Backing to 16+ acres of open space, this immaculate, turn key home, feels like a private oasis. Rarely do homes of this caliber become available in sought after Mercer Hill Village. This truly is an incredible opportunity. Everything has been done for you, and done thoughtfully with careful attention to detail. The list of improvements is quite impressive and includes a new roof, windows, two beautifully updated full baths and powder room, expanded family room, fully finished basement with office, play area and laundry room, all doors and interior trim have been replaced with high end selections, and the list goes on. The home boasts 1869 square feet, not including an additional 380 square feet in the finished basement.
From the moment that you approach the front door, you will notice the first of many well thought out improvements. When the owners had a new roof installed, they extended the roof line over the front door and created a lovely covered front porch, which most of the homes in Mercer Hill Village do not have. This area provides a nice escape from the elements for visitors as well as sweet spot to sit and enjoy the neighborhood. Once inside, you will be wowed by the open concept in the main living area and high end touches. The living room is quite spacious and offers a beautiful bank of windows that brings the outside in. The highlight of the room is a gorgeous fireplace with marble surround and custom wood casing and trim. Speaking of trim, the original standard baseboard has been updated with five inch baseboard through the house. The dining room is also very bright and has an oversized, custom slider providing a great view of the rear yard and wooded area beyond. Both the living room and dining room feature hardwood floors. The kitchen is spotless and offers bountiful storage space, the coveted ‘window over the sink’, room for seating and stainless steel appliances.
Through the kitchen you will find access to the family room, one of my favorite spaces in the house. The entire room was renovated in 2010, which includes the addition of 3 feet. Although the extra space was taken from the garage, you won’t miss it. The homes in Mercer Hill Village were originally built with the access to the basement from the garage. When doing renovations, the current owners decided to incorporate the basement into the main living area by bumping into the garage a few feet. This enabled the addition of a small mud room area with closet off of the garage, perfect for backpacks, briefcases, coats and the like. The size of the family room feels grand, yet cozy. The french door and enlarged window offers great natural light. The french doors open to an expansive flagstone patio and offers a view of the rear yard.
The living space continues in the finished basement, which boasts a play room, sizable office, fabulous laundry room and powder room. Despite being on the lower level, this space is surprisingly bright. Between the windows that bring in great natural light, plentiful recessed lighting and a soft color palette, you wouldn’t even know that you’re in a basement!
Upstairs, on the second floor, you’ll find three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. The master bedroom features a brand new ensuite bath with marble surround and flooring, frameless glass shower enclosure and stylish marble top vanity, as well as, a walk in closet and new carpet. The two other bedrooms are nicely sized and offer ample closet space. All bedrooms feature ceiling fans and custom blinds. The hall bath has also been updated and features a custom marble top vanity, marble flooring and shower enclosure. There is a hall linen closet with access to the floored attic which offers tons of great storage space. A two car garage rounds out the list of features.
If you enjoy being outdoors, you will love the outdoor living space that this property offers. There is a huge flagstone patio in the rear of the home, which can be accessed from the dining room on the main floor, or the family room on the lower level. The patio offers plenty of space for a dining area, a place to grill, a lounging area (complete with built in fire pit) and more. While the lot is very manageable at just over a quarter of an acre, it feels like so much more, with the private, wooded area in the rear of the property. The wooded area is owned by Montgomery County and is adjacent to the Wissahickon Waterfowl Preserve. Nature lovers will also be thrilled to know just a few doors down, there is public access to Green Ribbon Trail and Wissahickon Creek. The Green Ribbon Trail is a 12.6 miles trail that connects several parks and natural areas. The trail crosses the Wissahickon Creek by way of bridges and stepping stone cross ways. There is an Education Center less than a mile down the trail at the Four Mills Nature Reserve, offering fun and informative classes, expeditions and the like. The Watershed affords great bird watching and beautiful native and endangered trees and plants. You can also take the trail and follow it a short distance to Butler Pike, where you can walk right into downtown Ambler! Close to the train, farmers’ market, fantastic restaurants and shops, the theater, playhouse and more.
Although the mailing address is Ambler, 10 Mercer Hill is located in Whitpain Township, within the highly acclaimed, Blue Ribbon, Wissahickon School District. Mercer Hill Village has an optional community association that you can join, if you wish. The community association hosts several neighborhood events throughout the year, most of which are centered around kids and holidays, although, there is a progressive dinner and cocktail party each year for those who are kids at heart, but not in age. Another incredible point, is the annual property tax; they are among the lowest in the area. In terms of commuting, Mercer Hill is very conveniently located, just a short drive from the turnpike, route 309, and all major routes of travel.
10 Mercer Hill has it all, and in a choice location. This is a rare opportunity, don’t miss it! Showings begin Friday evening, April 22.
10 Mercer Hill Road, Ambler, Whitpain Township
3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 1869 square feet (+ finished basement), $379,999.