Welcome to 420 West Mermaid Lane, a truly spectacular property, in the most desirable Chestnut Hill location, beautifully sited on 1 acre. Dating to around 1910, the structure is one of a cluster of five, all in differing styles, built when the railway line from Philadelphia began radiating beyond the city. A modified Georgian style three story stone house in suburban Chestnut Hill on a lovely tree lined street. This exquisite center hall home features a brightly lit, gracious floor plan with coveted architectural details and moldings, and seven fireplaces throughout the home. Upon entering the large two-story foyer, one is embraced by the home's charm and elegance. You will first be met by French doors leading out back and a grand sweeping staircase with a beautiful arched window above. The long formal dining room with a wood burning fireplace and large original glass window seats overlook the terrace and lush surrounding landscape. On the other side of the entry foyer is the expansive main living room, large enough for two sitting areas and a grand piano. A lovely garden room flows off the living room and offers views of the back terrace, in ground pool and property's specimen trees. A cozy wood paneled study with fire place and custom milled bookshelves can be accessed from the garden room or living room. Also on the first floor is a powder room, rear stairwell to the quarters on the second and third floors, butler’s pantry and a large eat-in kitchen. The kitchen connects to a laundry room with extra storage and a separate mudroom. From the mudroom, one can exit to the side driveway that leads to a detached two-car garage with a separate entrance around the back of the garage to a room atop that could easily be converted to additional living space. The back of the home opens to terraces and natural light washes over these rooms, creating an uplifting atmosphere in all seasons. On the second floor, there are a total of five bedrooms, four full baths and a very large linen closet. Each bedroom is uniquely connected to one of the four full baths and four of the bedrooms have an original wood burning fireplace. The unique layout allows for your choice of which bedroom would serve best as a master for you. The third floor can be accessed by the rear stairwell and on the upper floor are three additional bedrooms, two full baths and two large storage closets. The grounds are stunning, with many specimen trees, perennials, over 1000 planted bulbs, and a spacious driveway for guest parking. The current owners have created a pocket of English charm throughout the gardens with naturally placed mature plantings, shrubs and stunning canopy trees. The expansive bluestone terraces, tiered lawns, stone steps and lovely pool create the perfect setting for an outside oasis and enjoyment of an extremely private setting. The location is convenient only a few minutes away from Chestnut Hill Village, public transportation and the riding trails of Wissahickon Park. Easy commute to Philadelphia and Manhattan. A truly special home steeped in the tradition of the past and one perfect for entertaining and family life.
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