MLS® ID: PAMC635720
505 E WILLOW GROVE AVENUE
GLENSIDE, Pennsylvania, 19038 $680,000
Presenting 505 E Willow Grove Avenue, one of the finest properties in Old Wyndmoor, offering the most discerning buyer a glorious melding of old and new, formal and casual, practical and luxurious. Nestled off the street under a lush canopy of trees, mature plantings, and delicate perennial gardens, the home is an architectural gem that stands as a testament to the best tradition of early 20th century American craftsmanship. Constructed of local Wissahickon schist and showcasing graceful curves, dormered windows, a wide roofline and a sweeping front porch crafted of Brazilian hardwood, this grand, gracious home is loaded with priceless architectural detail and is uniquely suited to family living. Inside, find large, light-filled rooms with rich crown molding, original pocket doors, a grand turned staircase with stained glass windows, painstakingly restored woodwork, stunning inlayed oak and walnut parquet hardwood flooring and extensive custom casework. The grand formal living room features a stone gas fireplace, deep window sills, thick molding and modern recessed lighting and is the perfect space for large family gatherings and entertaining. A sizable dining room offers a beautiful bay window and plenty of room for a dinner party of ten. A sun-soaked breakfast room boasts sliders to the wrap-around deck for indoor-outdoor dining and entertaining options. The yard is wonderfully landscaped and the deck and flagstone patio are perfect for grilling and dining al fresco. The grounds are secluded and blooming gardens provide peaceful relaxation and comfort. The kitchen is the heart of the home and this kitchen does not disappoint. Find custom cherry cabinets, a 5 burner Thermador gas cooktop and double oven, Bosch dishwasher and Sub Zero paneled refrigerator. The Mercer tile backsplash is a nod to the Arts and Crafts movement while the recessed and thoughtfully placed task lighting speak to the kitchen's modern use. A full bath with stall shower on the first floor makes easy clean-up for gardeners and pet-owners. On the second floor, find three spacious bedrooms with hardwood floors, custom built-in bookcases, cedar-lined closets and original, solid five paneled doors, A full bath with shower/tub combination and double sink vanity, a laundry room with a Frigidaire washer and dryer, pocket door and plenty of storage and a large hall linen closet round out the second floor. The third floor boasts two additional sizable bedrooms and a full bath with claw-foot tub and separate walk-in shower. A finished basement with plenty of storage and a temperature-regulated wine cellar add additional living and entertaining space. The home also features new central air conditioning, a newly repaved driveway leading to an oversized detached one car garage and restored weighted wooden windows. Wyndmoor is Springfield Township's friendly and welcoming neighborhood known for accessibility, character and charm in an award-winning school district. The town's bustling main street features restaurants, a wine bar, a coffee shop, a market featuring local goods, a barre studio and a friendly pub to catch the games. Wyndmoor is an easy walk to the shops, galleries, farmer's market and restaurants of cobblestoned Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, Valley Green and the trails of Fairmount Park and is served by the R7 regional rail with 25 minute access to Center City. At 505 W Willow Grove Avenue, you will achieve the vibrancy of an active, friendly community in a distinctive home loaded with character in a respite of lush, secluded living. Charm, warmth and quality craftsmanship in a serene and private oasis; welcome home.