Private Listing: Deco-fied Colonial in Gladwyne

This newer Colonial got a main-floor makeover that added a splash of the Moderne to its traditional appearance. It's being offered via private placement.

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Foyer, 976 Idlewild Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 | Images via Keller Williams Philadelphia

Not every house for sale goes on the market. Some of the choicest, most fabulous houses get sold quietly via off-market private sales. Sellers request private placements to ensure anonymity, avoid bidding wars, price cuts or absurdly low offers, and make sure only qualified buyers see their properties.

Some sellers, however, are willing to let us hoi polloi take a look around, if only virtually. From time to time, we will share these off-market listings with you as we learn about them.

Our first feature in this department is a stunning Colonial house for sale in Gladwyne.

You can tell that it’s a newer house by the arch over its front entrance, which rises a full two stories.

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Foyer bar, with 200-gallon aquarium

Inside, you’ll find that it speaks the language of traditional Colonial style with an Art Deco accent. From the spiral staircase to the checkerboard marble tile on its floor, the two-story-high foyer sets the tone for the rest of the main floor.

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Dining room

Black and white share space in the formal dining room.

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Living room

The living room is a vision in black that shows off the white woodwork and gleaming hardwood.

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Breakfast room

The breakfast room adds flowers to the duopoly.

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And the kitchen flips the script, with dark chocolate wood standing in for the black.

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Family room

The private spaces on the upper floors have yet to get updated in this fashion, but they remain dignified, elegant and traditionally Colonial, and they’re all sumptuously outfitted.

And down below you’ll find a home theater with surround sound and an extensive movie library.

Outside, this house comes with some nice goodies attached. Besides a swimming pool, terrace, loggia with whirlpool spa, covered patio with outdoor fireplace and outdoor sound system, you’ll find a batting cage in its backyard.

This being Gladwyne, you’ll enjoy plenty of privacy on the secluded lane this house for sale sits on.

And that’s even with folks knowing its address.



BATHS:  8 full, 3 half


SALE PRICE: Undisclosed

OTHER STUFF: Sorry, but neither the McLarens nor the Porsche featured in the promotional video on the house’s website come with the house. However, you could, if you wish, ask the agents to put you in touch with the sports car specialists who own them and inquire about buying one like them to store in this house’s three-car garage.

976 Idlewild Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Andrea Desy Edrei and John Bolaris | Black Label Luxury Real Estate Services | Keller Williams Philadelphia]