Move into a piece of Elkins Park history. This charming home has been lovingly preserved to maintain the fine design of celebrated architects Heacock and Hokanson. It features original oak wainscoting and hardwood floors, terracotta roof tiles and brass lighting fixtures which give a feeling of grandeur and warmth. Enter into the grand foyer with oak paneling, hand-carved staircase and additional historical notes like a secret phone booth, which, according to the owner, is "hidden in a nook behind the oak paneling.” The first floor has 5 adjoining rooms for entertaining guests with French and pocket doors that allow for an open concept or a sense of intimacy when closed. The formal living room with coffered ceiling features a brick and oak-trimmed gas fireplace & is brightened by a wall of windows. The four season sun porch is an ideal place for taking in the sweeping grounds. There is a beautiful library with magnificent built-in bookcases and roaring wood-burning fireplace with inlaid historic Mercer tiles. The elegant dining room features a crystal chandelier, built-in for fine china & can accommodate large dinner parties. Off the dining room is a second sun room opening to the front terrace. The oversized eat-in kitchen and butlers pantry have stainless steel appliances, two ovens, two dishwashers and plenty of cabinet & counter space. The laundry room is conveniently located off the kitchen with a large pantry, abundant storage and room for an additional refrigerator and freezer. Through the laundry room is access to your back door that takes you right to the driveway. There are two powder rooms and a coat room for guests on this level with servant’s stairway to the upper floors. The second floor has two private wings. The primary bedroom suite features a full bathroom, walk-in closet and a dressing room. A large room for a home office or nursery connects to the primary suite. Across the foyer, the second wing has two more large bedrooms with an adjoining bathroom, a huge walk-in linen closet and a beautiful balcony overlooking the secluded back yard. The third floor has an additional 3 bedrooms with 2 full baths & a bonus space spanning two rooms for a home office or playroom. Other features are a huge cedar closet & additional storage. On the 2nd and 3rd floor there is the opportunity to expose the original hardwood floors. The basement is home to the amazing systems that keep this home functional at a surprisingly reasonable cost due to its updates, plus two rooms formerly finished as a dark room and billiards room with fireplace. The private driveway with side-by-side parking for 4+ cars leads to a detached garage with electrical and plumbing ready for you to update or build your dream carriage house with the possibility for a second floor guest suite. Take advantage of the 3/4 acre property with flowering gardens, lace-leaf Japanese Maple Trees, fenced in yard and room to add a pool and outdoor kitchen. The beautiful secluded grounds make you feel that you are far from everything although you are only a short walk from all the great reasons to move into Elkins Park. Walk to the Creekside Coop, Rollings Bakery, local train station, ice skating, tennis, dance classes, yoga & local restaurants. Built circa 1912 for a garment industry tycoon, the home was featured in an edition of The American Architect for its sought after Arts & Crafts style and is now ready for you to make it your own.
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