Loretta Witt of BHHS Fox & Roach added a new listing for sale at 517 Spring Ln in Wyndmoor. For additional details, click here.
Extraordinary! A deep winding driveway bordered by a cherry laurel orchard guides one to a home different from any other in the area. The character of the 19th century flowing seamlessly into the comfort, light and efficiency of the 21st has created a one-of-a-kind 4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bathroom residence that epitomizes the warmth of "home" and lifts one's spirits all at the same time. In 1941, the owners transformed a handsome stone 1885 carriage house into a delightful home. In 1989, a light-filled addition increased its size, value and usefulness and an oversized stone two-car garage with guest apartment above was built. The current owners created a true 21st century primary suite with luxurious primary bath, upgraded many of the features of the house and brought an exemplary level of maintenance to the entire property. FLOOR PLAN: FIRST FLOOR: The main entrance brings one into large gathering room that shares a wood-burning fireplace with the stunning airy living room. With broad windows on 3 sides, the spacious living room is flooded with sunshine and offers a working fountain in the midst of a small indoor garden space below a large southwest-facing window. 1st floor powder room. Deep hall closet. Another hall closet served as the phone closet in 1941! Center hall that leads either to the rear patio or to the stair foyer. Formal dining room with chair rail and wall of windows. Butler pantry with floor to ceiling cabinetry, ice maker. Chef's kitchen offers an abundance of cabinetry, a Viking dual fuel gas stove (fueled by propane) and electric oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, deep sink with garbage disposal, dishwasher, brand new wine cooler, convenient warming drawer. Exit to rear gardens. Breakfast room leads to comfortable, private den/family room with ceiling fan, custom shelving on one wall, brand new wood stove fireplace insert on another, and french doors leading directly to the landscaped, walled rear gardens. The den, created in 1989 from the property's original garage, has its own heat pump for heating and cooling. SECOND FLOOR: The primary bedroom suite dominates the sunny west end of the 2nd floor offering several closets, a secondary smaller room that could be walk-in closet, dressing room, private office, or nursery. Its en suite bath is luxurious with marble, tile and brass finishes, soaking tub, huge separate steam shower, two separate sinks in handsome cabinets, separate toilet room. Gleaming hall bath with separate shower stall and soaking tub connects to 2nd large bedroom or to the hall. Two more large bedrooms, both with great closets and built-in desks and one with its own bath with shower over tub. 2nd floor laundry at stairway to kitchen. The house has a generous number of closets and storage spaces. A pull-down stair gives access to the attic. TWO BASEMENTS: Smaller one under the 1941 house for utilities. Larger one under the 1989 living room for utilities, work area and storage. The two-car garage offers room for cars and bikes and more. Its second floor is a guest suite with bedroom and full bath. FEATURES: Two oil-fired hot water heating systems, one for the 1941 house, and a 7 year old Buderus boiler for the 1989 additions. Central air conditioning. Very beautiful wood shake roof approx. 7-8 years old. 400 AMP electric service with circuit breakers. New heat pump for heat and cool in garage apartment. Handsome oak floors. Most of the original 1941 architectural features intact from windows to woodwork. This very special property, graced by formal gardens and inground saltwater pool, is located in the desirable Wyndmoor residential neighborhood with resources from ballfields to small town center to beloved Memorial Day parade. Commuter train and popular Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants a 10 minute walk away. SHOWINGS BEGIN SATURDAY, 11/12