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890 Lantern Lane

BLUE BELL, PA 19422
  • $1,700,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 246 Days
  • ID#: PAMC685356
$1,700,000
  • 7
    BEDS
  • 6.1
    ACRES
  • 5
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 6,173
    SQFT
  • $275
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1939
County:

School Information

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Middle School:
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Description

***New Price*** Penlyn Farm combines a classic, refined approach to living with all of the conveniences of modern life. Nestled on 6+ acres in highly desirable Gwynedd Valley and in the award winning Wissahickon School District, this equestrian estate was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Edmund B. Gilchrist. The stately manor home has retained many of it+GGs beautiful original details. A few examples: the copper roof and four beautiful wood burning fireplaces, without sacrificing modern amenities like central air conditioning and updated bathrooms. Built in 1939 for E. George Lavino, a Philadelphia Industrialist, the property has only witnessed 2 owners in 82 years. Completely updated in 1980, this residence boasts 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a linen room, a cedar room, a butler+GGs kitchen, a trophy room along with the other standard rooms found in a home with over 6000+ square feet of living space. Completing this equestrian estate is a renovated bank barn for horses, a regulation dressage ring, and post and rail fenced pastures. When entering the oversized foyer you will instantly be drawn to the details in this house: high ceilings, the rich patina on the hardwood floors, a grand staircase, strategic room layouts, superb classic woodworking, detailed moldings, decorative fireplaces, gorgeous light and bathroom fixtures, and doors and windows arranged to enhance your view of the bucolic grounds. Much like many houses found in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy designed by Gilchrist, he designed rooms with beautiful windows and French doors to bring in natural light and nature into view from every angle. Gilchrist used exterior metals and metal designs to enhance his exterior architectural revival styles. This property is a 1 of kind estate, created specifically for entertaining and relaxing. The grounds are park-like with mature hardwood trees, scenic views and a gazebo for summer outside parties. Come and see the magic for yourself. If you have always wanted to bring your horses home, this is a horse enthusiast+GGs dream. Eight big matted box stalls, a feed room, a tack room, a H/C wash stall with heat lamps, a large lighted outdoor ring, ten grass or +G+dry+G- pasture choices and run-in sheds complete the equestrian side of the property. Do you and your horse enjoy a break from training and ring riding? Hacking out to two local indoor rings, Horseways trails, Wissahickon Watershed trails, and Pennlyn Woods, it's as simple as ride out and ride in. Preserving the privacy and peaceful enjoyment of nature's undisturbed beauty on this estate is a Conservation Easement. Location, location, location: this property is close to so many amenities it is too numerous to mention all of them. A sampling of the surrounding area: Bluestone, Cedarbrook and Blue Bell Country Clubs, Germantown Academy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Ambler and local favorite restaurants, Gwynedd Valley Septa R5 train line to Center City, Wings Field, Routes 309, 476, 202, Starbucks, McCaffrey's and so much more. If you have been driving by this property for years and hoping it would come on the market in your lifetime, your dream just came true. This is an opportunity to purchase 1 of the most beautiful, classic, manageable estates in Montgomery Country! Property is also listed under farms: PAMC696178.

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890 Lantern Lane BLUE BELL, PA 19422

  • Price: $1,700,000
  • Status: Active
  • On Site: 246 Days
  • ID#: PAMC685356
7
Beds
5
Baths
2
½ Baths
6.1
Acres
6,173
SQFT
$275
$/SQFT
1939
Built
Neighborhood:
Gwynedd Valley
County:
Montgomery
Area:
Whitpain Twp (10666)
Elementary School:
Blue Bell
Middle School:
Wissahickon
High School:
Wissahickon Senior
School District:
Wissahickon
Property Description
***New Price*** Penlyn Farm combines a classic, refined approach to living with all of the conveniences of modern life. Nestled on 6+ acres in highly desirable Gwynedd Valley and in the award winning Wissahickon School District, this equestrian estate was designed by renowned Philadelphia architect Edmund B. Gilchrist. The stately manor home has retained many of it+GGs beautiful original details. A few examples: the copper roof and four beautiful wood burning fireplaces, without sacrificing modern amenities like central air conditioning and updated bathrooms. Built in 1939 for E. George Lavino, a Philadelphia Industrialist, the property has only witnessed 2 owners in 82 years. Completely updated in 1980, this residence boasts 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a linen room, a cedar room, a butler+GGs kitchen, a trophy room along with the other standard rooms found in a home with over 6000+ square feet of living space. Completing this equestrian estate is a renovated bank barn for horses, a regulation dressage ring, and post and rail fenced pastures. When entering the oversized foyer you will instantly be drawn to the details in this house: high ceilings, the rich patina on the hardwood floors, a grand staircase, strategic room layouts, superb classic woodworking, detailed moldings, decorative fireplaces, gorgeous light and bathroom fixtures, and doors and windows arranged to enhance your view of the bucolic grounds. Much like many houses found in Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy designed by Gilchrist, he designed rooms with beautiful windows and French doors to bring in natural light and nature into view from every angle. Gilchrist used exterior metals and metal designs to enhance his exterior architectural revival styles. This property is a 1 of kind estate, created specifically for entertaining and relaxing. The grounds are park-like with mature hardwood trees, scenic views and a gazebo for summer outside parties. Come and see the magic for yourself. If you have always wanted to bring your horses home, this is a horse enthusiast+GGs dream. Eight big matted box stalls, a feed room, a tack room, a H/C wash stall with heat lamps, a large lighted outdoor ring, ten grass or +G+dry+G- pasture choices and run-in sheds complete the equestrian side of the property. Do you and your horse enjoy a break from training and ring riding? Hacking out to two local indoor rings, Horseways trails, Wissahickon Watershed trails, and Pennlyn Woods, it's as simple as ride out and ride in. Preserving the privacy and peaceful enjoyment of nature's undisturbed beauty on this estate is a Conservation Easement. Location, location, location: this property is close to so many amenities it is too numerous to mention all of them. A sampling of the surrounding area: Bluestone, Cedarbrook and Blue Bell Country Clubs, Germantown Academy, Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Ambler and local favorite restaurants, Gwynedd Valley Septa R5 train line to Center City, Wings Field, Routes 309, 476, 202, Starbucks, McCaffrey's and so much more. If you have been driving by this property for years and hoping it would come on the market in your lifetime, your dream just came true. This is an opportunity to purchase 1 of the most beautiful, classic, manageable estates in Montgomery Country! Property is also listed under farms: PAMC696178.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style GeorgianManorTraditional Construction Materials Stone Exterior Features Outbuilding(S)Stone Retaining Walls Fencing Split RailInvisible Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Side EntryGarage Door Opener Garage YN Yes Horse Amenities Horse TrailsPaddockRiding Ring Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Circular Driveway Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Porch(Es)BalconyPatio(S) Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof Copper View Garden/LawnPastureTrees/WoodsCreek/StreamPanoramic Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN Yes Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 6173 Appliances Dryer - ElectricWasher - Front Loading Basement FullUnfinished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 2527 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions 2nd Refrigerator-MudroomTemporary Horse Stalls Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 4 Flooring Hardwood Heating ZonedRadiator Heating YN Yes Inclusions Washer/Dryer As-Is Interior Features 2nd KitchenAdditional StairwayBarBuilt-InsButlers PantryCedar Closet(S)Ceiling Fan(S)Chair RailingsRecessed Lighting Levels 2 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFoyerLaundryMud RoomOtherBedroom 6Bathroom 3Additional Bedroom Security Features Monitored Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 7 Walls Ceilings 9'+ Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Plymouth Rd. Electric 200+ Amp Service Heating Fuel Natural Gas Horse YN Yes Hot Water 60+ Gallon TankNatural Gas Municipality Whitpain Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304509349407 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 23066.00 Tax Assessment Amount 813820.00 Tax Lot 006 Transportation Commuter Rail Station Less Than 1 Mile Utilities Under Ground Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Bay/Bow Year Built Effective 1980 Zoning Residential And Misc. Zoning Description ResidentialPole BarnStablesBarnEtc.

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©2021 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: 2021-11-27T23:49:29.213.
 
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