227 N BOWMAN AVE, MERION STATION, PA 19066 (MLS # PAMC668906)
The optimistic spirit of the roaring 20s is alive and well in this Gardner/Fox renovated, post-WWI, six-bedroom, six-and-a-half bath, nearly 10,000 sq ft estate! Situated on 1.6 acres in the near-Philly suburb of Merion Station, the approach to this elegant home is a 300 ft long, tree-lined driveway with planted center island. This luxurious and elegant Main Line manse, is an easy 20-minute commute from Center City. The property boasts an elevator and enormous entertaining space: the first-floor ballroom can accommodate 70 people for a seated dinner or 150 for lecture-style events. Striking in its design, the semi-circle ballroom creates a design aesthetic that you will marvel at and enjoy every day. All of this is without sacrificing access to critical, modern-day, practical amenities! The property is walkable to award-winning Lower Merion public schools, local parochial schools, restaurants, coffee shops, and houses of worship.The large, renovated kitchen boasts Subzero refrigerator/freezer, 6 burner Thermador gas stove with built-in indoor grill, double wall ovens, two dishwashers, very large walk-in pantry, and spacious two-tier island. Additional built-in breakfast/dining nook provides seating for eight. Butler pantry for cocktail hour and ample pantry closet storage.Adjacent is the elegant dining room with oversized wood-burning fireplace, backdrop for a cozy dinner for 8-12 people. The Alfresco options are expansive grounds with over 40 well-maintained mature trees and plantings and adjoining 25 x 16 Pennsylvania blue flagstone patio.Off of the formal dining room is a breathtaking 25 x 19 library with 180 linear feet of bookshelves. The library is authentic to the 1920s and an unbelievably comfortable place to relax and entertain while outfitted with cutting edge amenities include pre-wired 12-speaker Dolby Atmos surround sound system. Formal library during the day transforms into your personal home theater at night.A semi-circle sunporch (44 x 15) wraps around the first floor spaces providing a great location when hosting larger events to set up outside bars to serve cocktails or stations for hors d'oeuvres or dessert. During great weather, you can comfortably host upwards of 200 people.Ascend the dramatic winding staircase to the second floor, lit by a striking authentic 1920s chandelier, which hung in a New York City theatre. Light floods this space to highlight the original working swing out leaded windows with period details, as well as the original wood banister, oak floors, and iron railings. The impressive 1,000 square foot primary bedroom suite is your first stop. Complete with sitting room, this space provides 12 x 18 his/hers California Closets, a spa-like oversized primary bath with heated travertine floor, jacuzzi jetted tub, and steam shower. The primary bedroom has a commanding 270 degree panoramic view of your property, access to an expansive 45 x 15 2nd-floor balcony, and ensuite hidden mini-bar.Five other bedrooms, all with en suite bathrooms, as well as a large laundry room, complete the second floor.The 4,000 sq ft basement houses mechanical systems as well as his/hers workout rooms, a large 900 sq ft playroom area with separate egress, 2nd laundry room, full bath, storage rooms, and network/IT area. All infrastructure, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, cable, and network wiring in the home has been upgraded including house-wide Ethernet access points.Icing on the cake is a separate 550 sq ft guest/nanny/in-law suite with its own private outside entrance. This apartment consists of a beautiful bedroom, lovely full bath, living room, and kitchenette. Ideally utilized as a live-in nanny suite, the owners have rented it nightly on Airbnb, generating revenue of $25,000 per year.The outstanding location and condition separate this property from others of comparable size. Everything and just a quick ride into Center City. This gem is one of a kind!
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||10/28/2020||Tract||MERION STATION|
|Year Built||1925||Community||LOWER MERION TWP|
|School District||LOWER MERION|
|Elementary School||BALA CYNWY|
|Jr. High School||BALA CYNWYD|
|High School||LOWER MERION|
|AIR||Central A/C, Multi Units|
|APPLIANCES||Air Cleaner, Compactor, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer - Gas, Energy Efficient Appliances, ENERGY STAR Clothes Washer, ENERGY STAR Dishwasher, ENERGY STAR Freezer, ENERGY STAR Refrigerator, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Humidifier, Icemaker, Indoor Grill, Instant Hot Water, Microwave, Oven - Double, Range Hood, Six Burner Stove, Trash Compactor|
|AREA||LOWER MERION TWP|
|EXTERIOR||Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Play Equipment, Street Lights|
|GARAGE||Asphalt Driveway, Electric Vehicle Charging Station(s), Paved Driveway, Yes|
|INTERIOR||Air Filter System, Attic, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Dining Area, Elevator, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Kitchenette, Pantry, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Window Treatments, Wood|
|LOT DESCRIPTION||Front Yard, Landscaping, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Trees/Wooded|
|LOT DIMENSIONS||365.00 x 0.00|
|UTILITIES||Natural Gas Available,Electric Available,Cable TV,Phone|
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