Longing for a delightful 5 bedroom, 3 & 1/2 bath home in the quaint historic village of Gladwyne in the much-desired Lower Merion School District? Well, here it is.1620 Riverview Road, a well-constructed Mahoney-built stone Cape Cod-style home expanded from the original footprint. The kitchen has been thoughtfully updated and enlarged to accommodate a center island with counter seating and additional space for a large free-standing table and chairs. New Pella French doors lead from the oversized kitchen to the backyard. A family room addition built off the living room has a dramatic high-pitched ceiling, cozy fireplace with wood surround, and built-in bookshelves flanking the fireplace focal point. New Pella doors also lead out to the backyard. Perfectly situated on a professionally landscaped lot the resort-like backyard will provide years of fun-filled memories. There is ample yard for running, jumping, and romping. The back of the yard has a gate that leads to the 1.3-mile five-star rated Bridle Trail Loop, great for walking and other nature trips.
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Bask in the sun and cool off in a personal built-in pool with a spa. Dinner is served from the outdoor built-in grill. A first-floor powder room, also an addition, is conveniently accessed from the backyard to accommodate swimmers and diners. When the day has faded take a seat next to the Koi Pond Garden to savor a good book or share a glass of wine with a favorite neighbor. This family-friendly home is positioned on the cul-de-sac and is known for being a safe place for beginner bike riders and a gathering spot for monthly book club members. Inside the home are five well-proportioned bedrooms, one of which could be used as an office or incorporated into the existing owner’s bedroom/bathroom to create a spectacular custom master suite. The first floor includes a generously sized DR and a classic LR with fireplace for snuggling on chilly nights The second floor has two large bedrooms, a full bathroom plus additional attic room storage. The lower-level finished playroom is great as a recreation room/gym or additional storage. Other features include mostly hardwood floors throughout (some under carpet), an oversized 2 car garage, a new roof 2021, beautiful specimen plantings, and a semi-circular drive providing ample parking This home is within close driving proximity to Center City, Conshohocken, Radnor, and all the Main Line. Gladwyne is also home to the Gladwyne Montessori and the Wetherill Pre-School. Some of the noted nearby private schools include- Barrack Hebrew Academy, Shipley School, Baldwin School, and Haverford School. Gladwyne was one of the first towns to preserve open space for its residents to enjoy. Walk to the quaint village center of Gladwyne or bike on the many beautiful streets nearby. Noted popular community areas include Gladwyne Park with tennis courts, “Richie Ashburn” Baseball Field, Bridlewild Trail, Rolling Hill Park, a 102- acre park on Mill Creek, 47-acre Idlewild Farm, and Saunders Woods, a sanctuary for wildlife. The Henry Foundation Botanical Garden, Woodmont, the Gladwyne Civic Association, the Stony Lane Swim Club, the Lower Merion Historical Society, and the Gladwyne Free Library are all nearby. 1620 Riverview is not only a wonderful home but a fantastic lifestyle! Note-Pool will be open the first week of April. Showings start Saturday, April 2 at 11 am.