366 Forest Avenue, Ambler

366 Forest Avenue is a beautifully constructed, three story Colonial home, built in 1912, boasting spectacular architectural details. There is so much to love about this house; the fantastic location, tons of curb appeal, the swoon worthy wrap around porch, exquisite woodwork throughout, high ceilings, and oversized windows bringing in an abundance of natural light. These fantastic features are coupled with modern amenities such central air conditioning, high efficiency gas heater, an updated kitchen, and a first floor laundry room. 366 offers the perfect blend of old world charm while catering to a contemporary lifestyle.

Upon arrival, you will be impressed as the exterior of this home immediately  signals how well it has been maintained. 366 has a stately appearance, boasting a wide staircase, beautiful columns sitting atop stone pillars, and front porch to die for. This spectacular wrap around porch offers outdoor living space at it’s finest. There is plenty of room for furniture and enjoyment, as well as access to the rear yard. A front porch is a must for Ambler living, and this one is the cream of the crop.

Inside, you will find a lovely place to welcome your loved ones and guests. The foyer is absolutely beautiful and offers views where intricate millwork abounds. You will appreciate the gorgeous newel posts and balusters, turned staircase with landing, columns, solid wood five panel doors, baseboards, moulding, and trim. This original woodwork is made of solid Chestnut, which cannot be duplicated today, and is in excellent condition. The front door features a transom and sidelight, bringing additional light into the foyer. The original hardwood flooring is in fantastic shape and carries through into the living and dining rooms. The foyer offers two access points into the kitchen, one over the landing on the staircase and one straight ahead, as well as entrance into the living room, on your right.

The living room is spacious, yet cozy, and opens into the dining room. There are French doors between these two rooms for times that you desire some separation. Ideal for after dinner, providing a buffer for the adults to relax and converse, while keeping an eye on the little ones in the other room. The dining room is quite sizable, easily accommodating a large table, perfect for large gatherings. This room boasts tons of natural light, featuring views into the rear yard and large bay window bump out.

Through the dining room, you will find a spectacular custom kitchen. This kitchen was thoughtfully designed, using quality materials including custom cherry cabinetry, granite countertops, and stainless steel appliances. There is ample counter space, a great workflow, and tons of storage. My absolute favorite part of the kitchen is the original pantry cabinet that was seamlessly integrated into the updated design. The exterior of this special piece was carefully restored while the interior was renovated by Superior Woodcraft (out of Doylestown) to now offer soft close drawers and improved organization; a beautiful walnut countertop completes the package. This timeless piece marries perfectly with the renovation, showing respect and a heartwarming ode to the era.

Through the kitchen, you will find a conveniently located laundry area, powder room, and separate mudroom, which offers access to the rear patio and yard.

Upstairs on the second floor, you will find 4 bedrooms and a tasteful hall bathroom. Two of the bedrooms are currently carpeted, but there is original hardwood flooring beneath.

Down the hall, you will find another staircase that takes you to the third floor. This floor offers a fifth bedroom and sitting room. There are a multitude of uses for this space; it would make a great office, home school area, craft room, studio, you name it. The angles from the roofline give the these rooms a lovely shape and detail.

Down below, the basement offers tons of clean and accessible storage space.

Outside, the grounds are just charming. There is a patio off of the mudroom offering room for a grill and outdoor seating. The patio overlooks a sweet rear yard where you will find thoughtfully planted perennial gardens and an open grassy area with plenty of room for play and relaxation. The driveway offers parking for several cars and there is a convenient, detached two car garage, as well.

366 Forest has been well loved and well cared for and is now ready to make a new owner very happy. This special home is located on a lovely street within walking distance to downtown Ambler. Fabulous restaurants and breweries, great shops, a movie theater AND playhouse, library, a seasonal farmers market, year-round festivals, and the best grocery store around are all just a hop skip and a jump away. If you commute, the train is also within walking distance and access to 309 and major routes of transportation are minutes away. Sought after Wissahickon School District (Lower Gwynedd Elementary) is the icing on the cake!

This is an incredible opportunity to own a very special home in a very special town. If you appreciate the detail and workmanship of the early 1900s and the town of Ambler, do not let this one slip away. For more information, or a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]

366 Forest Avenue ~ 5 bedrooms, 1.1 baths, 2,275 square feet ~ $446,000

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