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653 - 655 Andover Road

NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA 19073
  • $1,895,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 29 Days
  • ID#: PADE2010268
Under Contract
UPDATED: 37 min ago
$1,895,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 6.1
    ACRES
  • 3
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 4,600
    SQFT
  • $412
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1941
County:

School Information

High School:
School District:

Description

Welcome to "Meadow View at Andover". This truly unique property consists of two parcels, totaling just over 6 acres, approximately four of which are protected in perpetuity within the Brandywine Conservancy. An oasis of tranquility and privacy on the Main Line, this spectacular property offers four seasons of natural beauty. With approximately 2 acres of carefully cultivated meadow, plus an additional two acres of woods, the property is a haven for pollinators and birds of virtually every native variety, including "resident" great horned owls. (An 8' deer fence keeps this area protected for other wildlife to enjoy). The elegant stone manor home was built in 1941, with stone reportedly from the same local quarry as the new buildings at Villanova University. The current owners undertook an extensive renovation project from 2018-2019, working with renowned Main Line architect Warren Claytor and builder Tom Wilcox. While respecting the history of the home, the owners wanted to capitalize on the southern exposure and natural light, spectacular views and outdoor living - and bring new functionality to the home. The renovation included a stunning new gourmet kitchen (custom cabinetry, Thermador appliances, and Brazilian quartzite countertops), a new main floor powder room, new en-suite primary bathroom (with radiant heat flooring) and new primary bedroom walk-in closet, renovated hall/guest bathrooms, and a new second floor laundry. The first-floor was redesigned to create open flow and expanded views of the meadow. The front hall was opened, adding a rear door to access the new, elevated Trex deck (built on a waterproof platform over the lower stone patio). Critical home infrastructure was also updated including a new Buderus propane boiler (replacing old oil), zoned heating and cooling, plus upgraded electrical and security systems. (The property will convey with two, owned 1,000 gallon propane tanks.) The pool underwent renovation in 2020 with the interior and coping renovated by Blue Haven Pools. Pool systems including the polaris sweep system and winter pump have been updated, and a new custom pool cover was installed in October of this year. As for practical, functional flow inside and out - the daylight, walkout basement is just steps away from the pool - with newly installed, water-resistant, easy-care, wood-look vinyl plank flooring, and a convenient powder room. The stunning meadow garden design and installation were completed by Jonathan Alderson and James Hollis - known for their work at Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer, among others. The main house has an oversized two-plus car attached garage (heated) with inside entry. A second driveway provides access to a detached two-car garage/ storage barn that includes a floored second level. "Meadow View at Andover" is truly an oasis of natural beauty and solitude, in a very private setting tucked within the bustling Philadelphia Main Line. Close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport, Amtrak (including a direct train to Penn Station/NYC from Paoli, as well as trains to Harrisburg), and SEPTA commuter trains to center city Philadelphia. This property is located a "stone's throw" away from renowned golf and country clubs, premier educational institutions, wonderful dining, shopping and all that the Philadelphia Main Line has to offer. By Appointment Only.

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653 - 655 Andover Road NEWTOWN SQUARE, PA 19073

  • Price: $1,895,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 29 Days
  • Updated: 37 min ago
  • ID#: PADE2010268
5
Beds
3
Baths
2
½ Baths
6.1
Acres
4,600
SQFT
$412
$/SQFT
1941
Built
Neighborhood:
Aronwold
County:
Delaware
Area:
Newtown Twp (10430)
High School:
Marple Newtown
School District:
Marple Newtown
Property Description
Welcome to "Meadow View at Andover". This truly unique property consists of two parcels, totaling just over 6 acres, approximately four of which are protected in perpetuity within the Brandywine Conservancy. An oasis of tranquility and privacy on the Main Line, this spectacular property offers four seasons of natural beauty. With approximately 2 acres of carefully cultivated meadow, plus an additional two acres of woods, the property is a haven for pollinators and birds of virtually every native variety, including "resident" great horned owls. (An 8' deer fence keeps this area protected for other wildlife to enjoy). The elegant stone manor home was built in 1941, with stone reportedly from the same local quarry as the new buildings at Villanova University. The current owners undertook an extensive renovation project from 2018-2019, working with renowned Main Line architect Warren Claytor and builder Tom Wilcox. While respecting the history of the home, the owners wanted to capitalize on the southern exposure and natural light, spectacular views and outdoor living - and bring new functionality to the home. The renovation included a stunning new gourmet kitchen (custom cabinetry, Thermador appliances, and Brazilian quartzite countertops), a new main floor powder room, new en-suite primary bathroom (with radiant heat flooring) and new primary bedroom walk-in closet, renovated hall/guest bathrooms, and a new second floor laundry. The first-floor was redesigned to create open flow and expanded views of the meadow. The front hall was opened, adding a rear door to access the new, elevated Trex deck (built on a waterproof platform over the lower stone patio). Critical home infrastructure was also updated including a new Buderus propane boiler (replacing old oil), zoned heating and cooling, plus upgraded electrical and security systems. (The property will convey with two, owned 1,000 gallon propane tanks.) The pool underwent renovation in 2020 with the interior and coping renovated by Blue Haven Pools. Pool systems including the polaris sweep system and winter pump have been updated, and a new custom pool cover was installed in October of this year. As for practical, functional flow inside and out - the daylight, walkout basement is just steps away from the pool - with newly installed, water-resistant, easy-care, wood-look vinyl plank flooring, and a convenient powder room. The stunning meadow garden design and installation were completed by Jonathan Alderson and James Hollis - known for their work at Longwood Gardens and Chanticleer, among others. The main house has an oversized two-plus car attached garage (heated) with inside entry. A second driveway provides access to a detached two-car garage/ storage barn that includes a floored second level. "Meadow View at Andover" is truly an oasis of natural beauty and solitude, in a very private setting tucked within the bustling Philadelphia Main Line. Close proximity to the Philadelphia International Airport, Amtrak (including a direct train to Penn Station/NYC from Paoli, as well as trains to Harrisburg), and SEPTA commuter trains to center city Philadelphia. This property is located a "stone's throw" away from renowned golf and country clubs, premier educational institutions, wonderful dining, shopping and all that the Philadelphia Main Line has to offer. By Appointment Only.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style ColonialTraditional Construction Materials StoneHardiplank TypeWood Siding Direction Faces South Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Garage - Side EntryAdditional Storage AreaInside AccessOversized Garage YN Yes Lot Features ClearedBacks To TreesLandscapingPartly WoodedPremium Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Asphalt Driveway Parking Types Attached GarageDetached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Deck(S)Patio(S)TerracePorch(Es) Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features ConcreteIn Ground Riparian Rights YN No View Garden/LawnPanoramicScenic VistaTrees/Woods Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 3800 Appliances Built-In RangeCommercial RangeDishwasherStainless Steel Appliances Basement DaylightPartialPartially FinishedRear EntranceWalkout LevelWindows Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 800 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions See Agent Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Heating Hot Water Heating YN Yes Inclusions See Agent Interior Features Additional StairwayKitchen - CountryKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandRecessed LightingUpgraded CountertopsWalk-In Closet(S)Wood Floors Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 2 Room List Dining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFoyerGreat RoomLaundryMud RoomOfficeRecreation RoomUtility RoomBathroom 2Bathroom 3Primary BathroomHalf Bath Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5

Property Features

Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Natural Gas Cross Street Newtown Foundation Details Stone Green Remarks Conservation Easement For Approximately 4 Acres Of Total 6 Heating Fuel Propane - Owned Hot Water Natural GasPropane Lease Considered YN No Municipality Newtown Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801149384306 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 21571.10 Tax Assessment Amount 1374270.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Year Built Effective 2019 Zoning R-10

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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 Advantage Realty. 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: 2021-12-03T10:53:02.647.
 
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