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560 South Bryn Mawr Avenue

Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Holly Hill is one of the Main Line’s most notable properties, dating to 1881 when the original parcel totaled 320 acres and the estate, then known as Fox Hill Farms, was self-sustaining in the tradition of an English country manor. Commissioned by Fidelity Trust President Rudolph Ellis as his summer home and designed by architect Theophilus Chandler, the property is now a more manageable 3.84 acres. Enter the drive at the Wilson Eyre-designed stone gate house, now a beautiful home office/guest accommodation, and wind your way to the very privately situated, gated residence set amid outstanding grounds that largely follow landscape architect Oglesby Paul’s 1914 plan. The house is stunning in its detail; before you’ve even stepped inside, your eyes focus on the weathervane-topped turret and pristine Ludowici tile roof, the curved wall of what is a true “great room” and the verandas overlooking the grounds. Inside, a mix of everyday, family living spaces and dramatic rooms await, each brimming with original details and character. Mahogany doors and trim, 19th-century hardware, wood floors, Tudor-arched and “eyebrow” windows and more have been lovingly preserved through the stewardship of the present owners. The updated, rich cherry kitchen with island and casual dining area was designed by a serious cook and is outfitted accordingly—the walk-in pantry, once the home’s original icebox “room”, is a must-see for history buffs. And so it goes throughout the house: so many nooks and crannies with one-of-a-kind features that to take in all of it requires a bit of time. Double doors from the kitchen lead to what had been an original reception foyer. From here, a Dutch door opens to a secret garden, stairs lead to an en suite bedroom with original onyx floor in the bathroom and another stairwell leads to a bonus finished lower level with fitness room and rec room as well as utility areas. Beyond are Holly Hill’s more formal areas, including a dining room with some hidden extras -- a dry bar, adorable powder room and tucked-away home office. Beyond is the great room – dramatic in scale and detail with a vaulted ceiling and exposed timbers that are full-circumference logs. It’s a statement room where a recently discovered Inglenook, walk-in fireplace trimmed in Philadelphia brownstone anchors the room, eye-brow windows serve as c. 1881 skylights, and a curved wall with built-in seating offers verdant garden views. A turned stairwell, almost hidden, leads to a complete guest suite with full bath. On the opposite side of the house, a master suite includes a sitting room, two balconies, two walk-in closets with built-ins and a full custom bath with soaking tub and separate water closet with commode and shower. From this room, arguably the highest point in Bryn Mawr, the views of the grounds are outstanding. Stone ruins and retaining walls, three terraced garden areas, century-old trees that command respect, a wisteria-covered walkway to a tennis court and countless spots for an evening glass of wine complete this one-of-a-kind offering hidden in the heart of the Main Line.  

Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Detached
Style
Traditional, Vic
Design
2-Story
Fireplaces
1
Parking
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str, Private
Pool Type
No Pool
Basement
Full, Outside/Walkout Basement, Basement Drainage System, Fully Finished
Has AC?
Yes
Subdivision
None Available
Area
Radnor Township
City
Bryn Mawr
County
Delaware County
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 167,270
Laundry Type: Low-Floor Laundry
Area: Radnor Township
Lot Area Acreage: 3.840000
Lot Dimensions: IRREGULAR
Lower Baths: 1
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Floor Baths: 1
Main Floor Half Baths: 2
Net SqFt: 5505
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Balcony
Property Age: 135
Type: Detached
Roof: Pitched Roof, Til
Room Count: 10
Structures: Shed
Upper Floor Baths: 2
Zoning Code: RES
Heat: Gas, Forced Air
Cooling: Central A/C
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Den/Stdy/Lib
Stories
Lower 1, Main, Up
Interior Features: Security System, Skylight(s), Vaulted Ceiling, 9'+ Ceiling, Cable TV-Wired, Exposed Beams, Wet/Dry Bar
Exterior Features: Tennis Court(s), Lawn Sprinkler, Fencing
Appliances: KitIsland, KitBu
Basement Type: Full, Outside/Walkout Basement, Basement Drainage System, Fully Finished
Fireplace Features: Stone Fireplace, LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace
Floor: Wood, Fully Carpeted
Exterior: Stone
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$26,359

Area Highlights

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Zesto Pizza & Grill

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Distance: 1.3 Miles

Rating 36 reviews
Antonella's Italian Kitchen

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Distance: 1.33 Miles

Rating 32 reviews
Garrett Hill Ale House

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Distance: 1.34 Miles

Rating 29 reviews
Yangming

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Distance: 1.55 Miles

Rating 202 reviews
Biga Pizza + Beer

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Distance: 1.55 Miles

Rating 34 reviews
Lovecchio's Pizza

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Distance: 1.57 Miles

Rating 27 reviews
Qdoba Mexican Grill

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Distance: 1.67 Miles

Rating 12 reviews
Main Line Bistro & Creperie

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Distance: 1.71 Miles

Rating 48 reviews
Gullifty's Restaurant

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Distance: 1.71 Miles

Rating 173 reviews
Naked Lunch

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Distance: 1.71 Miles

Rating 7 reviews

School Information

Great Schools

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St. Thomas Good Counsel School

Type: Private

Level: K-8


The Baldwin School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


The Shipley School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


Friends School Haverford

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Phebe Anna Thorne Kindergarten

Type: Private

Level: K


The Haverford School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


Main Line Academy

Type: Private

Level: N/a


Phebe Anna Thorne Kindergarten

Type: Private

Level: N/a


Jack M Barrack Hebrew Academy

Type: Private

Level: 6-12


Holy Child School at Rosemont

Type: Private

Level: PK-8

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