205 MAPLE HILL RD, GLADWYNE, PA 19035 (MLS # 6993573)


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PRICE $1,500,000
BEDS 6
BATHS 6 baths
HOME SIZE 5,348 sq ft
LOT SIZE 2.61 ac

Set in what was called the "Castle Hill" area of Gladwyne, this magnificent 1940-built stone Colonial by renowned Main Line architect Walter Durham features some of his most distinctive architecture & is what he considered one of his most successful homes. A taste of old Philadelphia comes to life in the expansive outdoor patios made from salvaged Philly paving bricks & granite Belgian blocks lining the gardens, originally used as ballast in sailing ships then later for paving the city streets. Pristine professionally-landscaped grounds are graced by lovely specimen trees & gardens, and enveloped & bordered by tall evergreens & deer fencing. Lush 2.61 acres back to the stunning Rolling Hills Park Conservancy, a natural 100-acre respite for local wildlife with a plethora of activities for the entire family! Nestled on an exclusive private road, this grand 5,348SF masterpiece with 6/7 BRs & 4.2 baths is accessed by a gated entry, fronted by a circular drive w/antique gas lanterns & accompanied by a Viking heated pool w/a fieldstone patio, pool house, tractor & storage sheds. Since its creation, the residence has only been enjoyed by 3 discerning owners who have reveled in its significance & rarity. A rustic entry foyer with quarry stone floors greets you & steps up to the charming living room w/crown moldings, random-width oak floors & a working fireplace w/an 18th-century natural wood mantle. Beyond are 2 built-in curios & a glorious "lanai" or garden room featuring French limestone floors, window walls facing park-like property & sliding 8' glass doors w/remote-operated solar shades, blending indoor-outdoor living. Relax in the vaulted wood beam library w/an 18th-century-type fireplace & glass wall overlooking/leading to the brick patio. Host family & guests in the elegant dining room, or gather in the functional Madsen kitchen w/Mexican tile floors, Portuguese hand-painted tile backsplashes, St. Charles cabinets & stainless steel appliances. A newer sky-lit breakfast area faces the southern gardens w/sliding patio doors, a wood-burning stove & greenhouse. A curved staircase ascends to the BR level highlighted by a stunning master suite w/huge custom dressing room. The opulent bath is clad with statuary white & Norwegian rose marble & brightened by an electronic skylight, with a Jacuzzi & glass shower for unwinding. A 3-car garage w/electronic doors, workbench area & potting shed add to the allure.

LAST UPDATED 7/26/2017 TRACT NONE AVAILABLE
YEAR BUILT 1940 COMMUNITY Lower Merion Township (10640)
COUNTY MONTGOMERY STATUS Active
PROPERTY TYPE(S) Single Family

SCHOOLS
School District L Merion

PRICE HISTORY
Prior to May 31, '17 $1,650,000
May 31, '17 - Today $1,500,000


ADDITIONAL DETAILS
AIR Central A/C
AIR CONDITIONING Yes
APPLIANCES Dishwasher, KitDoubleSin, KitIsland, KitPantry, Oven-Double, Oven-Wall
AREA Lower Merion Township (10640)
BASEMENT Full, Yes
CONSTRUCTION Stone
FIREPLACE Yes
GARAGE 3-CarGarage, Yes
HEAT Oil
INTERIOR 9Ft+Ceiling, Cathedral/Va, ExposedBeams, Stain/LeadGl
LOT 2.61 acre(s)
LOT DIMENSIONS 334
POOL Yes
POOL DESCRIPTION Y
SEWER OnSiteSeptic
STORIES 2
STYLE Colonial
SUBDIVISION NONE AVAILABLE
TAXES 29247.0
UTILITIES Public; OnSiteSeptic;
WATER Public
WATERFRONT DESCRIPTION N


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Listing with: BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford Stn

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