401 College Ave

Haverford, PA 19041
  • 4,615 SQFT
  • 7 BEDS
  • 4.1 BATHS
Status: Active

In 1925, original owner Charles Carver named this home “Carolton.” The house next to it, on the corner, was built on the rest of what was once the front yard of this house. A Grande Stone Colonial with romantic large covered porches, columns, ornate moldings, 10 ft+ ceilings, and many large decorative windows set on approx 1 level acre of lush private property in Haverford’s Merion Golf Manor neighborhood. Pictures simply do not do justice to this beautiful estate with its landscape brimming with trees, bushes & expansive green lawn. This turn-of-the-century home boasts 20-inch thick exterior stone walls, multiple sunrooms, and 6 beautiful fireplaces. This estate has been lovingly maintained & is impeccably preserved and updated to maintain the charm, integrity & authenticity of its era. The front of the home has a dramatic drive through the portico and a circular drive complemented by generous driveway parking for guests. Exquisite architectural details abound inside, enhancing the unique character with a colonial oak wood staircase, stunning trim & woodwork throughout, deep window sills, walls of glass french doors, beautiful hardwood floors, & pocket doors among the distinctive elements. The grand foyer features a solid wood and glass front door, fireplace, window seat, built-in bookcases, and a powder room. Enter the spacious living room with a coffered ceiling and wood-burning fireplace opening to a sunroom that runs the length (depth) of the house. Pocket doors open to an elegant dining room with a wood-burning fireplace and wall of glass french doors opening onto a large patio making entertaining indoors and outdoors seamless. The dining room opens to a sitting room with a built-in window seat and picture window. The sunny eat-in kitchen has ample cabinetry & prep space, plus a new gas range with an oven and breakfast room. Beyond affords access to a laundry room, driveway access to the sunroom/mudroom, and the back staircase from the in-law suite that opens into the kitchen as well. From the living room access the original staircase ascending to the 2nd-floor landing. The versatile second floor houses 5 bright, comfortable bedrooms (and an additional sitting room in the in-law suite). The peaceful owner’s suite has a brick fireplace, walk-out balcony, a bathroom with walk-in shower and access to another bedroom which is currently used as a dressing room. The rear bedroom (in-law or nanny suite) has an en-suite bath and sitting room. The hall bath is renovated with walk-in shower and porcelain tile. Ascend the dramatic staircase to the 3rd floor which presents a wonderful finished space, a Bedroom and Full Bath with walk in shower and washer/dryer hookups, as well as a second bedroom perfect for a office, exercise room, studio or other purpose, and a spacious storage room. Make this incredible home your family legacy, in a premier location near the Merion Golf Club. Award winning schools, as well it is just a drive down the street to the haverford train station, & a walk or short drive to all the conveniences the Main Line has to offer. ***Pool in as is condition, and ask agent about tax reassessment in Delaware County.