Conveniently located just a five minute walk to Swarthmore College campus. You'll love the artistic charm of my home and airy feel of your spacious, light, private upstairs bedroom. The perfect place for a traveling scholar, this room has a creative energy, ample desk space, a full wall of beautiful wood built-in bookshelves. Downstairs the cozy living room with working fireplace and bright kitchen are an cozy and enchanting shared space.
The bedroom is up one flight of stairs from the downstairs living room. The room is large and airy with three skylights looking up at the trees and overlooking the backyard and a big arch window. When the leaves are all out in Spring and Summer, this room feels almost like a tree house! The room has also served as an office and has all the features that would make it perfect for a traveling scholar. There's an easy chair with small table for lounging, a very large L-shape desk, and built in book shelves covering an entire wall. To unpack and feel at home, there is an ample chest of drawers and a clothing / coat rack available. Just around the corner from your room, there is a private, print-sized half-bathroom. Note that while convenient, this bathroom has a slanted ceiling and is very small. Downstairs, you have access to a larger, shared full bathroom with a shower and a lovely bathtub.
Zugang für Gäste
Throughout your stay, you will have access to a number of beautiful shared spaces in my home. These include the living room with working fireplace, dining room, upstairs library, the kitchen with a gas stove, a large outdoor deck with adirondack chairs and outdoor dining chairs, grassy yard with a picnic table looking out over a protected open wooded area.
Coming to Swarthmore to celebrate graduation this spring? The deck and yard area would be a perfect setting to host a a celebratory family lunch and reception after the commencement ceremony.
Interaktion mit Gästen
I tend to work long hours at the theater, and will usually only be around in the evenings. I enjoy getting to know my guests, but am also happy to just give you your space. Let me know if I can help at all to get oriented throughout your stay, recommend local restaurants, walks in the woods,or even a local theater production.
Weitere wichtige Infos
I live here with two beloved indoor-outdoor cats (Finn and Archie) and well-behaved laborador retriever, Reg. As such, it is important that our guests are comfortable with and kind to the animals. Reg goes to work with me everyday and so will likely only be around in the evenings. The cats will come and go, and are used to being closed out of the bedrooms, should you prefer your sleeping quarters cat-free!
- Must be comfortable with and kind to cats and dog
- Must not let the dog out the front door
I have lived in the Swarthmore area all my life and work as the Artistic Director and CEO of The People’s Light & Theatre Company in neighboring Malvern, PA. During my 40 year association with the Theatre, I have directed more than sixty plays. I also served for ten years on the faculty of Swarthmore College and have taught at New York University, Bryn Mawr College, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Shakespeare Festival in Stratford, Ontario.
My home here in Swarthmore is a haven for my happy dog Reg, warm fires, conversations with friends, old and new, and walks in the neighboring Crum Woods. Hosting gives me the opportunity to meet new people, and I enjoy the energy it brings to this wonderful space.