204 E CHURCH RD $489,000



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    • 6 Beds
    • 3 Baths
    • 6,481 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# PAMC637274
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    Welcome to Ainslie. A stone pillared entry with a circular driveway leads to the this stately 6 bedroom, 2.1 bath Eastlake Victorian manor with the warmth, charm of yesteryear and amenities of today's lifestyle. Elegantly restored to it original grandeur, true Victorian treasure. As you enter the walkway path leading to this home you will view the original stepping stone used to step up into the horse drawn carriage. Built in 1886 by Charles Hammond, because of Charles love and knowledge of English architecture which he designed and created in this wonderful residence. Many of the ornate mantles, wainscoting, hardware, doors, fireplaces and woodwork are imported from England and added to this incredible home. On each floor an elaborate radiator that can also be found in the Centennial Exhibition Washington, DC. The Queen Anne wrap around porch with its Eastlake trim leads you to the grandeur main entrance and the expansive hallway leading to a 17 step grand staircase featuring a stained glass window believed to be possibly Charles wife. Beneath the staircase is the hidden closet and wine rack. This hallway leads to the palatial living room accented with 6 stained glass windows depicting flowers, the ceilings and walls have Bradbury and Bradbury wall coverings created from the period this home was built. The Library features 2 built-in bookcases, beautiful stained glass windows believed to depict prominent writers of the time. Below the chair rail, above the picture molding and on the ceiling is original embossed leather, making this room a wonderful place relax and read your favorite novel/ book. You will be impressed as you enter the banquet size, formal dining room accented with a working fireplace, working gas chandelier and 6 stained glass windows picturing the different food groups. On the walls above the wainscoting is the original embossed leather walls. The side board and fireplace mantel are graced with beautiful period detail of this elegant era. This room is perfect for family gathering and entertaining holiday guests. Behind the dining room you will find a butler~s pantry featuring its original oak panels with a plethora of cabinets, a dry sink and access to a private covered side porch . In 1992 the kitchen, breakfast and adjoining family room was added. The custom kitchen cabinets were hand crafted to mimic the cabinetry throughout. This gourmet kitchen features two stoves, one gas and one electric. The back staircase includes the powder room and access to the portico, convenient covered parking and access to the kitchen area. The sunny, bright second floor offers a spacious open hallway, 4 generous sized bright bedrooms. The unique luxurious sunken bathroom has a whirlpool tub and steam shower. This level is graced with magnificently detailed wood work and mantels as found throughout this handsome residence. The third floor is also bright, airy featuring its own private au pair suite or guest quarters perfect for quests or family members preferring extra privacy. A large laundry room, a fabulous full bath with a custom Victorian style tub, two sunny bedrooms, a great room with a working kitchen, living area and access to a private balcony with views of neighborhood. The spacious kitchen with its abundance of cabinets, granite counters, adjoins the large open breakfast room with picturesque views steps down to the cozy family room, built-ins and fireplace with a custom detailed mantel. This magnificent home sits on a 3/4 acre, with a stone wall border and a spring house, originally used as an ice house is currently used for gardening tools. A full basement. This is a wonderfully warm home adorned with elegance and grandeur. Conveniently located with easy access to public transportation to center city.

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County MONTGOMERY
      • Historic Y/N N
      • HOA Y/N N
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool No Pool
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount 17583.00
      • Tax Year 2020
      • Utilities Cable TV,Natural Gas Available
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1886
      • Zoning 4
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Energy Efficient Appliances, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven/Range - Electric, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
      • Basement Type Full, Unfinished
      • Cooling Fuel Natural Gas
      • Cooling Type Central A/C, Window Unit(s)
      • Electric Service 200+
      • Exterior Features Exterior Lighting
      • Fireplace Features Gas/Propane, Insert, Mantel(s), Screen, Stone, Wood
      • Fireplaces Count 3
      • Flooring Type Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
      • Garage Y/N N
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Forced Air, Radiator
      • Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railings, Combination Kitchen/Living, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Traditional, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Kitchen - Table Space, Stain/Lead Glass, Stall Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Wet/Dry Bar, Window Treatments, Wood Floors
      • Roof Shingle, Slate
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Victorian
      • Total Living Area 6481
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
      • Bathrooms 3
      • Bedrooms 6
      • Full Bathrooms 2
      • Half Bathrooms 1
    • Property Features
      • Fencing Decorative,Masonry/Stone
      • Lot Size Acres 0.55
      • Lot Size Dimensions 173.00 x 0.00
      • Outdoor Living Structures Balcony, Porch(es)
    • Schools
      • High School CHELTENHAM
      • Middle Or Junior School CEDARBROOK
      • School District CHELTENHAM



    19027 (ELKINS PARK) Demographics

    41 Median Age
    5,070 Population Density (per sq. mile)
    60% College Educated
    $65,123 Estimated Median Income
    5,055 Estimated Total Home Owners
    3,336 Estimated Total Renters
    60% / 40% Estimated Owner / Renter Divide
    3 Estimated Average Household Size
    20,040 Total Population
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        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- Current Price Source New Value: $489,000
        5/27/2020 11:41:08 AM Status Changed Source New Value: PENDING
        2/7/2020 12:31:00 AM New in Database Source

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