Do you seek that needle in a haystack where the perfect house in the perfect setting that's not too big & not too small is just so hard to find? This Mid-Century raised ranch home overlooking the Wissahickon Creek may be just what you've been waiting for! Designed in 1960 by Robert Linder (co-founder of Cope-Linder Architects) as his own personal residence, the house is placed far back on its 2.5+ acre lot, surrounded by stately shade trees & enhanced with specimen flowering trees, perennials & shrubs. The circular driveway of crushed red gravel is lined with perennials & other plantings that provides 4 seasons of blooms from the hellebores & Witch Hazel in February to coneflowers & daisies in the Fall. You approach this warm and inviting home by the 2-car carport (with large, enclosed storage area) to a covered walkway. Once through the entry door, you get a glimpse of the open-plan concept upstairs & how the house is sited to get tons of natural light. The great room upstairs provides for living & dining in one space with a wood-burning fireplace that has lovely Mercer tile inserts. As you near the kitchen, find the back-door access to the rear deck, fenced yard and dining pavilion. The galley kitchen has a corner built-in breakfast table, granite counters, mercer tiles, an abundance of hickory cabinets & a large walk-in pantry with a chest freezer & 2nd sink. Tucked off the main living area is the powder room & the laundry is right next door to the master suite. The entire rest of this floor contains the master bedroom (with a vaulted & beamed ceiling) & its en-suite bath. Moving onto the lower level (a perfect floor plan for visiting guests and family) there are two generous sized bedrooms, a full hall bathroom & a huge family room. The family room is the same size as the living/dining area above, has the 2nd fireplace (propane) and a large, sliding glass door access to the side yard. It's a comfortable living space that is ideally suited for those who want one floor living (granted, there are stairs) with extra room for company. There are paths that meander through the property. You can easily access the trail head to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed leading to over 200 acres of walking trails at the Gwynedd Wildlife Preserve. You feel like you are miles away from civilization, yet you are within 10 minutes of everything that you could need for daily living (shopping, dining, public transportation).
About this Area
Montgomery County, Pa., located just northwest of Philadelphia, is Pennsylvania’s second-wealthiest county thanks to the presence of such communities as Gladwyne, Bryn Mawr, Rydal, Abington, Huntingdon Valley, Lower Gwynedd and others. The county is 487 square miles and has a population of approximately 800,000 people. It is an incredibly diverse place as far as housing stock and community feel,...
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