The thing we love most about this beautiful Glenside estate is that it has been restored to its 1830s heyday but there are still opportunities for new owners to personalize the property. With only four previous owners, the estate has retained original elements like pocket doors and pocket shutters as well as original pinewood flooring. While the property has been renovated meticulously, new owners will still have the chance to devise any use they like for two very cool spaces: a cupola and a restored barn.
The main living areas of the home include a library with the double whammy of built-in bookshleves and window seats. A formal living room features a fireplace with Mercer tile (you’ll also find that in the bathrooms and in one of the other three fireplaces). The kitchen has been fully renovated and includes radiant heat flooring, an eight-burner, two-oven Wolf stove, a Sub Zero refrigerator and a separate wine cooler. The first-floor dining room could accommodate more than 150 guests at a cocktail party.
Upstairs, there are four bedrooms, one with the third fireplace and all with balcony access. There is also a second-floor family room and sunporch. The third floor also features four bedrooms and another sitting area. Our favorite detail about the home is that there is access to the darling cupola. It’s unfinished right now, but it’s reachable from the third floor. Views in every direction are stunning. We can’t help but imagine the world’s most charming reading nook.
The rest of the two and a half acres on which the home is situated are professionally landscaped and fenced. There is a brick and stone formal garden as well as a secluded veranda. The property also includes a root cellar outhouse as well as a restored barn with original mahogany stables. When you’re done finishing the reading nook, the listing suggests the barn as a guest house or office.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 6,018
430 W. Waverly Rd., Glenside
TREND photos courtesy Long & Foster.
Listing: 430 W. Waverly Rd., Glenside, PA 19038