1336 Gypsy Hill Road

AMBLER, PA 19002
  • $3,495,000
  • STATUS: Active
  • ON SITE: 146 days
  • ID#: PAMC606186
Price Reduced
UPDATED: 46 min ago
$3,495,000
  • 8
    BEDS
  • 3.41
    ACRES
  • 7
    BATHS
  • 2
    1/2 BATHS
  • 13,924
    SQFT
  • $251
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1898
County:

School Information

Elementary School:
Middle School:
High School:
School District:

Description

"Second Tamora" was built in 1898 as a quiet retreat and summer home outside the hustle and bustle of the city. This charming and stately home was named by its founder and creator, Edward B. Smith, of the Philadelphia investment firm, Smith Barney, who also happened to be a real estate mogul and planning and development visionary. Responsible for bringing the railway to Gwynedd Valley from Philadelphia, Smith had a keen sense of his town's history, and he recognized the uniqueness and cache of the area that residents still enjoy today. Elegant "country" living can be enjoyed in this grand stone manor home offering 13,000 sq. ft. of living space sited on nearly 3.5 park-like acres in the heart of Gwynedd Valley. This home will impress you the moment you drive through the gated entrance down a long, winding, tree-lined driveway with a circular courtyard, fountain, and 4-car garage. As you enter the home into the large formal foyer with marble flooring, you'll instantly be struck with the home's grandeur. Extraordinary hand-painted walls and trim, 3 staircases, 18" thick granite walls, more than 8 bedrooms, 10 distinctive fireplaces (3 of which are gas), 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, a full catering kitchen (accessed by original barn doors), a wine cellar, formal gardens, a 50' long outdoor swimming pool and spa, and an indoor exercise pool are only a few of this spectacular home's singular features. Every room is lovely and has a special story to tell (-if only walls could speak). Do you want some more history? Aside from being the inspiring getaway of the notable Mr. Smith, this property has entertained numerous luminaries for over a century, furthering its historical importance. For example, Princess Grace of Monaco (Oscar-winning actress and proud Philadelphian) enjoyed her stay at "Second Tamora" as did legendary war hero General Douglas MacArthur. This magnificent residence is seeking its next steward (its 7th to be exact). Breathtaking at every turn, this property easily exceeds the most discriminating requirements for living, entertaining, and recreation with exquisite design and materials used throughout. Located within the award-winning Wissahickon School District, this home is also near to numerous private schools. If you're the outdoorsy type, you may fancy the golf, hiking, biking, tennis, and cricket options in the area. Commuting convenience abounds via close proximity to local trains, the PA & NJ Turnpikes, and Routes 309, 476, 76, and 95. Surrounded by a substantial array of both gourmet and casual restaurants as well as local markets, including Whole Foods, McCaffrey's, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, and Costco, you'll never be at a loss for dining and shopping options. If you'd like to know more, we'd love to take you on a private tour!

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1336 Gypsy Hill Road AMBLER, PA 19002

  • Price: $3,495,000
  • Status: Active
  • Updated: 46 min ago
  • ID#: PAMC606186
8
Beds
7
Baths
2
½ Baths
3.41
Acres
13,924
SQFT
$251
$/SQFT
1898
Built
Neighborhood:
None Available
County:
Montgomery
Area:
Lower Gwynedd Twp (10639)
Elementary School:
Shady Grove
Middle School:
Wissahickon
High School:
Wissahickon Senior
School District:
Wissahickon
Property Description
"Second Tamora" was built in 1898 as a quiet retreat and summer home outside the hustle and bustle of the city. This charming and stately home was named by its founder and creator, Edward B. Smith, of the Philadelphia investment firm, Smith Barney, who also happened to be a real estate mogul and planning and development visionary. Responsible for bringing the railway to Gwynedd Valley from Philadelphia, Smith had a keen sense of his town's history, and he recognized the uniqueness and cache of the area that residents still enjoy today. Elegant "country" living can be enjoyed in this grand stone manor home offering 13,000 sq. ft. of living space sited on nearly 3.5 park-like acres in the heart of Gwynedd Valley. This home will impress you the moment you drive through the gated entrance down a long, winding, tree-lined driveway with a circular courtyard, fountain, and 4-car garage. As you enter the home into the large formal foyer with marble flooring, you'll instantly be struck with the home's grandeur. Extraordinary hand-painted walls and trim, 3 staircases, 18" thick granite walls, more than 8 bedrooms, 10 distinctive fireplaces (3 of which are gas), 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, a full catering kitchen (accessed by original barn doors), a wine cellar, formal gardens, a 50' long outdoor swimming pool and spa, and an indoor exercise pool are only a few of this spectacular home's singular features. Every room is lovely and has a special story to tell (-if only walls could speak). Do you want some more history? Aside from being the inspiring getaway of the notable Mr. Smith, this property has entertained numerous luminaries for over a century, furthering its historical importance. For example, Princess Grace of Monaco (Oscar-winning actress and proud Philadelphian) enjoyed her stay at "Second Tamora" as did legendary war hero General Douglas MacArthur. This magnificent residence is seeking its next steward (its 7th to be exact). Breathtaking at every turn, this property easily exceeds the most discriminating requirements for living, entertaining, and recreation with exquisite design and materials used throughout. Located within the award-winning Wissahickon School District, this home is also near to numerous private schools. If you're the outdoorsy type, you may fancy the golf, hiking, biking, tennis, and cricket options in the area. Commuting convenience abounds via close proximity to local trains, the PA & NJ Turnpikes, and Routes 309, 476, 76, and 95. Surrounded by a substantial array of both gourmet and casual restaurants as well as local markets, including Whole Foods, McCaffrey's, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, and Costco, you'll never be at a loss for dining and shopping options. If you'd like to know more, we'd love to take you on a private tour!
Exterior Features

Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Garage - Side EntryGarage Door OpenerAdditional Storage AreaOversized Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 12299 Basement FullWalkout LevelWater Proofing SystemWindowsWorkshop Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 1625 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features BrickfireplGas/PropaneMarbleMantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 10 Heating Forced AirCentralBaseboard - Electric Heating YN Yes Laundry Type Upper Floor Levels 3+ Room List Living RoomDining RoomKitchenGame RoomFamily RoomBreakfast RoomStudySun/Florida Room Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5

Property Features

Accessibility Features 2+ Access Exits48"+ HallsDoors - Recede Assessment Year 2019 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Natural Gas Heating Fuel Natural Gas Incorporated City Name Lower Gwynedd Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 301669416823 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 26612.0 Tax Assessment Amount 1060590.0 Tax Lot 024 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Aa

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©2019 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2019-09-20T19:54:11.01.
 
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