Uniquely charming Cape Cod colonial, custom built by owners who were master carpenters. This lovely 3 bedroom 2 ~ bath home is situated on a gorgeous elevated, half-acre plus lot that overlooks the St. Albans neighborhood in Newtown Square. It is around the corner from Culbertson Elementary School in the Marple Newtown School District. This is truly a one-of-a kind house with all masonry construction, 18-inch-thick stone front and sides with stucco over block walls. The sweeping drive bordered by a fieldstone retaining wall leads to an oversized garage with workshop/storage area above. There is a stunning 62 year-old flowering magnolia tree at top of the driveway with beautiful, fragrant spring blooms and lush summer greenery. The level backyard is an ideal space ready for your garden and/or pool. In addition to brick patios and barbecue fireplace in the backyard, there is a custom-built workshop/artist~s studio complete with heat, air conditioning and ample windows surrounding for great light to inspire the creative process! This workshop has double doors and a ramp entrance as well as an attached storage area for gardening/outdoor entertaining equipment. The entrance to the home from the front flagstone patio, welcomes the visitor into an open floor plan with large living and dining rooms. There is beautiful hardwood flooring throughout the house. The living room has an impressive fieldstone fireplace and hearth against a warm knotty pine accent wall. There is an abundance of natural light with over-sized picture windows and wide sills in both the living room and dining room. The floorplan flows from the living and dining room into the large country kitchen perfect for family gatherings. The kitchen has ceiling to floor custom white cabinetry (some with glass fronts to show-off prized pottery or glassware) and brushed nickel hardware. There is ceramic tile backsplash and striking Italian tile borders. The kitchen also boasts a gas range, built in microwave/convection oven, extra deep porcelain sink with gooseneck faucet and expansive Corian counter tops for the gourmet cook. This sunny and inviting kitchen is overflowing with storage space; just around the corner is a butler~s pantry with ceiling to floor shelving. Through the kitchen is a laundry room with oversized washer/dryer, custom cabinets and even more storage! The kitchen also overlooks a breakfast nook with wall to wall windows, perfect for birdwatching while sipping morning coffee and afternoon tea. Next to the kitchen is a cozy den/library with walls of windows at either end of the room. The den leads to the garage and the outside patio. The first floor also includes a bedroom/bathroom suite with large walk-in and wall closets. The second floor is accessed from a commanding center staircase with original iron and brass detail. The second floor has a large bedroom with two closets, one single, one double and a separate sitting room, dressing room or nursery through double doors. Or convert it to a third bedroom. Built-in air conditioning units cool both rooms. There is a door off the main bedroom area which leads to the workspace over the garage; which can be converted in additional bedroom space. Another large bedroom is surrounded by windows, large closet and access to walk-in attic storage space. Hallway/landing between bedrooms has linen closet, room for a hall table/desk or bench. Second floor bath has ceramic tile walls and floor, shower/tub combination and room for vanity/storage space. Hardwood floors continue throughout the second floor as well. This house is loaded with possibilities and options for comfortable family living. The basement is partially finished with another fieldstone fireplace; pine paneling and a large custom wooden wet bar complete with shelving. There is also a wine cellar area with built in shelving and cabinets; a powder room; double porcelain utility sink; bilco doors to outside; two walk-in closets, one of which is cedar.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||10/7/2019||Tract||NONE AVAILABLE|
|Year Built||1954||Community||NEWTOWN TWP|
|School District||MARPLE NEWTOWN|
|BASEMENT||Full, Partially Finished, Walkout Stairs, Yes|
|EXTERIOR||BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Outbuilding(s)|
|GARAGE||Asphalt Driveway, Yes|
|INTERIOR||Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Studio, Tub Shower, Wet/Dry Bar, Window Treatments|
|LOT DIMENSIONS||100.00 x 200.00|
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