56 Crosby Brown Rd

Gladwyne, PA 19035 View Map $8,495,000 Schedule a Tour
Reid Rosenthal

Reid Rosenthal

(267) 626-7613

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Status: Active
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:PAMC2087314
Sq. Feet:10,680
On Site:22 Days
Lot Size:123,275 Sq. Ft.

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Office:Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
Nestled amidst the leafy canopies of Gladwyne on Philadelphia's Main Line, this enchanting 1905 Gothic Revival manor home would appear as though it was seemingly plucked straight from the pages of an English fairy tale. With its massive stone walls, wood beams and impressive scale, this architectural gem stands as a testament to a bygone era while offering every modern comfort with details executed to perfection. On 2.8 level acres hidden along a picturesque private lane, the property offers a 4-bedroom, 5.2 bath main residence, a 2-bedroom guest cottage, garages, gardener's cottage and beautifully designed outdoor spaces and gardens. Massive leaded-glass doors open to an interior of soaring ceilings, custom Indiana limestone floors and archways, reclaimed antique stone, leaded glass windows and doors and rich millwork and cabinetry, all working in tandem to create magnificent, captivating spaces. A great hall with massive beams supporting its 25-foot ceiling is a showstopping setting for gatherings of any size. It accesses one of three terraces that look out over the gardens and specimen trees of the rear grounds. Sunlight pours through the broad, leaded-glass window of the formal dining room. With an adjacent wet bar, butler's pantry, wine room and enormous, well-appointed Downsview kitchen, it's easy to imagine this home as a setting for memorable events. The Gothic elements are carried off perfectly in the kitchen, down to stunning artisan millwork and hand-molded Moorish tile backsplash. In this heart of the home, open to the kitchen, is a comfortable family room with a fireplace and access to the rear gardens. The main level is completed by a library/study with picture-window sliders to the property's lush rear gardens. A full bath is adjacent to this room, making it a potential first-floor bedroom. A large home gym/yoga studio/flex space completes the main level. The second floor originally used as a ballroom and as such features early 20th-century, canvas-covered, hand-painted ceiling beams. This formerly festive space now contains four bedrooms, all en-suite and all with vaulted ceilings. Each bedroom has its own personality with lighting, millwork and bathrooms that speak to the home's one-of-a-kind character. The owner's suite feels fit for royalty, all the more so with the newly completed, sumptuous Italian marble bath. In this and other bathrooms, Sherle Wagner fixtures provide the finishing touch. Approaching the guest house, one feels as though they could be in England with the half-timbered exterior of these former stables, a perfect match for the main house. Guests can enjoy inviting, modernized living space with one or two bedrooms, sitting/dining area, full bath and kitchenette. The spacious grounds embrace nature's splendor and are a hideaway for moments of solitude. For buyers seeking a storybook setting and elegant residence less than 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, tour this property and see for yourself why it is a pinnacle of quality, style and privacy on the Main Line.

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Community Information

Address:56 Crosby Brown Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035
School System:Lower Merion
Zip Code:19035


Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 6 Full / 2 Half
Year Built:1905
Exterior: Stone
Roof: Pitched, Slate
Foundation: Slab
Garage: Garage - Front Entry, Inside Access, Oversized
Garage Spaces: 2.00
Attached Garage Spaces: 2

Features / Amenities

Appliances: Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Refrigerator, Washer
Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Exercise Room, Laundry, Maid/Guest Quarters, Mud Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath, Half Bath
Fireplace Features: Gas/Propane, Wood
Floor: Hardwood, Marble, Stone, Solid Hardwood
Pool: Yes - Personal
Pool Features: In Ground, Indoor, Lap/Exercise
Other Structures: Above Grade, Below Grade
Accessibility Features: 32"+ wide Doors, 36"+ wide Halls, Level Entry - Main
Patio And Porch: Terrace
Cooling: Central A/C
Heating: Radiant, Hot Water
Cooking Fuel: Electric
Fuel On Site: Oil
Hot Water: Oil


Living RoomMain Level34x39Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Dining RoomMain Level23x24Flooring - Stone
FoyerMain Level10x28
Half BathMain Level
LibraryMain Level26x29Flooring - Solid Hardwood
KitchenMain Level14x26
Mud RoomMain Level
Family RoomMain Level14x23Flooring - Stone,Fireplace - Gas
Exercise RoomMain Level18x58
OtherMain Level
Full BathMain Level
Primary BedroomUpper 1 Level24x31
Primary BathroomUpper 1 Level13x16
Bedroom 1Upper 1 Level13x17Walk-In Closet(s)
Bathroom 1Upper 1 Level5x11
Bedroom 2Upper 1 Level23x25
Bathroom 2Upper 1 Level9x12
Bedroom 3Upper 1 Level16x17Fireplace - Gas
Bathroom 3Upper 1 Level
Maid/Guest QuartersUpper 2 Level15x28
Sitting RoomUpper 2 Level15x15
KitchenUpper 2 Level
Bedroom 1Upper 2 Level18x15
LaundryUpper 1 Level

Property Features

Lot Size: 2.83 Acres / 123,275 Sq. Ft.
Lot Description: Backs to Trees, Front Yard, Irregular, Level, Rear Yard, Secluded
View: Garden/Lawn
Lot Number: 16
Parking: Attached Garage, Driveway
Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Crushed Stone
Driveway - # of Spaces: 20
Electric: 200+ Amp Service
Sewer: On Site Septic
Water Source: Public
Utilities: Cable TV, Electric Available, Water Available
Central Air: Yes
Municipality: LOWER MERION TWP
Directions:From Mill Creek Rd turn onto Crosby Brown Rd (Private Lane)

Tax and Financial Info

Tax Year: 2023
Total Taxes: $83,747 (paid Annually)
School Tax: $66,113



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