1865 Harte Road

    JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
    • $685,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 127 days
    • ID#: PAMC613738
    $685,000
    • 5
      BEDS
    • 0.84
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 4,173
      SQFT
    • $164
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1936
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    Description

    Welcome to beautiful Baederwood! This section of Jenkintown (Abington Township) was originally known as Harte Farm. As a result of the Great Depression, many of the local farms & estates were developed by W. & M. Herkness Company. In the early 1930's, the Herkness' began speculative development of what is now known as Baederwood. My new listing has an interesting history for its original Owner was just 23 years old when he married, and this house was "gifted" to him by the family. Leo Niessen Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Mills were the original Owners, living in the house from 1936 to 1996! Mr. Niessen was a real estate developer in the 1950's. Later in life, he became the Chairman of Holy Redeemer Hospital and was critical in the $10MM capital campaign to expand the facilities in the 1990's. Upon his passing, he established a charitable trust, focused on educational & health initiatives for the needy that still exists today. He comes from an interesting family. His Father emigrated from Germany and first, owned a successful wholesale floral business in downtown Philadelphia. Selling that business in the mid 20's, the story goes that, upon attempting to get back from their vacation home in Cape May to Abington, they were frustrated that there were no bridges across the Delaware River, further North than the Ben Franklin Bridge. He then undertook the development, construction and ultimately, the ownership & management of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge! So, this two-owner home has been lovingly maintained for generations, and is ready for the next Steward to call it home! Situated on one of the largest lots in the neighborhood, the siting of the house close to the road provides an exceptionally large & private rear yard on its nearly 1 acre parcel. The central Colonial floor plan that was common for the time has been enhanced by a significant expansion across the rear of the home. In 2000, the current owners added a fantastic vaulted family room that is flooded with light from over-sized windows along three sides of the room. A 2-sided gas fireplace warms those Winter nights as well as an entire wall of built-in bookcases, a corner desk and a wet bar. French doors to the living room provide that great circular flow that everyone wants today. The Kitchen was remodeled as well with custom Cherry cabinets, Corian counters & all new appliances were just added in 2019. A large mudroom & first floor laundry was added at the other end of the house, connecting the garage to the kitchen and the oversized flagstone patio that spans the entire rear of the house. Over the addition, a new master en-suite bathroom was also expanded that now provides a make-up desk, dual vanities & huge glass enclosed shower. The original living room has a wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The dining room has a bay window overlooking the front yard while the kitchen overlooks the rear patio. A spacious breakfast room with a wall of original glass fronted pantry cabinets provides great supplemental storage. The finished portion of the basement has yet another wood burning fireplace, while half remains un-finished for storage. The master suite has three closets and windows on 2 sides. Two of the large guest bedrooms share a hall bathroom, while the 4th bedroom (accessed from the rear staircase or through one of the bedrooms) has its own private en-suite bath. The 5th bedroom occupies most of the 3rd floor along with several large storage closets. The primary HVA/C system was just replaced in 2019. The original slate roof has been meticulously maintained, while the recent additions in 2000 have 50-year rubber slate tiles to mimic the original roof. The house has a built-in sound system in the addition & on the rear patio. It's a gracious & spacious home that provides ample room & privacy in a wonderful community, just blocks away from Trader Joes, Whole Foods and all the shops & restaurants of Jenkintown and the Hiway Theater.

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    1865 Harte Road JENKINTOWN, PA 19046

    • Price: $685,000
    • Status: Active
    • ID#: PAMC613738
    5
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    0.84
    Acres
    4,173
    SQFT
    $164
    $/SQFT
    1936
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Baederwood
    County:
    Montgomery
    Area:
    Abington Twp (10630)
    School District:
    Abington
    Property Description
    Welcome to beautiful Baederwood! This section of Jenkintown (Abington Township) was originally known as Harte Farm. As a result of the Great Depression, many of the local farms & estates were developed by W. & M. Herkness Company. In the early 1930's, the Herkness' began speculative development of what is now known as Baederwood. My new listing has an interesting history for its original Owner was just 23 years old when he married, and this house was "gifted" to him by the family. Leo Niessen Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Sarah Mills were the original Owners, living in the house from 1936 to 1996! Mr. Niessen was a real estate developer in the 1950's. Later in life, he became the Chairman of Holy Redeemer Hospital and was critical in the $10MM capital campaign to expand the facilities in the 1990's. Upon his passing, he established a charitable trust, focused on educational & health initiatives for the needy that still exists today. He comes from an interesting family. His Father emigrated from Germany and first, owned a successful wholesale floral business in downtown Philadelphia. Selling that business in the mid 20's, the story goes that, upon attempting to get back from their vacation home in Cape May to Abington, they were frustrated that there were no bridges across the Delaware River, further North than the Ben Franklin Bridge. He then undertook the development, construction and ultimately, the ownership & management of the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge! So, this two-owner home has been lovingly maintained for generations, and is ready for the next Steward to call it home! Situated on one of the largest lots in the neighborhood, the siting of the house close to the road provides an exceptionally large & private rear yard on its nearly 1 acre parcel. The central Colonial floor plan that was common for the time has been enhanced by a significant expansion across the rear of the home. In 2000, the current owners added a fantastic vaulted family room that is flooded with light from over-sized windows along three sides of the room. A 2-sided gas fireplace warms those Winter nights as well as an entire wall of built-in bookcases, a corner desk and a wet bar. French doors to the living room provide that great circular flow that everyone wants today. The Kitchen was remodeled as well with custom Cherry cabinets, Corian counters & all new appliances were just added in 2019. A large mudroom & first floor laundry was added at the other end of the house, connecting the garage to the kitchen and the oversized flagstone patio that spans the entire rear of the house. Over the addition, a new master en-suite bathroom was also expanded that now provides a make-up desk, dual vanities & huge glass enclosed shower. The original living room has a wood burning fireplace flanked by built-in bookcases. The dining room has a bay window overlooking the front yard while the kitchen overlooks the rear patio. A spacious breakfast room with a wall of original glass fronted pantry cabinets provides great supplemental storage. The finished portion of the basement has yet another wood burning fireplace, while half remains un-finished for storage. The master suite has three closets and windows on 2 sides. Two of the large guest bedrooms share a hall bathroom, while the 4th bedroom (accessed from the rear staircase or through one of the bedrooms) has its own private en-suite bath. The 5th bedroom occupies most of the 3rd floor along with several large storage closets. The primary HVA/C system was just replaced in 2019. The original slate roof has been meticulously maintained, while the recent additions in 2000 have 50-year rubber slate tiles to mimic the original roof. The house has a built-in sound system in the addition & on the rear patio. It's a gracious & spacious home that provides ample room & privacy in a wonderful community, just blocks away from Trader Joes, Whole Foods and all the shops & restaurants of Jenkintown and the Hiway Theater.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Direction Faces Southwest Exterior Features SidewalksExterior Lighting Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Front Entry Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Attached GarageDriveway Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof Slate Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 3798 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeDishwasherDisposalDryerOven - Self CleaningRefrigeratorStainless Steel AppliancesWasher Basement Full Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 375 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Fireplace Features Fireplace - Glass DoorsGas/PropaneWood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring Wood Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions WasherDryerFridgeShelf in BasementFirewood in Yard Interior Features Wet/Dry BarWood FloorsStall ShowerRecessed LightingFormal/Separate Dining RoomDouble/Dual StaircaseCrown MoldingsCeiling Fan(S)Breakfast Area Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 3+ Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenFamily RoomBasementBreakfast RoomLaundryMaster Bathroom Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

    Property Features

    Acceptable Financing CashConventional Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2019 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Woodcrest Road Heating Fuel Natural Gas Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 301789437223 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 61-90 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 12293.0 Tax Assessment Amount 306850.0 Tax Lot 026 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R

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    ©2019 Bright MLS, All Rights Reserved. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. Some properties which appear for sale may no longer be available because they are for instance, under contract, sold, or are no longer being offered for sale. Information is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed. Some real estate firms do not participate in IDX and their listings do not appear on this website. Some properties listed with participating firms do not appear on this website at the request of the seller. Data last updated: 2019-10-16T23:53:07.223.
     
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