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$1,690,000

344 Ardmore Avenue
Ardmore, PA 19003

For Sale|Single Family Home|Active
4 Beds
4 Baths
5,038 SqFt
Built in 1945
35 Days Online
$335/SqFt
Subdivision:
MERION GOLF MANOR
County:
Delaware-Pa

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See Video Tour of Home! The New Orleans Courtyard House meets the National Park Lodge. Situated across from the Historic Merion Golf Course this masterpiece was designed to connect to the outdoors offering instant seasonal serenity for today's modern family. Using traditional materials to create a refined contemporary architecture incorporating a variety of woods, stone & glass to embrace its surroundings and capture the natural beauty of all four seasons. Featuring high-end amenities, custom lighting and controls, an integrated home entertainment system wired for today's information age is complimented by stylish interior design & elegant decor. Steeply pitched Douglas fir Portico with exposed beams and a 50-year life cycle roof set the tone for this Ardmore work of Art. The floor plan celebrates today's life styles and includes a nicely appointed and spacious family kitchen connected to grand interior spaces and the outdoors. Dynamic angles, large windows, sliding patio walls with exposed post and beam construction throughout create a soaring cathedral ~lodge like~ space which captures natural light throughout the home. As you enter the home you will admire the random width red oak and yellow pine floors, beautifully handcrafted gas fired stone fireplaces and lots of natural light that flows through the windows of the imposing great room. The open concept great room is connected by the custom designed wainscoting and casework that frames the great room and dining room giving a cozy feel with inspiring views of the outdoors.The piano room located in a spacious alcove off the great room with angled walls and ceiling specifically designed to enhance the natural acoustics includes two sliding patio doors that open out to an outdoor terrace inspiring a rich connection with nature. The first floor offers two large bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. One bedroom opens into its own private sitting space lending potential for an in-law suite. This room also opens into the great room revealing majestic views bringing the outdoors in. Custom iron stair balusters from Great Britain trace the main staircase that takes you to the second level where you overlook the great room below. The staircase and upper rooms form an ~L~ shaped balcony to the great room reminiscent of a New Orleans courtyard. The master suite includes a large sitting room, elevated bathroom, dressing area , wood paneled ceiling and headboard, large windows and patio door opening to a cozy private balcony with commanding views of the backyard. The large master bath with whirlpool tub, separate stall shower, and makeup vanity are beautifully detailed in travertine, ocean side glass, and hand-made mosaics. The upstairs is complete with a spacious balcony reading room that overlooks the great room below and two separate offices, one that has been planned and plumbed for conversion to a fourth bedroom with en-suite bath. Let's not forget about the finished basement offering a third gas fired stone fireplace for either entertaining, fitness, games as well as additional storage space and room for wine cellar. The front of the house provides views of the historical Merion Golf Club, host of 5 U.S. Open tournaments, while the spacious back yard is surrounded by mature trees creating a private oasis. A large two-tiered blue stone terrace with a built-in gas fired Viking grill, a side yard flagstone terrace create an ideal setting for large gatherings of family and friends and dining al fresco in your private garden.Nestled in an exceptional location this home allows for convenient access to the Philadelphia Airport, Center City via multiple train lines, proximity for highway access, and is minutes from Ardmore~s celebrated shopping district Suburban Square. This captivating contemporary layout and design offers opulent comfort for todays modern family. The owner/architect has made this home a dream come true in every sense, a vacation home for day to day living.

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Listing Snapshot
Price
$1,690,000
Days Online
35 Days
Bedrooms
4
Inside Area (SqFt)
5,038 sqft
Total Baths
4
Partial Baths
1
Lot Size
1.15 Acres
Year Built
1945
MLS Number
PADE518080
Status
Active
Property Tax
$19,453
HOA/Condo/Coop Fees
N/A
Sq Ft Source
Assessor
Friends & Family
Recent Activity
13 hours agoListing updated with changes from the MLS
a month agoListing first seen online
General Features
Style
ContemporaryCraftsmanTraditional
Water
Public
Sewer
Public Sewer
Electric
200+ Amp Service
Garage
Yes
Parking
Paved DrivewayStone Driveway
Other Structures
Above GradeBelow Grade
Construction Materials
MasonryAdvanced FramingCedarGlassMetal SidingStoneStuccoWood Siding
Zoning
RESID
Interior Features
Flooring
CarpetHardwoodHeavy DutyWood
Appliances
Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeCooktopDishwasherDisposalDryerDryer - GasEnergy Efficient AppliancesExtra Refrigerator/FreezerMicrowaveRefrigeratorTrash CompactorWasher
Laundry
Main Floor
Heating
Forced Air
Cooling
Central A/C
Central Air
Yes
Basement
Yes
Basement Description
Drainage SystemFully FinishedHeatedPoured ConcreteSump Pump
Fireplace
Yes
Other Interior Features
Additional StairwayCombination Dining/LivingDouble/Dual StaircaseEntry Level BedroomExposed BeamsFamily Room Off KitchenFloor Plan - OpenKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandMaster Bath(s)Recessed LightingSkylight(s)Store/OfficeUpgraded CountertopsWainscottingWalk-in Closet(s)Wood Floors
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Exterior Features
View
Golf CourseTrees/Woods
Lot Features
LandscapingPremiumPrivateRear Yard
Roof
Architectural ShingleCopperShingle
Other Exterior Features
BBQ GrillExtensive HardscapeExterior LightingStone Retaining Walls
Community Features
Accessibility Features
32"+ wide Doors2+ Access Exits
Schools
School District
HAVERFORD TOWNSHIP
Elementary School
Unknown
Middle School
Unknown
High School
Unknown
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr



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