1625 STOCTON RD $1,250,000



    SOLD 9/30/2020


    • 4 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 7,052 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# PAMC639942
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    Property Details


    Welcome to A Village of One's Own, a modern masterpiece by Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Jacobsen is relatively unknown around Philadelphia, but his body of work is vast, and global. His clients have included Meryl Streep, James Gardner & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He has been described as one of the world's 50 top Architects by Architectural Digest. Here in Meadowbrook, Mr. Jacobsen was tasked with creating a modern home on a sloping hillside in 1988. Nearly invisible from the road, however the moment you turn down the drive, there is a sense of calm discovery. Three massive chimneys reach for the sky and the entire structure is covered in cedar shingles on the roof. There is a crispness and symmetry to the varying buildings from the 6-dormered Federal-style living room to the glass, pyramidal sky tower that was inspired by an 18th Century lantern house over the entry foyer. Ornamentation is eliminated, with box gutters hiding the downspouts and it is completely void of any fenestration. The forms themselves are the decoration, and it is simply brilliant! From the entry courtyard, the home appears small & simple. The site, afforded the architect with the ability to design a reverse plan where the public living spaces occupy the main level. This first floor is high like a treehouse with views out to the canopy of trees that fill the rear yard. The private living quarters occupy the full lower-level with complete connection to the grounds through a series of symmetrical sliding glass doors from every room to the flagstone walkway across the entire rear of the house. With Southern exposure, the way the sunlight plays across the rear of the home is wonderful. No matter what Mother Nature delivers on any given day, from sun, to snow to rain, the experience & connection to the outdoors is magical. The home is grand without being grandiose. There is a quiet elegance that offers multiple experiences. One enters into the 2nd of the pavilions. The bluestone floored foyer is bathed in light from the glass sky tower above and two large windows facing the rear patio & grounds. Centered in the foyer is the powder room with a 16' ceiling that has a mural painted by Hugh Newell Jacobsen himself! It's a whimsical interpretation of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam! The 20' vaulted living room to the left of the foyer is the first of many surprises. A series of 6 dormers cut through the soaring ceiling while 8 symmetrical 8' tall floor-to-ceiling windows ground the living room to the outdoors. Centered on the gable wall is the first of five wood burning fireplaces with a hidden wood box tucked to the right & a square window off-centered to the left. Another ingenious design of Jacobsen's is the placement of interior window shutters to control the flow of light. The third pavilion provides another signature Jacobsen element, the 25' tall library walls & circular staircase to the private quarters below. This section also houses a massive roof light on the Southern slope of the pavilion. The 4th pavilion houses the dining room & kitchen. Similar to the living room, yet juxtaposed with the gable walls facing the rear & front yards, soaring ceilings in the dining room and large windows provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the changing seasons with family & friends over great meals. The 2nd wood burning fireplace is centered on one side wall with hidden storage closets. The kitchen is the definition of efficiency, with cabinetry on all four walls and a large central island. Double ovens, a SubZero side-by-side fridge and a series of square windows overlooking the entry court provide the perfect vista to see guests as they arrive. The 5th and smallest of the pavilions houses the mudroom & breakfast room with the 3rd wood burning fireplace. The Owner's suite occupies the entire space under pavilions 4 & 5 and is a refuge of simple, classic forms. It has a dedicated home office, large en-suite bath, a walk through closet and the remaining 2 fireplaces.

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County MONTGOMERY
      • HOA Y/N N
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool No Pool
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 22258.00
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1988
      • Zoning V
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Cooktop - Down Draft, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven - Double, Oven - Wall, Refrigerator, Washer, Trash Compactor
      • Basement Type Full, Fully Finished
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Central A/C, Zoned
      • Fireplace Features Wood
      • Fireplaces Count 5
      • Garage Spaces Count 4.00
      • Garage Type Garage - Side Entry,Garage Door Opener,Oversized
      • Garage Y/N Y
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Forced Air, Zoned
      • Interior Features Built-Ins, Skylight(s), Stall Shower, Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors
      • Roof Wood
      • Sewer Septic On Site Septic
      • Style Contemporary
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 4
      • Total Living Area 7052
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 4
      • Bedrooms 4
      • Bedrooms Count Main Level 0
      • Full Bathrooms 3
      • Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Lot Size Acres 4
      • Lot Size Dimensions 200.00 x 0.00
    • Schools
      • School District ABINGTON


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        -- New in Database Source New Value: $0 -100%
        9/30/2020 3:00:00 AM Sold Source New Value: $1,250,000
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