Main Line Monday: A Stone Lovely Manse in Gladwyne
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.
Today the quarry pond and its two swans make a dramatic front yard to this 6,500-square-foot home. The bridge spanning the pond takes you to a fieldstone front porch; next to it is a landscaped side patio with a fire pit.
That’s just one of several indoor and outdoor spaces for relaxation and entertainment throughout this property. In back of the home is a fieldstone terrace and a brand-new swimming pool; inside, there’s a spacious, cathedral-ceilinged great room with two-story-high stone fireplace and a billiard room and media room in the basement.
The rest of the home is as striking and elegantly detailed: a cherry wood library/home office, modern kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances and granite counterparts, and a master bedroom with dual closets and an elegant marble bath.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 6,500
ADDITIONAL INFO: The pond is itself surrounded by soapstone, and there’s also a sauna and wine cellar in the basement.
1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035
1450 Soapstone Rd., Gladwyne, PA 19035 [Patricia O’Donnell | BHHS Fox & Roach]