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Linda Gedney of Compass added a new listing for sale at 276 W Mount Pleasant Ave, in Ambler. For additional details, click here.
The historically significant mid-19th century John C. Mercer mansion, perched on the highest point in Whitpain Township, sits on over 6 magnificent acres adjacent to General Washington’s Camp Woods. From the moment you arrive in the circular driveway with center fountain, you are transported back to a gentler time. The beautiful stone exterior with massive wrap-around covered mahogany porch is representative of the architectural style and level of irreplaceable craftsmanship featured throughout this home. The grand marble entry foyer, soaring ceilings, floor-to-ceiling arched windows, bespoke millwork, hardwood and stone flooring, elegant chandeliers and 9 exquisite marble fireplaces are reminiscent of days gone by. Gracefully blending old world charm with modern amenities, the chef in the family will not be disappointed. The stunningly renovated kitchen features a large center island, marble countertops, top-of-the-line appliances, including a 48” Wolf range, beautiful marble gas fireplace and tons of natural light. The formal living room, formal dining room, family room and rear access to the wrap-around deck allow you to entertain in style with convenient access to the kitchen and exceptional flow. The layout of the home, large wrap around porch and ample grounds lend themselves equally well to intimate gatherings and entertaining on a grand scale. To the left of the main entrance is an additional sitting room/home office with a marble fireplace and custom built-ins. The sun-lit "Orangerie" (a sunroom designed to protect citrus trees in the winter) could easily serve as an art studio, reading room or another sitting area featuring radiant floor heating and stunning views of the night sky and the in-ground pool, spa and spacious private grounds. The primary bedroom suite features hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, plantation shutters, walk-in closet and a stunning primary bath with fireplace and radiant floor heat. A beautifully tiled breezeway, with convenient pass-through access from the front of the home to the pool, leads from the main house to the annex, designed by renowned architect Rene Hoffman. It features a 3-car heated garage with 220v service for EV charging, pool bath with shower and changing room and a private upstairs in-law/au pair/guest suite. The suite includes a large open living space with cathedral ceilings and full kitchen leading to a superbly positioned private covered porch. A spacious bedroom with large closets and full bath complete the suite. With 6 spacious bedrooms and 6.2 renovated baths, you will have ample room for both family and friends. Meander out to the back of this meticulously maintained property and enjoy the peace and solitude of exceptional privacy while relaxing by the large swimming pool, spa and gazebo. Gather for meals on the back deck or simply enjoy the view from the porch swing. A horse lovers paradise, this property features pastureland situated near horse trails connecting to miles of beautiful woodlands! There is already an approved building envelope situated toward the rear of the property for a horse barn. A world away while only a stone's throw to local restaurants, shopping and quick access to all major highways and Fort Washington and Ambler train stations. Germantown Academy is only 6 minutes away. Wissahickon Blue Ribbon schools.