This impressive historic retreat built in the architectural Dutch colonial-style is set on a little above 6 acres of prime land in Rydal, a borough in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, approximately 10 miles north of downtown Philadelphia and is priced at nearly $2 million.
Richly appointed with high quality original detail, this luxury three-story retreat features 5 oversized bedrooms with hardwood floors and 4 full and 1 half bathrooms, A front porch leads to a grand entry hall with fireplace from where 5,400 square feet of living space can be accessed. Built in 1911, the mansion was designed by prominent American-Hungarian architect Louis Magaziner who used exquisitely crafted details in the formal and informal rooms: exposed beams, bay windows, quarter-sawn oak flooring, mahogany doors and railings and charming fireplaces in the entry hall, living room and formal dining room.
Listings also mention a sun porch opening out onto a private patio, walk-up loft, mudroom, guest/au pair room, a caterer’s eat-in kitchen complete with a butler’s pantry and informal dining area, as well as an office with lavish millwork and built-in cabinets. On the second floor are private quarters separated by a large landing and a balcony fronting on landscaped grounds. Separately there is an Arts & Crafts-inspired carriage house which is a source of income itself. There is also a detached 3-car garage and a fully finished basement and the exterior is stone and stucco. Good value for money, for sure!