Located in the Bryn Mawr Historic District and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Edgewater’s Manor House complex was completed in 1908 by noted architect John Edmund Oldaker Pridmore in the Tudor Revival style. The castle-like landmark comprises two wings clad in brick and terra-cotta ornamentation wrapped around a central courtyard and fountain.
This particular two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit—one of just 16 in the historic building—features a spacious but unique 3,000-square-foot layout. “You enter on the third floor and ascend a flight of stairs to the main level,” listing agent Olivia Carlson told Curbed. “From there, you go up a flight of stairs to the one bedroom or down a level to the master suite.”
The primary living space boasts high cathedral ceilings lined with dark wood trim. The current owner, a professional interior designer by trade, removed a dated central fireplace from the room and installed a half-wall to divide the spaces into separate, more intimate living, reading, and dining areas while still respecting the original architecture.
A sleek white and gray kitchen includes a dramatic red range hood and connects to a lofted breakfast nook with a built-in banquette overlooking one of the unit’s three private outdoor spaces. Other perks include a new multi-zone HVAC and surround sound system and a single indoor deeded parking space.
The unique penthouse is currently available for $575,000 plus $557 monthly assessments—not a bad figure considering the size of the unit and the age and architecture of the building.