Golf Course
Address
1336 Gypsy Hill Road Ambler, PA
Price
$ 2,997,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC677454
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMONTGOMERY
  • CityAmbler
  • AreaLower Gwynedd Twp
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19002
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1898
  • Taxes27779
  • Price$ 2,997,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms7
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage13924
  • Lot Size3.41 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Coldwell Banker Preferred-Blue Bell
Property Description

Relaunched with a NEW, and improved price for this EXQUISITE ESTATE "Second Tamora" was built in 1898 as a quiet retreat and summer home outside the hustle and bustle of the city. This charming and stately home was named by its founder and creator, Edward B. Smith, of the Philadelphia investment firm, Smith Barney, who also happened to be a real estate mogul and planning and development visionary. Responsible for bringing the railway to Gwynedd Valley from Philadelphia, Smith had a keen sense of his town's history, and he recognized the uniqueness and cache of the area that residents still enjoy today. Elegant "country" living can be enjoyed in this grand stone manor home offering 13,000 sq. ft. of living space sited on nearly 3.5 park-like acres in the heart of Gwynedd Valley. This home will impress you the moment you drive through the gated entrance down a long, winding, tree-lined driveway with a circular courtyard, fountain, and 4-car garage. As you enter the home into the large formal foyer with marble flooring, you'll instantly be struck with the home's grandeur. Extraordinary hand-painted walls and trim, 3 staircases, 18" thick granite walls, more than 8 bedrooms, 10 distinctive fireplaces (3 of which are gas), 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, a full catering kitchen (accessed by original barn doors), a wine cellar, formal gardens, a 50' long outdoor swimming pool and spa, and an indoor exercise pool are only a few of this spectacular home's singular features. Every room is lovely and has a special story to tell (-if only walls could speak). Do you want some more history? Aside from being the inspiring getaway of the notable Mr. Smith, this property has entertained numerous luminaries for over a century, furthering its historical importance. For example, Princess Grace of Monaco (Oscar-winning actress and proud Philadelphian) enjoyed her stay at "Second Tamora" as did legendary war hero General Douglas MacArthur. This magnificent residence is seeking its next steward (its 7th to be exact). Breathtaking at every turn, this property easily exceeds the most discriminating requirements for living, entertaining, and recreation with exquisite design and materials used throughout. Located within the award-winning Wissahickon School District, this home is also near to numerous private schools. If you're the outdoorsy type, you may fancy the golf, hiking, biking, tennis, and cricket options in the area. Commuting convenience abounds via close proximity to local trains, the PA & NJ Turnpikes, and Routes 309, 476, 76, and 95. Surrounded by a substantial array of both gourmet and casual restaurants as well as local markets, including Whole Foods, McCaffrey's, Wegmans, Trader Joe's, and Costco, you'll never be at a loss for dining and shopping options. If you'd like to know more, I'd love to take you on a private tour!

Elementary School Middle School High School
Shady Grove Elementary School Wissahickon Middle School Wissahickon Senior High School
Price History
12/1/2020 Listed $2,997,000

General Features

Accessibility 2+ Access Exits, 48 + Halls, Doors - Recede
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Cooling Central A/C
County MONTGOMERY
Elementary School SHADY GROVE
Garage Spaces 4.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Central, Baseboard - Electric
High School WISSAHICKON SENIOR
High School District WISSAHICKON
Levels 3
MLS Area Lower Gwynedd Twp (10639)
Middle/Junior High School WISSAHICKON
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Pool Features In Ground
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 243.68
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 27779.0
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning AA

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 12299
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full, Walkout Level, Water Proofing System, Windows, Workshop
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 7
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 3.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 7
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 3
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 3
Below Grade Finished Area 1625
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N Yes
Fireplace Features Brick, Gas/Propane, Marble, Mantel(s)
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 7
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 13924
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Game Room, Family Room, Breakfast Room, Study, Sun/Florida Room
Total Baths 9
Total Bedrooms 8
Total Fireplaces 10

Exterior Features

# Of Attached Garage Spaces 4
Garage Features Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Additional Storage Area, Oversized
Lot Dimensions 320.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 3.41
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 148540.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Total Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Attached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Game Room Main
Kitchen Main
Living Room Main
Study Main
Sun/Florida Room Main

Amenities

  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19002

Price
AVG $1.62M
$3M
Taxes
AVG $13,511
$27,779
Visits
AVG 239
111
Year Built
AVG 1976
1898

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