For Sale/Rent

On the Market: Newer Estate House on Old Estate in Gladwyne

An old barn and a picture-postcard house dating to the 1700s got a great unifying element in the form of a beautifully executed neotraditional main house in 2005.


house for sale gladwyne estate main house front elevation

916 Black Rock Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Photos: Herb Engelsberg via Jack Aezen, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Our hat goes off to the architect who designed this gracious and handsome estate house for sale on a 2.15-acre estate consisting of two separate house lots near Gladwyne’s village center.

That’s because they managed to create a brand-new house that complements beautifully the collection of historic structures surrounding it.

Those structures include a barn and a classic two-story house dating to the early years of the Republic.

We’ll get to those in a bit, but first, let’s look at the main house.

house for sale gladwyne estate main house living room

Family room, main house

The large windows throughout this house for sale and its informal massing belie its modern provenance, but its interior details are pure early Americana.

They’re quite well executed too, as these photos should make clear.

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Main house kitchen

house for sale gladwyne estate Main house kitchen and breakfast room

Main house kitchen and breakfast room

house for sale gladwyne estate main house master bedroom

Main house master bedroom

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Main house master bathroom

The house comes with some very nice extras, like the spacious, well-equipped kitchen, sumptuous master bathroom, and spacious walkout basement game/media room.

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Main house wine cellar

Wait — there’s more! You’ll also find a custom 1,000-bottle wine cellar in that basement.

house for sale gladwyne estate main house rear elevation

Main house rear elevation

Two outdoor terraces and a covered back porch let you enjoy living here al fresco.

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Barn, rear elevation

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Barn front entrance

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Barn living room

Now, on to the barn. Its renovation preserved all of its historic elements, from the wood floors to the doors to the beams in the ceilings. These got turned into a two-bedroom, two-bath guest house with full kitchen and a meeting/party room.

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Guest house

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Guest house living room

Then there’s the guest house itself. Dating to the late 1700s or early 1800s, it’s surrounded by a white picket fence that makes it picture-postcard pretty. Its wood and slate floors and divided glass windows have been very well maintained. The tenant who currently occupies it — it’s on the second lot at 914 Black Rock Road — enjoys a beautiful four-bedroom, two-bath house with three fireplaces, a living room with built-ins and an eat-in kitchen.

Rarely have past, present and future been so well blended together as they are here.

THE FINE PRINT

(figures are for main house only)

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 4 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 12,873

SALE PRICE: $4,000,000

OTHER STUFF: You, your guests and your tenant won’t have to worry about where to park the cars: each of these three structures comes with garage parking for two of them. The garages are attached to the main house and the barn; they’re in a separate structure next to the guest house.

914-16 Black Rock Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Jack Aezen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]



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