Presenting "Ropsley," an architecturally significant, one-of-a-kind four-acre country estate designed by Mellor, Meigs & Howe in 1917, in the desirable Wyndmoor neighborhood. Tucked behind winding stone walls, the entire arrangement of rooms, forecourt, gardens and service courts were designed with the compass in mind, highlighted by the compass in a beautiful mosaic on the floor of the parlor. This exceptionally thought-out home includes sight lines designed in order to present the most pleasing views from each room. The level at which the main floor is set offers dramatic views of the parterre and grounds with mature trees and landscaping. The home was completely updated and restored by the current owners and is replete with many original details and all modern systems. Upon entering the rotunda, with a dramatic circular staircase forming the center of the house, you are immediately struck by the exquisite craftsmanship and detail. The large parlor with hand-carved stone mantle, original timber framed ceiling, and Enfield tile floor leads to the wood-paneled drawing room with full bath. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out on the stately terraces and pool. The dining room with built-ins and fireplace provides the perfect space for more formal entertaining, while the family room with vaulted ceiling and corner fireplace offers a respite for cozy gatherings. The chef's kitchen with vaulted 2-story ceiling and large center island with adjacent, sunlit morning room will quickly become a go-to spot for coffee overlooking the rear grounds. Upstairs, the master wing offers a large master bath with pretty views of the property, a convenient study and laundry, and a large, adjoining bedroom with ensuite bath. The second floor living room offers access to the separate in-law or au pair suite, with full, eat-in kitchen, full hall bath and two bedrooms. The third floor of this home offers a large bedroom with a living area with kitchenette and second laundry. There are two additional cottages on the property, perfect for extended family or rentals. Located just minutes from regional rail, major highways and the shopping and restaurants of Chestnut Hill. Ropsley is a truly spectacular estate.
Fabulous home - Fabulous design - Fabulous location. Welcome home to this custom-built Mark Asher-designed stately house on one of Wyndmoor's most coveted side streets. Incredible attention to detail and the highest quality craftsmanship throughout this truly fabulous home. Enter into a grand 2-story entry foyer w/ gorgeous woodwork, moldings and custom built-ins making this feel like an elegant house built in the early 1900's yet w/ a perfectly designed modern floor plan only found in a newly built home for today. Long hallways w/ doorways w/ transom windows creates a beach house feel w/ incredible sunlight. Elegant and intimate formal living room loaded w/ sunlight. Wood burning slate fireplace with dental moldings. Cozy private office w/ custom glass doors plus formal powder room. Across the foyer is a welcoming formal dining rm with gorgeous millwork. Wet bar hallway w/ built-in beverage center ideal for entertaining. Small office nook w/ custom built-ins opens to large chef's eat-in kitchen. Open-concept kitchen and great room perfect for every day living. Custom crafted cabinetry furnished by Knight Kitchens of Vermont. Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, granite counter tops and island w/ seating for 4. Built-in window seat is perfect for daily dining overlooking slate terrace and mature plantings. Great rm with wood-burning fireplace w/ custom-crafted mantle and built-in cabinets perfect for every day relaxing. French doors open out to another slate terrace w/ pergola. Powder rm and mud rm with custom built-ins, cubbies and cabinets for convenient storage. Second floor features 4 BR's and 3 full bathrms. Spacious light filled Master Suite w/ dressing area plus walk-in closet w/ custom built-in system. En-suite bathroom w/ dual vanities, custom cabinetry, step-in shower w/ frame less glass door. 2 additional BRs plus hall bathrm and large 4th BR w/ en-suite bathrm. Third floor features additional living space which is currently used as a playrm but could also be used as a 5th BR for guest quarters, au-pair or in-law quarters plus full bathroom. Fabulous lower level w/ soaring 10 ft ceilings features comfortable media rm. Large gym. Laundry rm w/ laundry chute. Over sized 2-car garage w/ great storage space. Perfect-sized back yard w/ well appointed landscaping. Perfect location on very desirable quiet street. Walk to Chestnut Hill and train. Convenient to Center City, highways and the suburbs. Springfield Twp Schools. No expense spared. Truly a Masterpiece!
Sophisticated modern renovation of a classic Wyndmoor estate~540 East Gravers Lane. Theophilus Chandler Jr.,the founder of the UPENN Department of Architecture, designed 540 E Gravers Lane as a summer residence for the Paul family. Prime walkable location, only minutes to downtown Chestnut Hill and three blocks to Gravers Lane Train Station, this 6 bedroom, 5 full bath/2 half bath estate is truly one of a kind. The current owner's renovations have both maintained the historical integrity of the home and modernized this elegant estate. Constructed with Chestnut Hill Stone, this home boasts 6,380 square feet with two separate two- car garages set on a .78 acre lot. Additional living space can be found in the attached apartment with private entrance with separate systems~ perfect for a rental or in-law suite. Every detail of the home has been carefully thought out including historically accurate replacement windows, seven fireplaces, custom lighting, and a state of the art home/security automation system. The natural flow of the interior and exterior space are ideal for today's living. The first floor layout is an entertainer's dream. The living room, dining room, and billiards room with wet bar all open out to the lavish bluestone patio and lush grounds. Continue the fun outdoors with extensive exterior architectural and plant lighting, pergola, and roughed in plumbing for a future outdoor kitchen. The sun drenched chic breakfast room will win you over with its natural beauty and simplicity. The open concept kitchen is crisp and clean. For the chef, a 60" Wolf range with 6 burners, side by side 48" Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, second prep sink with on demand hot water, honed marble island, and a new wine refrigerator awaits. The organic raised bed vegetable garden is ready for your green thumb. The kitchen opens to a sunken great room featuring a fireplace, coffered ceiling,custom built-in cabinets, and French doors leading to the second patio. The private home office allows for flexibility to work from home. Luxurious master suite with vaulted ceiling and skylights showcases a fireplace, walk in closet, and tranquil bath. Retreat to the distinguished library or grab a book on your way to the sunporch. The second floor also has three additional bedrooms, hall bath, and ensuite bath with dual vanities. The third floor boasts three additional bedrooms and two full hall baths. No detail missed with Full basement waterproofing~4 Zone HVAC.
Come see this Wissahickon Schist constructed three story colonial home in the desirable and welcoming community of Wyndmoor. This 5 bedroom, 3 bath home has spacious, sunny rooms that provide an easy flow for entertaining both inside and out. There are many original features to the home including the gorgeous 42" front door, chestnut woodwork, interior doors including several pocket doors, hardwood floors featuring quarter oak parquet floor with walnut border inlay, and beautiful stairway stained glass windows. You enter the first floor into a generous living room with gas fireplace and plenty of windows. The formal dining room leads to an updated kitchen with custom unstained cherry cabinets, 5 burner Thermador gas cooktop and double ovens, Sub Zero refrigerator, and Bosch dishwasher. There is also Wilson Art kitchen flooring to providing cushioning while working and Mercer tile. A garden/sun room leads out to a fabulous deck area, large yard and lush gardens. There is also a full bath on this level. The second level includes three bedrooms that share a full bath, the laundry room and additional storage closet. There are two additional bedrooms and another full bath on the third floor. The lower level has is finished with plenty of space for office areas, play areas, wine cellar, and storage/utility areas. The water heater and new expansion tank were installed in Nov 2017. There is no doubt you will enjoy relaxing outdoors on the expansive porch with swing and deck areas. The private backyard also has a detached garage. This home participates in a neighborhood block party and is a quick walk to the Septa R7, Chestnut Hill and has easy access to major routes and downtown Philadelphia.
Welcome to this four bedroom, three and a half bath colonial set on a private cul-de-sac in desirable Wyndmoor, Montgomery County. This impressive home was built to maximize its gorgeous vista-like views of the Wissahickon Valley from every floor. This handsome home offers an open main floor layout with an abundance of natural light and lovely hardwood floors; spacious living room with fireplace; dining room with sliders opening onto deck; spacious and open kitchen with granite tops, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, walk-in pantry, homework station and breakfast room with skylights; adjacent great room with vaulted ceilings and French doors to the rear yard; convenient first floor study and powder room. The second floor offers a spacious master bedroom suite with hardwood floors and full bath, two additional, good sized bedrooms with ample closets, hall bath and full sized laundry room. The finished sunlit lower level is partially above grade and at ground level with large fourth bedroom suite, and full bath; perfect as a finished basement, play room, guest suite, in-law suite or media room. Access to the 2-car garage completes this level. The rear deck and spacious back yard are perfect places to entertain family or friends. The roof was installed in 2009. Conveniently located just a short drive from the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill, Flourtown and close to major roads and public transportation. Don't miss this one!
Distinctive 4 Bedroom 2.5 Bath Split Level on .30 Acres in Wyndmoor. This solidly constructed home is built of concrete block with full dimensional 3"X 10" floor joists, and the open design is perfect for everyday living or entertaining! Relax or host an event in the sizable Living Rm w/its striking floor to ceiling, wood burning fireplace constructed of beautiful, hand cut stone. Two entrances from the Living Room to the Extra-large Eat-In-Kitchen w/gas cooking, wall oven, dishwasher, wood cabinets, good counter space and separate Dining Area. The lower level Powder Rm plus Family Rm w/radiant heated floors, has a stunning view and access to covered back slate patio, and level/fenced back yard. Convenient access from the Family Rm to the heated attached two car garage. On the Second Level is the roomy Owner's Suite w/walk-in-closet and full Bath w/tiled shower stall, sink and tile floor. Two additional spacious Bedrooms w/good closet space and huge hall Bath w/tub/shower, tile walls/floor and sink complete this space. The Third Level offers the extensive Fourth Bedroom w/2 closets, new carpet and access to attic storage. The sizable Basement provides separate areas large enough for a pool table and remaining space for Laundry/Mechanical/Storage. Other notable amenities include: 2 yr. old 5-zone, high-efficiency heater, newer hot-water heater, newer windows, cedar closet, drywall under wood paneling and hardwood floors throughout. All conveniently located to major roads, transportation, shopping, restaurants and more. This is a must see, call now.
Move right in to this charming and tastefully renovated 1890s farmhouse located in the popular neighborhood of Wyndmoor that is close to everything. Enjoy the bright freshly painted rooms with large windows, high ceilings, recessed lighting and refinished hardwood floors. First floor includes enclosed front and back porches, living room with staircase, dining room, new powder room and coat/utility closet. Fabulous new kitchen with white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, herringbone design tile back splash, grey caeserstone counter tops and breakfast bar area. Kitchen opens to a mudroom and convenient first floor laundry area. Second floor includes an updated full bath and three bedrooms, including the master bedroom with large closet and linen closet. The third bedroom is smaller and is staged as a home office; It could also be a sweet nursery or a knockout walk in closet. Flexible floor plan that will appeal to many different buyers. All new wiring throughout the house and lots of storage space in the full unfinished basement. Large flat back yard with mature trees, landscaping and fencing. Serene setting with the house facing a triangle park with plenty of parking for you and your guests. Located in the award winning Springfield Township School District. Close to the trains to center city, major highways, Wissahickon Park and the shops and restaurants in Chestnut Hill.