Step into the enchanting realm of this historic 1890 Wissahickon schist farmhouse, where the allure of 19th-century elegance harmoniously melds with contemporary opulence and comfort. Nestled at 714 East Willow Grove Avenue, this three-story detached stone farmhouse, embraced by a fully fenced and gated haven, beckons you to explore its treasures. The primary residence boasts four bedrooms and two and a half baths, a versatile layout that accommodates diverse preferences, adorned with an abundance of natural light and the timeless allure of random-width southern pine floors. Upon entry, a spacious kitchen greet you, featuring a captivating antique island that stands as the centerpiece of this culinary haven. Upgraded GE cafe appliances and new lighting elevate the functionality of the space, while a welcoming gas fireplace infuses warmth into the heart of the home. Adjacent to the kitchen, the initial parlor space unveils itself as an elegant formal dining area.
Meanwhile, the main parlor/living room exudes grandeur with expansive windows boasting deep sills, crowned by meticulous molding and antique sconces. An impressive 28-foot sunroom, currently repurposed as a den/playroom, extends the living space, offering a sanctuary that transitions seamlessly to outdoor enjoyment through its magnificent double doors. Enhanced with steam heating, this sunroom invites year-round use. There is also a powder room tucked under the stairs.
Enveloped by verdant gardens this property has earned recognition as a Blue Ribbon Winner by the PA Horticultural Society. Crafted by a skilled landscape architect, the exterior design encompasses three distinct seating areas, each inviting you to savor the outdoors in every season. Whether gathering around a table, indulging in fire pit s'mores, relishing the gentle cascade of a water feature, or luxuriating in the embrace of a hot tub, the outdoor spaces embody tranquility. The second floor unveils two exquisitely appointed bedrooms, accompanied by a primary bathroom with double marble sinks, a cast iron double-ended pedestal tub, a separate marble shower enclosed by glass walls, and enhanced by upgraded lighting. Convenient laundry station on this level as well. Ascending to the third floor, two generously sized bedrooms await, one offering custom closets. The upgraded second bathroom enhances functionality. An ideal workspace nook connects the bedrooms.
The basement waterproofed to safeguard utilities, reveals a workshop area and ample storage, with a Bilco door granting access to the enchanting gardens. The carriage house, artfully renovated in early 2023, presents a den with a wet bar, a half bath, and a cutting-edge Full Swing Pro Series golf simulator, adaptable for projecting sports games or hosting movie nights for your entertainment pleasure. Ascending spiral steps, the second-floor flex space provides versatility as an office, music room, or guest retreat, complemented by additional storage amenities. There are also historic barn doors that open to allow indoor and outdoor living. Plus a small putting green. Discover this captivating oasis, boasting the convenience of proximity to a commuter train, parks, Wyndmoor's charming shops, and delectable dining establishments. Embark on a journey to experience the harmonious fusion of history and modern luxury at 714 East Willow Grove Avenue--your new haven awaits.
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