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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Main Line Monday: Check Out This Tucked Away Gladwyne Carriage House

This secluded Gladwyne home offers peace and quiet on the Main Line.

This secluded Gladwyne home offers peace and quiet on the Main Line. | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

This week’s featured home for Main Line Monday is perfect for anybody who prefers a little peace and quiet. Tucked amongst the woods on a hilltop, this stone and stucco carriage house in Gladwyne is surrounded by trees, and has winding stone pathways that lead you between the garage, the home, the pool, and the house’s two koi ponds.

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Main Line Monday: Gargantuan Gladwyne Estate Going for $4.6 Million

TREND Images via BHHS Fox Roach – Bryn Mawr

Let’s take a trip out to Gladwyne for a moment to check in on an impressive estate chock full of amenities, columns and space. Gladwyne, as you know, is a familiar location for the Main Line Monday feature, as secluded hideaways and houses-with-names often fill our minds with wonder.

While it doesn’t have a name (that we know of, but you could name it!), the home at 1500 Spring Mill Road is everything you’d expected in a big time listing on the Main Line. Behind the front gate is a 1.8-acre property that holds a massive home (over 15,000-square-feet!) that boasts a grand two-story entryway filled with arches, columns, shimmering floors and fine Venetian plaster walls.

Not impressed? Turn the corner and check out to two-story limestone fireplace (and wrought-iron balcony) in the great room, it’s like taking respite in the lobby of a grand hotel.

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Main Line Monday: $3.99 Million Glenlaurel Estate Is Going to Auction

TREND image via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

Mark your calendars, auctioneers, because the mouthwatering Glenlaurel estate in Gladwyne just got a lot more interesting: the Main Line beauty will go to auction and sell without reserve to the highest bidder. Till then, open houses will be held daily between 1 to 4pm.

Something of a mini castle, the home was designed by Walter Durham in a style reminiscent of English Norman manors. As mentioned in our previous coverage of Glenlaurel, the property boasts a swimming pool, lighted tennis court, spring fed pond and more than three acres of landscaped grounds. Inside Glenlaurel offers newer bathrooms, finished basement, and a turret staircase leading to the master suite. Specs and photos below.

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Main Line Monday: Valley View Estate Listed for the Second Time in Sixty Years

TREND images via Zillow.com

TREND images via Zillow.com

Almost saved this one for Friday, but we just couldn’t wait to share it with you! Listed last week for a cool – brace yourself, now – $3.5 million, the Valley View estate in Lower Merion finds itself on the market for the second time in sixty years. Quick, get thee to the gallery below before it disappears for another couple of decades!

Situated on more than two acres, the property consists of a stone Pennsylvania farmhouse, three-car garage, and heated swimming pool with hot tub. The Valley View main residence claims 8,000 square feet of living space, including a fully renovated basement with a 1,200-bottle wine cellar. One of its neatest features, though, is the custom wall covering depicting New York Harbor circa 1860 in the formal dining room.

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