"Town in the front and country in the back." That's how the current owner describes her peaceful retreat that is unlike anything you've seen in Glenside. Sitting on the edge of a 9-acre wildlife sanctuary and within walking distance of Keswick Village, this turn-of-the-century colonial is perched on a hillside, offering a stunning above-the-treetop view of the Philadelphia skyline in the distance. As you approach the home, you'll notice the deep front porch where it's easy to imagine yourself relaxing as you gaze over the neighborhood. Step inside and you'll be impressed by the condition of the original woodwork, the beautifully preserved wood and glass front door, refinished Pine floors, Chestnut trim, and Craftsman-style newel post and staircase. An archway separates the foyer from the charming living room which is anchored by a wood-burning fireplace with brick surround. Through the pocket doors, you enter the spacious and welcoming dining room which is brightened by a large bay window. The space is perfect to gather for daily meals or for the return of dinner parties. Next, is the recently renovated kitchen which complements the home's period charm with high quality, two-toned soft-close cabinets and drawers, Vetrazzo countertop, Cork flooring, glass tile backsplash, Bosch dishwasher and range and 6-speed range hood. There is enough space to add a small island (current island is not staying) or breakfast table. A rear door provides convenient access to the flagstone patio which will make hosting bbq cookouts a breeze. A powder room completes the main level. Both main and butler staircases take you to the second floor. There you will find three bedrooms and a fourth room which is currently being used as a dressing room and could function nicely as a home office. The main bedroom on the second floor is currently set up as a family room. The full bathroom has a double vanity, plenty of storage and a tub/shower. The fourth bedroom is located on the third floor where there are cute nooks, a large closet and the best view in all of Glenside. We do not believe the third floor is included in the total square footage listed in public records, so it may add an additional 250 square feet. The finished lower level provides additional living space. The largest room could serve as a family room, game room or home office and a there is a separate laundry room larger than any you have seen. The lower level has been waterproofed and has a sump pump. Behind the house is one of the property's newest features, the completely rebuilt two-car garage designed by Ludwig Engineering Company (2017). The garage floor is laid with Diamond Grid-Loc tiles with rubber underlayment. The front and rear yards are a gardener's paradise with carefully tended sun gardens, shade gardens and a woodland edge garden. You will love the privacy the home offers and the views of a Beech tree forest from the back patio. You simply cannot find a more ideally situated home. Simply step out your back door and go for a hike in the Edge Hill Woods Wildlife Preserve or go out the front door and you are a mile from two train stations with direct access to center city. It's a short walk to various parks, farmer's market and the shops, restaurants and a theater. The home has been impeccably maintained and updated including, new windows on the first floor and basement (2006), new 30 year roof (2008), new furnace and central air (2010), back chimney relined, new flue (2013), laundry room leveled and new flooring installed (2013), electrical panel replaced (2014), sump pump installed, other water infiltration steps taken (2014), kitchen renovation (2015), stone walls and patio repointed (2016), garage built (2017), driveway resurfaced (2018). Buyer letters will not be presented to sellers.
Listed By BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Listing By BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Data Last Updated 10:11am - 06/25/2021
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