Plenty of lovely homes are open for your viewing pleasure this weekend in nearby Philly ‘burbs. Below are our top picks, including one special 4-bedroom with a listing that asks, “Wouldn’t you like to paddle your kayak across the river and take a Septa train to work?” Wow. Special, indeed. 234 River Road, Gladwyne, PA [...]
It doesn’t happen too often with incredible luxury properties in our area, but this 9,000-square-foot five-bedroom will now be offered at foreclosure auction due to an outstanding balance of about $2 million. It sits on more than 3 acres of gated land on a private road and features a pool and spa with wrap-around deck; a fitted-out pub; a media room; and a fireplace in the master bedroom.
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SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Gladwyne Home on cul-de-sac This spectacular home has the added plus of being located at the end of a cul-de-sac in desired Avignon community in Gladwyne—a coveted plus for parents. The home itself impresses with its two-story marble reception hall, elegant living room and dining room and oversized family room with cathedral ceiling [...]
When Robert Burch’s family moved to Gladwyne in 1999, having paid $9.3 million for an estate at 1543 Monk Road, they’d been living on a huge farm. As a result, the property–once owned by the Campbell Soup Dorrance dynasty–gradually took on more rustic aspects–chickens, for instance, and son Roby’s horseback commute to school each day (chronicled in 2010 in the Inquirer). According to the first issue of Grays Lane magazine, Roby even drives a John Deere tractor in the Gladwyne Memorial Day Parade.
But make no mistake: Since it was designed and built by Edmund Gilchrist in 1929, the 50-plus-acre estate has remained very much the same: a village of buildings meant to look like Normandy and anchored by a 14,000-square-foot, 20-room manor home.
Michael Pouls was in real estate. He made a bundle. He and his wife Sheryl bought an outrageously ostentatious home–six-bedrooms, 8 1/2 baths, 15,300 square feet–in Gladwyne on Mirabeau Lane. Their ostentation alienated neighbors but attracted the attention of MTV, which featured daughter Samantha’s “princess palace” on Season Two, Episode 9 of Teen Cribs.
Sweet Samantha had a dressing room large enough for half the homeless people in Philadelphia. She enjoyed rides in her elevator. She showed off the indoor pool and was especially fond of the observatory with Daddy’s antique telescope. The ice cream parlor? That was okay too. More →
This five-bedroom home has a lot of terrific features. The listing says it’s not a cookie-cutter house, an important distinction with relatively new construction (the home was built six years ago). The shape of some of the rooms is rather unique–the dining room, in particular, curves in unexpected ways. But perhaps the most singular element of the house is not indoors, but outside.
Businessman/philanthropist David Magerman is the kind of guy who makes things happen. The founder of Kohelet and the owner of Michael Solomonov’s Citron and Rose sees a need in his community and works to fill it. He sat down for the inaugural Property Profile.
If this is an aerial view of your home on Zillow.com, your kid has it made.
According to Town and Country, telling a private school how rich you are and how much you’ll donate if your child is admitted is a no-no. But private schools would prefer parents to be wealthy, of course, so they’ll find your home on Zillow.com.