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41 S Providence Road

WALLINGFORD, PA 19086
  • $975,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 116 Days
  • ID#: PADE2032070
Under Contract
$975,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 1.1
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 0
    1/2 BATHS
  • 4,994
    SQFT
  • $195
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1750
County:

School Information

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Middle School:
High School:
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Description

A once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of history, this picturesque Italianate Wallingford estate is coming to market for the first time in over a generation. This historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has been painstakingly preserved, restored, and updated over two centuries. Referred to as +G+The Homestead+G- by its earliest inhabitants, the beginnings of this expansive home can be found in the farmhouse portion consisting of the living room and dining room constructed by Jonathan Vernon, Jr. on high ground near Hinkson+GGs Corners circa 1750. In 1777, George Washington stopped in to hold a staff meeting on his way to the Battle of Brandywine as noted by the historical marker on the fa+-ade. In the 19th century, the house became the Summer home of Rebecca Gratz of the of the wealthy and philanthropic Philadelphia family. It is said that Rebecca entertained such luminaries as Washington Irving and Sir Walter Scott here in Wallingford. The second 2nd Empire wing was finally completed circa 1875 when the property passed to Alfred Gillette, the owner / publisher of the Philadelphia Times. In 1895 the kitchen and service wing was added to the rear of the original structure and in the 1920s a glass sunporch and modern 2 bay garage completed the additions to the home. Painted in historic Hawthorne Yellow with striking Black shutters and intricate white scrollwork framing the wrap around porch, this house sits on Providence Road as a notable landmark. Through the impressive front doors, you+GGll enter into a grand foyer with a formal sitting room off to the right. Bathed in natural light with a high ceiling and original hardwood floors, this impressive room features the first of five fireplaces as a focal point centered between two glass doored entries to a sunporch. The oldest section of the home has a cozier feel with the living room showcasing another fireplace and access to both the front porch and the second sun porch. The dining room has a decorative Rose Valley tiled fireplace and a butler+GGs pantry with copper sink off to the side. The enormous eat-in gourmet kitchen provides ample storage, a stainless steel appliance suite, granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry and yet another fireplace. Tucked behind the kitchen are a mudroom, full bathroom with stall shower, and walk-in storage closet. Tucked in between the kitchen and dining room is a back staircase to the upstairs au pair suite and children+GGs wing. Up the main staircase and to the left are a large bedroom with built-ins and a full bathroom featuring heated floors and a clawfoot tub / shower. The back au pair suite is separated by a door and consists of a bedroom with a laundry room off to the side, direct access to an office or play space and a large back bedroom. The next half level up is the primary bedroom with high ceilings, a fireplace with Franklin stove insert, and an en suite bathroom with heated floors and a clawfoot tub / shower. The third level is an oversized flex space that could be used a guest room, home office, or play room. The fourth level has an equally large flex space, another bedroom, and a walk-in storage area. The upper levels provide plenty of space for work from home owners. The home sits on an acre with mature landscaping that provides both beauty and privacy. The curved driveway and oversized two car garage allow for plenty of parking for guests. 41 S Providence is within walking distance to the award winning Strath Haven schools in the Wallingford +GG Swarthmore school district as well as the Helen Kate Furness Free Library. The shops and restaurants of Swarthmore and Media are just minutes away with easy access to Center City Philadelphia by train or car and the Philadelphia International Airport only 15 minutes away. With a house this unique in a neighborhood Money Magazine named one of the +G+Best Places to Live+G-, this home in the heart of Wallingford is truly one of a kind and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.

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41 S Providence Road WALLINGFORD, PA 19086

  • Price: $975,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 116 Days
  • ID#: PADE2032070
5
Beds
3
Baths
0
½ Baths
1.1
Acres
4,994
SQFT
$195
$/SQFT
1750
Built
Neighborhood:
Nether Providence
County:
Delaware
Area:
Nether Providence Twp (10434)
Elementary School:
Wallingford
Middle School:
Strath Haven
High School:
Strath Haven
School District:
Wallingford-Swarthmore
Property Description
A once in a lifetime chance to own a piece of history, this picturesque Italianate Wallingford estate is coming to market for the first time in over a generation. This historic 5 bedroom, 3 bathroom home has been painstakingly preserved, restored, and updated over two centuries. Referred to as +G+The Homestead+G- by its earliest inhabitants, the beginnings of this expansive home can be found in the farmhouse portion consisting of the living room and dining room constructed by Jonathan Vernon, Jr. on high ground near Hinkson+GGs Corners circa 1750. In 1777, George Washington stopped in to hold a staff meeting on his way to the Battle of Brandywine as noted by the historical marker on the fa+-ade. In the 19th century, the house became the Summer home of Rebecca Gratz of the of the wealthy and philanthropic Philadelphia family. It is said that Rebecca entertained such luminaries as Washington Irving and Sir Walter Scott here in Wallingford. The second 2nd Empire wing was finally completed circa 1875 when the property passed to Alfred Gillette, the owner / publisher of the Philadelphia Times. In 1895 the kitchen and service wing was added to the rear of the original structure and in the 1920s a glass sunporch and modern 2 bay garage completed the additions to the home. Painted in historic Hawthorne Yellow with striking Black shutters and intricate white scrollwork framing the wrap around porch, this house sits on Providence Road as a notable landmark. Through the impressive front doors, you+GGll enter into a grand foyer with a formal sitting room off to the right. Bathed in natural light with a high ceiling and original hardwood floors, this impressive room features the first of five fireplaces as a focal point centered between two glass doored entries to a sunporch. The oldest section of the home has a cozier feel with the living room showcasing another fireplace and access to both the front porch and the second sun porch. The dining room has a decorative Rose Valley tiled fireplace and a butler+GGs pantry with copper sink off to the side. The enormous eat-in gourmet kitchen provides ample storage, a stainless steel appliance suite, granite countertops, custom wood cabinetry and yet another fireplace. Tucked behind the kitchen are a mudroom, full bathroom with stall shower, and walk-in storage closet. Tucked in between the kitchen and dining room is a back staircase to the upstairs au pair suite and children+GGs wing. Up the main staircase and to the left are a large bedroom with built-ins and a full bathroom featuring heated floors and a clawfoot tub / shower. The back au pair suite is separated by a door and consists of a bedroom with a laundry room off to the side, direct access to an office or play space and a large back bedroom. The next half level up is the primary bedroom with high ceilings, a fireplace with Franklin stove insert, and an en suite bathroom with heated floors and a clawfoot tub / shower. The third level is an oversized flex space that could be used a guest room, home office, or play room. The fourth level has an equally large flex space, another bedroom, and a walk-in storage area. The upper levels provide plenty of space for work from home owners. The home sits on an acre with mature landscaping that provides both beauty and privacy. The curved driveway and oversized two car garage allow for plenty of parking for guests. 41 S Providence is within walking distance to the award winning Strath Haven schools in the Wallingford +GG Swarthmore school district as well as the Helen Kate Furness Free Library. The shops and restaurants of Swarthmore and Media are just minutes away with easy access to Center City Philadelphia by train or car and the Philadelphia International Airport only 15 minutes away. With a house this unique in a neighborhood Money Magazine named one of the +G+Best Places to Live+G-, this home in the heart of Wallingford is truly one of a kind and must be seen in person to be fully appreciated.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Other Construction Materials Stucco Door Features FrenchSliding Glass Exterior Features Exterior LightingGutter SystemStone Retaining WallsStreet LightsExtensive Hardscape Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage Door OpenerGarage - Front EntryAdditional Storage AreaOversized Garage YN Yes Lot Features IrregularLevelRear YardRoad FrontageSideyard(S)Trees/Wooded Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Gravel DrivewayPrivate Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Pool No Pool Property Condition Good Riparian Rights YN No Roof Flat Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 4994 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveDishwasherDisposalDryer - GasMicrowaveOven - Self CleaningOven/Range - GasRefrigeratorStainless Steel AppliancesWasherWater DispenserWater HeaterDryer Basement Unfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Ductless/Mini-SplitCeiling Fan(S)Window Unit(S)Zoned Fireplace Features WoodMantel(S)CornerNon-Functioning Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 4 Flooring HardwoodCeramic TileHeated Furnished No Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions WasherDryerRefrigerator Interior Features Built-InsButlers PantryCeiling Fan(S)Dining AreaExposed BeamsFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandKitchen - Table SpacePrimary Bath(S)Recessed LightingSoaking TubStall ShowerTub ShowerUpgraded CountertopsWater Treat SystemWood Floors Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 4 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenFoyerBedroom 1LaundryMud RoomOtherOfficeStorage RoomBathroom 1Bathroom 2Bonus RoomConservatory RoomPrimary BathroomScreened Porch Rooms Total 22 Security Features Smoke DetectorExterior Cameras Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4 Walls Ceilings 9'+ CeilingsBeamed CeilingsDry WallPlaster WallsHighLowWood Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2022 Association YN No Central Air YN No Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Single Ln And Providence Road Foundation Details StoneBrick/Mortar Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN Yes Hot Water Instant Hot WaterElectricNatural Gas Municipality Nether Providence Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801803101380 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 0-30 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 20869.00 Tax Assessment Amount 627140.00 Tax Lot 088-000 Utilities Cable Tv AvailableElectric AvailableNatural Gas AvailablePhone AvailableSewer AvailableWater Available Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R-10 Single Family

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©2022 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS or RE/MAX Main Line. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2022-12-06T23:50:18.16.
 
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