This beautiful, elegant, classic stone colonial is located on a quiet street in the heart of Bala Cynwyd. As you walk to the home you are immediately impressed by its noteworthy stature & many charming architectural details. The sun-filled home is ideal for gatherings & entertaining with a wonderful flow from the center hall. There are hardwood floors throughout the 1st & 2nd floors. The main entrance has a center hall with a coat closet & nearby powder room. To the right is a substantially sized living room anchored by a large wood burning fireplace with a wood & brick surround and beautiful mantel. Many large windows invite natural light to steam throughout the home. A half-light door leads to a covered patio overlooking a stunning backyard. From the center hall double french doors open to a formal dining room that features a large bay window overlooking the backyard, built-in corner cabinets, wainscoting, privacy door to the kitchen, and single half-light door to the rear covered patio. The kitchen has random width hardwood floors, custom wood cabinetry, tile back splash, center island with seating & a cook top. Additionally there is a corner mini station with glass cabinets, a bar sink, plus a separate breakfast area with a ceiling fan. You can access the 2nd floor and the basement from a set of backstairs, one to the 2nd floor and the other to the basement laundry room. The kitchen also has a back door that accesses the backyard, driveway and the garage. A small study is located off the center hall. The study has knotty pine walls, built-in cabinets, bookshelves & hardwood floors. This is a perfect room for a home office or cozy den. An attached garage is accessible from the rear driveway or from the charming front terrace & breezeway. The main stairway turns at a mid-level landing & elegantly leads up to the 2nd floor with a wrap-around banister. At the top of the stairs is a large landing and a built-in glass curio cabinet to display all your favorite collectables. The 2nd floor features 6 bedrooms & 4 full bathrooms. Bedrooms 5 and 6 can also be accessed from the backstairs. The Primary bedroom is lovely & spacious with 3 closets including a large walk-in closet. The ensuite bathroom has a stall shower. Bedroom 2 is large and features a private ensuite bathroom with a tub/shower. Bedrooms 3 & 4 are also quite sizable and share a hall bathroom. Additionally, bedroom 3 has a door to a roof deck and a beautiful wall of built-ins with glass doors. Bedroom 4 is also a spacious size & shares the hall bathroom. The hall bathroom features a stall shower. A large cedar closet, linen closet, and Bessler stairs to the attic are all located in this hallway. Bedrooms 5 & 6 are accessible through the private back stairs from the kitchen or from bedroom 4. They are smaller and share a full bathroom with shower/tub. At the top of the backstairs is a private landing with a hallway that has built-in bookshelves and sunny window seat. This is not just any window seat; this has storage plus a hidden laundry chute that goes directly to the laundry area in the basement. The full basement is mostly finished & features a wonderful recreational space that has knotty pine walls with built-in seats & a convenient dry bar. This is the perfect party room or family room with extra space that could also host a home gym. The basement also has separate rooms for the laundry , utilities and a quarter bathroom (just a toilet). The basement is accessible from the stairway in the center hall as well as from the back stairway in the kitchen. Truly special features of this home are the grounds. Enjoy the beautiful perimeter landscaping & large level private backyard. It is rare to find a home with this classic beauty & elegant craftsmanship on a private half-acre in this most desirable area. The property is a short walk to the Cynwyd Heritage Trail, the Cynwyd Commuter Train , #44 bus to CC. ,as well as Cynwyd Elem School and BC Middle School..
Single Family, Single Family-Detached, Colonial, 2 Story
LOWER MERION TWP
4 Full/2 Half
Sump Pump, Oil Hot Water Heater, LP Gas Water Heat
Stone, Vinyl Siding
3,571 sq. ft
Yes - 2 spaces
Cable TV, Telephone, Natural Gas, Above Ground, Electric service available
Detailed Room Information
- Laundry Room, Living Room, Workshop, Utility Room, Attic
- Hookups in Basement
- Microwave, Range/Oven Built-in, Range-Oven, Cook Top Range, Dishwasher, Electric Dryer, Exhaust Fan/Hood, Dryer, Washer
- Ceramic Tile, Carpet
- Central Air, Electric, Ceiling Fan(s)
- Oil, Steam. Radiant, Radiators.
- Partial, Full, Partially Finished, Heated, Entrance Outside
- Double Pane, Bay Window(s)
- 1. Brick, Mantle, Wood-burning, Fireplace Screen.
- Main Level Entry, 2+ Access Exits J, 36 Inch Or More Wide Halls, Grab Bars.
- Additional Interior Features
- Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Bar, Attic Storage, Air Filter, 9Ft+ Ceilings
Exterior / Lot Features
- 2 Garage Spaces. Private.
- Stone, Vinyl
- Porch, Patio, Deck
- Asphalt, Shingle, Pitched
- Lot Dimensions
- 21,750 sq ft
- Partial, Rear, Wire
- Additional Exterior/Lot Features
- Playground, Street Lights, Front Yard, Landscaped, Back Yard, Side Yard. Backs To Trees, Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Rear Yard, Sideyard(S).
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