This amazing house is situated on the front of the 1.25-acre lot, providing a very quiet, large and peaceful back yard; wildlife abounds. The yard can be viewed from the kitchen, dining room, breakfast room, the porch off of the master bedroom, and the porch off of the office. If you listen closely, you can hear the relaxing sound of cascading water from the Crum Creek reservoir. This beautiful and completely updated 4,610 sq. ft. colonial was originally built Circa 1760. Located less than 2 miles from downtown Media, there is a wide selection of restaurants and shops only minutes away. The Blue Route is close enough to whisk you to the Philadelphia Airport (@ 15 minutes) or downtown Philadelphia (@ 30 minutes to Center City) and just far enough away to be quiet. There is convenient access to Septa~s trolley service as well as Media~s regional rail station. The house is located in Nether Providence Township which has award winning schools and reasonable taxes. As you walk in the front door, you are greeted by history. The main foyer and sitting room (16~ x 12~) contain the original oversized cooking fireplace. Immediately to your left is the oversized dining room (14~ x 23~), with its own fireplace and has been configured for your choice of one, two, or three chandeliers. Tucked behind the main staircase, there is a butler~s bar, complete with sink and wine fridge. Turning right through the foyer, you are greeted by a large (27~ x 21~) entertaining room. Legend has it that this section of the house, added in the 1920~s, was the host to many debutante balls. The floor to ceiling mantel anchors this magnificent room. Two steps up from this room and you are into an informal dining room, or breakfast room (13~ x 16~). The breakfast room leads to a hallway with powder room (5~ x 6~) with its furniture quality vanity; right next to that is a large laundry room (5~ x 6~). Immediately off of the breakfast room is the Chef~s Kitchen (22~ x 11~). The kitchen features a large 36 inch - 6 burner dual fuel stove, a large 36-inch French door refrigerator, built in microwave, and an abundance of cabinets. The exposed beams and exposed stone wall provide a wonderful contrast to all of the modern stainless-steel appliances. The floor in the kitchen has radiant heat; the kitchen is on its own heating and cooling zone. As you head up the main steps, there are also rear steps, to the second floor you can see the mix of original chestnut and poplar floors. The second floor contains two large bedrooms (13~ x 14~, 11.5~ X 19~) both of which have gas fireplaces and generous closets. There is also a true office (10~ x 9~), which has its own entrance to a large porch over-looking the large rear yard and woods. There is a large bathroom (12~ x 7.5~) which the two bedrooms share; the bathroom is adorned with a carved wood dual sink vanity and matching mirror. There is also a full tub and shower. The rear portion of the second floor contains the oasis that is the master suite. The bedroom itself is 21.5~ x 16~, the dressing room is 11~ x 11~ and the master bath is 17~ x 9~. In the master bath there is an ~L~ shaped walk-in, door-less shower, a separate private toilet, a restored 1923 claw foot tub and a carved wood dual vanity, with matching mirrors. The bathroom also has a door to a private porch which over-looks the large rear yard and woods. Coming out of the master suite there is a curved stairway which carries you to the third floor. On this floor there is a gigantic family/game room (23~ x 18~), which has several storage closets. There is a wet-bar with refrigerator, and a large full bath. Also on this floor is an oversized bedroom (20~ x 15~) with a large closet. The grounds offer an escape from the everyday stresses of life. Over an acre of greenery and woodland provides room to play, explore and relax. Owning this house is a unique opportunity to step back in time and create your family~s future.
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