1008 Sharpless Road Elkins Park, PA 19027US

Detached, 5 bedrooms, 3/2 bathrooms, 6,152 sq ft, 0.93 acres, 116 years old
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6 Weeks
Finished Sq Ft
6,152 sq ft
Lot Size
0.93 ac
Mortgage Payment
$15,012 (2016)
Year Built
Melrose Park
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BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

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Introducing the Amos J. Birdsall Jr. estate! Constructed at the turn of the last century for a wealthy merchant mariner, this exquisite home has been thoughtfully & thoroughly updated for today. The original details include the extensive use of Mercer tiles, quartersawn Oak wainscoting & mantel details, plaster medallion ceiling, leaded glass sidelights, a wrap-around front porch, a sleeping porch, a sun room & a soaring loft space on the 3rd floor (perfect for an additional family room). Modern updates include a 3-zoned central A/C system (one of the high-velocity systems was just replaced in 2015), multi-zoned gas heating (also a new boiler), replacement windows & a whole house generator. Located on nearly an acre of level ground, you approach the entry via a wrap-around porch (either from the port cochere or the front walk). A double door vestibule opens into a gracious central hall with a beamed ceiling. The living & family rooms flank the entry (1 with a wood fireplace, the other with gas). The breakfast/sunroom faces the side yard & connects back to the front hall, powder room & kitchen. A massive Oak paneled dining room has a lovely original built-in buffet & mirrored alcove. The completely renovated kitchen & butler's pantry respectfully integrates modern elements into the historic fabric. It includes 2 beverage coolers, an ice maker, a Fisher & Paykel D/W drawer & another D/W, professional S/S appliances & quartersawn Oak cabinets. A large laundry/pantry room is tucked just at the rear. The master suite has a huge bathroom with a bubble tub, large shower, 2 sinks, a bidet & the necessary. A walk around closet & dressing area provide ample storage. There are 3 more large bedrooms, a hall bath, a private powder room & the sleeping porch on the 2nd floor. The massive loft area on the 3rd floor includes a home gym room, built-in bookcases & a huge Palladian window overlooking the front yard. The 5th guest suite (with a full bath) & a large storage attic (with cedar closet) complete this floor. Out back, there are 2 entertaining patios (one with a pergola, the other with a built-in gas grille) before you reach the restored in-ground pool. Tucked into the rear corner is the 2-car carriage house with a heated attic room. It's perfectly located within walking distance to either the Melrose or Elkins Park SEPTA stations & CreekSide Co-op & within easy reach to major roads. Come explore Melrose Park & the Birdsall estate & you too will fall in love!

Previous Sales and Listing History

9/9/2016For SaleTREND 6857858$750,000
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4/25/2008SoldTax Records$650,900

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A child living at 1008 Sharpless Road, Elkins Park, PA would typically attend Cheltenham High School.

1008 Sharpless Road Property Features

Island, Pantry, Built-In Range, Oven-Wall, Oven-Double, Oven-Self Cleaning, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Built In Microwave
Access Panel
Kitchen with Nook/Bar
Three+ Fireplaces
Living Room/Great Room, Family Room, Gas/Propane
Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
Security Systems, Cathedral/Vaulted, 9 Ft+ Ceilings, Ceiling Fan(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Cable TV Wired, Whirl Pool/Hot Tub, Stall Shower, Energy Efficient Windows, Replacement Windows
Main Floor
Center Hall
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Room, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Study/Library, Sun/Florida Room, Loft, Other Room 4, Utility/Mud Room
Main, Upper 1
Sidewalks, Street Lights, Fencing
Stone Foundation
Level Lot, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s)
In Ground Pool
Patio, Porch
Pitched Roof, Shingle Roof
2 Car Garage
Detached, Oversized Garage
Central A/C
200-300 Amp Electricity
Gas, Hot Water
Natural Gas
3+ Car Parking, Driveway/Off Street
Public Sewer

19027 (Elkins Park) REAL ESTATE NEWS

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 Scott Laughlin, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  Tuesday, September 20, 2016 5:08:39 AM

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1008 Sharpless Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027US
1008 Sharpless Rd is located in Elkins Park, PA. This colonial style detached home has 5 bedrooms, 3/2 bathrooms, and approximately 6,152 sqft of living space. This property sits on 0.93 acres. This property is 116 years old, having been built in 1900. Similar detached homes nearby have 5 bedrooms, 3 baths and sell for around $750,000.
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