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Address
643 Washington Lane Rydal, PA
Price
$ 925,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#1000276629
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMONTGOMERY
  • CityRydal
  • AreaAbington Twp
  • NeighborhoodRYDAL
  • Zip19046
  • StyleTudor
  • Year Built1930
  • Taxes19314
  • Price$ 925,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5828
  • Lot Size2.65 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Property Description

Rarely does one come across an historic estate of such quality, designed by a legendary Architect & in amazingly intact condition. Originally known as Villa Medici, this 1929 residence was designed for Dr. Sumner Cross by Wilson Eyre. Dr. Cross was the leading G.P. physician for all of Jenkintown & in the 1930s, was the Head of Medicine at Abington Hospital. Believed to be Mr. Eyre's last residential commission, it's an elegant interpretation of an English Country Tudor house constructed of stone & brick. Graciously scaled with human proportions, the details are just elegant. Sited far off the main road (yet only 5 minutes to the Jenkintown SEPTA station or Abington Hospital) on 2.5+ acres adjacent to Abington Friends School, it provides complete privacy. Dr. Cross designed a home office (now the library) & sitting room (now the family room) for when he would see patients at his residence that has its own entrance in the North wing. The front entry is a beautifully detailed arched door with a tiered brick design. The entry hall has the trademark Eyre design in the stair railings & the natural wood details (never painted!) are everywhere. The living room occupies the entire Western wing, with tall casement windows on 3 sides and a set of French doors to the rear patio. It is set down a series of 5 stairs with a vaulted & beamed ceiling, stone floors & a central fireplace. The dining room has the 2nd fireplace & 2 more sets of French doors to access the terrace. Through the butler's pantry is the large kitchen (with ample room for a table for 6) that includes a walk-in pantry, sub-zero fridge, dishwasher & a 36" range with double ovens. There is a back staircase and a Dutch door to the back drive and the 3-car garage. Upstairs, the master suite incorporates the 3rd fireplace, a Juliette balcony, its own en-suite bath & a large dressing room. There are 5 more bedrooms & 3 more full bathrooms. The custom Sylvan pool was painted black (to blend in with the landscape) and the decking is made from recycled paving bricks from Philadelphia! A large pool house provides a bar, a privy, 2 changing rooms & a shower. The rear lawns are lush & level and provide ample space to play soccer, baseball or ample space to host future events for 100's of your friends! In addition to the 2.5 acres, the property also coveys a 50% stake in another 2 acre parcel that has been permanently preserved in partnership with one of the neighbors. Come discover your historic oasis in Rydal!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Unknown Elementary School Unknown Middle School Unknown High School
Price History
6/27/2017 Listed $1,275,000
5/18/2018 8% - $1,175,000
11/1/2018 9% - $1,075,000
1/14/2019 7% - $1,000,000
5/6/2019 8% - $925,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
County/Parish MONTGOMERY
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Y/N No
Levels 2
MLS Area Abington Twp (10630)
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Possession 31-60 Days CD, 61-90 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 158.72
Property Attached Y/N No
Property Condition Average+
Property Type Residential
School District ABINGTON
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning V

Interior Features

Abovegradefinishedareasource Assessor
Abovegradefinishedareaunits Square Feet
Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Appliances Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
Basement Partial, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.0
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.0
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Finished Area Above Grade 5828
Fireplace Y/N No
Flooring Wood, Fully Carpeted
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Heating Steam
Heating Fuel Oil, Other
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil
Interior Features Master Bath(s), Butlers Pantry, Kitchen - Eat-In
Laundry Type Basement
Living Area 5828
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Other, Bedroom 6, Attic
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Rooms 14
Utilities Cable TV

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 3
Architectural Style Tudor
Construction Materials Brick, Stone
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Garage - Side Entry
Garage Spaces 3.00
Inclusions Washer, Dryer, Fridge, All Pool Equipment
Lot Dimensions IRR
Lot Features Flag, Level, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 2.65
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 115434.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Pool (Y/N) Yes - Personal
Pool Features In Ground
Pool Y/N Yes
Roof Pitched, Shingle
Sewer On Site Septic
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Driveway, Attached Garage
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Amenities

  • 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 19046

Price
AVG $630K
$930K
Taxes
AVG $11,866
$19,314
Visits
AVG 39
210
Year Built
AVG 1946
1930
Walkscore
AVG 43
45
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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