractive details, including Mercer tile insets and original Ludowici tile roofing.

Highlights include the inviting foyer, a lovely breakfast room, a charming kitchen, and a bedroom/den with a full bath and access to the rear porch over the garage.

The second level is home to five bedrooms and a full bath. The spacious primary bedroom includes a seating area. Meanwhile, the third floor has two more bedrooms and a bath.

As a bonus, there is a greenhouse with a gas heater.

Read and see more of this house at 1 Porter Lane in Rose Valley, listed for $1,600,000 on

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