Vincent Kling House Restoration Wins Conservation Award

K Yoder Design’s restoration of a midcentury modern home in Gladwyne designed by Vincent Kling received a 2017 Citation of Merit from Docomomo US. | Photo: Jeffrey Totaro

Docomomo US, the American branch of the worldwide organization devoted to the “documentation and conservation of the buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement,” has bestowed one of its highest honors on a sensitive restoration of one of the few residential projects of Philadelphia School giant Vincent Kling.

K Yoder Design’s restoration of Kling’s Smith Residence in Gladwyne received a Citation of Merit in this year’s Docomomo Modernism in America Awards, one of four such projects so honored nationwide.

Completed in 1960, the Smith residence received a complete restoration to its original condition in 2016 when a Society Hill neighbor of K Yoder Design founder and principal Kevin Yoder approached him about buying and restoring the house. The restoration also replaced deteriorated building systems and updated its fixtures, fittings and appliances to 21st-century standards. Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: Six Acres of Greatness in Gladwyne for $4.2M

1333 Youngs Ford Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1333 Youngs Ford Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

If this property looks or sounds familiar, it should. We posted about it when it was on the market for $8.5 million back in 2013.

But that was then and this is now. With some modern renovations that have totally transformed the property since then, this Main Line manor is back on the market – and at a reasonable sale price less than half of what it was before.

The nearly 6-acre estate is 78 years old, and accordingly, comes with some history. It was originally home to E. Fenimore Johnson, photographer and son of phonographer Eldridge Reeves Johnson. The property gives off an obvious sense of historic charm, yet the incorporation of modern touches fulfill the needs of the modern family. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Year-Round Vacation in Gladwyne for $1.499M

1620 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Images by owner via Zillow

1620 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Images by owner via Zillow

Do you love vacationing in the mountains, in a home that overlooks the treetops or a refreshing mountain lake?

You might be forgiven for thinking you’ve gone on a permanent mountain vacation once you step inside this spacious contemporary home in Gladwyne.

This home takes advantage of its sloping lot with a huge wraparound deck that offers you splendid views of the woods that separate it from the Schuylkill riverbank. (And the steeper slope of the lot beyond the pool means that your view is not spoiled by the freeway that hugs said slope.) Below the deck is a walkout terrace that offers direct access to the back yard and stairs leading to the home’s swimming pool. Read more »

Main Line Monday: Is This Gladwyne or Versailles? You Decide.

1441 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1441 Waverly Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

While this elegant French mansion in Gladwyne might not be Versailles, we’re positive Marie Antoinette would have found this home well suited for royalty such as herself. Sitting on over two acres of well-manicured, landscaped grounds, and sparing no luxurious detail, this home is a palace at a (relative) bargain price.

At the end of the cobblestone-lined driveway of the secluded manor, a stone courtyard and a flowing brick fountain grandly pave the way to the main entrance of the estate.

Upon entering, you’re met with the grand, two-story foyer, with an inset marble floor and a sweeping wrought-iron staircase that set the tone for the rest of the home.  Beyond the foyer, you’ll find the expertly designed living and dining rooms, with built-in bookshelves, floor-to-ceiling windows, and French doors that open out onto a brick terrace that showcases the views of this palace’s grounds.  Read more »

Jawdropper of the Week: A Feat of Artistry in Gladwyne

100 Maple Hill Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via Redfin

100 Maple Hill Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via Redfin

When you live in a place like Philadelphia, there’s no shortage of opportunities to experience art. Whether they’re creations made by local artists or pieces in world-renowned collections, it’s hard not to fall in love with the scene.

In a true demonstration of artistry and architectural wizardry, The Estate at Maple Hill is a fitting match for those who’d like to bring the gallery-tour experience to their homes. Imagine: what if your own home was a work of art? Architect Peter Zimmerman’s unique creation, brought to vivid life by Cherokee Construction, combines  Gothic Revival on the outside with a blend of French-inspired classicism, the modern and the Moderne on the inside.

Completed in 2009 and sitting on 32 acres of stately, beautifully landscaped grounds, this estate boasts a full stone exterior with limestone accents, a graduated multi-colored slate roof and sweeping terraces on three of the home’s exposures. The views are enhanced by a perimeter of mature flowering and evergreen trees, a nature/ATV trail that’s perfect for those sweet morning walks and a rolling wildflower meadow. Read more »

Farmhouse Friday: A Gladwyne Mansion With Room for 100 (No Joke)

1243 Country Club Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox and Roach

1243 Country Club Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via Coldwell Banker Preferred

This classic stone home in Gladwyne has all of the architectural features and design elements of a classic farmhouse. It even has a name — “Valley View.” And it’s on sale for only the second time in 60 years. But truth to tell, what you’re looking at here is a farmhouse on steroids: this is really a sumptuous mansion with plenty of farmhouse charm.

So if an 8,000-square-foot home with custom fireplaces and a 1,200-plus-bottle wine cellar is your cup of tea, snag it while you can. Last sold in 1992 for $817,500, and built after the area had been largely converted into estate suburbia, this home retains that classic feel of the farmhouse with a modern twist.

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Utley Puts All-Star Home on the Market

1432 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

1432 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

So who will be the next famous athlete to live in this modern-Colonial hybrid in Gladwyne?

We’re not saying that the next owner will definitely be a famous athlete, but two of the last three owners were. Phillies second baseman Chase Utley purchased this home, which was built in 1998, in 2013 for $2.325 million from its then-owner, who bought it in 2006 from retired 76ers star Allen Iverson for $2.85 million. Utley then gutted it and renovated it in a more contemporary style. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Great Outdoor Hangout in Gladwyne

1108 Woodmont Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035

1108 Woodmont Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach

On today’s Main Line Monday we return to Gladwyne to take a look at yet another beautiful suburban home. This one is a 7,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms, eight bathrooms and one of the coolest outdoor living spaces we’ve come across. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Sleek Riverside Property

226 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035

226 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND Images via BHHS Fox & Roach, Realtors

Instead of Main Line Monday, this week’s featured house feels a little bit more like Minimalist Monday. Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River in Gladwyne, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home has a stark design that is dominated by blank white walls, tiled floors and a completely open first floor in which the kitchen, dining room and family room are all one single space. Read more »

Main Line Monday: A Stone Lovely Manse in Gladwyne

1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA

1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035

We were tempted to reach for the “On Golden Pond” references when we ran across this absolutely beautiful large Colonial home for sale in Gladwyne. Located on a secluded private lane not far from the center of town, this home sits on a 3.4-acre lot that was once a working soapstone quarry; legend has it that stone from this quarry was used for the original steps of Independence Hall.
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