1485 Mill Creek Rd, Gladwyne, PA 19035

  • MLS# 1000330934
  • Status For Sale
  • Listed 3 Months 20 Days Ago
  • 6 Beds · 5 Baths · 1 Partial Bath · 6500 Sqft
  • $2,985,000 $459.23/Sqft
  • Single Family Home · 1 Unit
  • Lot Size202118 Sqft
  • Year Built1993

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!

This listing is brokered by:

  • Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty-Main Line (855) 383-1961


  • 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

  • 6500 SqFt Above Grade
  • Colonial Style
  • Contemporary Style
  • Level/Stories: 3+
  • Total SQFT: 6500

Garage and Parking

  • Parking Features: Private
  • Type of Parking: Off Street, Off Street, Attached Garage, Detached Garage
  • Inside Access
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Oversized
  • Total Garage Spaces: Yes
  • 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

Tax History

Year Taxes
2018 $14,602
2017 $14,328
2016 $13,699
2015 $9,379
2014 $11,521