Listed By:
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
8201 Fenton Road, Glenside, PA
$ 1,800,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC2064752
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGlenside
  • AreaCheltenham Twp
  • NeighborhoodLaverock
  • Zip19038
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1915
  • Taxes$ 26123
  • Price$ 1,800,000
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage8645
  • Lot Size1.94 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Designed and built by renowned architect John Graham, JR in 1915,The Orchard is a great American house. This classic 8,645 sqft Colonial Revival estate was built in 1916 for the Wetherill family on almost 2 acres. The pedigree of this architectural masterpiece has been documented in Town & Country magazine's June 1919 edition and the book Important American Houses by Keefe in 1922.Originally built as a country estate,the first floor consists of grand entrance hall, formal living room, dining room, library, family room, and kitchen; all tied together by a light-filled 30'x6' gallery. The dining room features its original antique Zuber mural, Views of North America, painstakingly restored to its original splendor. This mural predates the exact copy that First Lady Jackie Kennedy had installed in the Diplomatic Room of the White House in 1961. Moving towards the chef inspired kitchen, notice 48 Viking Range & ample storage. Ascending the grand staircase to find the primary suite, featuring an updated bath, his & her dressing rooms/closets, fireplace, and lovely summer sleeping porch. Three more spacious bedrooms with fireplaces and private baths complete the second floor. The tfloor is comprised of a bedroom suite, a vaulted billiard room, and a large walk-in cedar closet converted to an additional recreational room. A 2-bedroom apartment, with its own entrance, is the perfect space for guests, in-laws, or an au-pair suite or professional office. The converted barn includes a 2-car garage and exercise/dance studio which could be perfect for your home office. This home is conveniently located within walking distance to Chestnut Hill also known as Philadelphia Garden District, public transportation, restaurants, shops and an easy commute to Center City, PHL Airport and much more. "The Orchard" is truly a magnificent estate and is waiting to tell its next story.

Price History
2/24/2023 Listed $1,950,000
8/14/2023 8% - $1,800,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Commercial Range, Dryer, Washer
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Recreation Fee No
Association Y/N No
Basement Partially Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 217
Exclusions personal property
Exterior Features Outbuilding(s), Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water, Central
Historic Y/N Yes
Interior Features Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Crown Moldings, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Prima
Levels 3
Lot Size Square Feet 84300.00
MLS Area Cheltenham Twp (10631)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Features Heated, In Ground
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Possession 31-60 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 208.21
Property Condition Excellent
Property Type Residential
Roof Architectural Shingle
School District 300200396295
School District CHELTENHAM
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name LAVEROCK
Tax Annual Amount 26123.0
Tax Lot 11
Tax Year 2023
Utilities Cable TV Available
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Garden/Lawn
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1915
Zoning Description 1101 Res: 1 Fam

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 8645
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Above Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 7
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Flooring Carpet, Hardwood
Full Baths 5
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Electric, Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 7

Exterior Features

Living Area 8645
# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Foundation Details Block
Garage Features Garage - Rear Entry, Inside Access
Horse Y/N No
Inclusions Billiard table, custom organ components, washer, dryer, refrigerator.
Lot Dimensions 282.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 1.94
Lot Size Source Assessor
Navigable Water Y/N No
Total Parking Spaces 12
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19038

AVG $570K
AVG $8,132
AVG 768
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1944
AVG 39
Data Provided by Walkscore® not using MLS data

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