1865 HARTE RD $685,000


    1865 HARTE RD JENKINTOWN, PA 19046

    • 5 Beds
    • 4 Baths
    • 3,798 sq.ft.
    • Single-Family
    MLS# PAMC613738 | Active


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    Welcome to beautiful Baederwood! This section of Jenkintown (Abington Township) was originally known as Harte Farm. As a result of the Great Depression, many of the local farms & estates were developed by W. & M. Herkness Company. In the early 1930's, the Herkness' began speculative development of what is now known as Baederwood. My new listing has an interesting history for its original Owner was just 23 years old when he married, and this house was gifted to him by the family. Leo Niessen Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Mills were the original Owners, living in the house from 1936 to 1996! Mr. Niessen was a real estate developer in the 1950's. Later in life, he became the Chairman of Holy Redeemer Hospital and was critical in the $10MM capital campaign to expand the facilities in the 1990's. Upon his passing, he established a charitable trust, focused on educational & health initiatives for the needy that still exists today. He comes from an interesting family. His Father emigrated from Germany and first, owned a successful wholesale floral business in downtown Philadelphia. Selling that business in the mid 20's, the story goes that, upon attempting to get back from their vacation home in Cape May to Abington, they were frustrated that there were no bridges across the Delaware River, further North than the Ben Franklin Bridge. He then undertook the development, construction and ultimately, the ownership & management of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge! So, this two-owner home has been lovingly maintained for generations, and is ready for the next Steward to call it home! Situated on one of the largest lots in the neighborhood, the siting of the house close to the road provides an exceptionally large & private rear yard on its nearly 1 acre parcel. The central Colonial floor plan that was common for the time has been enhanced by a significant expansion across the rear of the home. In 2000, the current owners added a fantastic vaulted family room that is flooded with light from over-sized windows along three sides of the room. A 2-sided gas fireplace warms those Winter nights as well as an entire wall of built-in bookcases, a corner desk and a wet bar. French doors to the living room provide that great circular flow that everyone wants today. The Kitchen was remodeled as well with custom Cherry cabinets, Corian counters & all new appliances were just added in 2019. A large mudroom & first floor laundry was added at the other end of the house, connecting the garage to the kitchen and the oversized flagstone patio that spans the entire rear of the house. Over the addition, a new master en-suite bathroom was also expanded that now provides a make-up desk, dual vanities & huge glass enclosed shower. The original living room has a wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The dining room has a bay window overlooking the front yard while the kitchen overlooks the rear patio. A spacious breakfast room with a wall of original glass fronted pantry cabinets provides great supplemental storage. The finished portion of the basement has yet another wood burning fireplace, while half remains un-finished for storage. The master suite has three closets and windows on 2 sides. Two of the large guest bedrooms share a hall bathroom, while the 4th bedroom (accessed from the rear staircase or through one of the bedrooms) has its own private en-suite bath. The 5th bedroom occupies most of the 3rd floor along with several large storage closets. The primary HVA/C system was just replaced in 2019. The original slate roof has been meticulously maintained, while the recent additions in 2000 have 50-year rubber slate tiles to mimic the original roof. The house has a built-in sound system in the addition & on the rear patio. It's a gracious & spacious home that provides ample room & privacy in a wonderful community, just blocks away from Trader Joes, Whole Foods and all the shops & restaurants of Jenkintown and the Hiway Theater.

    • 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 12293.0
      • Tax Year 2018
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1936
      • Zoning R
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven - Self Cleaning, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer
      • Basement Type Full
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Central A/C
      • Exterior Features Sidewalks, Exterior Lighting
      • Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass Doors, Gas/Propane, Wood
      • Fireplaces Count 3
      • Flooring Type Wood
      • Garage Spaces Count 2.00
      • Garage Type Garage - Front Entry
      • Garage Y/N Y
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Forced Air
      • Interior Features Wet/Dry Bar, Wood Floors, Stall Shower, Recessed Lighting, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Double/Dual Staircase, Crown Moldings, CeilngFan(s), Breakfast Area
      • Roof Slate
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Colonial
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 4
      • Total Living Area 4173
    • Room Features
      • Room Bedroom 5
      • Level Upper 2
      • Length 16
      • Width 13
      • Room Master Bedroom
      • Level Upper 1
      • Length 19
      • Width 15
      • Room Master Bathroom
      • Level Upper 1
      • Length 11
      • Width 9
      • Room Bedroom 2
      • Level Upper 1
      • Length 13
      • Width 12
      • Room Bedroom 3
      • Level Upper 1
      • Length 16
      • Width 13
      • Room Bedroom 4
      • Level Upper 1
      • Length 16
      • Width 12
      • Room Living Room
      • Level Main
      • Length 22
      • Width 15
      • Room Dining Room
      • Level Main
      • Length 16
      • Width 15
      • Room Family Room
      • Level Main
      • Length 28
      • Width 19
      • Room Kitchen
      • Level Main
      • Length 12
      • Width 11
      • Room Breakfast Room
      • Level Main
      • Length 11
      • Width 10
      • Room Laundry
      • Level Main
      • Length 22
      • Width 6
      • Room Basement
      • Level Lower 1
      • Length 25
      • Width 15
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 4
      • Bedrooms 5
      • Bedrooms Count Main Level 0
      • Full Bathrooms 3
      • Bathrooms Full Main Level 0
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Lot Size Acres 0.84
      • Lot Size Dimensions 200.00 x 0.00
    • Schools
      • School District ABINGTON


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