1625 Stocton Road

    JENKINTOWN, PA 19046
    • $1,295,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 86 days
    • ID#: PAMC639942
    UPDATED: 24 min ago
    $1,295,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 4
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,052
      SQFT
    • $184
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1988
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    School District:

    Description

    Welcome to "A Village of One's Own", a modern masterpiece by Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Jacobsen is relatively unknown around Philadelphia, but his body of work is vast, and global. His clients have included Meryl Streep, James Gardner & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He has been described as "one of the world's 50 top Architects" by Architectural Digest. Here in Meadowbrook, Mr. Jacobsen was tasked with creating a modern home on a sloping hillside in 1988. Nearly invisible from the road, however the moment you turn down the drive, there is a sense of calm discovery. Three massive chimneys reach for the sky and the entire structure is covered in cedar shingles on the roof. There is a crispness and symmetry to the varying buildings from the 6-dormered Federal-style living room to the glass, pyramidal sky tower that was inspired by an 18th Century lantern house over the entry foyer. Ornamentation is eliminated, with box gutters hiding the downspouts and it is completely void of any fenestration. The forms themselves are the decoration, and it is simply brilliant! From the entry courtyard, the home appears small & simple. The site, afforded the architect with the ability to design a reverse plan where the public living spaces occupy the main level. This first floor is high like a treehouse with views out to the canopy of trees that fill the rear yard. The private living quarters occupy the full lower-level with complete connection to the grounds through a series of symmetrical sliding glass doors from every room to the flagstone walkway across the entire rear of the house. With Southern exposure, the way the sunlight plays across the rear of the home is wonderful. No matter what Mother Nature delivers on any given day, from sun, to snow to rain, the experience & connection to the outdoors is magical. The home is grand without being grandiose. There is a quiet elegance that offers multiple experiences. One enters into the 2nd of the pavilions. The bluestone floored foyer is bathed in light from the glass sky tower above and two large windows facing the rear patio & grounds. Centered in the foyer is the powder room with a 16' ceiling that has a mural painted by Hugh Newell Jacobsen himself! It's a whimsical interpretation of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam! The 20' vaulted living room to the left of the foyer is the first of many surprises. A series of 6 dormers cut through the soaring ceiling while 8 symmetrical 8' tall floor-to-ceiling windows ground the living room to the outdoors. Centered on the gable wall is the first of five wood burning fireplaces with a hidden wood box tucked to the right & a square window off-centered to the left. Another ingenious design of Jacobsen's is the placement of interior window shutters to control the flow of light. The third pavilion provides another signature Jacobsen element, the 25' tall library walls & circular staircase to the private quarters below. This section also houses a massive roof light on the Southern slope of the pavilion. The 4th pavilion houses the dining room & kitchen. Similar to the living room, yet juxtaposed with the gable walls facing the rear & front yards, soaring ceilings in the dining room and large windows provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the changing seasons with family & friends over great meals. The 2nd wood burning fireplace is centered on one side wall with hidden storage closets. The kitchen is the definition of efficiency, with cabinetry on all four walls and a large central island. Double ovens, a SubZero side-by-side fridge and a series of square windows overlooking the entry court provide the perfect vista to see guests as they arrive. The 5th and smallest of the pavilions houses the mudroom & breakfast room with the 3rd wood burning fireplace. The master suite occupies the entire space under pavilions 4 & 5 and is a refuge of simple, classic forms. It has a dedicated home office, large en-suite bath, a walk through closet and the remaining 2 fireplaces.

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    1625 Stocton Road JENKINTOWN, PA 19046

    • Price: $1,295,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 24 min ago
    • ID#: PAMC639942
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    4
    Acres
    7,052
    SQFT
    $184
    $/SQFT
    1988
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Pennock Woods
    County:
    Montgomery
    Area:
    Abington Twp (10630)
    School District:
    Abington
    Property Description
    Welcome to "A Village of One's Own", a modern masterpiece by Hugh Newell Jacobsen. Jacobsen is relatively unknown around Philadelphia, but his body of work is vast, and global. His clients have included Meryl Streep, James Gardner & Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. He has been described as "one of the world's 50 top Architects" by Architectural Digest. Here in Meadowbrook, Mr. Jacobsen was tasked with creating a modern home on a sloping hillside in 1988. Nearly invisible from the road, however the moment you turn down the drive, there is a sense of calm discovery. Three massive chimneys reach for the sky and the entire structure is covered in cedar shingles on the roof. There is a crispness and symmetry to the varying buildings from the 6-dormered Federal-style living room to the glass, pyramidal sky tower that was inspired by an 18th Century lantern house over the entry foyer. Ornamentation is eliminated, with box gutters hiding the downspouts and it is completely void of any fenestration. The forms themselves are the decoration, and it is simply brilliant! From the entry courtyard, the home appears small & simple. The site, afforded the architect with the ability to design a reverse plan where the public living spaces occupy the main level. This first floor is high like a treehouse with views out to the canopy of trees that fill the rear yard. The private living quarters occupy the full lower-level with complete connection to the grounds through a series of symmetrical sliding glass doors from every room to the flagstone walkway across the entire rear of the house. With Southern exposure, the way the sunlight plays across the rear of the home is wonderful. No matter what Mother Nature delivers on any given day, from sun, to snow to rain, the experience & connection to the outdoors is magical. The home is grand without being grandiose. There is a quiet elegance that offers multiple experiences. One enters into the 2nd of the pavilions. The bluestone floored foyer is bathed in light from the glass sky tower above and two large windows facing the rear patio & grounds. Centered in the foyer is the powder room with a 16' ceiling that has a mural painted by Hugh Newell Jacobsen himself! It's a whimsical interpretation of Michelangelo's Creation of Adam! The 20' vaulted living room to the left of the foyer is the first of many surprises. A series of 6 dormers cut through the soaring ceiling while 8 symmetrical 8' tall floor-to-ceiling windows ground the living room to the outdoors. Centered on the gable wall is the first of five wood burning fireplaces with a hidden wood box tucked to the right & a square window off-centered to the left. Another ingenious design of Jacobsen's is the placement of interior window shutters to control the flow of light. The third pavilion provides another signature Jacobsen element, the 25' tall library walls & circular staircase to the private quarters below. This section also houses a massive roof light on the Southern slope of the pavilion. The 4th pavilion houses the dining room & kitchen. Similar to the living room, yet juxtaposed with the gable walls facing the rear & front yards, soaring ceilings in the dining room and large windows provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy the changing seasons with family & friends over great meals. The 2nd wood burning fireplace is centered on one side wall with hidden storage closets. The kitchen is the definition of efficiency, with cabinetry on all four walls and a large central island. Double ovens, a SubZero side-by-side fridge and a series of square windows overlooking the entry court provide the perfect vista to see guests as they arrive. The 5th and smallest of the pavilions houses the mudroom & breakfast room with the 3rd wood burning fireplace. The master suite occupies the entire space under pavilions 4 & 5 and is a refuge of simple, classic forms. It has a dedicated home office, large en-suite bath, a walk through closet and the remaining 2 fireplaces.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Contemporary Construction Materials Masonry Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Garage - Side EntryGarage Door OpenerOversized Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types Detached Garage Pool No Pool Riparian Rights YN No Roof Wood Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 4552 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveBuilt-In RangeCooktop - Down DraftDishwasherDryerOven - DoubleOven - WallRefrigeratorWasherTrash Compactor Basement FullFully Finished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 2500 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/CZoned Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 5 Heating Forced AirZoned Heating YN Yes Inclusions WasherDryerFridgeFireplace Equipment Interior Features BarBuilt-InsSkylight(S)Spiral StaircaseStall ShowerWet/Dry BarWood Floors Laundry Type Lower Floor Levels 2 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Room List Living RoomDining RoomMaster BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4KitchenLibraryFoyerBreakfast RoomOfficeMaster Bathroom

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Meadowbrook Road Heating Fuel Natural Gas Incorporated City Name Abington Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304035560787 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession 61-90 Days Cd90-120 Days Cd Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 22258.00 Tax Assessment Amount 550000.00 Tax Lot 036 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning V

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