643 Washington Lane

    RYDAL, PA 19046
    • $925,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 234 days
    • ID#: 1000276629
    UPDATED: 81 min ago
    $925,000
    • 6
      BEDS
    • 2.65
      ACRES
    • 4
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 5,828
      SQFT
    • $159
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1930
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    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!

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    643 Washington Lane RYDAL, PA 19046

    • Price: $925,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 81 min ago
    • ID#: 1000276629
    6
    Beds
    4
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    2.65
    Acres
    5,828
    SQFT
    $159
    $/SQFT
    1930
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Rydal
    County:
    Montgomery
    Area:
    Abington Twp (10630)
    School District:
    Abington
    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!
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Tudor Construction Materials BrickStone Direction Faces Northeast Garage Spaces 3.00 Garage Type Garage - Side Entry Garage YN Yes Lot Features FlagLevelFront YardRear YardSideyard(S) Other Structures Above Grade Parking Types DrivewayAttached Garage Patio And Porch Features Patio(S) Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Property Condition Average+ Riparian Rights YN No Roof PitchedShingle Sign On Property YN N Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 5828 Appliances Oven - DoubleOven - Self CleaningDishwasherRefrigerator Basement PartialUnfinished Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Cooling YN Yes Fireplace YN No Flooring WoodFully Carpeted Heating Steam Heating YN Yes Inclusions WasherDryerFridgeAll Pool Equipment Interior Features Master Bath(S)Butlers PantryKitchen - Eat-In Laundry Type Basement Levels 2 Net Square Feet 5828.00 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomBedroom 1OtherBedroom 6Attic Rooms Total 14 Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 6 Walls Ceilings Cathedral Ceilings9'+ Ceilings

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing Conventional Access To Pool YN Yes Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Fairacres Road Electric 200+ Amp Service Entry Location Center Hall Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel OilOther Hot Water Oil Incorporated City Name Abington Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 121055153285:TREND Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 31-60 Days Cd61-90 Days Cd Property Attached YN No Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 19314.0 Tax Assessment Amount 485000.0 Tax Lot 003 Utilities Cable Tv Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning V

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