Valerie Knecht of RE/MAX added a new listing for sale at 1230 Lenox Rd in Jenkintown. For additional details, click here.
1230 Lenox Road is a rarely offered 5,000 plus square foot 1938 Colonial home in Jenkintown Manor, close to public transportation, shopping centers and restaurants. The Abington Club and Alvethorpe Park are both just a short walk. This is a true statement piece featuring 5 bedrooms, with the potential of 2 more, 3 full and 1 half bathrooms, a 3-car garage, and mature garden landscaping on just under a half-acre. There are numerous architectural details, traditional ornate hardware and well-appointed light fixtures. Touring this property will bring you back to simpler times of elegance and prodigious craftsmanship with hidden gems along the way, including a built-in ironing board, and a wine cupboard in the basement. There is an additional stairway to navigate through this large home and even an elevator – though currently not in service but could be restored if the new owner wanted to! The long driveway with stone pillars leads to the 3-car garage, as the slate roof dramatically drapes the entire dwelling. Enter through the main entry door in through the cove on the left side of the driveway. The large foyer hosts slate flooring and an impressive spiral staircase complete with tray ceilings and tasteful chandelier. On the main floor - to the left, just a step down into the formal living room presenting wide plank hardwoods, floor to ceiling built-ins, oversized curved sun-drenching windows and a gas fireplace with sconce accent lights. There is a modern half bathroom as well a home office with a large window and side patio access. Through the interior French doors, enter the formal dining room also featuring a curved window wall with accent lit bookcases, wide plank hardwoods and side patio access via two sets of small French doors. Admire the chandelier and imagine the dinner party potential. As you move into the kitchen you will see the abundance of cabinetry, a six-burner stovetop and double oven, plus a lovely view of the rear garden terrace area. Peek in the cabinets to the right of the disguised refrigerator to see the levels of storage some cabinets offer. There are several access points in the kitchen - the front driveway, the backyard, the second staircase, and the basement. Up the main staircase, and to the second floor to the right - The primary bedroom features an on-suite bathroom with a glass shower, soaking tub (with TV) and double vanity. There is a timeless wardrobe hallway with a small built in safe, a traditional closet, as well as and bonus space that can be utilized as an office, nursery, or dressing room. Bedroom 2, at the front of the home, has sun-soaked window seats and is the largest of the additional bedrooms. The second-floor laundry room has built-in cabinetry with a slide out ironing board, tons of storage and a nice window view of the driveway. Bedroom 3 is on this level has access to the full 3-piece bathroom and the closet hosts the closed off elevator. The 4th and 5th bedroom are up the back staircase, sharing a full combo shower/tub bathroom. This hallway hosts multiple closets and another staircase to the finished attic space above the garage, which has unlimited possibilities: alternative home office, craft room, kids playroom or bedroom. (The built-in box in the middle is where the mechanicals are for the elevator.) There is a very large cedar closet for prime storage. The basement offers a partially finished space with two other workshop areas, tons of storage and most mechanicals: (2) 200-amp panels in this home, three sump pumps, back-up hot water radiators, 3 HVAC zones throughout the property, new water heater 2021. Included in the sale is the washer, dryer, refrigerator and hot tub that is in the garage; there is electric run for it to be moved to the side patio. The pet-friendly fenced in backyard is a gardener’s dream, with some pavers, plants and multi-level garden possibilities as well as full access to the front on either side of the home. Call to schedule your tour today!