8141 HIGH SCHOOL RD $615,000



    • 5 Beds
    • 6 Baths
    • 4,605 sq.ft.
    • Single-Family
    MLS# 1001247655
    SOLD 2/28/2019


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    Property Details

    Welcome to Holmecrest!!! This 1926 stone manor house has had only 4 Owners in its 91 year history. Originally constructed by a local developer & builder (Joshua A. Holmes) for his own residence, it then became the home of Rona Brunswick (Bronfman), daughter of one of the founding brothers of Seagrams in Montreal! The story shared down through the owners is that Joe & Rose Kennedy were key friends with the Bronfman clan during prohibition. When that was lifted in 1933 & this house was purchased by the Brunswicks in 1934, the Kennedys came to Elkins Park often for visits! This stately stone home is tucked into the corner of a 1-acre parcel, affording large, sweeping lawns down the side & rear. A circular drive leads to the front porch (already wired for your Tesla!) while the rear drive goes through the port cochere to the detached 2-car garage. A gracious entry hall welcomes guests & the living spaces radiate off this main corridor. The powder room is tucked under the stairs next to the door out to the side driveway. There is a cozy paneled library with a wet bar facing West. The living room occupies the entire front of the house and has exceptional trim moldings, a bay window and a gas fireplace with a detailed Georgian mantel. The large dining room overlooks the rear yard & has another bay window, a crystal chandelier with a ceiling medallion and direct access to the breakfast room. The kitchen has been completely updated with marble counters, a Sub-Zero fridge, professional stove & a Bosch dishwasher. There is a peninsula & an island with a 2nd prep sink. One can access the rear deck or the back staircase. The master suite has a large sitting area, and a newly remodeled en-suite bath with a glass shower (for 2, with a rain head), a bidet, toilet & 2 sinks. There is a hall bathroom for 1 of the bedrooms (now used as a 2nd floor TV room) and the 3rd bedroom has it's own en-suite bathroom. The 4th bedroom on this floor was converted to a laundry. The 3rd floor has 2 more large bedrooms, ample storage closets and the 4th full bathroom. The central A/C system services all of the 2nd & 3rd floor while a mini-split unit in the kitchen services the 1st floor. The basement has two large finished areas that include the family room (with doors to a pergola covered patio) and a large office area with the 2nd powder room. It's just 3 blocks to the Elkins Park train station and CreekSide Coop and the library is just another 2 blocks away.

    • 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 18483.0
      • Tax Year 2018
      • Utilities Cable TV
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1890
      • Zoning R3
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Oven - Self Cleaning, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal
      • Basement Type Full
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Central A/C, Wall Unit
      • Electric Service 200+ Amp Service
      • Entry Location Center Hall
      • Exterior Features Sidewalks, Street Lights
      • Fireplace Features Marble, Gas/Propane
      • Fireplaces Count 1
      • Flooring Type Wood, Fully Carpeted
      • Foundation Details Stone
      • Garage Spaces Count 2.00
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Hot Water
      • Interior Features Master Bath(s), CeilngFan(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Wet/Dry Bar, Stall Shower, Kitchen - Eat-In
      • Roof Flat, Pitched, Slate
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Colonial
      • Total Living Area 4605
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 6
      • Bedrooms 5
      • Full Bathrooms 4
      • Half Bathrooms 2
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Sloping, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
      • Lot Size Acres 1.07
      • Lot Size Dimensions 190
      • Outdoor Living Structures Deck(s), Patio(s)
    • Schools
      • School District CHELTENHAM TOWNSHIP


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        2/28/2019 3:00:00 AM Sold Source New Value: $615,000
        1/6/2019 8:40:40 AM Status Changed Source New Value: PENDING

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