Price Reduction
204 E Church Road Elkins Park, PA
$ 550,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC550444
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityElkins Park
  • AreaCheltenham Twp
  • NeighborhoodELKINS PARK
  • Zip19027
  • StyleVictorian
  • Year Built1886
  • Taxes17123
  • Price$ 550,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms2
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Lot Size0.55 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Jenkintown
Property Description

Welcome to Ainslie. Majestically sitting on the corner of Church Road and New Second Street is this Eastlake Victorian home built in 1886 by Charles Hammond. Now you can own a piece of history. You won~t be disappointed as you explore every inch of this incredible beauty. Because of his love of England, Charles had many of the ornate mantles, wainscoting, hardware, doors, fireplaces, and woodwork imported from England to be installed in his new home. On each floor is an elaborate radiator that can also be found in the Centennial Exhibition in Washington, D.C. The main entrance brings guests into a massive hallway with a 17 step grand staircase with a double stained glass window on the landing . This incredible windowdepicts a woman possibly his wife at the time. Under the staircase is a hiddencloset and wine rack. To the right of the hallway is the palatial living room with 6 stained glass windows depicting flowers. The ceiling and walls have been covered with Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper from the period. To the left of the hallway is the library with 2 built-in bookcases, a working wood fireplace, and a magnificent inlaid parquet floor. Three stained glasswindows adorn the room. The windows are believed to depict prominent writersof the time. Below the chair rail, above the picture rail, and on the ceiling isoriginal embossed leather. The large dining room will easily entertain large family gatherings and is graced with a working fireplace, working gas chandelier and 6 stained glass windows depicting different food groups. On the walls above the wainscoting is original embossed leather. There is an elaborate built-in sideboard and fireplace mantel. Behind the dining room is a butler~s pantry completely covered in original oak panels with a plethora of cabinets and a dry sink. You can easily access a small private covered porch from this area. In 1992 an addition was added for the kitchen, breakfast area and family room. The family room features a gas burning fireplace while the kitchen cabinets were handmade to mimic those throughout the house. A unique feature is the two stoves, one gas one electric. There is a back staircase with a powder room and hallway with outside access to the portico offering convenient covered parking.The second floor is graced with a large open hallway. This floor offers 4 large bedrooms and a sunken bathroom featuring a jacuzzi tub and steam shower. The magnificent wood work and mantels are still evident throughout this floor. The third floor of this home could be its own private au pair suite or separate quarters for grown children or guests. There is a large laundry room, full bath with victorian tub, two bedrooms and a great room with a working kitchen, living space and access to a private balcony overlooking the neighborhood. This home sits on 3/4 of an acre bordered with a stone wall. A circular driveway affords easy entrance and exit. The enormous wrap around front porch is perfect to enjoy this lovely area in rain or shine. The porch roof has recently been replaced and new tree installed to the porch floor. The property has a stone ~springhouse~ originally used as an ice house, now perfect for storing garden tools. A full basement providing tons of storage completes this special one of a kind home.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Cheltenham Elementary School Cedarbrook Middle School Cheltenham High School
Price History
3/12/2019 Listed $599,900
5/3/2019 5% - $575,000
7/1/2019 5% - $550,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional, Cash
Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
County/Parish MONTGOMERY
Elementary School CHELTENHAM
Garage Y/N No
Historic Y/N No
Levels 3+
MLS Area Cheltenham Twp (10631)
Middle/Junior School CEDARBROOK
New Construction No
Property Condition Average+
Property Type Residential
Security Features Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2019
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning R4

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Energy Efficient Appliances, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Microwave, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven/Range - Gas, Oven/Range - Electric, Refrigerator
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Ceiling Fan(s), Central A/C, Window Unit(s)
Electric Circuit Breakers, Knob and Tube
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Wood, Insert, Gas/Propane, Screen, Stone
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Hardwood, Partially Carpeted
Full Baths 2
Half Baths 1
Heating Radiator, Forced Air
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, CeilngFan(s), Chair Railings, Combination Kitchen/Living, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Basement, Library, Foyer, 2nd Stry Fam Rm, Laundry, Maid/Guest Quarters, Bathroom 1
Total Baths 3
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3
Total Rooms 14
Utilities Cable TV, Phone, Natural Gas Available, Sewer Available, Water Available
Window Features Wood Frame

Exterior Features

Possession Negotiable
Architectural Style Victorian
Building Area Total 6481.00
Construction Materials Stucco
Door Features Six Panel
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s)
Fencing Masonry/Stone, Decorative
Inclusions washer, dryer, refrigerators
Lot Size Acres 0.55
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 24100.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Parking Features Circular Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Balcony, Porch(es)
Pool Y/N No Pool
Roof Slate, Shingle
Sewer Public Sewer
Type of Parking Driveway, Off Street
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19027

AVG $490K
AVG $11,305
AVG 28
Year Built
AVG 1931
AVG 55
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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