4 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom
Listing price: $599,900
Welcome to Lindenshade, a historic estate replete with a two story library designed by renowned architect Frank Furness for his brother. This magnificent home is set back at the end of a private cul-de-sac in the fabulous and coveted Heatherwold neighborhood. With the library built in 1903, this entire home is a wonderful mix of classic charm and modern updates including central air, propane direct vent heating and renovations throughout.
Set on nearly an acre of land with mature trees, Japanese Maples and a large pond with three waterfalls, this home will feel like your private oasis.
Enter Lindenshade’s grand entry foyer to a picture window overlooking the lush yard. The bright and sun-filled living room has a floor-to-ceiling window for letting the outside in, and a brick accent wall with wood-burning fireplace to make this home an entertainer’s dream.
The formal dining room has a wall of windows, making it spacious and light. With elegant flocked wallpaper and pendant chandelier the dining room connects to the eat-in kitchen and has an invisible flush mounted door to 4th bedroom with bathroom and exterior access making it a great space for potential guests/in-laws.
Large kitchen with another wood burning fireplace has room to maneuver during meal prep and has exterior access. Hardwood floors throughout the kitchen, library and living space, plush wall-to-wall carpet on the more private side of the home makes the bedrooms warm and comfortable. The master bedroom is large and bright with sounds and view of the waterfalls and has updated en-suite bathroom. Two additional large bedrooms share a beautifully renovated hall bath.
The crowning feature of this home is the two story library with ornate iron railings ascending to the upper stacks. According to Wikipedia, this home is the property where Horace Howard Furness , "collected in a single source 300 years of references, antecedent works, influences and commentaries.” Current homeowners have preserved the history of this home and can pass on its wonderful story to the next generation of Lindenshade occupants.
The sprawling backyard connects to private trail access to the Wallingford SEPTA station connecting you to Philadelphia in 25 minutes & 17 acre Furness Park. Located down the street from the Helen Kate Furness Library, Wallingford-Swarthmore schools and just minutes to downtown Media and Swarthmore with all the shops and dining.
Do not let this opportunity to own a unique part of history pass you by.