If cookie cutter homes are your thing, you might want to move along! If something totally out of the ordinary is more your style, you need to add this home to your tour agenda. The owner is one part artist, one part craftsman and one part landscape architect. Over the last 35 years he has created a whimsical oasis that will make you feel like you just stepped into an episode of AmericanPickers! Built in 1938, with beautiful Chestnut Hill Stone, accented with Belgian blocks, cedar shakes,... Inside and out, the home is a testament to the beauty and utility of repurposed materials: natural and man made. The stained glass entry door leads to the living room featuring hardwood floors, a stone fireplace and a feature wall of recycled barn board. The dining room has great light that provides a cheery setting to share meals. The kitchen has been updated with maple cabinets, Corian counters and stainless appliances. Purchased as a three bedroom home, a wall was removed and two of the bedrooms combined to create a spacious master bedroom with beautiful exposed stone chimney. With a modest amount of effort, the home could be returned to a 3 bedroom residence if that better suits your needs. The hall bath has been updated with a tile tub/shower and a furniture style vanity with stone top and undermount sink. The lower level has a combination laundry/powder room and a walkout to the rear yard. Central air was added a few years back. The backyard is in the running for the title of Glenside's prettiest quarter acre. This wonderfully secluded getaway has abundant plantings, a covered porch, a sunny patio and surprises around every corner. The tool shed is hand crafted and you can be the proud owner of a stylish outhouse! Leave your car in the garage. The train to center city is a short walk away as are the shops of Glenside. Add this to your tour. Even if it's not the perfect house for you, a quick visit will surely brighten your day. Be sure to check out the virtual tour!
|7/28/2017 3:00:00 AM||New Value: $235,000|