Searching for your dream home? Desire a home situated in a prime location? Looking to customize the interior exactly how you want? Do not miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to finish the interior construction of a magnificent Gladwyne stone mansion with slate roof to make your dreams come true. This unique opportunity allows you to bring your own builder or use one of ours. You can choose all your interior finishes. Welcome to Shady Brook which was designed by the well-known architects, Archer and Buchanan and is situated on 1.6 level, parklike acres in the sought-after walk to the center of Gladwyne location. This 8,000+ Sq Ft masterpiece with stunning exterior boast the finest materials of the highest quality. The exterior is both classic and timeless, and consists of an 8-inch stone veneer facade, 4-inch cement plank siding, a grey slate roof, a solid mahogany front door, Pella Architect Series painted wood windows and doors, limestone, brick fireplaces, and copper gutters and downspouts. Envision a grand circular driveway, future breathtaking terraces, stunning hardscaping and landscaping, and a planned swimming pool option, if desired. The house can easily be expanded to include an additional 5,000 Sq Ft of finished space on the 3rd floor and basement levels ideal for an office of your dreams. The gracious main floor boasts an open floor plan and exquisite architecture of 10-foot ceilings, oversized windows, and an abundance of custom-made fireplaces. There is a formal Living Room, Library, a generous-sized Dining Room, Home Office, Butler's Pantry, expansive Gourmet Kitchen layout with adjacent sun-filled Breakfast Room and Family Rooms, each overlooking the glorious views of the private grounds. The oversized 3 car garage leads to a Mudroom and hallway with rear staircase. There is an elevator shaft option with access to all 4 levels. The second level has 9.5" ceilings and breathtaking views of the grounds from every room. There is a Master Bedroom Suite with a Sitting Room, an oversized Bedroom, sizable walk-in His and Hers closets, and a luxurious Master Bathroom with space to accommodate every feature and amenity. There are 5 additional, large Bedrooms, each with their own full Bathroom and walk- in closet, a Laundry Room, and a Computer Room. The Third Floor and full Lower Level offer endless options. This spectacular home is in the award-winning Lower Merion School District, walking distance to Gladwyne Village shops, Gladwyne Elementary School, and Gladwyne Library. The home is convenient to all major roads and offers easy access to 476, 76, PA Turnpike, Center City, Manayunk and the PHL Airport. Whether you are headed to King of Prussia for shopping, driving to NYC, having dinner in Center City, or headed to the airport, this location is superior to any others in the Main Line.
Single Family, Single Family-Detached, Colonial, Traditional, Transitional
6 Full/2 Half
Gas Water Heater, Public Water Service
8,317 sq. ft
Yes - 3 spaces
Cable TV, Onsite Telephone
Detailed Room Information
- Den/Study, Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room, Storage, Sitting Room, Breakfast Room, Attic
- Butler Pantry, Eat-In Kitchen
- Central Air, Gas
- Gas Heat. Forced Air, Central.
- Full, Entrance Outside, Poured
- Double Pane, Screened, Wood Frame
- 6. Brick, Wood-burning.
- Additional Interior Features
- Attic Storage, Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Crown Molding, Recessed Lights, Wainscoting, Walk-in Closets, Wood Floors
Exterior / Lot Features
- 3 Garage Spaces. Circular Driveway, Private.
- Slate, Pitched
- Lot Dimensions
- 145.00 x 0.00
- Additional Exterior/Lot Features
- Front Yard, Landscaped, Back Yard, Side Yard. Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, Premium, Rear Yard, Sideyard(S).
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