New Listing: E.R. Fenimore Johnson’s $8.5 Million Gladwyne Gem

1333 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA

1333 Youngsford Road, Gladwyne, PA

It’s always cool if you can say someone prominent once lived in your home, even if their celebrity was rooted in something somewhat obscure, like the evolution of underwater photography in the 20th century. According to the listing for 1333 Youngsford Road, that’s exactly the case.

Son of phonograph producer Eldridge Reeves Johnson, E.R. Fenimore Johnson — a prior resident of 1333 Youngsford Road — had a varied career, which can be seen in a blog post by the researcher-processor of his photography collection at the Academy of Natural Sciences. The Academy’s collection page characterizes him not only as a photographer but also as an explorer and yachtsman.


It seems fitting, then, that Fenimore Johnson's former residence sports an in-ground swimming pool. (Most likely a new addition to the house, admittedly.)

Aside from the pool, the house itself is a classic Gladwyne gem standing on almost 6 acres of land and with a carriage house for company. There's a gated entry and arrival courtyard leading to "a centrally located reception hall."

The chef's kitchen is a beauty and the breakfast room is certain to wake you up with all the sunlight beaming through. Meanwhile, the master bedroom isn't the only one that gets to enjoy an en-suite bathroom: the other five bedrooms have them as well. The master does, however, get the added perks of a vast closet (duh) and sitting room (ooh!).

Other bonus fixtures include, but are not limited to: weight room, wood-paneled library, and finished attic.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 6
Baths: 7.2
Square feet: 12,333
Price: $8,499,000



• Listing: 1333 Youngsford Rd., Gladwyne [PruFox & Roach]

  • Z2

    Fenimore is also the name of the development that surrounds this property. The estate was sold in 2001 for 12.5. Most of the land was sold off to build the Fenimore community. The estate sitting in its current acreage was then sold in 2002 for 3.25. I suspect the current owners renovated it but a 5.25M profit is ridiculous. This home is gorgeous but won’t garner such a high PSF. It will sell for under 5M.

    • keeping it real

      The biggest Humble Brag in history. That whole community is full of assholes