649 S HIGHLAND AVE Merion Station, PA 19066 OPEN HOUSE

6 Beds

5 Baths

7371 SqFt


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Key Details

Property Type: Single Family Home

Lot Size: 1.071 Acres

Year Built: 1890

Purchase Type: For Sale

Listing Status: Active

MLS Listing ID: PAMC617344

Price per Sqft: $162

Special Sale: Standard

Property Description

Discovering 649 S Highland Ave for the first time is an awe-inspiring experience. Pictures simply do not do justice to this grand, gorgeous historic estate set on an acre of lush, private property, with an extraordinary landscape brimming with trees, bushes & expansive green lawn. This turn-of-the-century home is truly magnificent, boasting 20~ thick exterior stone walls & a huge wraparound front porch with open arches that is also clad in stonework. This beauty has been maintained by loving owners, and impeccably preserved to maintain the charm, integrity & authenticity of its era. Sharing the grounds is an enchanting detached carriage house 3-car garage, complemented by generous driveway parking for guests. Exquisite architectural details abound inside, enhancing the unique character with an 1890 English colonial oak wood staircase, stunning trim & woodwork throughout, deep window sills, curved walls, hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, arched doorways & pocket doors among the distinctive elements. The striking foyer features a solid wood arched front door flanked by leaded glass windows & original staircase ascending to the 2nd floor landing brightened by a triple-panel arched window. An elegant dining room with a bay window & built-in bench connects to the butler~s pantry. Just as lovely for entertaining is the spacious living room with a brick fireplace & coffered wood ceiling, and large living room with picture windows. A den with rounded walls, fireplace & built-in seating overlooks pretty property views. The sunny eat-in kitchen has tons of cabinetry & prep space, plus a commercial range with double oven & center island with seating. Beyond affords access to a laundry room, rear staircase, back porch & garage. Another small room off the kitchen with a full bath can serve as an office, mudroom room, staff quarters, etc...The versatile upstairs houses 6 bright, comfortable bedrooms, including a peaceful master with brick fireplace tucked behind pocket doors. One bedroom with balcony currently serves as an office. The rear bedroom has an en-suite bath, plus there are 2 additional full shared baths. The carpeted 3rd story presents wonderful finished space highlighted by a vaulted ceiling with wood beams~ perfect for a playroom, exercise room, studio & other purpose. Make this incredible, prized & rare home your family legacy, in a premier location just a block and a half from the train station, near Merion Botanical Park, great schools & lots of conveniences.


State: PA

County: Montgomery

Subdivision: None Available

Area: Lower Merion Twp (10640)

Zoning: R3


Other Rooms: Living Room,Dining Room,Kitchen,Family Room,Den,Foyer,Laundry,Office,Bonus Room

Full Baths: 4

Half Baths: 1

Basement: Full,Unfinished

Foyer: Main Level

Bonus Room: Upper 2 Level

Living Room: Main Level

Dining Room: Main Level

Den: Main Level

Family Room: Main Level

Kitchen: Main Level

Office: Main Level

Laundry: Main Level


Interior Features: Built-Ins,Butlers Pantry,Carpet,CeilngFan(s),Crown Moldings,Dining Area,Exposed Beams,Kitchen - Eat-In,Kitchen - Island,Stall Shower

Laundry: Main Floor

Heating: Radiator

Cooling: Window Unit(s)

Flooring: Hardwood

Fireplaces Number: 3

Fireplaces Type: BrickFirePl,Wood

Inclusions: See agent

Equipment: Built-In Range,Commercial Range,Oven/Range - Gas,Range Hood,Refrigerator,Six Burner Stove


Garage Spaces: 7.0

Waterfront: N

Water Access: N

Roof Type: Slate


New Construction: N

Style: Colonial

Sewer: Public Sewer

Water: Public


Elementary Schools: Merion Elementary School

Middle Schools: Bala Cynwyd Middle School

High Schools: Lower Merion High School

School District: Lower Merion


Senior Community: N

Tax Amount: $28,683

Tax Year: 2018

Ownership: Fee Simple

Acceptable Financing: Cash,Conventional

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Listing Provided By Robin R Gordon (AB049690L) of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford

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