Truth be told while I'm super fond of huge old homes, I'm not crazy about what happens to huge old homes when they are offered at prices with a whole lotta zeros at the end. Many of them, while old lack the personality and history of the homes I love and lust for.
The owners often take a beautiful old dame and update her insides, ruining her charm and character and often destroying her secrets. (hint, if your home is older than 51 years consider something OTHER than recessed lighting)
When I do my hunting I usually skip over the billion dollar babies. Once in a great while I'll make an exception.
This house is one of those exceptions. It's an exception because quite frankly, she's exceptional.
I looked at her, went hunting elsewhere but was brought back to her. Something about her stuck with me and that's how I know when I have a special house. When I go back for a second or third look.
Clearly with a price tag like this one she's going to go to someone with a massive expendable income but I think she needs that...
What do you think?
10 Bed, 6.5 Bath | 11,433 Sq Ft on 35.96 Acres |
(Just for fun a 20% down payment of $2,700,000 would make your monthly payment $59,240. Hang on, I'll go break my piggybank...)
Property Information for 600 Maplewood Ave
"Poplar House" is an elegant Federalist style mansion which is sequestered amidst 35 acres in one of the Main Line's most sought-after locations. Impressive stone gateposts mark the entrance to the property, and, from here, the private drive winds through woodlands and park like grounds culminating at the stately residence which commands a scenic panorama of views. Magnificently detailed throughout, the strikingly pisturesque mansion is a residence of great architectural significance. Especially noteworty are the elaborate moldings and imposing columns. Augmenting the estate are a carriage house and an 18th century caretaker's cottage. Evoking the grace and charm of a bygone era, "Poplar House" affords the opportunity to be restored to its original splendor. Truly a residence of distinction.
Single Family Property
* Status: ACTIVE
* Area: 10436
* County: DELAWARE
* Age: 104 year(s) old
* 10 total bedroom(s)
* 6.5 total bath(s)
* 6 total full bath(s)
* 1 total half bath(s)
* Approximately 11433 sq. ft.
* Three story
* Style: Colonial
* Master bedroom
* Living room
* Dining room
* Family room
* Bathroom(s) on main floor
* Master bedroom is 23x16
* Living room is 29x16
* Dining room is 26x16
* Kitchen is 22x11
* Office is 17 x 14
* Basement is Full, Unfinished
* Hardwood floors
* 3 or more fireplaces
* Fireplace features: Dining Room Fireplace, Living Room/Great Room Fireplace, Main Bedroom Fireplace
* Parking space(s): 3
* 4 or more car garage
* Parking features: Driveway/Off Street, Private Parking, Detached
* Heating features: Gas, Oil
* Forced air heat
* Cooling features: Wall Unit
* Inclusions: Kitchen Pantry
* Exterior construction: Stucco, Stone Foundation
* Roofing: Slate
* Approximately 35.96 acre(s)
* Lot size is 20 or more acres
* Existing Structures: 2nd House
* Utilities present: Public Water, On Site Septic
* School District: Radnor Twp
Breakfast Room, 9Ft+Ceiling, Security System, Main Floor Laundry, Full Bath-Master Bedroom, Sitting Area-Master Bedroom, Gas Cooking, Bedroom 2 is 23x16, Bedroom 3 is 16x14, Bedroom 4 is 14x10, Library is 18x16, Study Room is 16x14
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Address: Map 600 MAPLEWOOD AVE
WAYNE, PA 19087
Bathrooms: 6 full 1 partial
Square Feet: 11433
Area: Radnor Twp
School Dist: Radnor Twp
MLS ID: 5611169
Roof Type: Slate
Lot Size: 35.96 Acres
Lot Dimensions: 35.96 acre(s)
Heating: Oil, Gas, Forced Air
Cooling: Wall Unit
Year Built: 1906
Appliance Description: Pantry
Basement Description: Full, Unfinished
Electric Description: 200-300AmpEl
Fireplace Features: LR/GR, MainBed, DinRoom
Flooring Description: Wood
Garage Description: Detached
Interior Features: SecuritySys, 9Ft+Ceiling
Lot Description: Irregular Lot, LevelLot, SlopingLot, OpenLot, Trees/Wooded, SubdivPossLo
Outbuilding Description: 2ndHouse
Parking Description: 3+Car,Drvwy/Off Str,Private
Property Type: Residential
Rooms: Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Den/Stdy/Lib, Util/MudRoom
Dining Room: 26 x 16 Level: Main
Living Room: 29 x 16 Level: Main
Kitchen: 22 x 11 Level: Main
Master Room: 23 x 16 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom2: 23 x 16 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom3: 16 x 14 Level: Upper 1
Bedroom4: 14 x 10 Level: Upper 1
LIBRARY: 18 x 16 Level: Main
STUDY: 16 x 14 Level: Main
OFFICE: 17 x 16 Level: Main
High School: RADNOR H
Middle School: RADNOR M
School District: Radnor Twp
I'm editing this post which I almost never do but it's been brought to my attention that this house is in danger of being torn down.
Can't tell you how that disgusts me. This home despite it's price tag grabbed my attention and held it. This house stayed with me and I've thought about it more than once after putting this post up.
To tear down such a massive, beautiful old home in the name of progress is a grave mistake.
Imagine if all the old homes were destroyed in this fashion? These homes are links to our communities history.
Please take a second and go to the website designed to raise awareness about this exceptional home and it's history. Then be sure to sign the petition!!
I'm also putting up some photos from the "Save Poplar House" website that are labeled as being from 1902.