Montgomery County Homes for Sale, Melrose Park Real Estate Listings, 1008 Sharpless Road, MLS #6857858 Luxury Homes, Condos, Estates for Sale

1008 Sharpless Road

Melrose Park, PA 19027

Introducing the Amos J. Birdsall Jr. estate! Constructed at the turn of the last century for a wealthy merchant mariner, this exquisite home has been thoughtfully & thoroughly updated for today. The original details include the extensive use of Mercer tiles, quartersawn Oak wainscoting & mantel details, plaster medallion ceiling, leaded glass sidelights, a wrap-around front porch, a sleeping porch, a sun room & a soaring loft space on the 3rd floor (perfect for an additional family room). Modern updates include a 3-zoned central A/C system (one of the high-velocity systems was just replaced in 2015), multi-zoned gas heating (also a new boiler), replacement windows & a whole house generator. Located on nearly an acre of level ground, you approach the entry via a wrap-around porch (either from the port cochere or the front walk). A double door vestibule opens into a gracious central hall with a beamed ceiling. The living & family rooms flank the entry (1 with a wood fireplace, the other with gas). The breakfast/sunroom faces the side yard & connects back to the front hall, powder room & kitchen. A massive Oak paneled dining room has a lovely original built-in buffet & mirrored alcove. The completely renovated kitchen & butler's pantry respectfully integrates modern elements into the historic fabric. It includes 2 beverage coolers, an ice maker, a Fisher & Paykel D/W drawer & another D/W, professional S/S appliances & quartersawn Oak cabinets. A large laundry/pantry room is tucked just at the rear. The master suite has a huge bathroom with a bubble tub, large shower, 2 sinks, a bidet & the necessary. A walk around closet & dressing area provide ample storage. There are 3 more large bedrooms, a hall bath, a private powder room & the sleeping porch on the 2nd floor. The massive loft area on the 3rd floor includes a home gym room, built-in bookcases & a huge Palladian window overlooking the front yard. The 5th guest suite (with a full bath) & a large storage attic (with cedar closet) complete this floor. Out back, there are 2 entertaining patios (one with a pergola, the other with a built-in gas grille) before you reach the restored in-ground pool. Tucked into the rear corner is the 2-car carriage house with a heated attic room. It's perfectly located within walking distance to either the Melrose or Elkins Park SEPTA stations & CreekSide Co-op & within easy reach to major roads. Come explore Melrose Park & the Birdsall estate & you too will fall in love!
Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Detached
Style
Colonial
Design
3+Story
Fireplaces
3
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str
Has Pool?
Yes
Pool Type
In-Ground Pool
Basement
Full, Partial Finished
Has AC?
Yes
Subdivision
Melrose Park
Area
Cheltenham Township
City
Melrose Park
County
Montgomery County
Building Facade Orientation: Northeast
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: Kitchen w/Breakast Bar
Foundation: Stone Foundation
Garage Type: Detached, Oversized Garage
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 40,500
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry
Area: Cheltenham Township
Lot Area Acreage: 0.930000
Lot Description: Level Lot, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 180
Main Bedroom: Whrlpool-MBR, FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Center Hall
Main Floor Half Baths: 1
Net SqFt: 6152
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Porch
Property Age: 116
Condition: Average+
Type: Detached
Roof: Pitched Roof, Shi
Room Count: 15
Structures: Shed
Upper Floor Baths: 3
Upper Floor Half Baths: 1
Zoning Code: R3
Heat: Gas, Hot Water
Cooling: Central A/C
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Stdy/Lib, Sun/Florida Room, Loft, Other Room 4, Mudroom
Stories
Main, Upper 1
Master Bedroom
17 x 16, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
16 x 14, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
14 x 13, level Upper 1
Fourth Bedroom
13 x 12, level Upper 1
Living Room
18 x 14, level Main
Dining Room
17 x 14, level Main
Family Room
23 x 16, level Main
Kitchen
13 x 12, level Main
Butler's
13 x 9, level Main
5th Bdrm
17 x 13, level Third
Sunroom
14 x 14, level Main
Loft
27 x 17, level Third
Interior Features: Security System, Vaulted Ceiling, 9'+ Ceiling, CeilngFan(s), Stained/Leaded Glass, Cable TV-Wired, WhirlPool/HotTub, Stall Shower, Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement Windows
Exterior Features: Sidewalks, StreetLights, Fencing
Appliances: KitIsland, KitPa
Attics: Access Panel
Basement Type: Full, Partial Finished
Fireplace Features: LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace, FamRoomFireP, Gas/Propane Firepalce
Floor: Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
Exterior: Stone
Swimming Pool: Yes
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$15,012

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Myers El School

Type: Public

Level: K-4


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