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650 Dodds Ln
  • Gladwyne, PA 19035
$3,950,000
11 beds | 9.4 baths | 13,185 sqft
  • Details
    • Basement
      Yes
    • City
      Gladwyne
    • County
      Montgomery
    • Elementary School
      Gladwyne
    • Fireplaces
      7
    • Garage Spaces
      3
    • High School
      Harriton
    • Middle School
      Welsh Valley
    • Property Class
      Residential
    • Status
      Active
    • Style
      Colonial
    • Subdivision
      None Available
  • Additional Information
    • Cooling:
      Central A/C
    • Heat:
      Hot Water
    • Hot Water:
      Natural Gas
    • Laundry Type:
      Upper Floor
    • Lot Area Acreage:
      9.47
    • Lot Description:
      Backs - Parkland, Cul-de-sac, Open, Partly Wooded, Private
    • Lot Dimensions:
      689.00 x 0.00
    • Net SqFt:
      13,185
    • Ownership:
      Fee Simple
    • Porch/Deck:
      Balcony, Patio(s), Porch(es)
    • Roof:
      Slate
    • Sewer:
      Public Sewer
    • Structures:
      Above Grade, Below Grade
    • Type:
      Residential
    • Utilities:
      Cable TV
    • Water:
      Public
    • Year Rehabilitated:
      1990
    • Zoning Code:
      Ra
  • Dimensions

    Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Game Room, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, Study, Sun/Florida Room, Laundry, Mud Room, Other, Office, Storage Room, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Master Bathroom, Full Bath, Additional Bedroom

    Stories: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1, Upper 2

  • Amenities & Features
    • Appliances:
      Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Energy Efficient Appliances, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Refrigerator
    • Basement Type:
      Full
    • Floor:
      Wood, Stone
  • Fees
    • Tax Year:
      2020
    • Total Taxes:
      $75,957
  • Description

    ~Rocky Crest~ is off a private lane, down a winding driveway and behind an elegant wrought-iron gateway entry, this neoclassic estate built in 1906 for James S. Austin was designed by Bunting & Shrigley Architects. Classical in form, scale, proportion, and detail, its imposing, columned pedimented front fa~ade makes it a grand dame residence of the Main Line. It is very privately situated on 9.47 +preserved acres (adjoins 7.5 preserved acres ). The Pew Family bought the estate in 1910, adding the pool and bathhouse in 1934 and altering the garage and stable. The Burch family purchased the property in the 1990~s and undertook a complete renovation. Its old-world features were seamlessly repaired/refreshed and modern amenities were added.You enter a grand reception foyer that runs front-to-back with French doors opening to a fabulous terrace and formal garden. Throughout the home, there are formal and intimate everyday spaces. French doors provide access to grand-scale terraces for relaxing and entertaining and, in certain bedrooms on the second floor, French doors open to small balconies with incredible views.Formal rooms are magnificent, with exquisite millwork and moldings, fireplaces, soaring ceilings and oversized sash windows as in the large elegant dining room and step-down living room/library. French doors and window surrounds provide access to another terrace and beautiful views. A beautiful paneled study is just off the living room. Its everyday spaces are remarkably inviting and comfortable. The updated, custom kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, fixtures and finishes and includes an ample dining area and access to a cozier informal dining/family room with fireplace. The sunroom just beyond accesses a terrace for perfect al fresco dining. The private quarters are located on the second and third floors, accessible by a grand staircase, elevator or back staircase. One wing houses two-bedroom en suites, one with fireplace, and two bedrooms en suites with sitting rooms, as well as a laundry room for convenience. The larger wing of the home houses the main bedroom suite which is comprised of a bedroom/nursery/office en suite, large sitting room with fireplace, sleeping quarters, well-designed dressing rooms with custom built-ins, and his and her updated bathrooms. On the third floor, there are a plethora of rooms (now used as 5 bedrooms and one hall bathroom) that can be used at the owner~s discretion, such as for weight/exercise rooms, playrooms, etc. Also, there is a generous amount of storage, including a walk-in cedar closet.The lower level is Rathskeller-like with huge fireplace and plenty of space for table games, a media room, etc. Access to this space is tucked away on the first floor through a hidden stairwell in the wet bar room.The property also boasts an Olympic-sized pool with pool house and a tennis court. A carriage house features a 4-car garage, 2 one-bedroom apartments, and, converted from stables, a wine tasting room complete with climate-controlled cellar able to hold 1, 000 bottles.Its setting is breathtaking with its mix of formal gardens and extensive rolling terraced lawns and mature specimen trees. All was designed and created by the renowned 19th century landscape architect, Thomas W. Sears. This property offers perfect living for today~s modern family. Add its access to the Bridlewild Trails, its proximity to some of the most highly regarded public and private schools in the country, countless near dining and shopping options, and access to major transportation modes and routes, Rocky Crest is a definite must-see!NOTE: Property has been reassessed effective with 2020 tax year. New assessment indicated and taxes ESTIMATED to total approximately $75, 957 at 2019 millage rates for 2020.NOTE: Hardscape repair/replacement of front porch, back terrace, and front courtyard steps scheduled for Spring, 2020.NOTE: Residence has a Generac whole-house electric back-up system.

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Carol Ogelsby
Main Line Office
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610.213.2000 / Mobile
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Alison Ogelsby Farrell
Main Line Office
610.229.9011 / Office
610.246.5970 / Mobile
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Main Line

In the days when railroad was king, there was no nobler line than the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Main Line. Running from Center City to Paoli, today’s “Thorndale Line” encouraged the daily migration of railroad executives and other wealthy Philadelphians from the urban jungle to sophisticated suburban enclaves northwest of the city limits. Once known as the...

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    47 November 2019
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  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $1,227 November 2019
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  • Total Monthly Inventory November 2019

    1,776
    Total Units
    +28.4 % since
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  • New Listings Residential

    262 November 2019
    +36.5 % since
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  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    98 % November 2019
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Local Information

Understand the educational environment and opportunities around this area before moving in.
Gladwyne School
Type: Public
Level: K-5
The Gladwyne Montessori School
Type: Private
Level: PK-6
Friends Central Lower School
Type: Private
Level: K-4
Penn Valley School
Type: Public
Level: K-5
Lower Merion High School
Type: Public
Level: 9-12
Noreen Cook Center for Ece of Har Zion Temple
Type: Private
Level: N/a
Welsh Valley Middle School
Type: Public
Level: 6-8
Regina Angelorum Academy
Type: Private
Level: N/a
The Haverford School
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
St. Thomas Good Counsel School
Type: Private
Level: K-8

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