Every home has a story - 828 Plymouth Road began with two delightful owners envisioning a custom home that fulfilled all of their dreams. Commuting time to Philadelphia must be kept to a minimum. A lot size large enough to build a substantial home & leave plenty of room for a greenhouse, raised bed gardens & plenty of yard for visiting grandchildren. No vacant land was readily available, so an existing home on 2 stunning acres was purchased & the home removed. The Gwynedd train station, less than Â½ mile away made this property a rare gem. The neighborhood is a mix of stately homes on large lots with winding streets away from main thoroughfares. The street view of the home is sophisticated - not pretentious. The 1/2 circle drive has plenty of room for guest parking & additionally in two heated, oversized 2-car garages. When you enter through the front door, all of your senses focus on the dramatic 16â ceiling of the great room to your left, & a mammoth fieldstone wood burning fireplace. For those of us who donât like dragging logs through the house to get to the fireplace, one of the garages backs up to the mantel of the fireplace. Wood is stacked in the garage & when needed, is passed through a small door, without lifting, to the fireplace hearth. Beyond the great room is the formal dining room with entrances to the butlerâs pantry & continues into the kitchen. A sun room - the envy of anyone who craves the warmth and vibrance of spring is across the hall from the dining room. Spanish tile floors, white clapboard & 9â tall windows looking onto the wood deck keep you (and your plants) happy even when there is snow on the ground. From the sun room you can move directly into the kitchen. At first, you might miss the delightful banquet dining area on your right as the kitchen is nothing short of grand! Rolling out pastry or prepping for a banquet is easily accomplished with generous amounts of counter space. How many of us have stooped over as we load a dish washer, only to retire for the evening with an aching back? Stoop no more! This dishwasher is placed at a level we all can comfortably load and unload. All âtop of the lineâ major appliances, ice maker, beverage drawers & a large butlerâs pantry are here. Oversized primary bedrooms are the darling of interior design, but practicality reigns in this 1st floor suite. Picture one of those large rooms with a dividing wall right in the middleâ¦separating a snoring spouse or perhaps a spouse who prefers to read in bed late into the night. This room has that wall- but it can be removed with ease as it is not a supporting wall & the room can become a grand space again. Enormous his & hers walk-in closet/dressing room with center island, luxurious shower (wired for TV), tub & vanities. Completing the 1st floor are several guest baths & 2 large offices. Of course there is a pet wash/grooming area. On cooler days you will appreciate that the entire 1st floor has radiant heat-including the garages. The 2nd floor has 3 more generously sized bedrooms & a full bath. Access to these bedrooms is your choice of the 3â wide staircase or a large enclosed elevator serving 3 floors. If more bedroom/living space is needed there is plenty of unfinished heated space currently used for storage. The full-size walk-out finished basement with radiant heat is currently used as craftsmanâs dream work shop. If there is a wood-worker in your family this is a âmust seeâ visit. If not, the space can be converted into multiple uses ie: game room, photography studio, home theater, etc. There is a gym, full size counter current exercise pool & a full bath on the lower level. Outdoors, the deck overlooks a slate paved terrace with koi & frog ponds & lush landscaping. Two bridges, one arched, cross a small creek further back creating a very private and magical oasis. Greenhouse & raised bed planting attractively fenced.
Single Family, Single Family-Detached, French Provincial, Traditional
3 Full/2 Half
Hot Water Heater, Public Water Service
Frame, Stone, Stucco, Vinyl Siding
9,825 sq. ft
Yes - 5 spaces
Cable TV, Telephone
Detailed Room Information
- Kitchen, Office, Mud Room, Florida Room, Breakfast Room, Attic
- Butler Pantry, Eat-In Kitchen, Gourmet Kitchen, Island
- Bath Description
- Stall Shower, Whirlpool Bath
- Central Vacuum, Cook Top Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Electric Dryer, Freezer, Ice Maker, Double Oven, Wall Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
- Hardwood, Tile, Ceramic Tile, Slate, Carpet
- Central Air, Ceiling Fan(s), Geo-Thermal
- Radiant, Heat Pump, Geothermal, Forced Air.
- Full, Full Finished, Heated, Entrance Outside, Walkout, Workshop
- Casement, Double Pane, Low-Emittance , Screened, Skylights, Wood Frame
- 1. Stone.
- Elevator, Entry Level Bedroom.
- Security System
- Additional Interior Features
- Attic Storage, Built-Ins, Chair Rail, Crown Molding, Elevator, Recessed Lights, Walk-in Closets, Window Treatment, Wood Floors, Cathedral/vaulted Ceiling, 9Ft+ Ceilings
Exterior / Lot Features
- 5 Garage Spaces.
- Stucco, Stone, Vinyl, Frame
- Deck, Patio
- Asphalt, Composition Shingle, Pitched
- Lot View
- Lot Dimensions
- 218.00 x 0.00
- Additional Exterior/Lot Features
- Grill - Outdoors, Front Yard, Landscaped, Back Yard, Side Yard. Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Private, Rear Yard, Sideyard(S), Stream/Creek.
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