501 Contention Lane Berwyn, PA
$ 1,895,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PACT516006
  • TypePending
  • CountyCHESTER
  • CityBerwyn
  • AreaTredyffrin Twp
  • NeighborhoodTANGLEWOOD
  • Zip19312
  • StyleTraditional,Normandy
  • Year Built1939
  • Taxes21442
  • Price$ 1,895,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms3
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage5034
  • Lot Size6.1 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Compass RE
Property Description

From its origin in 1939 when 'Tanglewood' controlled the 25 acres encompassing both sides of Contention Lane through to what is now Castlewood, Devonshire, Hickory, and Tanglewood Rds, this impressive stone Norman-style home retains its strong architectural appeal, now on 6 acres with commanding views of the surrounding woods and stream. Owned by the Heckscher family for almost 60 years until their departure in 1997, the home's interior appointments were influenced by the family?s passion for technology and the railroad industry. One of the first homes with a telephone, interior weather monitoring, recessed lighting, and in-wall speakers, its interior features dramatic detail: a center foyer stair rail formed from a railroad track, and pathway lights similar to those found in train cars of the time. These elements of original innovation and style remain in the home to this day. Following the Heckscher family's ownership, a generous guest house was added above the three+ car garage, featuring a bedroom, bath, kitchen, and fireplace; the space was further improved upon by the current stewards through a comprehensive, exciting interior renovation of the primary bedroom and bath, kitchen, and family bedroom as well as the additions of an exceptional seated bar with beer taps, additional light exposures, and access to the rear yard. Gardens surround a bluestone terrace made even more magical in the evening by overhead bistro lighting. A nature trail rings the property, providing a long walk through woods as well as glimpses of the property's specimen trees, including a hemlock gifted to the original owners by the Japanese government. Unlike so many from this era, this home enjoys high ceilings on its three finished levels with five (5) bedrooms and three (3) full baths found on the main home's second floor. Beautifully located within the TE school district and offering supreme tranquility yet only two turns from major roadways and premium shopping. The home is an oasis with a flexible floor plan able to accommodate many under one roof while still feeling intimate. An exceptional property.

Elementary School Middle School High School
Hillside Elementary School T E Middle Conestoga Senior High School
Price History
9/14/2020 Listed $2,050,000
10/13/2020 8% - $1,895,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Disposal, Energy Efficient Appliances, Refrigerator
Architectural Style Traditional, Normandy
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone, Brick
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
Electric 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
Elementary School HILLSIDE
Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler
Flooring Stone, Wood, Tile/Brick
Garage Spaces 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Forced Air, Hot Water, Radiant
Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Breakfast Area, Butlers Pantry, Kitchen - Island, Bar, Curved Staircase, Wood Floors
Junior High T E MIDDLE
Levels 3
MLS Area Tredyffrin Twp (10343)
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s)
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 421.67
Property Type Residential
Real Estate Owned Y/N No
Roof Slate
Security Features Security System
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name TANGLEWOOD
Tax Annual Amount 21442.0
Tax Lot 0045
Tax Year 2020
Vacation Rental Y/N No
View Trees/Woods, Creek/Stream
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning R1

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 4494
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Basement Full
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 3.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 3
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Below Grade Finished Area 540
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 Yes
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 3
Half Baths 2
Heating Fuel Electric, Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Oil, Propane
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 5034
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3
Window Features Energy Efficient

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Garage Features Covered Parking
Lot Dimensions 0.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 6.10
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 265716.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N No Pool
Total Parking Spaces 3
Type of Parking Detached Garage
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N Yes
Waterfront Y/N No


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

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19312

AVG $1,000K
AVG $12,705
AVG 53
Year Built
AVG 1975
AVG 23
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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