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643 WASHINGTON LN, Abington, Pennsylvania

$1,275,0006 Beds4+ BathsActive

643 WASHINGTON LN, Abington, Pennsylvania 19046
BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill - MLS® ID: 7010049

Property Details

643 WASHINGTON LN, Abington, Pennsylvania 19046 - Rarely does one come across an historic estate of such quality, designed by a legendary Architect & in amazingly intact condition. Originally known as Villa Medici, this 1929 residence was designed for Dr. Sumner Cross by Wilson Eyre. Dr. Cross was the leading G.P. physician for all of Jenkintown & in the 1930s, was the Head of Medicine at Abington Hospital. Believed to be Mr. Eyre's last residential commission, it's an elegant interpretation of an English Country Tudor house constructed of stone & brick. Graciously scaled with human proportions, the details are just elegant. Sited far off the main road (yet only 5 minutes to the Jenkintown SEPTA station or Abington Hospital) on 2.5+ acres adjacent to Abington Friends School, it provides complete privacy. Dr. Cross designed a home office (now the library) & sitting room (now the family room) for when he would see patients at his residence that has its own entrance in the North wing. The front entry is a beautifully detailed arched door with a tiered brick design. The entry hall has the trademark Eyre design in the stair railings & the natural wood details (never painted!) are everywhere. The living room occupies the entire Western wing, with tall casement windows on 3 sides and a set of French doors to the rear patio. It is set down a series of 5 stairs with a vaulted & beamed ceiling, stone floors & a central fireplace. The dining room has the 2nd fireplace & 2 more sets of French doors to access the terrace. Through the butler's pantry is the large kitchen (with ample room for a table for 6) that includes a walk-in pantry, sub-zero fridge, dishwasher & a 36" range with double ovens. There is a back staircase and a Dutch door to the back drive and the 3-car garage. Upstairs, the master suite incorporates the 3rd fireplace, a Juliette balcony, its own en-suite bath & a large dressing room. There are 5 more bedrooms & 3 more full bathrooms. The custom Sylvan pool was painted black (to blend in with the landscape) and

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Amenities

  • Zip19046
  • CountyMontgomery
  • SQFT5828
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full baths4
  • Half baths1
  • StatusActive
  • Purchase TypeActive
  • Property typeSingle Family
  • Zoning typeV
  • School districtAbington
  • Year built1930
  • Lot size2.65
  • SewerOnSiteSeptic
  • HeatingSteam
  • CoolingCentral A/C
  • Tax amount$19,314.00
  • Tax year2017
  • Office ID61010
  • Agent ID60017605
  • Agent nameScott Laughlin
  • MLS® ID7010049

Broker: BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

Listing Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill

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