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718 Bell Lane, Maple Glen

718 Bell Lane, Ambler, Maple Glen 19002

Quality inventory is extremely limited and your search has been frustrating, but the wait is finally over! 718 Bell Lane checks all of the important boxes; you will not be disappointed. The home has been lovingly cared for and beautifully maintained by the same family for the past 51 years. Yes, typically that means that the home is in need of significant updating, but that is not the case here. The two big ticket items, both the kitchen and master bath, have been tastefully, and recently, renovated. Aside from the recent updates, the home features many important attributes that you are likely looking for including, hardwood flooring, great natural light, nicely sized rooms, many newer windows, multi zoned heating and air conditioning, oversized two car garage, and an absolutely beautiful, fully fenced, yard.

This home offers a choice location- 718 Bell Lane is located on a quiet street in Maple Glen, a short walk from St Alphonsus and Our Lady of Mercy School and around the corner (sidewalks the entire way) from Maple Glen Elementary; less than two miles to three parks and a preserve; just a two minute drive to the grocery store, as well as, various shops and restaurants in Maple Glen; less than 10 minutes from downtown Ambler and the new mega Whole Foods complex in Springhouse; the train to Philadelphia, as well as, all major routes of transportation are all conveniently close by.

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Welcoming you to 718 Bell Lane is a sweet porch, waiting for your rockers and seasonal decorations. Inside a lovely foyer provides a formal, yet comfortable, entrance into the home. You’ll find a large living room to your left, a view of the turned staircase straight ahead, a coat closet immediately to your right, and beyond that, a view down the hall into the dining room, kitchen and family room. As you make your way through the home, you’ll notice not only the hardwood floors, but newer, 6 panel, wood doors, almost throughout. The dining room, kitchen and family room connect to one another, creating a great flow for gatherings and daily living. The kitchen boasts an abundance of natural light, as does the rest of the home, beautiful cabinetry (and lots of it!), a ‘U’ shaped work area that offers wonderful counter space, stainless steel dishwasher, stove and built-in microwave, and adjacent breakfast room.The breakfast room provides access the rear patio, as well as, a separate laundry room and attached garage. The family room is perfectly sized and offers beautiful views of the rear yard. There is access to the rear yard from this space, as well.
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The second floor offers four nicely sized bedrooms, all with hardwood flooring. The master bedroom features a spacious ensuite bath, complete with oversized shower enclosure with bench and multiple shower heads, vanity with plenty of counter space, and linen closet, as well as, a large, walk in closet. Down the hall, you’ll find three additional bedrooms, large hall bath and linen closet.

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Down below, the basement offers tons of possibilities, including over 550 square feet of finished, living space. There are three separate finished rooms, although fair warning, the paneling and carpet are not likely finishes that one would pick these days. The space is totally functional as is, but if you wanted to brighten things up, the studs are already in place and wiring already done, making the job much more manageable. In addition to the finished space, there are also three unfinished rooms for storage, a walk out that leads to the side yard, and a separate heating zone.

One of the major highlights of this property is the lot and beautiful yard. The lot is level and the backyard just fenced within the past few months. There is also an oversized shed in the rear of the property, meaning you can actually park in the garage! The garage itself fits far more than just two cars, as it has built in storage in the form of shelves and cabinets, extra space and a side door, leading the to yard.718 Bell Lane, Maple Glen, Ambler, 19002
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This is a wonderful home and a fantastic opportunity to enjoy living in a special neighborhood and sought after Upper Dublin School District.

Showings begin at the open house, Saturday, October 15th, 1-3pm. For more information, or a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. | 215-704-9888 | allison.wolf@foxroach.com

718 Bell Lane

4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2320 square feet

$439,000

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322 Walker Road, Ambler

322 Walker Road, Ambler PA 19002Being less than one square mile, the entire Borough of Ambler feels like one big neighborhood, but there is one small section of town that truly does have it’s own little neighborhood. This neighborhood is comprised of seven small streets that run between Tennis and Mt Pleasant Avenues, bordering Hendricks Street. 322 Walker Road is a turnkey, mid-century home, located in the center of this charming little neighborhood.

Prepare to be wowed by 322 Walker Road, as it is not your average Ambler home. Built in 1956, this mid-century, split level home boasts the open floor plan, that many older, Ambler homes don’t offer. Not only does the home have a great flow, but just about every inch of it has been improved over time; the kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, fixtures, walls, insulation, front patio, rear deck, you name it, it’s been done. That my friends, is very hard to find.

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The curb appeal for this home is off the charts, as the exterior has been impeccably maintained. You are greeted by a lovely front patio, which was expanded and offers plenty of space for seating and plants, as well as an extended roof line that provides shelter from the elements above the front door. Once inside, the flooring takes center stage, as it is gorgeous, but you will also be impressed by the flow of the living room and dining room into the kitchen, and second floor above. The living room features a large bay window that brings in wonderful natural light, as well as, a cathedral ceiling providing for a very spacious feel. The dining room adjoins the living room, which flows beautifully into the kitchen. The kitchen is a major highlight of the home, as it was designed so well. Not only, were top of the line materials used, but the selections are very tasteful and the space was utilized perfectly. There are a multitude of cabinets, offering great storage space, including an awesome built in pantry. The built in bar offers seating on both sides, as well as additional storage below. Beautiful granite countertops, tastefully tiled backsplash, ceramic tile floor, stainless steel appliances, under mount sink, pendant lighting and more, make this kitchen a 10!

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Down a short flight of stairs, you’ll find the family room. It is a very spacious room, but has a nice, cozy feel, particularly in the glow of the fireplace. Surrounding the fireplace are built-in cabinets and desk areas, the windows feature plantation shutters and crown molding provides a nice accent to round out the room. You will also find access to the rear deck and yard, as well as the powder room from this space. Adjacent to the family room is a sizable laundry room, as well as a separate office and den/playroom. Most homes of this style do not offer the office and den, as this space was originally part of the garage. The owners converted most of the garage into this lovely living space, but wisely left about half of the garage in tact, offering plenty of room for a lawn mower, bikes and the like.The garage space can be accessed from the den, or on the exterior of the home, from the garage door.

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Upstairs on the second floor, you will find three nicely sized bedrooms and a full bath. All three bedrooms offer ceiling fans and great closet space. The hall bath is tastefully done and offers spacious built-ins surrounding the sink and vanity, as well as, a separate vanity area with additional storage behind the door.

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Out back, you will find a large deck, complete with automated awning that provides both shade and privacy. The deck is just off the family room, affording a prime entertaining space for guests to mingle both inside and out, particularly this time of year (GO EAGLES!). The deck offers a gate, in the case you’d like to keep little ones from heading out into the yard on their own. The yard offers place to play or garden, and also has a shed for additional outside storage.

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Homes like this don’t come along too often, so you don’t want to delay in scheduling your appointment! Showings begin on Saturday, October 1st. For more information, or a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. | 215-704-9888 | allison.wolf@foxroach.com

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, 1,592 square feet

$292,000

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144 South Spring Garden Street, Ambler

144 S Spring Garden St, AmblerWhy rent when you can own? This updated and well maintained home is located in the heart of Ambler, boasting sought after Wissahickon Schools, low taxes and a great price, making it a smart investment, and the perfect time for you to start building equity and making your house, your home.

144 South Spring Garden offers so many of the important amenities that you want in home; a beautiful, updated and open kitchen, a spacious, finished, walk out basement with powder room, and off-street parking! Other great features include, central air (installed within the past five years), new hot water heater, gas furnace, and replacement windows throughout.

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Approaching the home, you can immediately tell that it has been well cared for. There is a sweet front patio, which provides a great place to sit and people watch, or chat with neighbors. Inside, the first floor has an open feel, as the living room, dining room and kitchen, all flow into one another. The high ceilings and new windows provide for tons of natural light and very pleasing feeling. The kitchen is lovely, featuring tasteful cabinets (and plenty of them!), beautiful Corian counters, undermount sink, stainless steel gas stove, dishwasher and built in microwave, tiled backsplash, under cabinet, task lighting, and more. The dining room is nicely sized and can accommodate a larger table, hutch, and the like. The living room features crown molding and coat closet, also the original hardwood floors are hiding under the carpet, waiting to be revealed.

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The second floor offers three bedrooms, full bath and linen closet. The master bedroom is nicely sized and features two closets (one quite large). All three bedrooms have ceiling fans and hardwood flooring (giving you an idea of what is under the carpet in the hall and living room). The ceramic tile bath is original, but is in great shape, and painted a nice, neutral color. The bathroom also features a super cool, mid-century, skylight that brings in so much natural light during the day, that you don’t even need to turn on a bulb.

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The basement is fully finished, offering two main living areas; currently set up as an entertainment room and an office/play area. The neutral color palette and natural light from both the front and rear of the basement, make for a nice, bright space. The washer and dryer is discreetly concealed on this level, as well as an updated powder room. In the rear of the basement, you will find a door to the covered, back patio and private, off-street parking for two cars. This outdoor area also has a gate and can be fully fenced in, for your two, or four, legged babies.

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The off-street parking is a huge bonus, as this fabulous home is located blocks from downtown Ambler. If you aren’t familiar with Ambler, it’s time to come out from under your rock and explore a wonderful array of restaurants, bars, shops and services, a farmers’ market, library, theater, playhouse, and soon to be cooperative grocery store, all within walking distance. Ambler is also know for its many festivals held throughout the year. This Saturday, October 1st, happens to be the 25th Annual Ambler Oktoberfest, making it a great day to see this wonderful home, and take in all that Ambler has to offer.

Showings begin, Saturday, October 1st. For more information, or a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. | 215-704-9888 | allison.wolf@foxroach.com

144 South Spring Garden Street, Ambler

3 bedrooms, 1.5 baths

$207,000

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250 North Ridge Avenue, Ambler

2_2-231437From the street, 250 N Ridge Avenue may appear to be just a cute little bungalow, but it is actually a spacious, (almost) 2,000 square foot home.  True to its Craftsman style, the home boasts wonderful architectural details, including a swoon worthy, deep front porch with tapered square columns, lovely woodwork and moldings, the original transom windows above the doors downstairs (!!!), character rich curvatures and angles as a result of the the eaves and dormers on the second floor, and more. While the home has retained many original features, it also boasts important modern amenities such as central air, two full baths, a spacious, expanded kitchen with loads of storage and an incredible great room addition with wood burning stove and sliders to a huge, tiered deck.

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The first floor offers a versatile floor plan, with a formal living room (currently used as a dining room), dining room (set up as a playroom), bedroom (currently an office), full bath, kitchen and great room. The flow is fantastic and offers endless possibilities. The kitchen is large enough to accommodate a table and chairs and offers so much storage, that you’ll be hard pressed to fill it all. The transition between the kitchen and great room is an oversized doorway, allowing you be in the kitchen, yet feel connected to those relaxing in the front of the TV. The scale of the great room is quite impressive, yet it still manages to feel cozy, particularly in the winter months, in front of the brick hearth and stove.

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Upstairs, there is a charming landing, a great space for a sitting area or reading nook, two spacious bedrooms, and a full bath, as well as plentiful storage.

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Outside you will find a beautiful fenced in yard, offering tons of room for play, raised beds for gardening and a sweet shed, complete with electric and work area. As previously mentioned, the deck off the great room is quite large, featuring separate spaces for both dining and lounging. The front porch is a great place to enjoy some conversation in the shade, or take cover and relax when it rains.

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250 N Ridge Avenue is just 5 blocks, less than 1/2 a mile, from downtown Ambler and the train station. Walk or ride your bike to the weekly farmers’ market, stroll into town to catch a movie at the Ambler Theater or play at Act II Playhouse, sit on the front porch at Forest & Main and enjoy a beer brewed just 3 blocks from your home! Ambler offers an impressive array of restaurants and bars, shops and services, for you to take advantage of. Come, live the good life in Ambler!

Showings begin at the open house, Sunday, July 17, 1-3pm. For more information, or a private showing, please contact me, Allison Wolf. | 215-704-9888 | allison.wolf@foxroach.com

250 N Ridge Avenue

3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 1998 square feet

$295,000

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92 Orange Avenue, Ambler

92 Orange Ave Ambler PA 19002 frontSo, you’d like to live in Ambler, be close to town and have four bedrooms, but think you can’t afford it? Well, think again, as this beautiful stone twin is your opportunity! Charm and character abound in this home, located on a quiet one way street in the heart of Ambler. If you have an eye for detail you will appreciate the period trim and woodwork, beautiful, original hardwood floors, high ceilings, deep windowsills and the like. They just don’t build them like this anymore.

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Greeting you is a lovingly landscaped front yard (complete with vegetable and herb garden, off to the side) and a sweet front porch, a quintessential feature if you live in town. Inside you’ll find hardwood floors, spacious rooms, tons of natural light from oversized windows and a neutral color palate. The living room flows into dining room, which leads into the kitchen in the rear of the home, overlooking the back yard with access to the rear porch. The first floor boasts updated recessed lighting, crown molding in the living room and dining room, as well as a lovely chair rail in the dining room. The kitchen in nicely sized and offers space for a table and chairs, bakers rack or butcher block island. Other kitchen standouts are the stainless steel appliances, modern backsplash and custom tile floor.

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Upstairs on the second floor, the hardwoods continue, and you will find three bright bedrooms as well as an updated bathroom. Up another flight of stairs, the third floor offers a fourth bedroom and additional bonus room. The bonus room makes a fabulous office, studio or playroom. The basement offers plenty of storage, as well as the laundry area. The rear yard is fenced and offers a lovely space to relax by the fire pit or do some gardening. There is also a covered rear porch, and path that leads to the front yard.

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Living here is a blast, as everything is close by! 92 Orange Avenue is just blocks from several parks and hiking trails, restaurants, shops, a theater AND a playhouse, the library, annual festivals, First Fridays, the Saturday farmers’ market, and more. This location is also a commuters dream, as the train station is also a few blocks away and will land you in Philadelphia in about thirty minutes. It is also close to most major routes of travel. Offering low taxes and renowned Wissahickon schools, this is an incredible value, one that is not to be missed! Come, live the good life in Ambler!

Showings begin at the open house on Sunday, May 15, 1-3pm. For a private showing, or more information, please call me, Allison Wolf, 215-704-9888.

92 Orange Avenue

4 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1519 square feet, $249,900

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182 E Park Avenue, Ambler

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182 East Park Avenue is one of only three homes in the Borough that feature this unique, Dutch style, cross gambrel roof. This feature certainly sets the home apart from others in town, but it’s just one of the things that sets this home apart from all of the rest. Despite being constructed in 1925, almost every inch of this home has been renovated or restored. It truly is the best of the old, and the best of the new. From the walls, to the floors, to the duct work, electrical and water/sewer lines, it has all been done, and done with the utmost attention to detail by a true craftsman. Not only was the work done by a master craftsman, but it was done out of love, and no expense was spared. The current (second generation) owner of this home began to make changes in 2001 and finally stopped last year after there was nothing left to improve. I don’t think that I’ve ever seen a more turn key home in my ten years selling real estate.

The meticulous manner in which this home has been cared for is evident even before you step foot inside. The professional landscaping is lush and perfectly thought out. Whether you know a lot about plants and flowers, or just appreciate them, you’re sure to be impressed with this landscape design. You’ll enjoy the sweet scent of the lily of the valley and various bulbs providing a much needed pop of color in early Spring. Bleeding hearts, peonies, lilac, hydrangea, angel’s trumpets and more will wow you for months to come; there is always something in bloom.

Another outdoor ‘wow factor’ is the outdoor living space. You have your choice of a spacious front porch (a must for Ambler living), a sprawling trex deck, and a private lower patio, totaling almost 1,000 square feet of outdoor space to entertain and enjoy! There is also plentiful yard space in the front, side and rear of the home. When the lower patio was constructed, not only was the retaining wall reset with the original stone from a family mason, but the patio was constructed to support a hot tub in the future (if one desires). It’s the little details like this that highlight how much thought and care were put into the improvements in this home.

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The house itself is very bright, with tons of natural light in every room, on every level. The first floor features a living room, dining room with bow window and crown molding, spacious kitchen with adjoining breakfast room and powder room, all have hardwood flooring throughout. The breakfast room has two sets of french doors leading to the deck and Velux skylights overhead, which are remote controlled and have a rain sensor. So yes, if the skylight is open and it begins to rain, they automatically close (WHAT?!). Again, no expense was spared. Carrying on… The kitchen offers a boat load of storage and tons of work space on the wraparound granite counters. Perfectly positioned recessed lighting is exactly where you need when prepping and cooking.

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Heading upstairs, the turned staircase is a lovely detail, as well as the stunning architectural note overhead from the gambrel roof design. This detail was originally masked by plaster and hidden in a closet, fortunately the owner has an artistic eye and saw the importance of showcasing this detail, both in the stairwell and in the master bedroom. Once upstairs, you will find two bright bedrooms with ample closet space and ceiling fans, a sizable hall bath and a huge master suite. Originally a four bedroom home, the two front bedrooms were converted into one large bedroom, with room for a sitting/dressing area, wonderful closet, and tasteful ensuite full bath.

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The basement is very roomy with nice ceiling height, tons of storage and a full, at grade, walk out to the rear of the home. Also of import, this is one of the most clean and tidy basements that I’ve ever seen. The basement exit walks directly out to the parking area and garage in rear, perfect for easy access, in and out.

Now, onto some of the other important details which make this home so remarkable. If you don’t know much about construction, some of this may be over your head, and if that’s the case, ask someone who knows, they’ll not only be impressed, but tell you that these improvements cost a small fortune. The plaster was removed on all exterior walls so that fiberglass insulation could be installed and all new drywall was installed in its place (to the tune of @ 350 sheets). All of the trim has been replaced. There are new advanced Low-E, double pane argon, windows throughout, as well as newer Velux skylights and updated exterior doors. All original knob and tube wiring was removed and new Romex installed, along with new boxes, outlets and switches. New cable and phone lines were run. The gas water heater was replaced in 2014. A new high efficiency heater and central air conditioner were installed in 2008, as well as all duct work replaced at the same time. All cast iron sewer pipe and galvanized water pipes were removed and replaced with PVC 4″ sewer pipe and copper water lines throughout the house. The underground sewer line was dug up and replaced all the way to the main in the street. The water main was also dug up and replaced with new copper lines. R11 foam insulation was installed in various areas of the basement, and new insulation was also added under the sub floor in the master bedroom, as well as in the attic. Outside, the rear deck was built with double threaded screws, one for trex and one for pressure treated, the vinyl railing have aluminum inside and the posts, metal poles inside, for added strength. The concrete patio has 10″ of compacted stone, four structural pillars, 6″ of concrete with wire mesh and the lower left quarter specifically reinforced to properly support a hot tub.

If the house and its incredible condition aren’t enough, the location is choice. Located on the south side of Ambler, between Mattison and Rosemary, Park is a quiet street, yet in close proximity to all that Ambler has to offer. Unlike most area neighborhoods, here you have the option of walking or riding your bike to great restaurants, bars and shops, a movie theater AND playhouse, the library, a weekly farmers’ market, several festivals and events year round, and the train to the city. Aside from this huge benefit, the community and your neighbors in Ambler are second to none. As I write this (a block away), I hear the sound of the ice cream truck driving through the neighborhood. I can’t tell you how many times I feel like I need to be pinched living in this town, it’s simply the best!

Let me guess, your head is spinning and you haven’t even seen the house yet? This Sunday is your chance to see this beauty in person and enjoy the beautiful gardens. Showings begin at the open house, May 15th, 1-3pm. For a private showing, or more information, please contact me, Allison Wolf, 215-704-9888.

182 East Park Avenue

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, $375,000

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346 Euclid Avenue, Ambler

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There are a handful of streets that many agree rank among the most choice in the Borough, and Euclid Avenue is certainly one of them. Euclid Avenue is a mere two blocks long, not a cut through street by any means, and boasts beautiful turn of the century homes. It’s not uncommon to see a portion of the street framed by neon ‘Kid Alert’ figures allowing kids to ride bikes and play. There is also an annual Euclid Avenue block party. I’ve never attended, but it sure sounds pretty rocking from a few streets away.

Although almost all of the homes on this street were built at the same time, 346 Euclid is unique among them. This home was built in 1910, the time between the grandiose homes of the Victorian era and the smaller, interwar, bungalow style homes. True to the era, it is a beautifully constructed, three story stone home, featuring a Victorian style two-story bay window. The home boasts spectacular details, such as stained glass, beautifully unique curved starting steps leading to a quarter turn stair case with original wood balusters and period newel posts, original trim and molding, 5 inch baseboard, deep windowsills, hardwood floors throughout, high ceilings and solid wood five panel doors. All of these timeless details would cost a fortune today, yet they are here, waiting for you to enjoy.

From the street, the size of the home may be somewhat deceiving, as inside you will find expansive rooms, and several of them. The first floor features a large living room with bay window, dining room (currently a sitting room), den/family room and spacious kitchen. The ceiling height is wonderful and adds to the grand, yet comfortable feeling of the home. The kitchen was likely an addition at some point, it features gorgeous exposed stone, brick and a beam on one wall. It is a very functional kitchen design, as the ‘U’ shaped work space is completely open allowing for seating all around and is fabulous for cooking and conversation. There are builtins for storage and pantry shelving surrounding the basement landing, accessed through the kitchen. Due to the darker wood and stone, the current owner installed two large skylights to bring in tons of natural light, in addition to the french doors that lead to the deck and rear yard. Also, there are three closets on the first floor, plenty of room for coats, vacuums and the like.

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Upstairs, on the second floor, you will find four bedrooms and a full bath. Three of the bedrooms are large and bright, the front bedroom showcases the beautiful bay window. The fourth bedroom is on the small side, and in my opinion, should become a laundry room for a future owner. Up another flight of stairs, is the third floor, which offers two additional bedrooms and a large full bath. The angles from the roofline give the two bedrooms a lovely shape and detail, without taking away precious headroom, as many eaves do. There is also abundant closet space on the third floor.

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346 Euclid Ave Funky Powder Room-1Last, but not least, is the powder room, tucked into the first stair landing. I’m giving this tiny powder room it’s own space because I LOVE it. As soon as you open the door, you walk into another era, one that doesn’t quite fit the house, but at the same time, fits perfectly. The wild 60’s wallpaper, the old school commode, tiny sink and beautifully deep set stained glass window just make me swoon. Likely a new owner will renovate this, but I wouldn’t touch it.

Outside, the grounds are just charming. Wonderfully shaped beds and lovely perennials that will surprise you throughout the seasons. There is a spacious deck off of the kitchen, perfect for grilling and entertaining. Like most homes in Ambler, the yard is not huge, but it is flat and offers great space to relax or play. Once the trees fill in, the back is more private and very special. If you don’t delay, you could be in this home by the time the fig tree bears fruit! You’ll notice the driveway apron in the front, which indicates that there was one on the property at one time, but being on such a quiet and spacious street, someone must have simply preferred more grass.

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As you explore the outdoor space, you will notice the artwork that abounds. I’m sorry to say, but these pieces will not remain at the property. They were created by the owner, a renowned local artist, and were a true labor of love. Love is exactly what she poured into her work, and this home. As an artist, this home was a wonderfully creative space for her, and a very loving loving home where four daughters were raised. If the walls could talk! While it is sad to leave, it is time for this home to be passed on to the next owner, who will love it just as much, and experience utter joy, just as they did.

I’m sure at this point you’re wondering about the price. To purchase a home of this stature and quality, on an amazing street in sought after Ambler Borough, could easily cost you $400,000+. That said, this home does need work and updating, which is why it is priced at $279,000. 346 Euclid is really for someone who has the ability and desire to put in the time and money that it needs. This is truly an incredible opportunity to own a very special home, yet be able to put your own personal stamp on it. If you appreciate history, the detail and workmanship of the early 1900’s, and this wonderful town of Ambler, don’t let this one slip away. If you act quickly, you could be in this home in time to walk to the Ambler Farmers’ Market and the many festivals that kick off this Spring!

Showings begin at the open house on Saturday, March 19, 1-3pm. Beyond that, showings will be on a limited basis, so you are encouraged to make the open house, if you’re able. For a private showing, or more information, please contact me, Allison Wolf, 215-704-9888.

346 Euclid Avenue, Ambler

6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, $279,000

Categories: Ambler, Real Estate

108 Mary Ambler Way

108 Mary Ambler Way offers the best of both worlds in that it is almost new construction at only 5 years old (a newborn by Ambler housing standards), boasting all of the modern conveniences that you could ask for, yet nestled in the heart of historic Ambler Borough, just blocks from our fantastic downtown and the train to Philadelphia.

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You will absolutely love living here; all three floors offer beautifully bright and inviting living spaces. A neutral color palate, new hardwood floors, custom lighting and window treatments leave you nothing to do but move in and enjoy. The open floor plan on the main floor is ideal for entertaining, but if you’re not one for hosting, invite your friends over and walk into town for dinner and a fun night out. Pulling into your attached two car garage, avoiding the elements after a long day is a huge plus that is not often found in the borough. This section of Mary Ambler Way is located on the perimeter of Station Square, providing unobstructed views of the sun setting each evening over downtown Ambler.

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The Station Square home owners association takes care of the landscaping and snow removal, making this carefree living at it’s finest. If you are one who would rather spend your free time being out and enjoying a vibrant downtown scene or taking in nature, as opposed to being saddled with chores, then this home is truly for you. Instead of cutting the grass and shoveling the snow, you can walk out your front door and take advantage of the nearby Green Ribbon Trail. The Green Ribbon Trail is a peaceful 12.6 mile trail that runs from Upper Gwynedd to Whitemarsh, connecting several parks and protected areas.  One such area is the Four Mills Nature Reserve, a 52 acre parcel and home to the Wissahickon Valley Watershed Association, that is just one mile from your doorstep at 108 Mary Ambler Way. Also, located just blocks away are fabulous eateries and pubs, a seasonal Farmers’ Market, close to a dozen annual street festivals, as well as great shops and services, the library and more.

Living is Ambler is a true joy, just ask me! To learn more or schedule a private tour, reach out to me today, Allison Wolf, 215-704-9888.

108 Mary Ambler Way

3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 2,150 square feet, $349,000

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330 Mattison Avenue

It was the year that George Washington was born, eleven years before the author of the Declaration of Independence, and 44 years before the founding of our great nation; 330 Mattison Avenue was built. To say that this property is unique is an understatement. Built in 1732, this home has the distinction of being the oldest on record in the Borough of Ambler and it boasts a half acre of land (one of less than two dozen such properties in the Borough). In 1732 Wissahickon was made up primarily of farmland, as it was well before the era in which the town was industrialized, also well before the infamous train wreck and the woman whose heroic act would change the name of our town. This property originally encompassed 157 acres, which means that several of you reading this live on the original property, myself included.

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When I learned that I was going to have an opportunity to see the inside of 330 Mattison Avenue, I was absolutely giddy. I have been curious about this house for YEARS. Initially it was because it is a beautifully unique, stately home on what is a rather large lot, by Ambler standards. A few years ago I decided to find out which home was the oldest in the Borough; after some quick research, I learned that it is 330 Mattison Avenue. Needless to say, my interest in the property was considerably peaked and my stalking intensified. Just joking, sort of.

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Inside and out, this home is an entertainers dream. A grand foyer welcomes you into the home where you will immediately notice the beautiful detail of yesteryear. The reception room features a hearth surrounded by a lovely mantel with dentil molding, view of the staircase with original newel post, coat closet and your first glimpse of the gorgeous hardwood floors.

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Through the foyer you’ll find one of the highlights of this home, the spectacular great room. It’s amazing that this room is both enormous and cozy at the same time. I envision both epic holiday parties and snuggling in front of the fire with a book, clearing the floor for dancing and cocktails, but also curling up in the windowsill watching the snow fall. Speaking of window sills, they are amazing, fairy tale window sills, the kind that you can fit more than one person on, comfortably. Not only are the windows oversized and beautiful, but they have ALL been replaced, as in, throughout the entire house.

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Back to the great room… it features french doors to the side yard, foyer and study, crown molding, five inch baseboards, beautiful hardwood floors and a stunning fireplace boasting exquisite mantel and millwork. Through the great room, you’ll step down into the study which has wide plank hardwood floors, access to the covered patio and rear yard. Beyond the study is a spacious and bright dining room offering newer hardwood floors, expansive windows which provide a striking view of the meticulously landscaped property and french door to the front porch.

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While the kitchen offers the modern conveniences that we have come to expect, such as Decora cabinets, stainless steel double drawer Fisher & Paykel dishwasher, slide in Jenn-Air range, granite counter with undermount sink and appealing granite island with plenty of workspace and seating for four, it has retained its period feel with beamed ceilings and brick hearth. A separate summer kitchen/pantry area provides tons of extra storage, acts as a staging area for special dinners, and touts a discreet rear stair case, as well as outside access.

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Whether you ascend to the second floor by way of the main or rear staircase, you’ll find an abundance of space. The oversized master bedroom matches the great room in size and boasts the same beautiful hardwood floors.

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The master bedroom shares the open landing with a second bedroom, huge linen closet and updated full bath. Down the hall you’ll find two additional bedrooms, one currently serving as a craft and laundry room. At the end of the hall is private access to the rear stairs. While this home has been extremely well maintained and carefully restored over the years, this small section is in need of some work. The owner poured much love, time and money into his home over the years, but sadly passed before completing this one small area. If desired, the new owner can complete this space and put their stamp on the home. The recently renovated third floor offers a fabulous entertainment or work area, two more bright bedrooms and an oversized, updated bath.

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Last, but certainly not least, are the bucolic grounds. Every inch of this half acre has been meticulously maintained, a true labor of love. The front porch on Mattison is vast and great for watching the world go by, while the rear yard offers peace and tranquility. Just off the great room and study is a huge, covered flagstone patio complete with four ceiling fans and skylights. The patio is surrounded by perennial gardens, winding paths, an old wishing well, and a lush, rolling lawn where you’ll find one of the apple trees from the original orchard. Fencing along North Street adds privacy, there is a large shed offering plenty of storage, and the original horse ties are still in tact, for todays, modern, two horse family.

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This historically significant home is a dream and is conveniently located near Ambler’s bustling restaurants, train station, and major highways. All of this within the award winning Wissahickon School District. Your chance to own this magnificent home is a once in a lifetime opportunity, don’t let it pass you by.

For a private showing, or more information, please contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888

330 Mattison Avenue, Ambler

5/6 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, 3,943 square feet of magic, 1/2 acre, $474,900.

Categories: Ambler, Real Estate

Ambler Yards

It’s no secret that the Borough has grown in leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. Moving forward, Borough Hall goes to auction this week, the Ambler Cabaret will have a new owner by the end of the year, and two of the Borough’s long vacant spots are rumored to have new tenants moving in. All very exciting news.

Ambler YardsWhile the Borough is typically the focus here, there is a new project just outside of the Borough that recently caught my attention. The project is a multi-millon dollar redevelopment called Ambler Yards. Ambler Yards will be located in the former BASF complex (previously Cognis, Henkel, AmChem), one block outside of the Borough on a 26 acre parcel, in Lower Gwynedd Township. The complex is an industrial site consisting of 23 buildings; a mix of lab, warehouse, office and other space. Ambler Yards plan is to adaptively reuse the existing structures and create modern workspaces, as well as an incredible campus including green space with meadows, walking paths, pollinator garden, fitness center, game room, bike room, dedicated food truck area and more. Visit their website for a taste of what’s to come, great detail and gorgeous renderings.

The campus is less than one mile from the Ambler train station, complete with sidewalks from point A to point B. This redevelopment will be fantastic for Ambler, bringing countless new faces into the Borough to patronize our businesses and stimulate our local economy.

Final approval is still pending from Lower Gwynedd Township, but I’m told that things are moving forward and redevelopment should begin in Spring of 2016. Leasing will be handled exclusively by Binswanger.

 

Categories: Ambler, New Business/Opening, Real Estate