Ryan Cortez of Kurfiss Sotheby's added a new listing for sale at 1181 Rydal Rd in Jenkintown. For additional details, click here.
Nestled beside Rydal’s famed mini-castle and down a secluded long winding drive, surrounded by woodland and mature landscaping is this this sophisticated home designed by well renowned architect Horace Trumbauer in 1925. This 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2-half bath, stone house masterpiece is strategically set on the .75 acres of lush landscaping and surrounded by other European designed houses that make you feel like you’ve been transported to Europe. Upon entering through the hand-cut stone entrance, you are welcomed by a receiving foyer with a crystal chandelier, formal staircase and beautiful oak molding. A convenient ½ bath is located off this room. The foyer is flanked by a formal living room adorned with warm-toned oak coffered ceiling beams, wainscoting and a hand-cut stone fireplace surround. The oversized windows and French doors flood the room with sunlight and gorgeous exterior views from every angle. The built-in bookcases add to the sophistication of this stunning room that sets the stage for chilly spring days or snowy nights in front of the fireplace. The French doors lead to a spacious covered patio that is perfect as an expansive entertaining area with equally gorgeous garden views. The dining room, also flanking the foyer entrance, is graced by yet another crystal chandler, extensive wainscoting, leaded glass French doors and an elegant built-in china closet. This bright, light-filled room is spacious and perfect for family gatherings and entertaining. The charming kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, induction stove, granite countertops and mercer tile floor. The eat-in kitchen area is a great use of space with built-in banquette seating and additional cupboards for storage. The kitchen has two entrances, one of which leads to a spacious stone patio with an outdoor fireplace and outdoor seating area, convenient for entertaining. The main staircase leads to a sunlit ½ landing and then to the second floor. The main bedroom has ample closet space, separate dressing room area and an en suite bathroom with double sinks and tiled tub/shower. The second and third bedroom also have on suite bathrooms adorned with tile and Carrara marble, plenty of closet space and beautiful exterior views. There is currently a small study room that was originally a fourth bedroom. A walk-up attic with separate staircase, hardwood flooring, vaulted ceilings and windows lends to the possibility of more living space, an additional primary bedroom or storage. The lower level has been completely renovated with an additional 1/2 bath with honeycomb tile flooring, new kitchenette with a sink and wine refrigerator. An additional spacious family room with a beautiful stone fireplace make this an ultimate retreat or as an au-pair suite. The outdoor space with plenty of both covered and uncovered patio space along with an outdoor fireplace. The two-car garage is not only oversized, but heated. A small potting shed adds for additional storage for lawn tools and outdoor equipment. This home is located within minutes to Wholefoods, Trader Joe’s. and various shopping venues and restaurants. This a spectacular home that captures the days of quality construction and sophisticated living.