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1423 Melrose Avenue Elkins Park, PA
$ 650,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC685946
  • TypeContingent
  • CityElkins Park
  • AreaCheltenham Twp
  • NeighborhoodMELROSE PARK
  • Zip19027
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1898
  • Taxes15964
  • Price$ 650,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage5920
  • Lot Size0.48 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Own of piece of Gilded Age history in this impressively maintained and thoughtfully updated Georgian Colonial designed by one of Philadelphia's most prominent architects, Horace Trumbauer. The 4900+ square foot home was commissioned in 1898 by John Stetson, of "Stetson Hat” fame and was part of his Elkins Park estate. Original Victorian charm has been tastefully blended with a modern aesthetic and efficiencies. The home is as stately as it is functional. The sprawling 1,200 square foot porch is perfect for entertaining or dining al fresco. It overlooks a large, fenced yard ideal for neighborly outdoor gatherings around a fire pit, and worry-free space for pets and/or kids to play. The lot's topography is higher than surrounding neighbors, giving a great sense of privacy, As you approach the main entrance, you'll step through original double leaded-glass doors into an elegant foyer with 10-foot ceilings, a stunning staircase and original hardwood floors. To the left, a spacious living room with one of two automated pellet stoves for cozy evenings at home. To the right of the foyer, there's a comfortable family room. Two porches have been enclosed and transformed into valuable indoor living space; a bright and luxurious foyer with storage on one end of the home and a sunroom/dining room on the other. No expense has been spared for updating the aesthetics, efficiency and livability of this home. The newly renovated kitchen features Italian marble backsplash, quartz countertops, and an updated butler’s pantry provides additional storage and ultra-filtered water. A mudroom, laundry room, half bath and under-the-stairs reading nook complete the main level. Great care and attention has been paid to making the home energy efficient. There has been a 40% improvement in energy audit scores as a result of replacing all windows & doors (predominantly Pella architectural series); renovating enclosed side porches with spray foam throughout including crawl spaces; and blow in insulation throughout the attic to modern standard (R-49). The steam heat system has been augmented by three-zone high-efficiency heat pump system (18-21 SEER) on the main floor which also provides central air on the first floor. An eight-sensor Ecobee thermostat throughout the house anticipates when you will want a heat boost in specific areas of the house based on time (i.e. bedrooms at bedtime) and/or occupancy with motion sensors. Never be without power after a storm: two new electrical panels with generator sub-panel and outside hook-up keep the lights, heat, and WiFi on. Other work include: fully painted exterior including roof line dentition; plumbing updates; and wiring updates As you go upstairs, you'll find spacious bedrooms and 9’ ceilings on the 2nd & 3rd floors, allowing one to take advantage of the masterful Trumbauer architectural design that allows both beautiful sunrise and sunset light to fill the home. There are three bedrooms and two full bathrooms on the second floor, including an en-suite primary bathroom with European low-entry shower, waterproof flooring, a double vanity with the same custom countertop and Italian backsplash featured in the kitchen (will be finished April 2021). On the third floor, there are three bedrooms, and one full bath which can accommodate living, schooling, and working at home needs. There's also a finished basement which is primarily used for storage. All landscaping beds have been reinstalled with heavy landscape fabric. The home is within walking distance of the Elkins Park and Melrose Park SEPTA stations, Creekside Market & Tap, Korean H-Mart Grocery, several other shops, restaurants and parks. The estimated total square footage of 4924 is based on a 2015 appraisal.

Middle School High School
Cedarbrook Middle School Cheltenham High School
Price History
3/29/2021 Listed $650,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C, Window Unit(s)
Days on Market 7
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Radiator, Steam, Forced Air
High School District CHELTENHAM
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Built-Ins, Combination Dining/Living, Dining Area, Floor Plan - Traditional, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting
Levels 3
MLS Area Cheltenham Twp (10631)
Middle/Junior High School CEDARBROOK
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Porch(es), Wrap Around
Possession 61-90 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 131.53
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name MELROSE PARK
Tax Annual Amount 15964.0
Tax Lot 024
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4942
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Below Grade Finished Area 978
Below Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft 978
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Estimated
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Other
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Living Area 5920
Room Type Living Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Basement, Foyer, Bedroom 1, Sun/Florida Room, Mud Room, Storage Room, Primary Bathroom, Full Bath, Half Bath
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 2
Window Features Energy Efficient

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry
Lot Dimensions 158.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.48
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 21120.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 7
Type of Parking Driveway, Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Basement Lower 1 Basement - Finished,Wet Bar,Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 4 Upper 2 Flooring - HardWood
Bedroom 5 Upper 2 Flooring - Carpet
Family Room Main
Foyer Main
Full Bath Upper 1
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Main
Living Room Main Living/Dining Room Combo
Mud Room Main
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bathroom Upper 1 Ceiling Fan(s)
Storage Room Upper 2 Cedar Lined Closet,Walk-In Closet(s)
Sun/Florida Room Main


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19027

AVG $340K
AVG $7,063
AVG 38
Year Built
AVG 1933
AVG 57
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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