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431 Wister Road Wynnewood, PA
$ 1,400,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC689538
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityWynnewood
  • AreaLower Merion Twp
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19096
  • StyleSpanish
  • Year Built1936
  • Taxes20816
  • Price$ 1,400,000
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage6329
  • Lot Size1.19 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach The Harper at Rittenhouse Square
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Take advantage of a rare opportunity to own a beautiful Main Line mansion. Elegantly situated in prestigious Wynnewood. Enter the driveway from Wister Road and wind past the front door to a circular parking area in front of the detached two-story garage. Come in through the white-washed vestibule to a grand center hall with doors to the terrace at the end. The formal living room with attached study and solarium is to the right each with a wood-burning fireplace; the formal dining room with another fireplace is on the left. A hallway with closets and a half bath leads from the entrance to the butler’s pantry, kitchen, family room and mudroom/laundry. All on one floor! These working rooms are filled with cabinets, closets, and a full butlers’ pantry with glass cabinets to show off your china. The custom Italian themed kitchen has beautiful backsplash tile, rustic stained wood and a large granite center island for casual meals or prep work, a six-burner Wolf stove, an enormous built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, a Dacor wall oven and microwave, along with two sinks, and a dishwasher. There is a large amount of counter space and cabinets. There is another dishwasher and sink in the pantry. Across from the kitchen is a cozy family room with fireplace and French doors that open to the expansive terrace. Set in over an acre there is plentiful outdoor space with areas for gardens, play and entertaining, and room to add a pool. The flagstone terrace runs along the entire back of the home with double steps over a fountain down to the extensive lawn. Each public room in this home is spacious, elegant and sunny. It’s perfect for entertaining and has hosted many glorious parties. Every room flows graciously into another allowing for intimate soirees as well as great celebrations. The dining room can seat up to 20 people; the hall can be set for dining up to 30 people. The terrace opens directly from the hall with ample space for al fresco dining, grilling and relaxing. The best element that sets this Spanish Hollywood style home apart from other homes is the ideal two-story layout (see floorplan). The main stairway is set to the left of the front entrance and turns once on a landing. On the second floor are six large bedrooms and four baths – all on the same floor. The expansive main suite is set in a separate wing and reached through an airy sitting room with French doors opening to a roof patio – perfect for morning coffee. The main bath is original and needs complete renovation. There are loads of closets – most fitted out with closet organizers. The sixth bedroom and bath were originally servant’s quarters but have been opened up to create a larger room. The bathroom is functional; however, this area is unfinished construction. Back stairs lead down to the pantry. With a little work this could be a fabulous playroom, au pair suite, or in-law suite. Full open stairs lead to an attic where renovations are incomplete. In addition to the above, there is a full unfinished basement for storage with a plumbing for a half-bath, a wine cellar, and outdoor access. Muddy kids, dogs can clean up before heading upstairs! There is also a detached two-car garage with a loft area that, with work, would be perfect for a studio, office, au pair suite, etc. There is a whole house emergency generator as well. This home was joyously lived in by the same family for sixty years. It saw celebrations and family dinners, welcomed friends and kids and dogs and cats. It’s ready for a new family to make it their wonderful home. The house is located one and a half blocks from Lower Merion High School, less than a mile from the wonderful Suburban Square retail center, less than a mile from the Wynnewood train station, and public transportation to center city is at the corner via the 44 bus.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Penn Valley Elementary School L Merion Middle School Lower Merion High School
Price History
4/20/2021 Listed $1,400,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Spanish
Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone, Brick, Stucco
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Days on Market 16
Elementary School PENN VALLEY
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central
High School District LOWER MERION
Levels 2
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
Middle/Junior High School L MERION
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Immediate
Price Per Sq Ft 221.2
Property Type Residential
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Tax Annual Amount 20816.0
Tax Lot 262
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 6329
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Count Lower Level 1 1.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Half All Lower Levels 1
Bathrooms Half Lower Level 1 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
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 Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 6329
Total Baths 6
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 6

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Covered Parking, Garage Door Opener
Lot Dimensions 225.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 1.19
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 51700.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 8
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • 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 19096

AVG $790K
AVG $10,374
AVG 80
Year Built
AVG 1948

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