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MLS® ID: PAMC100055


MERION STATION, Pennsylvania, 19066

$1,095,000 Active
  • 6 Beds
  • 4.5 Baths
  • 7371 SQFT
Discovering 649 S Highland Ave for the first time is an awe-inspiring experience. Pictures simply do not do justice to this grand, gorgeous historic estate set on an acre of lush, private property, with an extraordinary landscape brimming with trees, bushes & expansive green lawn. This turn-of-the-century home is truly magnificent, boasting 20~ thick exterior stone walls & a huge wraparound front porch with open arches that is also clad in stonework. This beauty has been maintained by loving owners, and impeccably preserved to maintain the charm, integrity & authenticity of its era. Sharing the grounds is an enchanting detached carriage house 3-car garage, complemented by generous driveway parking for guests. Exquisite architectural details abound inside, enhancing the unique character with an 1890 English colonial oak wood staircase, stunning trim & woodwork throughout, deep window sills, curved walls, hardwood floors, coffered ceilings, arched doorways & pocket doors among the distinctive elements. The striking foyer features a solid wood arched front door flanked by leaded glass windows & original staircase ascending to the 2nd floor landing brightened by a triple-panel arched window. An elegant dining room with a bay window & built-in bench connects to the butler~s pantry. Just as lovely for entertaining is the spacious living room with a brick fireplace & coffered wood ceiling, and large living room with picture windows. A den with rounded walls, fireplace & built-in seating overlooks pretty property views. The sunny eat-in kitchen has tons of cabinetry & prep space, plus a commercial range with double oven & center island with seating. Beyond affords access to a laundry room, rear staircase, back porch & garage. Another small room off the kitchen with a full bath can serve as an office, mudroom room, staff quarters, etc...The versatile upstairs houses 6 bright, comfortable bedrooms, including a peaceful master with brick fireplace tucked behind pocket doors. One bedroom with balcony currently serves as an office. The rear bedroom has an en-suite bath, plus there are 2 additional full shared baths. The carpeted 3rd story presents wonderful finished space highlighted by a vaulted ceiling with wood beams~ perfect for a playroom, exercise room, studio & other purpose. Make this incredible, prized & rare home your family legacy, in a premier location just a block and a half from the train station, near Merion Botanical Park, great schools & lots of conveniences.
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Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford


  • Full baths
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  • Full Baths Range
    4+ Baths
  • Total Baths
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  • Office name
    BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford
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  • Bedrooms
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  • Sewer
    Public Sewer
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  • Agent name
    Robin R Gordon
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  • Square Feet Range
    7000+ sq ft.
  • Bedrooms Range
    6 Beds
  • Year Built Range
    1989 (and earlier)
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