House of the Week: 900 Merion Square Road, Gladwyne

This paradise combines the classic elegance of a Main Line Colonial with the modern amenities of an impeccably renovated home built with family in mind. Photo courtesy of

This picturesque paradise, a short stroll from the center of Gladwyne Village, combines the classic elegance of a Main Line Colonial with the modern amenities of an impeccably renovated home built with family and openness in mind. The sophisticated stone house, with its fine copper accents, sits prominently on 2+ acres of park-like grounds, well-positioned with a circular driveway at the center point of a highly coveted street, according to

Enjoy the peacefulness of a fully-fenced and completely usable backyard, ideal for gardening, bird watching, and sports/games. Daydream on your hammock under the shade of stately trees and then join the fun at the oversized heated pool, perfect for summer sessions yet nearly invisible in the off-season. Access the interior conveniently from all sides, and you will notice that through exacting standards and the highest quality materials ? including stereo/wi-fi throughout ? this well-loved home has been granted another 100 years. The gracious foyer welcomes you in with its original wide-plank oak floors that open seamlessly into the adjacent living and dining rooms and private den. The fireside living room features custom cabinetry and a door to the covered flagstone terrace for al fresco dining, set against the backdrop of sprawling grounds.

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The dining room, with its inviting fireplace, picture moldings and corner china cabinet, leads to both the gourmet chef’s kitchen and the sun-drenched family room, announcing that this area is truly the heart of the home! The spacious and well-appointed professionally designed kitchen features a walk-in pantry and provides the ideal setting for entertaining or for enjoying the closeness of a family meal. The updated open floorplan allows for effortless flow into the adjacent family room with four enlarged skylights and grand picture window that optimize natural light throughout the year.

Ascend either staircase to the 2nd floor and enjoy the privacy of the expansive master retreat, including a fireplace, cathedral-ceiling office with balcony, dressing room, and spa bath. Down the hall are 4 bedrooms served by 3 full baths. A secluded suite on the 3rd floor accommodates in-laws or extended-stay guests. The dry lower level offers a year-round recreation room with a stone fireplace wall and abundant storage space.

All of this and, amazingly, you are still conveniently close to Gladwyne’s market, schools and parks, shopping in Suburban Square, and just 12 miles to Center City Philadelphia!

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