On the Market: Historic Gladwyne Home Could Be 300 Years Old

The property started out as a single-room tenant farmer house.

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach - Rosemont

TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Rosemont

We’ll get to its interior details in a second, but first, we just gotta say: What a find!

Located near the Bridlewild Trails, this updated home dates back over 200 years–possibly even 300 years if some Gladwyne historian out there can help us out: the original structure was built in 1710, but it’s not certain if it was integrated into the home like the 1813, 1926, and 1956 additions. According to listing agent Carol Ogelsby, if the 18th-century former single-room tenant farmer house was preserved, it’s likely it is now the parlor. But again, take that with a grain of salt.

Speaking of the parlor, it has a grand staircase and working fireplace, one of six in the home (including the bedrooms). Ogelsby tells us five of these are gas fireplaces, while one is wood. Throughout the house you’ll be met with random-width wood floors, millwork, and deep-silled windows. A corridor room with French doors leads out to a glassed-in porch and right off the dining room is a beamed china room that’s used as a breakfast room to the modernized kitchen, which is said to once been a summer kitchen.

Additional features of note:

  • Family room with radiant heated floors
  • Seven bedrooms on second floor
  • Office (or potential nanny suite) on third floor
  • In-ground pool with flagstone decking
  • Detached 2-car garage

Beds: 7
Baths: 7 full, 2 half
Square feet: 6,396
Price: $1,149,000

Listing: 801 Youngs Ford Rd, Gladwyne, PA, 19035 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Rosemont]