8201 FENTON ROAD

GLENSIDE, PA, 19038

$1,825,000

$211 per ft²
$1,825,000
$211 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
5 Beds
baths
6 Baths
carpenters-square
8,645 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1915
“The Orchard” is a great American house. This classic Colonial Revival estate, designed by architect John Graham, was built in 1916 for the Wetherill family. The pedigree of this architectural masterpiece has been documented in Town & Country magazine in June of 1919 and in the book “Important American Houses” by Keefe in 1922. Every inch of the original paneling and millwork is perfectly preserved, and every square foot feels fresh and ready for 21st-century living. Its well-preserved detail is evident from the moment one approaches the front door where incised woodwork surrounds the transom and sidelight windows. Inside, gracious proportions and timeless craftsmanship are built into every room. The breathtaking staircase in the entrance hall with its massive Baccarat chandelier is a triumph. Grand, sun-filled galleries lead to a series of elegant yet comfortable rooms. The flow of the home is ideal for entertaining, and there are expansive terraces for indoor-outdoor parties as well as an oversized heated pool/spa and pool house, magical for summer gatherings. The dining room features its original antique Zuber mural,“Views of North America,” painstakingly restored to its original splendor. This mural predates the exact copy that First Lady Jackie Kennedy had installed in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in 1961. The eat-in kitchen accommodates multiple work areas, a 48” Viking range and plenty of storage. The details, including the millwork and built-ins, throughout all of the main rooms are stunning. There are nine original fireplaces, enchanting on a winter’s evening. The main bedroom suite is a spacious retreat with a fireplace, a veranda and a sitting room. There are 5 additional bedrooms and 4 full baths. For those who seek home office space, or homework areas, a fitness or yoga room, billiards or other game rooms, The Orchard will accommodate those needs and more. The original staff quarters have later been used as a nanny and in-law suite, and this space offers these possibilities and more. With a stately presence surrounded by acres of greenspace and native stone hardscaping, The Orchard is a residence you’ll appreciate each time you come home.
MLS® ID:
PAMC2047570
Updated:
10/3/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Oven - Double, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
Total Bedrooms
5
Full Bathrooms
5
Half Bathrooms
1
Interior Features
Additional Stairway, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Crown Moldings, Dining Area, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Country, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Table Space, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Studio, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Whirl Pool/Hot Tub, Window Treatments, Wood Floors
Floor Description
Carpet, Hardwood, Tile/Brick
Cooling
Central A/C
Heating
Forced Air, Steam

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
1.94 acres lot
Exterior Features
Outbuilding(s), Secure Storage, Sidewalks, Stone Retaining Walls, Porch(es), Patio(s), Balcony, Balconies- Multiple, Terrace, Above Grade, Below Grade
Architectural Style
Colonial
Roof
Asphalt
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
CHELTENHAM

Other Property Details

Area Name
Cheltenham Twp (10631)
Taxes
$25596.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
Asphalt Driveway
View
N
County
MONTGOMERY
Utilities
Cable TV Available, Natural Gas Available, Propane
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Pool Description
Concrete, Fenced, Heated, In Ground, Pool/Spa Combo
Zoning
1101 RES: 1 FAM
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