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Address
604 Penllyn Pike Blue Bell, PA
Price
$ 1,999,999
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC638914
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMONTGOMERY
  • CityBlue Bell
  • AreaLower Gwynedd Twp
  • NeighborhoodPENLLYN
  • Zip19422
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1912
  • Taxes$ 25550
  • Price$ 1,999,999
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage5772
  • Lot Size2.1 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Preferred-Blue Bell
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Meadow Farm, the storied 1922 estate in Lower Gwynedd is surrounded by 48 acres of protected land and consists of three magnificent homes. One of these homes is now available. The long, tree-lined, lantern-lit entrance lane leads to this all stone remarkable home. There is 5722 sq ft of living space with 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths, and 3 half baths. It sits on 2.1 acres of rolling terrain. It is a masterpiece. As you enter through the oversize front door you are immediately struck by the elegance of the marble foyer which gives way to an architecturally acclaimed floating staircase. Through the hall you can see through one of many French doors that offer beautiful glimpses of the property. Off the foyer is a large formal living room with an oversized original basket weave brick fireplace, hardwood floors, original plaster crown moldings, & double French doors leading to a large flagstone patio. Opposite the living room is the grand dining room which also has an oversized marble fireplace & French windows with deep sills. The large and recently renovated gourmet kitchen features a 4 long country sink, 2 built-in Thermador refrigerators, separate Thermador freezer, Viking ice maker, wine cooler, double Viking ovens & range, warming drawer, trash masher & custom cabinetry. A granite island houses a microwave drawer. The breakfast dining area features a corner gas fireplace and large, shuttered wraparound windows overlooking a pond & patios. As you step down into the family room, enter into a large, fully stone walled room which features a wooden, cathedral beamed ceiling, a huge woodburning fireplace, hardwood floors, & a long granite bar that sits atop ample custom cabinets. There are large windows through which you can see the beautiful yard, original springhouse, pool, putting green and fantastic nightly sunsets. A home office is off the family room and serves as a cozy library and houses the Sonos sound system. Sunlight streams through the window which overlooks a private courtyard for an amazing work from home space. Two powder rooms complete this floor. The upstairs consists of multi level bedroom suites. The master suite boasts a wood burning fireplace, dressing room with lighted tray ceiling leading to a marble bathroom with double sink vanity, large steam shower, soaking tub, & heated towel rack. The other bedrooms are all remarkable with deep window sills, period moldings, built ins, and window seats. The finished basement has a wine cellar, powder room, & exercise room. There is an oversized, 3 car detached garage with stairs to a second floor. Throughout the house on many of the doors and windows is original refurbished brass and gold-plated hardware. The outdoor space at this lovely home is truly amazing! Enjoy the gorgeous views while dining outdoors with two separate in-ground gas hookups for a grille. The stone surrounding the enormous pool deck continues down curved steps to a private tennis court which is partially enclosed by stone walls. The rolling landscape includes eight raised beds from which to gather fresh flowers & home-grown produce. The pond is beautiful & requires no maintenance. The location of this home is ideal. You are minutes from supermarkets, specialty shops, local restaurants, & cultural activities. This home sits within the top rated Wissahickon school district. There is easy access to the PA turnpike, blue route, Rt 309, Wing s Field airport , & within walking distance from the train. Meadow Farm was originally built by Albert L. Smith of the Smith Barney investment firm. It was then conveyed to the Lippincott family of publishing fame, who published The Story of the Trapp Family Singers which inspired the beloved Sound of Music. It is said that Maria Von Trapp stayed at this home during the writing of her story. It has the feel of a historic country manor with all the modern conveniences. It truly blends the past with the present. Don t miss the chance to own a spectacular piece of history.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Lower Gwynedd Elementary School Wissahickon Middle School Wissahickon Senior High School
Price History
4/30/2021 Listed $1,999,999

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Commercial Range, Compactor, Dishwasher, Disposal, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Intercom, Oven - Double, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Fully Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric, Geothermal, Natural Gas
Cooling Central A/C
County MONTGOMERY
Days on Market 487
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School LOWER GWYNEDD
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Hot Tub, Outbuilding(s), Tennis Court(s)
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Hardwood, Partially Carpeted, Terrazzo, Wood, Marble
Garage Spaces 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Hot Water
High School WISSAHICKON SENIOR
High School District WISSAHICKON
Interior Features Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet
Levels 3
MLS Area Lower Gwynedd Twp (10639)
Middle/Junior High School WISSAHICKON
Municipality LOWER GWYNEDD TWP
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 6.00
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Pool Features In Ground
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 346.5
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Good
Roof Shingle, Shake, Pitched
Security Features Intercom, Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer, Private/Community Septic Tank
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name PENLLYN
Tax Annual Amount 25550.0
Tax Lot 022
Tax Year 2021
Total Rooms 13
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning AA

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5772
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 2.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass Doors, Gas/Propane, Mantel(s), Marble, Stone, Screen, Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 3
Heating Fuel Natural Gas, Geo-thermal, Electric
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas, Electric
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 5772
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Laundry, Office, Recreation Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Primary Bathroom
Total Baths 7
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 5
Window Features Bay/Bow, Skylights

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Door Features French
Fencing Wood, Rear
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage - Front Entry, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Inclusions washer, dryer, refrigerator, freezer, refrigerator in basement all in as is condition
Lot Dimensions 266.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Front Yard, Level, Pond, Private, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 2.10
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 91476.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Total Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 1 Upper 2 Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Countertop(s) - Granite,Double Sink,Flooring - Tile,Tub Shower
Bathroom 3 Upper 2 Countertop(s) - Ceramic,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Ceiling Fan(s),Flooring - Carpet,Walk-In Closet(s)
Bedroom 3 Upper 2 Cedar Lined Closet,Ceiling Fan(s),Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 4 Upper 2 Ceiling Fan(s),Walk-In Closet(s),Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 5 Upper 2 Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Ceiling Fan(s),Flooring - HardWood
Breakfast Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Ceiling Fan(s),Crown Molding,Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - Terrazzo,Skylight(s)
Dining Room Main Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Family Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Ceiling Fan(s),Countertop(s) - Ceramic,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Skylight(s)
Half Bath Lower 1 Flooring - Tile
Half Bath Main Flooring - Terrazzo,Countertop(s) - Granite
Half Bath Main Flooring - Marble
Kitchen Main Countertop(s) - Granite,Double Sink,Flooring - Terrazzo,Island,Kitchen - Eat-in,Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Built-Ins,Crown Molding
Laundry Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Flooring - Laminate
Living Room Main Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Office Main Built-Ins,Flooring - HardWood
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Countertop(s) - Granite,Flooring - Tile,Soaking Tub,Walk-In Closet(s),Tub Shower,Double Sink
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Ceiling Fan(s),Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area,Flooring - Carpet
Recreation Room Lower 1 Countertop(s) - Solid Surface,Flooring - Carpet,Wet Bar

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19422

Price
AVG $1.43M
$2M
Taxes
AVG $12,704
$25,550
Visits
AVG 113
177
Year Built
AVG 1968
1912

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