Glen Mawr Drive? In Ambler? Where the heck is that? Not an uncommon response from even an Ambler resident, as Glen Mawr Drive is a tiny little two block street that many have never visited. It’s one of those streets that you’re likely not driving down, unless you live there. I could sit on the front porch all day and count the cars going by on my two hands. What a glorious thing. Glen Mawr Drive is a hidden gem that runs between Forest Avenue and Valley Brook Road, just two blocks from the now dog friendly Ambler Borough Park, and four blocks from downtown Ambler.
106 Glen Mawr Drive has been enjoyed by the same family (passed down through the years) for more than 60 years. True to the era in which it was built, the home is solid and well constructed, boasting beautiful details indicative of its time. The wood work (trim, baseboard, crown and frame molding, custom built-in’s) is impeccable, solid 5 panel wood doors are present throughout the home (which would cost a fortune today), hardwood floors are also throughout the home (with the exception of the den). The hardwood floors in several rooms have been covered with carpet for 40+ years, the wood is dying to be exposed, and what an incredible difference that will make!
This home offers great living space on the first floor. Entering the home, you are welcomed into an enclosed front porch; through the front door you’ll find a large living room with wood burning fireplace, turned staircase, and coat closet, sizable dining room with two corner built-in cabinets, cozy den with built in hutch, kitchen with access to the rear yard and adjoining breakfast room. Upstairs you’ll find three bedrooms, one full bath, two linen closets and access through the third bedroom to a huge walk up attic that spans the entire house. The attic is unfinished and affords great storage, but also offers the possibility of wonderful finished space in the future. It could be a master suite, additional bedroom, office space, whatever your heart desires. The basement is neat and clean, and allows for outside access to the rear yard by way of an oversized stairwell and bilco door.
The lot is just over 1/5 of an acre and boasts a lovely back yard, perfect for a garden, as well as space to entertain and play. There is a one car detached garage and long driveway for plenty of off street parking, not that street parking would ever be a concern on Glen Mawr Drive.
This home has been extremely well maintained and is move in ready, but if you were to update the kitchen, expose the hardwood floors and add your personal touch with interior paint, this home would be amazing. If you want to take it one step further and really knock it out of the park, you could turn the breakfast room into a powder room and finish the third floor. Whether you want to move in and enjoy the home as it is, make improvements right away, or tackle one project at a time, this home is a great value and the neighborhood certainly justifies the improvements.
I feel confident that I don’t need to point out the MANY benefits of living in Ambler Borough, but if by some slim chance you are not familiar with the Borough, the rest of us will all take pity on you. Okay, pity party over, on to Ambler and why it is so wonderful…
Unlike most suburban towns in Montgomery County, Ambler has a true downtown that offers restaurants, a theater and playhouse, unique small businesses and shops, as well as regional rail to the city. The entire Borough of Ambler is less than one square mile, so you can get to everything on foot. Ambler’s non-profit organization, Ambler Main Street, produces spectacular events throughout the year, including an Arts & Music Festival, First Fridays, Oktoberfest, Auto Show, Holiday Parade, two Restaurant Weeks per year and more. We also have a top notch Farmers’ Market, May-October. Ambler has an old world feel and is a tight knit community; you know your neighbors and people look out for one another. Ambler boasts several volunteer organizations where many newcomers are able to meet people and take an active role in the community. Ambler is also located in the highly regarded Wissahickon School District, children living at this address would go to Lower Gwynedd Elementary. I could go on, but I’ll stop and get back to the house…
Showings will begin at the open house on Saturday, September 12th, 1-4pm. This home is a rare opportunity, don’t miss it!
106 Glen Mawr Drive, Ambler
3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1736 square feet
For more information, please call or email me, Allison Wolf. | 215-704-9888 | [email protected]