Listed By:
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
56 Crosby Brown Road, Gladwyne, PA
$ 8,495,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC2087314
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGladwyne
  • AreaLower Merion Twp
  • NeighborhoodGladwyne
  • Zip19035
  • Style
  • Year Built1905
  • Taxes$ 83747
  • Price$ 8,495,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms6
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage10680
  • Lot Size2.83 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Nestled amidst the leafy canopies of Gladwyne on Philadelphia's Main Line, this enchanting 1905 Gothic Revival manor home would appear as though it was seemingly plucked straight from the pages of an English fairy tale. With its massive stone walls, wood beams and impressive scale, this architectural gem stands as a testament to a bygone era while offering every modern comfort with details executed to perfection. On 2.8 level acres hidden along a picturesque private lane, the property offers a 4-bedroom, 5.2 bath main residence, a 2-bedroom guest cottage, garages, gardeners cottage and beautifully designed outdoor spaces and gardens. Massive leaded-glass doors open to an interior of soaring ceilings, custom Indiana limestone floors and archways, reclaimed antique stone, leaded glass windows and doors and rich millwork and cabinetry, all working in tandem to create magnificent, captivating spaces. A great hall with massive beams supporting its 25-foot ceiling is a showstopping setting for gatherings of any size. It accesses one of three terraces that look out over the gardens and specimen trees of the rear grounds. Sunlight pours through the broad, leaded-glass window of the formal dining room. With an adjacent wet bar, butlers pantry, wine room and enormous, well-appointed Downsview kitchen, its easy to imagine this home as a setting for memorable events. The Gothic elements are carried off perfectly in the kitchen, down to stunning artisan millwork and hand-molded Moorish tile backsplash. In this heart of the home, open to the kitchen, is a comfortable family room with a fireplace and access to the rear gardens. The main level is completed by a library/study with picture-window sliders to the propertys lush rear gardens. A full bath is adjacent to this room, making it a potential first-floor bedroom. A large home gym/yoga studio/flex space completes the main level. The second floor originally used as a ballroom and as such features early 20th-century, canvas-covered, hand-painted ceiling beams. This formerly festive space now contains four bedrooms, all en-suite and all with vaulted ceilings. Each bedroom has its own personality with lighting, millwork and bathrooms that speak to the homes one-of-a-kind character. The owners suite feels fit for royalty, all the more so with the newly completed, sumptuous Italian marble bath. In this and other bathrooms, Sherle Wagner fixtures provide the finishing touch. Approaching the guest house, one feels as though they could be in England with the half-timbered exterior of these former stables, a perfect match for the main house. Guests can enjoy inviting, modernized living space with one or two bedrooms, sitting/dining area, full bath and kitchenette. The spacious grounds embrace nature's splendor and are a hideaway for moments of solitude. For buyers seeking a storybook setting and elegant residence less than 30 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, tour this property and see for yourself why it is a pinnacle of quality, style and privacy on the Main Line.

Price History
11/14/2023 Listed $8,495,000

General Features

Sewer On Site Septic
Heating Radiant,Hot Water
Cooling Central A/C
Utilities Cable TV,Electric Available,Water Available
Possession 31-60 Days CD,61-90 Days CD
Roof Pitched,Slate
Appliances Built-In Microwave,Built-In Range,Commercial Range,Dishwasher,Dryer,Refrigerator,Washer
Garage Spaces 2.00
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Patio/Porch Features Terrace
Architectural Style Other
Pool Features In Ground,Indoor,Lap/Exercise
Security Features Security System
Construction Materials Stone
Exclusions Entry Hall Chandelier,Dining Room Sconces (2),Wine Room Chandelier,Master Bath Chandelier,(4) wall sconces in Family Room/Top of Stairs
Year Built 1905
Electric 200+ Amp Service
View Garden/Lawn
Levels 2
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Electric
Accessibility 32 + wide Doors,36 + wide Halls,Level Entry - Main
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name GLADWYNE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Directions From Mill Creek Rd turn onto Crosby Brown Rd (Private Lane)
ModificationTimestamp 2024-04-17T06:17:31
Buyer Agent Compensation 2.25
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
Lot Size Square Feet 123275.00
Tax Assessed Value 2092560.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Tax Annual Amount 83747.0
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Price Per Sq Ft 795.41
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 10680
Days on Market 156
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Tax Lot 16
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Oil
Flooring Hardwood,Marble,Stone,Solid Hardwood
Total Fireplaces 3
Fireplace Features Gas/Propane,Wood
Hot Water Oil
Basement (Y/N) No
Heating Y/N Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 10680
Full Baths 6
Half Baths 2
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 6
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Sitting Room,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Kitchen,Family Room,Library,Foyer,Bedroom 1,Exercise Room,Laundry,Maid/Guest Quarters,Mud Room,Other,Bathroom 1,Bathroom 2,Bat
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Bathrooms Half Upper Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bathrooms Half All Upper Levels 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 8

Exterior Features

Parking Features Circular Driveway,Crushed Stone
Lot Features Backs to Trees,Front Yard,Irregular,Level,Rear Yard,Secluded
Water Source Public
Inclusions Washer/Dryer/Refrigerators
Total Parking Spaces 22
Garage Features Garage - Front Entry,Inside Access,Oversized
Type of Parking Attached Garage,Driveway
Land Use Code 1108
Foundation Details Slab
Spa No
Water View Y/N No
Lot Dimensions 69.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 2.83
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Assessor
Road Responsibility Private,Road Maintenance Agreement
Horse Y/N No
Land Assessed Value 0.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Attached Garage Spaces 2
LotDimensionsSource Assessor

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 1 Upper 1
Bathroom 2 Upper 1
Bathroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 1 Upper 2
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Walk-In Closet(s)
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Gas
Dining Room Main Flooring - Stone
Exercise Room Main
Family Room Main Flooring - Stone,Fireplace - Gas
Foyer Main
Full Bath Main
Half Bath Main
Kitchen Upper 2
Kitchen Main
Laundry Upper 1
Library Main Flooring - Solid Hardwood
Living Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Wood Burning
Maid/Guest Quarters Upper 2
Mud Room Main
Other Main
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Sitting Room Upper 2


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

Property vs Single Family Average in 19035

AVG $4.45M
AVG $62,710
AVG 1207
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1972