Listed By:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
276 W Mount Pleasant Avenue, Ambler, PA
$ 2,750,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC2067352
  • TypeContingent
  • CityAmbler
  • AreaWhitpain Twp
  • Zip19002
  • StyleTraditional,,Manor
  • Year Built1860
  • Taxes$ 21980
  • Price$ 2,750,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage9500
  • Lot Size6.1 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

The historically significant mid-19th century John C. Mercer mansion, perched on the highest point in Whitpain Township, sits on over 6 magnificent acres adjacent to General Washingtons Camp Woods. From the moment you arrive in the circular driveway with center fountain, you are transported back to a gentler time. The beautiful stone exterior with massive wrap-around covered mahogany porch is representative of the architectural style and level of irreplaceable craftsmanship featured throughout this home. The grand marble entry foyer, soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling arched windows, bespoke millwork, hardwood and stone flooring, elegant chandeliers and 9 exquisite marble fireplaces are reminiscent of days gone by. Gracefully blending old world charm with modern amenities, the chef in the family will not be disappointed. The stunningly renovated kitchen features a large center island, marble countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, including a 48 Wolf range, beautiful marble gas fireplace and tons of natural light. The formal living room, formal dining room, family room and rear access to the wrap-around deck allow you to entertain in style with convenient access to the kitchen and exceptional flow. The layout of the home, large wrap around porch and ample grounds lend themselves equally well to intimate gatherings and entertaining on a grand scale. To the left of the main entrance is an additional sitting room/home office with a marble fireplace and custom built-ins. The sun-lit "Orangerie" (a sunroom designed to protect citrus trees in the winter) could easily serve as an art studio, reading room or another sitting area featuring radiant floor heating and stunning views of the night sky and the in-ground pool, spa and spacious private grounds. The primary bedroom suite features hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters, walk-in closet and a stunning primary bath with fireplace and radiant floor heat. A beautifully tiled breezeway, with convenient pass-through access from the front of the home to the pool, leads from the main house to the annex, designed by renowned architect Rene Hoffman. It features a 3-car heated garage with 220v service for EV charging, pool bath with shower and changing room and a private upstairs in-law/au pair/guest suite. The suite includes a large open living space with cathedral ceilings and full kitchen leading to a superbly positioned private covered porch. A spacious bedroom with large closets and full bath complete the suite. With 6 spacious bedrooms and 6.2 renovated baths, you will have ample room for both family and friends. Meander out to the back of this meticulously maintained property and enjoy the peace and solitude of exceptional privacy while relaxing by the large swimming pool, spa and gazebo. Gather for meals on the back deck or simply enjoy the view from the porch swing. A horse lovers paradise, this property features pastureland situated near horse trails connecting to miles of beautiful woodlands! There is already an approved building envelope situated toward the rear of the property for a horse barn. A world away while only a stone's throw to local restaurants, shopping and quick access to all major highways and Fort Washington and Ambler train stations. Germantown Academy is only 6 minutes away. Wissahickon Blue Ribbon schools.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Shady Grove Elementary School Wissahickon Middle School Wissahickon Senior High School
Price History
4/12/2023 Listed $2,750,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional, Negotiable
Accessibility None
Appliances Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Oven - Wall, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Air Cleaner, Six Burner Stove, Washer - Front Loading, Dryer - Front Loading, Microwave, Built-In Range, Disposal,
Architectural Style Traditional, Other, Manor
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Interior Access, Outside Entrance, Rough Bath Plumb, Improved, Rear Entrance, Space For Rooms, Shelving
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 168
Electric 200+ Amp Service, Generator
Elementary School SHADY GROVE
Exclusions Stackable Washer/Dryer in Garage; Porch Swing off Annex/Guest House; Chandelier in Sitting Room/Office.
Exterior Features Water Fountains, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Hot Tub, Lawn Sprinkler, Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Gutter System, Outbuilding(s)
Garage Spaces 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Baseboard - Electric, Radiant
Historic Y/N No
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Double/Dual Staircase, Kitchen - Gourmet, Skylight(s), Walk-in Closet(s), Wine Storage, Wood Floors, Additional Stairway, Bar, Dining Area, F
Levels 3
Location Type Suburban
Lot Size Square Feet 265716.00
MLS Area Whitpain Twp (10666)
Middle/Junior High School WISSAHICKON
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Wrap Around, Balcony, Patio(s), Breezeway, Brick, Roof
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Features In Ground, Heated, Pool/Spa Combo, Fenced
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 289.47
Property Condition Excellent
Property Type Residential
Roof Hip
School District WISSAHICKON
School District 300200397032
Security Features Smoke Detector, Fire Detection System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 21980.0
Tax Lot 004
Tax Year 2023
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Panoramic, Scenic Vista, Trees/Woods
Water Access Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No
Year Built 1860
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 9500
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
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 All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
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
Entry Level 1
Fireplace Features Mantel(s), Marble, Stone, Wood, Gas/Propane
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Flooring Hardwood, Marble, Stone, Tile/Brick, Partially Carpeted
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Kitchen, Family Room, Basement, Foyer, Sun/Florida Room, Exercise Room, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Laundry, Loft, Other, Office, Bedr
Total Baths 8
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 9
Window Features Screens, Transom, Wood Frame, Casement, Double Hung, Skylights

Exterior Features

Living Area 9500
# Of Attached Garage Spaces 3
Door Features Double Entry, Six Panel
Fencing Split Rail, Wood
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Garage - Front Entry, Inside Access, Oversized
Horse Amenities Horses Allowed
Horse Y/N Yes
Inclusions Washer/Dryer in Laundry Room; Additional Washer in Garage; Porch Swing on Wrap-around Deck; Surround Sound in Family Room - All in As-Is condition.
Lot Dimensions 1017.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Corner, Front Yard, Landscaping, Partly Wooded, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Poolside, Secluded, SideYard(s), Backs to Trees
Lot Size Acres 6.10
Lot Size Source Estimated
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Paved Parking, Private, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s)
Road Surface Type Paved
Total Parking Spaces 10
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well, Conditioner
Water View Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Basement - Partially Finished,Flooring - Concrete
Bathroom 1 Upper 1
Bathroom 3 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet,Attached Bathroom
Bedroom 6 Upper 2
Dining Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Formal Dining Room,Crown Molding
Exercise Room Upper 2
Family Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Wet Bar
Foyer Main Flooring - Marble,Crown Molding
Full Bath Upper 2
Full Bath Main
Half Bath Main
Half Bath Lower 1
In-Law/auPair/Suite Upper 1 Balcony Access,Flooring - HardWood,Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling
Kitchen Main Fireplace - Gas,Flooring - Marble,Kitchen - Eat-in,Island,Built-Ins,Dining Area,Breakfast Bar,Breakfast Nook
Laundry Upper 1 Built-Ins
Living Room Main Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Crown Molding
Loft Upper 1 Flooring - Carpet
Office Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Built-Ins
Other Lower 1
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Soaking Tub,Flooring - Tile/Brick,Double Sink,Fireplace - Other,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area
Primary Bedroom Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Walk-In Closet(s),Window Treatments
Sitting Room Main Flooring - Tile/Brick
Sun/Florida Room Main Flooring - Other,Ceiling Fan(s)


  • 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 Contingent Average in 19002

AVG $890K
AVG $9,175
AVG 535
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1966

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