House of the Week: 126 Valley Road, Ardmore

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This center all colonial is located in the Lower Merion School District and blocks from Suburban Square shopping (Trader Joes, Apple, etc. and restaurants such as Besito etc. as well as the brand new LIFETIME Fitness). (Photo courstesy of realtor.com)

Fabulous Urban Suburban center hall colonial located on a stately tree-lined street in a fabulous walk to location in sought-after North Side Ardmore. Located in the Lower Merion School District and blocks from Suburban Square shopping (Trader Joes, Apple, etc. + restaurants such as Besito etc. as well as the brand new LIFETIME Fitness). For those wanting public transport, this location is ideal w/ Ardmore Septa station stop only a few blocks away that goes to Center City and also is an AMTRAK stop taking you directly to NYC, according to the listing on realtor.com.

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Inside, this home is elegant and grand at the same time w/ 7 bedrooms, 3 full & 2 half baths, detached 2 car garage and flat rear yard! From the flagstone walkway and enchanting covered front porch, enter the magnificent foyer with a view up to the 3rd floor from the staircase below. Steps down lead to powder room, seating nook and kitchen breakfast area. To the right, the formal living room can accommodate multiple seating areas and has a wood burning fireplace, large windows and French doors to the added bonus room. Enjoy large dinner parties in the formal dining room which is surrounded by beautiful wainscoting, recessed lighting and filled with natural sunlight.

The fully renovated, custom gourmet kitchen has antiqued white and wood stained cabinets, commercial grade appliances, granite countertops, built-in pantry storage, a copper sink and large center island w/ seating and no cook-top. A separate addition designed by Gardner Fox includes a sunny breakfast room & bonus room both with walls of windows and doors to the backyard and flagstone patio. Off the kitchen is a large family room w/ vaulted ceilings and separate entrance to mudroom & driveway. Upstairs, discover a large master bedroom w/ wood burning fireplace, walk-in closet & en suite bathroom w/ Jacuzzi tub, shower and double vanity. 2nd bedroom has two closets and connects to master. Third bedroom is oversized and has large walk-in closet.

There is also a 4th bedroom on this floor, currently used as an office w/ a fireplace. Completing this floor is a hallway linen closet and fully remodeled full bathroom. Continue up the wide and elegant stairs to an open 3rd floor which offers 4 additional bedrooms (one with its own bath & walk-in closet). Finishing this floor are 3 hall closets, washer and dryer and 3rd full bathroom. Classic and elegant home with abundant space, fabulous location, low taxes & award-winning schools?a perfect combination!

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