When they traded Rittenhouse Square for Wynnewood 17 years ago, James DeFelice and his partner Carlos Castillo were looking for what many Main Line homebuyers are looking for: quiet, different housing styles, proximity to Philadelphia.
“It’s good that not all houses are the same,” says DeFelice. “There are well established trees and landscaping. “
And the three-bedroom, two-bathroom ranch in a cul-de-sac ticked all the boxes.
Plus, the size was perfect and that meant the end of travel for DeFelice, a beautician and colorist who mainly practiced in Bala Cynwyd.
The purchase made economic sense for DeFelice and Castillo, who run a charter school.
But now they are fed up with home ownership and don’t want to pay condominium fees, so they decided to rent in Bala.
The 2,181 square foot home features professional landscaping and a flagstone walkway that leads to double entry doors and open plan living areas on the main floor.
The kitchen-diner has generous counter space, stainless steel appliances, sliding glass doors to the back patio and pocket doors that allow it to be closed from the dining room and fireplace.
The bedrooms have hardwood floors and the master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, a marble bath and a walk-in shower.
The lower level features a large finished recreation area that can accommodate a home office, gym or media room, as well as a utility room and utility room with a side entrance from the aisle.
There is also an attached garage for two cars.
And DeFelice points out another benefit for anyone moving from another area: Lankenau Hospital is nearby, with plenty of doctors.
The house is in the Lower Merion School District and close to the Wynnewood Regional Rail Station.
He is listed by Max Goldberg of BHHS Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr for $ 650,000.