Dream Location just steps away from the walking, horse and biking trails of Valley Green and Wissahickon Park, this 19 year old French colonial located in Springfield Township, on the borders of Chestnut Hill and Whitemarsh, with brand new Roof and brand new Hardie-Plank siding will capture your heart with its open design and special charm. Built by Cherokee Construction, and surrounded by professional, colorful, mature specimen landscaping, the grounds feature multiple covered and uncovered patios and a 4.5' deep, heated pool with whirlpool jets, all overlooking conserved open space. A courtyard parking area leads to the covered front door. The 1st floor provides a fabulous open floor plan, with hardwood floors accenting each room. The spacious Living Room features a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, custom shelving and a door to the rear Patio. A cozy Family Room with 2nd floor-to ceiling stone, wood-burning fireplace, custom built-ins and a private covered Patio could also serve as a 1st Floor Bedroom, as it is located adjacent to an updated Full Bath with pedestal sink and stall shower with frameless glass door. The incredibly large Office includes a wall of custom built-ins, walls of windows and a door accessing another Patio. The Gourmet, updated Kitchen is open to the Breakfast Room, Dining Room and Family Room, ideal for private or entertaining pleasure. The Kitchen features a Viking stove with griddle, Dacor wall oven and warming drawer, Bosch dishwasher, granite counters, island with oversized stainless sink plus 2nd sink along the perimeter, Subzero refrigerator and pull-out shelving, 42" cabinets and a warming drawer, and a door from the Kitchen opens to a delightful flagstone covered front porch, perfect for morning coffee, afternoon tea or a candle-lit dinner. The sun-drenched Dining Room includes crown molding and a chair rail. An amazing all-year-round Sun Room with insulated shades is accessed from the Breakfast Room and features tiled flooring, a wet bar with granite counter, vaulted wood ceiling and a wall of windows with sliding door to the rear Patio. A terrific Mud Room offers a Powder Room, 2 walk-in Pantry Closets plus multiple additional closets and access to the 3 Car Garage. 2 sets of Stairs provide access to the 2nd Floor with brand new hall carpet. The Master Bedroom Suite includes the bedroom with Juliet balcony includes a vaulted ceiling and stereo speakers plus 2 walk-in closets and an updated Full Bath with radiant heated floor, steam shower with tiled surround and frameless glass door, double vanities with granite counters and separate water closet. Bedrooms 2 and 3 share a Jack and Jill Bath, and Bedroom 4 offers an en-suite Full Bath with corian counter and soaking tub with shower. The rear Hall leads to the 2nd Floor Laundry Room with utility sink, followed by a hallway lined with cedar closets, leading to Bedrooms 5 and 6 featuring dormer windows, plus another Full Bath with corian counters, soaking tub and shower. Completing this wing of the house is a sun-filled Office with 10' ceiling. The unfinished basement offers many opportunities, including a commercial sized workshop room with included built-in workbench. Additional exciting features include an attached greenhouse located behind the Garage, a deer fence, new pressure-treated wood retaining wall, sprinkler system, Central Vac, new water heater (2018), Shed, wiring for electric pet fence with collars and Generator. 1 Year Home Warranty included. Excellent Springfield School District with multiple private schools nearby as well. Close to public transportation, with easy access to center city. Imagine walking out your front door, taking a few steps and finding yourself on Forbidden drive. If you have enough energy, you can walk all the way to center city Philadelphia, but you might prefer to ride your bike or your horse instead, and if you get hungry, you can stop in Chestnut Hill or Manayunk for a bite to eat along the way.
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