Extraordinary Historical Property on the Main Line

      Type of Service: Home Staging


      In the year 1900, silver manufacturer F.M. Simons commissioned a magnificent American Shingle Style residence on Harvard Avenue. The Lodge was intended to be a men's club. However, the Simons family could not resist using it as their summer residence, and ultimately their year-round home. The exquisite setting, clean lines and airy interior of the original structure are just as impressive today. A full restoration, completed this year, brings The Lodge every modern comfort without compromising its historic charm. This extraordinary home boasts high-end efficiency and finishes, while its commodious, light-filled rooms and breathtaking vistas retain the warmth of happy summers all year long. A sweeping flagstone patio welcomes you home. Enter the open foyer for a taste of the soft neutral colors and white oak floors found throughout. The two-sided, stone fireplace provides a visual anchor for a light-filled living space. Beautifully restored windows on every side bring the outdoors in. The spacious living room is open to the library, with a charming window seat overlooking the woods and creek. The magnificent open gourmet kitchen is an inspiration for cooking and entertaining. The large island, custom cabinets, snowy quartz counters, subway tile backsplash, and custom lighting join with high-performing appliances to make meal preparation a magical experience. The formal dining room and a powder room complete the first floor. Upstairs, the spacious master suite offers stunning treetop views. The bedroom has doors to a romantic sleeping porch, and to a dressing room with custom closets. The luxurious master bath has in-floor radiant heat and a glass stall shower with natural Carrara marble surround. Two additional bedrooms, two full baths, and a laundry room complete the 2nd floor. The 3rd floor includes an open sitting room, three sunny bedrooms and a full hall bath. The hillside construction of The Lodge allows daylight views in the walkout lower level, which includes a family room, custom bar area, bonus room and a full bath. Priceless Japanese maples adorn the large, sheltered front yard. Enjoy both the open porch and the screened porch for summertime meals and watching the sunset over the hillside. This wealth of space and sanctuary is a stroll away from Swarthmore Borough's library, shops and train station. Philadelphia is 30 minutes away by rail, or drive to Wilmington in that same half hour. The airport is just a 15-minute drive from The Lodge.