Listed By:
Compass Pennsylvania, LLC
51 Crosby Brown Road, Gladwyne, PA
$ 3,150,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC2089940
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGladwyne
  • AreaLower Merion Twp
  • Zip19035
  • StyleContemporary
  • Year Built1950
  • Taxes$ 41792
  • Price$ 3,150,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage5912
  • Lot Size2.95 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Nestled on the premier street within the highly coveted Lower Merion Township, this home is a hidden gem among just a few homes, each graced with substantial acreage and the seclusion afforded from the private street. Set on nearly three acres of thoughtfully landscaped grounds, this striking contemporary residence exudes a refined elegance and sophistication that captivates upon arrival. Originally designed by the esteemed architect William Ferguson Deknatel, a protege of the renowned American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this home's architectural pedigree adds an extra layer of historical significance and distinction. Influenced by the principles of organic architecture, emphasizing harmony with the natural environment and innovative design concepts, the open floor plan through oversized mitered windows seamlessly integrates open and covered terraces and vistas of gardens, lawn, woods and sculpture garden. A dramatic one-and-a-half-story atrium entryway welcomes you, with sleek glazed black floor tiles that provide a tasteful backdrop for what lies beyond. In the living room, you'll find exquisite handcrafted built-ins along one wall, flanking an inviting open fireplace with a generous seated ledge. The Pullman-style kitchen prioritizes efficiency and leads effortlessly to an adjacent dining room. Warm woods and a meticulously detailed ceiling create an intimate and refined atmosphere, complemented by yet another fireplace. A discreetly hidden bar serves multiple functions, functioning as a concealed service area, second laundry space, and ample storage. Two family or guest bedrooms grace this level, with one thoughtfully designed as an office with Murphy bed, each featuring its own en-suite baths. As you move towards the private quarters of the home, a sanctuary of unparalleled luxury unfolds. The primary suite, just steps away from the living areas, offers an experience that surpasses expectations. A fireplace graces one wall, while eye-level windows frame serene views. The marble-clad bathroom exudes opulence and is accompanied by two generous walk-in closets. Adjacent to this oasis, a "greenhouse" sitting room with a private side yard exit beckons for moments of tranquil contemplation. The upper level, discreetly accessible via turned stairs, reveals two additional bedrooms that share a well-appointed hall bath. The lower level presents abundant opportunities for recreation and fitness, featuring a billiard room, a gym, a full bath, a second laundry facility, and an indoor pool with garden-level walkout access. This residence stands as an exceptional and fully customized masterpiece of architectural design, reflecting both the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright's principles and William Ferguson Deknatel's unique vision. By appointment only, it represents the epitome of elegant living, marrying modern sophistication with the serene beauty of its natural surroundings.

Price History
11/24/2023 Listed $3,150,000

General Features

Interior Features Built-Ins,Carpet,Dining Area,Primary Bath(s),Recessed Lighting,Skylight(s),Wood Floors,Entry Level Bedroom,Butlers Pantry
Sewer On Site Septic
Heating Heat Pump(s),Hot Water & Baseboard - Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Possession Negotiable
Appliances Cooktop,Dishwasher,Oven - Wall,Oven - Double,Oven/Range - Electric,Refrigerator,Stainless Steel Appliances,Water Heater
Garage Spaces 4.00
Patio/Porch Features Terrace,Patio(s)
Architectural Style Contemporary
Pool Features Indoor
Construction Materials Stucco
Year Built 1950
Levels 1.5
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility None
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions Old Gulph Road to Crosby Brown Road
ModificationTimestamp 2024-05-09T06:11:12
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.5
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
Lot Size Square Feet 128502.00
Tax Assessed Value 1014100.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 41792.0
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 3.00
Price Per Sq Ft 636.75
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Total SQFT 5912
Days on Market 168
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Tax Lot 19
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Oil,Electric
Flooring Ceramic Tile,Carpet,Hardwood
Total Fireplaces 4
Hot Water Electric
Basement (Y/N) No
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 4947
Full Baths 5
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 5
Below Grade Finished Area 965
Main Level Bedrooms 3
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Laundry Type Main Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 2
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 5

Exterior Features

Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Lot Features Landscaping,No Thru Street,Private,Rear Yard,Secluded
Water Source Public
Total Parking Spaces 4
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry,Inside Access
Type of Parking Attached Garage,Driveway
Land Use Code 1101
Foundation Details Concrete Perimeter
Water View Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 230.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 2.95
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Door Features Double Entry
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Attached Garage Spaces 4
LotDimensionsSource Assessor


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19035

AVG $5.8M
AVG $71,866
AVG 1144
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1961