On the Market: Classic Tudor Revival in Gladwyne
Maybe "Tudor Revival Revival" might be a better way to describe this more modern example of the beloved house style.
You’ve heard the phrase “everything old is new again” a million times, I’m sure.
Well, with this handsome Tudor house for sale in Gladwyne, everything new is old again.
And that’s exactly the way its owners wanted it to look.
Both inside and out, this house looks for all the world like those Tudor Revival beauties Philadelphia grandees built between the end of World War I and the Great Depression. It has that classic style and fine craftsmanship one finds much less often these days.
Or so people think. This house is all of 13 years old.
And while its interior layout follows the time-honored pattern of the center-hall Colonial, it has many modern features.
Sure, it has a traditional living room and dining room, the latter accented by a modern chandelier. It also has a warm library/study with a coffered ceiling.
But it also has an inviting everyday living suite behind the dining room and butler’s pantry. It has two distinct spaces: the kitchen/casual dining room combo and a great room.
The great room manages to channel the 16th century very well with its reclaimed wood timbers and stone fireplace. Yet it offers pure 21st-century comfort and light thanks to its large windows.
It has a beautiful master suite and four additional bedrooms on the second floor and an unfinished attic that offers storage space — or you could turn it into a bonus room.
Not that you’d really need it, though, for its finished basement contains a huge rec room and playroom.
It also has one unusual feature: an indoor hockey rink in an unfinished room. If you don’t have kids who love hockey the way one of the owners’ sons does, you could turn this into a wine cellar easily.
Outside, there’s a basketball goal in the driveway, a rear patio and plenty of greenery. And there’s even more greenery behind your backyard: this property abuts the 87-acre Kenealy Nature Park, which offers hiking and bridle trails.
This house sits on a secluded lane that’s also close to Gladwyne’s village center, thus offering you not only a perfect blend of old and new but also privacy and convenience at the same time.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 5 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,089
SALE PRICE: $2,400,000
1340 Fenimore Lane, Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [John Bolaris | Keller Williams Black Label]