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1152 Sewell Lane

RYDAL, PA 19046
  • $625,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 11 days
  • ID#: PAMC694266
UPDATED: 12 min ago
$625,000
  • 6
    BEDS
  • 0.96
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 3,679
    SQFT
  • $170
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1912
County:

School Ratings & Info

School District:

Description

Introducing +G+The Lindens+G-! Alfred M. Herkness purchased a large estate in 1882 and called it Cloverly Farm. Upon his death in 1898, his Son, Wayne Herkness began sub-dividing the estate. In 1905, he partnered with G. Henry Stetson (son of the famous hatmaker!) and created the real estate development company called Herkness & Stetson. Constructed in 1912, this remarkably intact residence offers a fantastic opportunity to make your own mark! Designed in the classic Tudor style with a solid masonry foundation and first floor with half-timbering and original stucco detailing the upper levels, the symmetrical facade provides perfect proportions. It has remained in one family since 1965, largely intact since it was originally constructed. One approaches the main entry under a gabled porch roof flanked by wooden benches. The original solid Oak front entry door is flanked by two sidelight windows. The entry foyer is anchored by the main staircase and one of those delightful closets that tucks itself underneath the stairs. Flanking both sides of the entry hall are the large full depth living room on the Southern side and the dining room & original butler+GGs pantry on the Northern side. The living room is anchored by a stone fireplace and has two sets of French doors that lead to the sun/family room with three walls of windows and access to the grounds. The butler+GGs pantry retains all the original cabinetry as well as a small bar sink (currently non-functioning) as well as the rear staircase. The kitchen is located in the rear ell, and remains largely original. Beyond the kitchen is a comfy breakfast room with an elevated window facing the rear yard, a larger window at the end of the table as well as the washer & dryer with a storage cabinet above. The powder room is also tucked into one corner. From this space, one exits the house to a large brick patio directly outside. Whether you ascend via the main stairs or the rear stairs, both join at a lovely landing with a large window. In the 2nd floor hall, there is a set of built-in bookshelves. The owner+GGs suite is in the Southeast corner of the 2nd floor. The en-suite bath is located over the entry foyer below, and one aspect that harkens back to the earlier Victorian era, the 2nd bedroom over the dining room is also connected to the Owner+GGs en-suite bath. Behind the Owner+GGs suite is a smaller guest bedroom that provides direct access to the 2nd floor sleeping porch. I can imagine the next Owner reconfiguring several of these rooms to provide for a larger en-suite bath and/or a killer walk-in closet. At the end of the hall is the 2nd full bath as well as the 4th bedroom with 3 closets and an entire wall of bookshelves. Up on the third floor, there are two spacious bedrooms tucked into the roof eaves along with a small storage room (which could make a cute home office) as well as the 3rd full bath with a stall shower. From one of the bedrooms, there is also access to a large storage attic over the rear ell. Throughout the entire home, all the crystal doorknobs remain. One of the Seller+GGs grandchildren calls them +G+diamonds on the doors+G-! A screened gazebo is located just off the rear patio. At the very rear of the property is the detached 2-car garage which also has two garden sheds attached to the side. A circular driveway wraps around the remaining, original Linden tree for which the house was named. While you feel like you are in the country, you actually can walk to the Rydal SEPTA station or the Whole Foods just a couple more blocks away. Just around the corner from Whole Foods is Trader Joe+GGs. You are less than 2 miles to downtown Jenkintown that has numerous restaurants and shops along with the historical Hiway Theater. For commuting, one can access either I-95, the PA Turnpike or Route 309 in 15 minutes. This classic home has had one Steward for 56 years, will you be the one to create another generation of memories, I sure hope so!

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1152 Sewell Lane RYDAL, PA 19046

  • Price: $625,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 12 min ago
  • ID#: PAMC694266
6
Beds
3
Baths
1
½ Baths
0.96
Acres
3,679
SQFT
$170
$/SQFT
1912
Built
Neighborhood:
Rydal
County:
Montgomery
Area:
Abington Twp (10630)
School District:
Abington
Property Description
Introducing +G+The Lindens+G-! Alfred M. Herkness purchased a large estate in 1882 and called it Cloverly Farm. Upon his death in 1898, his Son, Wayne Herkness began sub-dividing the estate. In 1905, he partnered with G. Henry Stetson (son of the famous hatmaker!) and created the real estate development company called Herkness & Stetson. Constructed in 1912, this remarkably intact residence offers a fantastic opportunity to make your own mark! Designed in the classic Tudor style with a solid masonry foundation and first floor with half-timbering and original stucco detailing the upper levels, the symmetrical facade provides perfect proportions. It has remained in one family since 1965, largely intact since it was originally constructed. One approaches the main entry under a gabled porch roof flanked by wooden benches. The original solid Oak front entry door is flanked by two sidelight windows. The entry foyer is anchored by the main staircase and one of those delightful closets that tucks itself underneath the stairs. Flanking both sides of the entry hall are the large full depth living room on the Southern side and the dining room & original butler+GGs pantry on the Northern side. The living room is anchored by a stone fireplace and has two sets of French doors that lead to the sun/family room with three walls of windows and access to the grounds. The butler+GGs pantry retains all the original cabinetry as well as a small bar sink (currently non-functioning) as well as the rear staircase. The kitchen is located in the rear ell, and remains largely original. Beyond the kitchen is a comfy breakfast room with an elevated window facing the rear yard, a larger window at the end of the table as well as the washer & dryer with a storage cabinet above. The powder room is also tucked into one corner. From this space, one exits the house to a large brick patio directly outside. Whether you ascend via the main stairs or the rear stairs, both join at a lovely landing with a large window. In the 2nd floor hall, there is a set of built-in bookshelves. The owner+GGs suite is in the Southeast corner of the 2nd floor. The en-suite bath is located over the entry foyer below, and one aspect that harkens back to the earlier Victorian era, the 2nd bedroom over the dining room is also connected to the Owner+GGs en-suite bath. Behind the Owner+GGs suite is a smaller guest bedroom that provides direct access to the 2nd floor sleeping porch. I can imagine the next Owner reconfiguring several of these rooms to provide for a larger en-suite bath and/or a killer walk-in closet. At the end of the hall is the 2nd full bath as well as the 4th bedroom with 3 closets and an entire wall of bookshelves. Up on the third floor, there are two spacious bedrooms tucked into the roof eaves along with a small storage room (which could make a cute home office) as well as the 3rd full bath with a stall shower. From one of the bedrooms, there is also access to a large storage attic over the rear ell. Throughout the entire home, all the crystal doorknobs remain. One of the Seller+GGs grandchildren calls them +G+diamonds on the doors+G-! A screened gazebo is located just off the rear patio. At the very rear of the property is the detached 2-car garage which also has two garden sheds attached to the side. A circular driveway wraps around the remaining, original Linden tree for which the house was named. While you feel like you are in the country, you actually can walk to the Rydal SEPTA station or the Whole Foods just a couple more blocks away. Just around the corner from Whole Foods is Trader Joe+GGs. You are less than 2 miles to downtown Jenkintown that has numerous restaurants and shops along with the historical Hiway Theater. For commuting, one can access either I-95, the PA Turnpike or Route 309 in 15 minutes. This classic home has had one Steward for 56 years, will you be the one to create another generation of memories, I sure hope so!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Tudor Construction Materials Masonry Direction Faces East Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Rear Entry Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Shared Driveway Parking Types Detached GarageDriveway Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof WoodShingle Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 3679 Basement FullUnfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling None Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 1 Flooring Hardwood Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions WasherDryerFridgeWindow A/C Units - All in As-Is Condition Interior Features Additional StairwayBreakfast AreaBuilt-InsButlers PantryCrown MoldingsDouble/Dual StaircaseWood Floors Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 2.5 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomFoyerBreakfast RoomOtherOfficeBedroom 6Bathroom 2Bathroom 3Primary BathroomScreened Porch Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel None Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality Abington Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304616909724 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 31-60 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 14149.00 Tax Assessment Amount 348120.00 Tax Lot 006 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R-1

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©2021 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or Long & Foster. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2021-06-13T19:51:14.487.
 
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