1931 French Inspired Castle Sells for $605K in Jenkintown, PA
SOLD | Built 1931 | 2,245 Sq. Ft. | 3 Beds | 3.5 Baths | 0.25 Acres
1187 Rydal Road, Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, United States, 19046
Originally built in 1931 by a family who wanted to replicate a Normandy castle they stayed at in France, this beautiful home has sold for the first time since the 1960s for $605,000 in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania. The property hit the market in May for $485,000. This 3 bedroom, 3 full, and 1 half bathroom home is a rare piece of artwork and offers architectural details that are exquisite. The finer details include curved stone walls, a drawbridge-like walkway over the moat to the front door, beautiful arched walls, spiral staircases, decorative hammered iron railings and door hardware, handcrafted garden stone walls, and a gorgeous gazebo garden with a fish pond, slate patios, walkways and steps, French doors that open to Juliet balconies, and gorgeous wide plank wood floors.
From the lower side door as you climb the tower stairs you will reach the first level where you will find your dining room with a built-in closet and shelves, French doors allowing plenty of sunlight and fresh air as well as access to your gazebo and patio for entertaining. Also on this level is your kitchen, sitting room, and a full bath. The next level has the grand living room with custom wood paneling, built-in custom shelving, a fireplace, a half bathroom, and the main entrance door to your lovely gardens. The next two upper levels consist of 3 bedrooms and 2 more full bathrooms. The master bedroom at the top of the castle has a very impressive high vaulted ceiling. Attached 2-car oversized garage, multiple tiered gardens that are easy to maintain, a serene setting surrounded by mature vegetation, and a cobblestone driveway. This unique property was on the market for $485,000 with Mark Malfara of Berkshire Hathaway.
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