Eric Maher ¦ Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell ¦ 215-646-2900
About This 1930 Georgian Revival In Upper Darby Pennsylvania
Magnificent, Breathtaking, totally restored Historic center hall Gregorian Revival – situated on multiple-SUBDIVIDABLE lots! Located on one of the highest points in Upper Darby in what is known as “Observatory Hill” – this piece of history was originally owned by the Astronomy professor for the University of Pennsylvania. With 6 bedrooms, and 2.5 bathrooms. There is room for everyone in this home.
Enter through the inviting front entry way and into the grand foyer. The sweeping staircase has been completely refinished, and features a Juliet balcony- where one may have given announcements or speeches to a party or gathering of guests. Intricate woodwork welcomes you, especially the entrance to the formal living room. The large, sun drenched formal living room is adorned by a beautiful fireplace and mantle, complete with a wood burning stove.
Access to the covered porch which faces South Lynn- provides a flow of indoor and outdoor living areas to enjoy. The formal dining room has also been restored to its grand ole glory, and leads into the stunning, and brand new kitchen. White shaker cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances are just some of the modern conveniences that this home offer. Large sliding glass doors lead to the rear deck. A rear staircase to the 2nd floor is also accessed from the kitchen.
Directly off of the kitchen, with a pass through window included- is a cozy sitting room, which could be also used as a breakfast room! The mudroom leads out to a new deck, which provides even more opportunities for relaxation, entertaining, and enjoyment as it perfectly accompanies the above ground pool. Each bedroom is well appointed, and freshly painted. A total of 6 bedrooms, including the third level- which up until the late 70s- was used as a grand ballroom for events and parties, housing a total of 7 chandeliers. It has been beautifully reimagined into the owner’s suite of the house.
The second floor features a loft area at the top of the stairs. It is currently used as an office / library- but can be an upstairs living room, play room, gym- whatever you desire. The bathrooms have been redone and show beautifully. Picturesque and serene- outdoors you will find lots of green space, a flowing pond with waterfall housing fish, along with housing for chickens and ducks. This home is truly not one to be missed. The attention to detail, character,- all as a piece of history. The current owners have not skipped a beat with the restoration of this home. Make your showing appointment today, and make this magnificent home- yours.