643 Washington Lane

    Rydal, PA 19046
    • $1,175,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 359 days
    • ID#: 7010049
    $1,175,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 2.65
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 5,828
      SQFT
    • $202
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1931
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:
    Listing courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill.

    Description

    Rarely does one come across an historic estate of such quality, designed by a legendary Architect & in amazingly intact condition. Originally known as Villa Medici, this 1929 residence was designed for Dr. Sumner Cross by Wilson Eyre. Dr. Cross was the leading G.P. physician for all of Jenkintown & in the 1930s, was the Head of Medicine at Abington Hospital. Believed to be Mr. Eyre's last residential commission, it's an elegant interpretation of an English Country Tudor house constructed of stone & brick. Graciously scaled with human proportions, the details are just elegant. Sited far off the main road (yet only 5 minutes to the Jenkintown SEPTA station or Abington Hospital) on 2.5+ acres adjacent to Abington Friends School, it provides complete privacy. Dr. Cross designed a home office (now the library) & sitting room (now the family room) for when he would see patients at his residence that has its own entrance in the North wing. The front entry is a beautifully detailed arched door with a tiered brick design. The entry hall has the trademark Eyre design in the stair railings & the natural wood details (never painted!) are everywhere. The living room occupies the entire Western wing, with tall casement windows on 3 sides and a set of French doors to the rear patio. It is set down a series of 5 stairs with a vaulted & beamed ceiling, stone floors & a central fireplace. The dining room has the 2nd fireplace & 2 more sets of French doors to access the terrace. Through the butler's pantry is the large kitchen (with ample room for a table for 6) that includes a walk-in pantry, sub-zero fridge, dishwasher & a 36" range with double ovens. There is a back staircase and a Dutch door to the back drive and the 3-car garage. Upstairs, the master suite incorporates the 3rd fireplace, a Juliette balcony, its own en-suite bath & a large dressing room. There are 5 more bedrooms & 3 more full bathrooms. The custom Sylvan pool was painted black (to blend in with the landscape) and the decking is made from recycled paving bricks from Philadelphia! A large pool house provides a bar, a privy, 2 changing rooms & a shower. The rear lawns are lush & level and provide ample space to play soccer, baseball or ample space to host future events for 100's of your friends! In addition to the 2.5 acres, the property also coveys a 50% stake in another 2 acre parcel that has been permanently preserved in partnership with one of the neighbors. Come discover your historic oasis in Rydal!

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    643 Washington Lane Rydal, PA 19046

    • Price: $1,175,000
    • Status: Active
    • ID#: 7010049
    6
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    2.65
    Acres
    5,828
    SQFT
    $202
    $/SQFT
    1931
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Rydal
    County:
    Montgomery
    Area:
    Abington Twp (10630)
    School District:
    Abington
    Property Description
    Rarely does one come across an historic estate of such quality, designed by a legendary Architect & in amazingly intact condition. Originally known as Villa Medici, this 1929 residence was designed for Dr. Sumner Cross by Wilson Eyre. Dr. Cross was the leading G.P. physician for all of Jenkintown & in the 1930s, was the Head of Medicine at Abington Hospital. Believed to be Mr. Eyre's last residential commission, it's an elegant interpretation of an English Country Tudor house constructed of stone & brick. Graciously scaled with human proportions, the details are just elegant. Sited far off the main road (yet only 5 minutes to the Jenkintown SEPTA station or Abington Hospital) on 2.5+ acres adjacent to Abington Friends School, it provides complete privacy. Dr. Cross designed a home office (now the library) & sitting room (now the family room) for when he would see patients at his residence that has its own entrance in the North wing. The front entry is a beautifully detailed arched door with a tiered brick design. The entry hall has the trademark Eyre design in the stair railings & the natural wood details (never painted!) are everywhere. The living room occupies the entire Western wing, with tall casement windows on 3 sides and a set of French doors to the rear patio. It is set down a series of 5 stairs with a vaulted & beamed ceiling, stone floors & a central fireplace. The dining room has the 2nd fireplace & 2 more sets of French doors to access the terrace. Through the butler's pantry is the large kitchen (with ample room for a table for 6) that includes a walk-in pantry, sub-zero fridge, dishwasher & a 36" range with double ovens. There is a back staircase and a Dutch door to the back drive and the 3-car garage. Upstairs, the master suite incorporates the 3rd fireplace, a Juliette balcony, its own en-suite bath & a large dressing room. There are 5 more bedrooms & 3 more full bathrooms. The custom Sylvan pool was painted black (to blend in with the landscape) and the decking is made from recycled paving bricks from Philadelphia! A large pool house provides a bar, a privy, 2 changing rooms & a shower. The rear lawns are lush & level and provide ample space to play soccer, baseball or ample space to host future events for 100's of your friends! In addition to the 2.5 acres, the property also coveys a 50% stake in another 2 acre parcel that has been permanently preserved in partnership with one of the neighbors. Come discover your historic oasis in Rydal!
    Exterior Features

    Building Facade Orientation Northeast Design 2-Story Exterior BrickStone Foundation Stone Foundation Garage Yes Garage Spaces Three Car Garage Garage Type Attached Lot Description Flag LotLevel LotFront YardRear YardSide Yard(s) Lot Dimensions Irr Parking Three+ Car ParkingDriveway/Off Street Pool Yes Pool Type In-Ground Pool Porch Deck Patio Roof Pitched RoofShingle Roof Styles Tudor Water Front No

    Interior Features

    Appliances Kitchen PantryKitchen Double SinkOven-DoubleOven-Self CleaningDishwasherRefrigerator Attics Access Panel Basement Yes Basement Type PartialUnfinished Bedroom Fourth One Level Upper 1 Bedroom Master One Length 22 Bedroom Master One Level Upper 1 Bedroom Master One Width 15 Bedroom Second One Level Upper 1 Bedroom Third One Level Upper 1 Central Air Yes Cooking Fuel Electric Cooking Cooling Central A/C Dining Kitchen Eat-In Kitchen Dining Room Yes Family Room Yes Fireplace Yes Fireplace Count Three+ Fireplaces Fireplace Features Living Room/Great Room FireplaceMaster Bedroom FireplaceDining Room Fireplace Floor WoodFully Carpeted Handicap None Heating OilSteam Hot Water Oil Interior Features Security SystemCathedral/Vaulted Ceilings9+ Ft. CeilingsCable TV Wired Interior Square Feet Source Assessor Laundry Type Basement Laundry Main Bedroom Full Bath-MasterDrssngrm-MbrSitting Area-Master Main Entrance Center Hall Main Floor Half Baths 1 Other Room Four Name Office Other Room One Name 5TH BDRM Other Room Three Name Dressing Other Room Two Name 6TH BDRM Room List Living RoomDining RoomBedroom-MasterBedroom-SecondBedroom-ThirdBedroom-FourthKitchenFamily RmOther Room 1Other Room 2Other Room 3Den/Stdy/LibOther Room 4 Story List MainUpper 1 Total Rooms 14 Upper Floor One Baths 4

    Property Features

    Condo Association No Cross Street Fairacres Road Current Financing Conventional Electric Service 200-300Ampel Farm No Has Contingency No HOA No Housing For Older Persons No Inclusion Remarks WasherDryerFridgeAll Pool Equipment Land Use Code 1101 Lot Number 003 New Construction No Property Condition Average+ Sewer Septic On Site Septic Tax Year 2018 Total Assessment 485000.0 Total Taxes 19314.0 Type Detached Water Public Zoning Code V



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