“Too Much Ain’t Enough” in Gladwyne for $3.85M

With a 2:1 bathroom/bedroom ratio, bathroom traffic jams will be a thing of the past once you move into this palatial home that has more than enough of anything you might want.

1320 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Eleven words you should never hear uttered within the walls of this Gladwyne mansion:

“Would you please hurry up? I’ve got to use the bathroom!”

With twice the number of bathrooms as bedrooms — five of the latter, 10 of the former (eight full, two half) — this home’s denizens should never find themselves standing outside a closed bathroom door.

Nor should its guests, unless there’s a huge party being thrown. And between its nearly 10,000 square feet of interior space and its huge backyard and pool, it has the room to accommodate an epic one.

Living room

This home that looks about a century older than it is should appear in the dictionary next to the definition of the phrase “over the top.” From its baroque decor to its total excess of everything, it goes above and beyond your — well, at least our — wildest expectations.


It has fireplaces galore, including one in the breakfast room and another in the home office. There are two bars, one in the living room on the main floor and one in the huge screening/recreation room combo in the basement.


It has not one, but two, islands in its kitchen, one of which is attached to a breakfast area with banquette. Beyond that is a fancier breakfast area with one of those fireplaces. And you’ll find small alcoves where you could take a meal if you like in both the living room and the formal dining room.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Dual walk-in closets aren’t enough for its home-within-a-home master suite: It has a spacious third closet on this home’s third floor, accessible from within the second-floor suite. Each of its other four bedrooms has an en-suite bathroom as well.

Screening room

And we trust that the owners will let you hang onto the popcorn cart in the lower-level screening room. It adds just the right touch to the environment.

Backyard and pool

The back half of this home’s 2.42-acre lot contains a large, sparkling swimming pool and several flagstone terraces.

All of this sits behind a gate and trees that ensure the utmost privacy.

If “Too much ain’t enough!” describes your life philosophy, this is where you want to live.



BATHS: 8 full, 2 half


SALE PRICE: $3,850,000

OTHER STUFF: You need other stuff? Okay, it has an elevator serving all levels and a three-car garage.

1320 Monk Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Damon Michels | The Damon Michels Team | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]

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