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

Built in the 1900s, this Main Line manor oozes historic elegance in combination with modern elements. You may have seen it before, but never quite like this.

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.

Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by a gated entry and massive courtyard. Step inside and find a trendy living room fit with windows highlighting the backyard, a wood-paneled library, and a solarium with wraparound windows. Continue exploring the main floor and you will find a dining room, family room featuring a fireplace and coffered ceilings, a chef’s kitchen and a breakfast room. Honestly, what more could you need?

Head up the immense staircase to the second level to find a whopping five bedrooms, all of which come with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom alone boasts his and her baths, a sitting room, and a massive closet. Whether you’re looking to entertain a crowd or enjoy a quiet evening alone, this home surely has the space to satisfy every mood.

The fully finished basement has a large recreation space showcasing a gorgeous stone fireplace, gym, and storage. Outside, enjoy the warm months even more by exploring your acreage or taking a dip in the in-ground swimming pool.

This one-of-a-kind Main Line manor is a dream, and it could be your dream come true.



BATHS: 7 full, 2 half


SALE PRICE: $4,199,999

OTHER STUFF: There is a carriage house adjacent to the home.

1333 Youngs Ford Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Lavinia Smerconish | BHHS Fox & Roach]