1681 E WILLOW GROVE AVE $788,000



    • 6 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 4,398 sq.ft.
    • Single-Family
    MLS# 1002456162
    SOLD 9/19/2016


    Days On Market: 89 1 Views
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    Property Details

    Welcome to Wetherill Cottage! Designed by John Graham Jr. & constructed in 1917 for William Chattin Wetherill, this caretaker's cottage of a once grande estate, just 2 miles from Chestnut Hill, is available for only the 3rd time in its 99 year history! What once housed the estate's caretaker, chauffeur & the automobiles is now an eclectic & charming property that still retains nearly 4 acres of private grounds. While the house was originally designed for the staff, it's an elegant & understated design that retains wonderful finishes and simple details in the moldings, trim, doors, windows, shutters, Pine floors, hardware, fireplaces & other subtleties. There is a coziness & charm that envelops you as soon as you enter the house. While it offers great square footage, nothing is over-powering & everything is scaled appropriately. With 4 chimneys and symmetrical windows & dormers, it just feels and looks right. So much has been updated in the past few years, including a new steam boiler (gas), new central A/C system, all new Thermador professional S/S appliance package in the artistic Kitchen, a perfectly interpreted classic bathroom renovation (penny & subway tiles, dutch lap wainscoting, a seamless glass shower, custom vanity, quartz counters & a Robern medicine cabinet) & an entirely new paved driveway. The main residence offers a versatile floor plan with 4 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a huge Great Room (in 2 of the former garage bays), a dedicated office & laundry. Combine this with a legally conforming 2 bedroom, 1.5 bath apartment (the former quarters for the Chauffeur) that the current Owners have rented for between $15K to $17K per year (no long-term leases are currently in place). This makes a huge dent in the mortgage or taxes. Alternatively, the apartment could also provide additional living space for visiting parents, grandparents or returning college grads in their own dedicated space, while still being attached to the main house. Outside, the grounds are well manicured, with about half tended in level lawns & the remainder in a naturalized habitat of briars & woods. It's a nature lover's dream with an abundance of wildlife, yet so close to major roads, multiple SEPTA stations and just 12 miles from Center City. Nearly a century of memories have been made in this home by only 3 Owners, maybe you will create your memories too! Come discover Wetherill Cottage, and fall in love with its unique charm!

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County MONTGOMERY
      • HOA Y/N N
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool No Pool
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 19002.0
      • Tax Year 2016
      • Utilities Cable TV
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1917
      • Zoning R3
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Cooktop, Built-In Range, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Energy Efficient Appliances, Built-In Microwave
      • Basement Type Partial, Unfinished
      • Cooling Type Central A/C, Wall Unit
      • Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
      • Entry Location Center Hall
      • Fireplace Features BrickFirePl
      • Fireplaces Count 2
      • Flooring Type Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
      • Foundation Details Stone
      • Garage Spaces Count 1.00
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas,Other
      • Heating Type Gas, Steam
      • Interior Features Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, CeilngFan(s), Attic/House Fan, Wood Stove, 2nd Kitchen, Wet/Dry Bar, Stall Shower, Kitchen - Eat-In
      • Roof Pitched, Shingle
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Cape Cod
      • Total Living Area 4398
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
      • Bathrooms 6
      • Bedrooms 6
      • Full Bathrooms 4
      • Half Bathrooms 2
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Level, Open, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
      • Lot Size Acres 3.87
      • Lot Size Dimensions 50
      • Outdoor Living Structures Patio(s)
    • Schools
      • School District CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP


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