1600 MONK RD

Sold 3/28/2016
  • 7
  • 2
    partial baths
Single Family Home

Legend has it that "River House" was built for Leopold Stokowski, director of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and his lover, famed film star, Greta Garbo, but following a disagreement, they never acquired the home. Instead, River House was purchased by Helen Tyson Madeira and Louis C. Madeira IV in 1940, and the Madeira family lived there for nearly three-quarters of a century. As one of the original Monk Road families, the Madeiras were able to choose their own address, and they chose 1600, after the address of the White House. Offered to the market for the first time since their initial purchase, this magnificent 7+ bedroom 7 full bath home offers exquisite detailing in both its formal and family spaces. Spectacular step down Living Room with plaster moldings, pickled trusses and exposed beams is bathed in natural light by floor to ceiling windows and French doors. Handsome library is highlighted by hand crafted American cherry paneling and a hide away wet bar. Enjoying an eastern exposure to a wide bluestone terrace, the library welcomes morning light and long views of the property's varied topography and specimen plantings. Following a wide stone hall, find an oval shaped formal dining room, with hand pegged wood floors, two exposures of light and deep storage closets, one out fitted for silver storage and the other for hanging linens. This dining room is as elegant today as when it hosted notable guests throughout the homes history. Second level provides a deluxe master suite with his and her baths and dressing rooms, three additional family or guest rooms each with en-suite baths and three additional bedrooms or sitting rooms located off the back stairs with two full baths. An exit to the outside, steps away from the four+ car garage makes this space ideal for independent living quarters. Enveloped by 25 acres of conserved pastoral, groomed and naturally landscaped grounds which connect to the bridle wild trails, the homes is a study in gracious country mansion style architecture.

Property Details
  • L Merion
    school district
  • Tudor
  • $70,452.00
  • 1940
  • 6580286
Double oven
Central air
Oil heat
Breakfast room
Cathedral ceilings
Kitchen island
Walk-in closet(s)
Partial basement
School district: L Merion
4+ car garage
Attached parking
Stone exterior
Lot acreage is: 23.53
Lot dimension is: 816
Lot zoned: RA
Public water
Septic system
Property style: Tudor
Tax year: 2016
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Family Room Level: Main
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Master Bedroom Level: Upper 1
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Bedroom 2 Level: Upper 1
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Bedroom 3 Level: Upper 1
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Bedroom 4 Level: Upper 1
Dining Room is 0 x0
Dining Level: Main
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Kitchen Level: Main
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Living Room Level: Main
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Name Type GreatSchools
Gladwyne School Elementary School / Public 10 1.25 mi.
Welsh Valley Middle School Middle School / Public 10 1.29 mi.
Harriton Senior High School High School / Public 10 2.89 mi.
The Gladwyne Montessori School * Pre-School, Elementary School, Middle School / Private N/A 1.29 mi.
AIM Academy * Elementary School, Middle School, High School / Private N/A 0.73 mi.
Lankenau High School * High School / Public 4 1.19 mi.
Address Distance Sale date Sale price
1600 MONK RD 0 mi. 3/28/2016 $2,275,000
1432 MONK RD 0.44 mi. 9/19/2016 $2,780,000
1301 LAFAYETTE RD 1.54 mi. 7/8/2016 $3,180,000
1428 COLTON RD 1.61 mi. 5/12/2017 $2,500,000
815 LAFAYETTE RD 2.25 mi. 2/22/2017 $2,200,000
1224 VALLEY RD 3.14 mi. 10/24/2017 $1,575,000
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1600 MONK Road, GLADWYNE, PA 19035 is a 7 bedroom, 8 bath single family home was sold for $2,275,000.
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