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650 Dodds Lane

Gladwyne, PA 19035

Rocky Crest is a grand dame of the Main Line, a very privately situated, c. 1908 estate on 15+ acres (5.9 are preserved for perpetuity) in Gladwyne. Built by a mining magnate in 1908, then purchased and expanded by the Pew family in 1919, its design reflects classic, timeless principles of scale, proportion and detail. Wind your way down the private lane, and it very much feels like you’ve arrived at a proper English country house, from its fancy wrought-iron gateway entry to its imposing, columned and pedimented front facade. Its setting, with landscape design by noted landscape architect Thomas W. Sears, consists of a mix of formal gardens and terraced lawns that roll out to sun-dappled expanses dotted by mature trees. Inside, a grand reception foyer runs front to back with access to a rear terrace — throughout the home’s formal and everyday living spaces, French doors provide ready access to grand-scale terraces able to comfortably host a large soiree with ease. While Rocky Crest’s formal rooms are magnificent, with exquisite millwork and moldings, fireplaces, soaring ceilings and oversized sash windows, its “everyday” spaces are eminently livable. The fully updated, custom kitchen features top-grade fixtures, finishes and appliances. It has a large dining area and also accesses a more formal dining/family room with fireplaces and a sunroom beyond — these rooms and a richly paneled study with fireplace are the heart of the home. They access a veranda where al fresco dining is the order of the day throughout the summer months. Private quarters (12 BR/9.4BA) are located on the second and third floors, accessible via a front, grand staircase, elevator or rear staircase. To one side is a series of five guest bedrooms, all very comfortably sized and all en suite. For convenience, a large laundry room is located here. The main bedroom suite comprises an entire wing of the house and therefore has its own, quite large sitting room with fireplace, an large office that could also be a nursery, sleeping quarters, well-designed dressing rooms with custom built-ins all around, and his and her baths, all updated. There are five bedrooms and two full baths on the third floor, plus a generous amount of storage, including a walk-in cedar closet. Notably, each and every bedroom has lovely views of the grounds. As a bonus, the lower level is finished in the “Rathskeller” tradition. A wet bar tucked away on the first floor hides a stairwell down to this finished space with huge fireplace and plenty of space for table games, a media room or fitness area. More recreational opportunities are available at the property’s nearly Olympic-sized pool, complete with pool house, and its tennis court. Well separated from the main residence is a carriage house/garage with two one-bedroom apartments above and stables now converted to a fun wine-tasting room complete with climate-controlled cellar able to hold 1,000 bottles. Rocky Crest, so magnificent in its repose, will rise to any occasion, whether used as a family house or a place to entertain — a must-have estate home for the buyer who wants the quality of old-world craftsmanship along with important modern updates.    

Property Class
Type of Property
Garage Spaces
3+ Car Parking
Has Pool?
Pool Type
In-Ground Pool
Full, Fully Finished
Has AC?
None Available
L Merion Township
Montgomery County
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: Breakfast Room
Foundation: Stone Foundation
Garage Type: Attached
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 412,513
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry, Up
Area: L Merion Township
Lot Area Acreage: 15.000000
Lot Dimensions: 689
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Center Hall
Net SqFt: 13500
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Porch, Bal
Property Age: 107
Condition: Average+
Type: Detached
Room Count: 30
Structures: Second House
Zoning Code: RA
Heat: Gas, Hot Water
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, Sun/Florida Room, Workshop, Game/Media Room, Mudroom
Interior Features: Security System, Vaulted Ceiling, Cable TV-Wired, WhirlPool/HotTub, WoodStove, Elevator, Second Kitchen, Wet/Dry Bar, Stall Shower
Exterior Features: Tennis Court(s)
Appliances: KitIsland, KitDo
Basement Type: Full, Fully Finished
Fireplace Features: Brick Fireplace, LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace, FamRoomFireP, Main Bedroom Fireplace, Dining Room Fireplace
Floor: Wood
Exterior: Stone
Swimming Pool: Yes
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Total Taxes


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School Information

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Gladwyne School

Type: Public

Level: K-5

Friends Central Lower School

Type: Private

Level: K-4

The Gladwyne Montessori School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8

Penn Valley School

Type: Public

Level: K-5

Lower Merion High School

Type: Public

Level: 9-12

Welsh Valley Middle School

Type: Public

Level: 6-8

Regina Angelorum Academy

Type: Private

Level: N/a

St Margaret School

Type: Private

Level: PK-8

The Haverford School

Type: Private

Level: PK-12

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