1152 Sewell Lane Rydal, PA
$ 599,900
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC694266
  • TypePending
  • CityRydal
  • AreaAbington Twp
  • NeighborhoodRYDAL
  • Zip19046
  • StyleTudor
  • Year Built1912
  • Taxes$ 14149
  • Price$ 599,900
  • Bedrooms6
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage3679
  • Lot Size0.96 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon
Data Source:
Bright MLS - 382 - MD
Property Description

Introducing “The Lindens”! Alfred M. Herkness purchased a large estate in 1882 and called it Cloverly Farm. Upon his death in 1898, his Son, Wayne Herkness began sub-dividing the estate. In 1905, he partnered with G. Henry Stetson (son of the famous hatmaker!) and created the real estate development company called Herkness & Stetson. Constructed in 1912, this remarkably intact residence offers a fantastic opportunity to make your own mark! Designed in the classic Tudor style with a solid masonry foundation and first floor with half-timbering and original stucco detailing the upper levels, the symmetrical facade provides perfect proportions. It has remained in one family since 1965, largely intact since it was originally constructed. One approaches the main entry under a gabled porch roof flanked by wooden benches. The original solid Oak front entry door is flanked by two sidelight windows. The entry foyer is anchored by the main staircase and one of those delightful closets that tucks itself underneath the stairs. Flanking both sides of the entry hall are the large full depth living room on the Southern side and the dining room & original butler’s pantry on the Northern side. The living room is anchored by a stone fireplace and has two sets of French doors that lead to the sun/family room with three walls of windows and access to the grounds. The butler’s pantry retains all the original cabinetry as well as a small bar sink (currently non-functioning) as well as the rear staircase. The kitchen is located in the rear ell, and remains largely original. Beyond the kitchen is a comfy breakfast room with an elevated window facing the rear yard, a larger window at the end of the table as well as the washer & dryer with a storage cabinet above. The powder room is also tucked into one corner. From this space, one exits the house to a large brick patio directly outside. Whether you ascend via the main stairs or the rear stairs, both join at a lovely landing with a large window. In the 2nd floor hall, there is a set of built-in bookshelves. The owner’s suite is in the Southeast corner of the 2nd floor. The en-suite bath is located over the entry foyer below, and one aspect that harkens back to the earlier Victorian era, the 2nd bedroom over the dining room is also connected to the Owner’s en-suite bath. Behind the Owner’s suite is a smaller guest bedroom that provides direct access to the 2nd floor sleeping porch. I can imagine the next Owner reconfiguring several of these rooms to provide for a larger en-suite bath and/or a killer walk-in closet. At the end of the hall is the 2nd full bath as well as the 4th bedroom with 3 closets and an entire wall of bookshelves. Up on the third floor, there are two spacious bedrooms tucked into the roof eaves along with a small storage room (which could make a cute home office) as well as the 3rd full bath with a stall shower. From one of the bedrooms, there is also access to a large storage attic over the rear ell. Throughout the entire home, all the crystal doorknobs remain. One of the Seller’s grandchildren calls them “diamonds on the doors”! A screened gazebo is located just off the rear patio. At the very rear of the property is the detached 2-car garage which also has two garden sheds attached to the side. A circular driveway wraps around the remaining, original Linden tree for which the house was named. While you feel like you are in the country, you actually can walk to the Rydal SEPTA station or the Whole Foods just a couple more blocks away. Just around the corner from Whole Foods is Trader Joe’s. You are less than 2 miles to downtown Jenkintown that has numerous restaurants and shops along with the historical Hiway Theater. For commuting, one can access either I-95, the PA Turnpike or Route 309 in 15 minutes. This classic home has had one Steward for 56 years, will you be the one to create another generation of memories, I sure hope so!

Price History
6/1/2021 Listed $625,000
6/22/2021 5% - $599,900

General Features

Accessibility None
Architectural Style Tudor
Association Y/N No
Basement Full, Unfinished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Masonry
Cool Fuel None
Cooling None
Days on Market 28
Facing Direction East
Flooring Hardwood
Garage Spaces 2.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Hot Water
High School District ABINGTON
Interior Features Additional Stairway, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Double/Dual Staircase, Wood Floors
Levels 2.5
MLS Area Abington Twp (10630)
Municipality ABINGTON TWP
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession 31-60 Days CD
Price Per Sq Ft 163.06
Property Type Residential
Roof Wood, Shingle
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name RYDAL
Tax Annual Amount 14149.0
Tax Lot 006
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R-1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 3679
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bathrooms Half Main Level 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 2
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin Sqft Source Assessor
Central Air Y/N No
Fireplace Features Wood
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 1
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Natural Gas
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 3679
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Foyer, Breakfast Room, Other, Office, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Primary Bathroom, Screened Porch
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 6
Total Fireplaces 1

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 2
Garage Features Garage - Rear Entry
Inclusions Washer, Dryer, Fridge, Window A/C Units - all in as-is condition
Lot Dimensions 159.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 0.96
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 41948.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Parking Features Shared Driveway
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 6
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Public
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bathroom 2 Upper 1
Bathroom 3 Upper 2
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 2
Bedroom 6 Upper 2
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Family Room Main
Foyer Main
Kitchen Main
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning
Office Upper 2
Other Main
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Screened Porch Upper 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Pending Average in 19046

AVG $540K
AVG $10,038
AVG 74
Year Built
AVG 1941

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