This house has been on and off the market (but mostly on) for three years. It has so many odd features—for better and worse—we don't know where to start. For one thing, a quick drive-by and you might think it was built by someone famous—doesn't that look a little like the Esherick House, you'd wonder, if it were all stretched out and stuff? But while it looks almost interestingly starchitect-y, it turns out it's not. Okay, but forget that—look at the grounds. Very sylvan, as the listing says, and without Brokerbabble exaggeration. Some rooms have windows that really allow the natural surroundings to come right in. The floors range from very nice (hardwood, tile) to extremely unfortunate (ugly carpeting). There are beamed ceilings that are either to your liking or not, though the pleasure you'll take in them will also depend on your feelings about the white paint. Is the taxidermied bird still hanging? We can only hope.
Why has this property been such a tough sell?
List prices since 2010:
Size: 5 beds, 4 baths, 5,568 square feet
Outdoors: 2.5 acres with koi ponds, footbridge, land adjoins the Bridlewild Trails leading to the Emerald Necklace and Rolling Hill Park
· Listing: 1417 Beaumont Dr, Gladwyne PA