Some potential homeowners are looking for a place where they can make their own mark through renovations. Some just want a place to move into.
Adam Hannan says he was looking for something in between when he bought the four bedroom, 3 ½ bath Cape Cod in Wynnewood nine years ago.
Built in 1955, “it was a bit older,” he said, “but there was room for improvement”.
And the house has “a ton of light,” unlike his old downtown apartment.
Besides, he had always wanted a spacious stone house.
So over the years Hannan, a consultant to the pharmaceutical industry, updated the woodwork, finished the den, and installed a tiled bathroom.
But now he’s moving with his partner Cara Griffin, who heads a varsity paralegal team, to Riverton, Burlington County, with their children (each has one).
The 4,085 square foot Cape Cod has a flagstone walkway and stone garden wall leading to the front door, and the living room is paneled with a wood-burning fireplace and wall of windows.
The kitchen has an island and a sitting area for breakfast, and the family room / den has a second wood-burning fireplace, built-in shelving and large windows overlooking the backyard.
The master suite is adjacent to the main foyer and has three closets and a full bathroom with double sinks and tub / shower.
Upstairs, a master bedroom with full bathroom and two other bedrooms.
The lower level is fully furnished with a large recreation area and home theater, and there is space for a gym, game room, or home office.
The roof, gutters, HVAC and water heater are all new. The house has an independent garage for two cars and an elevated garden with a paved patio. It’s in the Lower Merion School District.
It is listed by Lisa Ciccotelli of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford for $ 799,000.