209 Wister Road Ardmore, PA
$ 1,835,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC676624
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityArdmore
  • AreaLower Merion Twp
  • NeighborhoodARDMORE
  • Zip19003
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1909
  • Taxes24868
  • Price$ 1,835,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage7023
  • Lot Size2.19 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
Property Description

Come visit this magical Main Line farmhouse estate and you'll never want to leave! This oasis will afford your family a unique, irresistible mix of privacy and exclusivity, with easy access to shopping, restaurants, schools and Center City. It's hard not to fall in love with the dramatic setting on enchanting Wister Road, a hidden-away street with only two houses and virtually no car traffic. Peace and serenity are yours on 2.2 acres of lovely landscaped grounds with a creek running through; yet you're just a half mile from Suburban Square and everything else you need. What a rare offering! Down a tranquil rhododendron-lined meandering driveway awaits a stunning stone home with lots of history and love put into it. Built in 1909 and extensively updated by the current owners of 20+ years, is both an architectural gem and a comfortable place to live. Numerous updates were thoughtfully completed over the years. On the exterior, these include architectural roof shingles; a repaved driveway with new stone pillars, lighting and stone apron; and a redesign/rebuild of the rear outdoor patio with new stone wall, stairs and lighting, blending original brick of the house and new flagstone. Inside is as impressive, with extensive renovations done in the kitchen, pantry, library, bathrooms, laundry room and basement; the addition of a first floor sky-lit hall, mudroom and powder room; radiant heat flooring in several areas; updated electrical with new panels; and central air. As importantly, the residence has beautiful bones, structure and flow, with all the modern comforts you want. There's no better house to entertain in, with wonderful nooks for private conversations and grand spaces for large crowds to convene. Relax or host guests in the formal dining room, living room, glorious sunroom with heat, faux painted walls and new carpeting, and elegant library/TV room with wood paneling brought in from a 1740s Connecticut farmhouse. The butler's pantry with original built-in cabinetry and well-appointed chef's kitchen feature striking wide-plank pine floors relocated from an early 1900s whiskey bar in Maryland. Even the sun-filled kitchen, hall, mudroom and first floor powder room have radiant heat to warm your feet! In summer, hang-out on the fabulous back patio overlooking the sprawling yard where you can cook/gather with friends and family. When it's time to unwind, take either of two staircases to the sleeping quarters. The second floor offers four generous bedrooms (including the enormous en-suite master with three different window views), three baths and laundry room, and the third floor presents another four bedrooms (two now used as offices) and a full bath. Enhancing the lifestyle is a partial-finished full basement with new carpet and a powder room, and a detached two-car garage with an apartment that can be renovated above. From the exquisite details and irresistible charm to the contemporary finishes and convenient locale, this home is truly one of a kind.

Price History
11/19/2020 Listed $1,835,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional, Cash
Accessibility None
Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Freezer, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Exclusions See attached
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape
Flooring Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water, Hot Water, Radiant, Radiator
High School District LOWER MERION
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Pantry, Skylight(s), Walk-in Closet(s)
Levels 3
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Paved Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 324.32
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Excellent
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Architectural Shingle, Pitched
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name ARDMORE
Tax Annual Amount 24868.0
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5658
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full, Partially Finished
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 Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 4
Below Grade Finished Area 1365
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
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 Marble
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 7023
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Breakfast Room, Mud Room, Office, Bedroom 6, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 2
Window Features Skylights

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Additional Storage Area, Garage - Rear Entry
Inclusions See attached
Lot Dimensions 479.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Private
Lot Size Acres 2.19
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 95396.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 2
Bedroom 6 Upper 2
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Full Bath Upper 1
Full Bath Upper 2
Full Bath Upper 1
Half Bath Main
Half Bath Lower 1
Kitchen Main
Library Main
Living Room Main
Mud Room Main
Office Upper 2
Office Upper 2
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19003

AVG $1.03M
AVG $12,059
AVG 103
Year Built
AVG 1960

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