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  • Single Family Home · 1 Unit

1485 Mill Creek Rd Gladwyne, PA 19035 Get directions

$2,985,000 $506/Sq. ft.
6 Beds 5 Baths 1 Partial Bath 5,900 Sq. ft. 202,038 Sq. ft. Lot
  • StyleColonial!#!Contemporary
  • Age 25 Years
  • MLS# 1000330934
  • Listed 6 Months 14 Days Ago


Turn Key, Breathtaking Condo Style Living within 4.6 acres of easily maintained, secure Harold Kimmelman bronze gated grounds with low taxes and minimal running costs due to high efficiency geothermal systems and masterful construction. Welcome to Fernside Cottage, an exquisite residence set on spectacular, serene setting featuring incredible sun filled architectural designs and superior, timeless materials throughout. This masterpiece showcases a unique blending of original Pennsylvania stone structures with artistic contemporary steel and glass living spaces. The original portion of this spectacular property was built in 1835 as a mill worker's house, and remained so until 1910. The property was then bought by Dr. DeWitt Ludlum, a Psychologist who created the Gladwyne Colony. He converted the structure into a home for himself in 1910 and it remained his residence until 1964 when John Dorrance bought the property along with many additional properties to create the Dorrance Estate. Fernside Cottage remained part of his Dolebrand estate until 1992, when it was sold as part of his estate. It was purchased by the current owners in 1992 and went through major renovations between 1993 ? 1995, when a 3 car garage and spacious 2 bedroom guest cottage were added. The original renovation as well as the more recent additions carefully designed and constructed in 2007, incorporate exceptionally fine architectural features by renowned architect Daniel Evans White from Vancouver, British Colombia. These additions to the main residence are seamlessly blended with the original structure and expand the sophisticated style of the home, while incorporating endless exterior views and as much natural light as possible. Please note: Just 15 minutes from Acela trains to NYC and D.C., 15 minute from Center City Philadelphia. The Ultimate In Turn Key Living with 400 Amp Generator!



  • Bedrooms: 6


  • 5 Full Bath(s)
  • 1 Half Bath

Other rooms

  • Basement YN: Y

Interior Features

  • Master Bath(s)
  • Kitchen - Island
  • Skylight(s)
  • Ceilngfan(s)
  • 2nd Kitchen
  • Exposed Beams
  • Intercom
  • Breakfast Area

Building and Construction

  • 3 Stories
  • 5900 SqFt Above Grade
  • Colonial Style
  • Contemporary Style
  • Level/Stories: 3+
  • Total SQFT: 5900
  • Design Type: Detached

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Lot Size: 4.64

Garage and Parking

  • Parking Features: Private
  • Type of Parking: Driveway, Attached Garage, Detached Garage
  • Inside Access, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
  • Total Garage Spaces: 7
  • Total Garage and Parking Spaces: 7

Heating and Cooling

  • Electric
  • Geothermal
  • Hot Water
  • Forced Air Heating
  • Radiant
  • Zoned Heating
  • Energy Star Heating System
  • Programmable Thermostat Heating
  • Central A/C
  • Geothermal


  • Cooktop
  • Oven - Self Cleaning
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Built-In Microwave

Pool and Spa

  • Pool: N

School Information

  • SchoolDistrictName: Lower Merion

Other Property Info

  • City: Gladwyne
  • State: PA
  • Montgomery County

Listing Information

  • Listing Date: 2018-04-02
  • Listing Status: Active
  • Property Type: Residential

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
NA Noreen Cook Center for Ece of Har Zion Temple NR 0.3 mi
7 Welsh Valley Middle School 6-8 1 mi
8 Gladwyne School K-5 1.1 mi
NA AIM Academy 1-12 1.1 mi
NA The Gladwyne Montessori School PK-6 1.2 mi
4 Shawmont School PK-8 1.4 mi
8 Penn Valley School K-5 1.4 mi
6 Green Woods CS K-8 1.5 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.


Property History for 1485 Mill Creek Rd

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
04/02/2018 Relisted $2,985,000
04/02/2018 Listed $3,350,000

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.