Address
388 Highgate Drive Ambler, PA
Price
$ 1,200,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC690910
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyMONTGOMERY
  • CityAmbler
  • AreaHorsham Twp
  • NeighborhoodHIGH GATE
  • Zip19002
  • StyleColonial
  • Year Built1768
  • Taxes$ 14222
  • Price$ 1,200,000
  • Bedrooms5
  • Full Bathrooms4
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage5488
  • Lot Size1.64 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
RE/MAX Action Realty-Horsham
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

We are in search of the next stewards of this extraordinary home. From the moment you walk through the front door, you will appreciate how much this home offers future owners. Originally built in 1768, with additions in 1799, and the 1960s, the current owners spent the last 19 years lovingly restoring it and bringing it up to today’s standards. This remarkable property now has the rare combination of treasured 18th century character and modern conveniences. Situated on nearly 2 beautiful acres, an upscale neighborhood was built around the home on the original grounds of the estate. Not long ago, the home was shared with over 700 people during the 65th Holiday House Tour and featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer. The homeowners have impeccable taste; you will see the evidence of their attention to detail in most every room. Beginning in the living room, notice the carefully restored plaster walls, the deep windowsills, the traditional fireplace, and the Dutch door and small pass through window to the sunroom. With floor to ceiling windows, a cathedral ceiling and a masterfully repointed stone wall, this sunny space is the perfect room to cozy up to read a book or use as a home office. Continue to the dining room and notice the open beams, hand-painted hardwood flooring, original woodwork, and walk-in fireplace. Entertaining in this room is a joy using the fireplace for cooking a pot of stew or your favorite recipe over open flame. Built in the 1960s, the kitchen has abundant cherry cabinets and functions beautifully for a skilled cook(s). It has been updated with a Thermador cooktop and Bosch double oven. New flooring was added and the wall was opened to the adjacent family room enhancing the heart of the home. Don’t miss the exposed brick wall and matching family room fireplace. This open concept offers the coziest place to enjoy television, have family meals and enjoy the large bay window. There is so much more on the 1st floor - a large walk-in pantry, a full bathroom, laundry chute, liquor closet, laundry room and 2 double-door closets. Finally, visit the den/study and consider using it as office space, children’s playroom, teens’ den or in-law suite. There are 3 stairways to take you to the 2nd floor including the original pie-shaped steps, back stairs to the main bedroom suite and living room stairs. The main suite is impossible to adequately describe. It has open-beam cathedral ceiling, random-width pegged hardwoods, 2 walk-in closets and 2 additional closets. There is even an adjacent dressing room space. The main bathroom is stunning, with pedestal tub, dual hand-carved sink consoles and an over-scale shower with rain fixture, magnificent tile with shaving bench/sink. There are 3 additional bedrooms with fireplaces that have been closed for safety, original wide-plank pine hardwoods and a full bathroom. There are separate 3rd floor spaces. The south end has another bedroom suite. As the quietest room, it will enchant your visitors with its retreat-like ambiance. The other area was used as a bedroom, but currently functions as a storage room. The unfinished basement of this home has endless possibilities. Current owners were readying it to become a wine storage/tasting room. It could also be a media room or a children’s play space. Travel outside to appreciate all that this property has to offer, from the professionally designed landscaping and exterior lighting, to the magnificent 200 year-old Sycamore tree that overlooks the springhouse and wishing well, this estate is breathtaking at daytime and at night. The yard is an oasis of outdoor living space with a wisteria covered pergola, a greenhouse and stone retaining walls. Marvel at the heated pool designed to honor the quality of the home architecture. It has a dark bottom, wide welcoming steps, a waterfall and a hot tub. The yard has wide open space to accommodate any active family. Who will be the next stewards?

Elementary School Middle School High School
Simmons Elementary School Keith Valley Middle School Hat-Horshm High School
Price History
5/8/2021 Listed $1,200,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Microwave, Dishwasher, Disposal, Cooktop, Dryer - Electric, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Oven - Double, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer - Front Loading, Water Heater
Architectural Style Colonial
Association Fee Includes Common Area Maintenance
Association Y/N Yes
Basement Full, Outside Entrance
Bathrooms Count Main Level 1.00
Bathrooms Full Main Level 1
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Construction Materials Stone
Cool Fuel Electric
Cooling Central A/C
County MONTGOMERY
Days on Market 38
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Elementary School SIMMONS
Exterior Features Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Sidewalks, Stone Retaining Walls, Street Lights, Hot Tub
Garage Spaces 3.00
Garage Y/N Yes
HOA Fee 250.00
HOA Fee Frequency Quarterly
Heating Baseboard - Hot Water, Zoned
High School HAT-HORSHM
High School District HATBORO-HORSHAM
Interior Features Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Curved Staircase, Family Room Off Kitchen, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Laundry Chute, Stall Shower, Wainscotting, Window Treatments, Wood Floors
Levels 3
MLS Area Horsham Twp (10636)
Middle/Junior High School KEITH VALLEY
Municipality HORSHAM TWP
New Construction No
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Ownership Fee Simple
Parking Features Asphalt Driveway, Circular Driveway
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es)
Pool Features In Ground
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 218.66
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Very Good
Roof Architectural Shingle, Shake
Security Features Electric Alarm, Fire Detection System, Monitored, Motion Detectors, Smoke Detector
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Structure Type Detached
Subdivision Name HIGH GATE
Tax Annual Amount 14222.0
Tax Lot 009
Tax Year 2020
Total Rooms 11
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Water Access Y/N No
Zoning RESIDENTIAL

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 5488
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
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 1
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 Features Brick, Fireplace - Glass Doors, Mantel(s), Screen
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 4
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Laundry Type Main Floor
Living Area 5488
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Den, Basement, Bedroom 1, Sun/Florida Room, Laundry, Storage Room, Bathroom 1, Bathroom 2, Bathroom 3, Full Bath
Total Baths 4
Total Bedrooms 5
Total Fireplaces 3
Window Features Green House, Bay/Bow

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 3
Fencing Decorative, Split Rail, Wood
Garage Features Additional Storage Area, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Inclusions All window treatments, two refrigerators, washer/dryer.
Lot Dimensions 168.00 x 0.00
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Level, Private, Rear Yard
Lot Size Acres 1.64
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 71400.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Spa No
Total Parking Spaces 13
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
Basement Lower 1 Basement - Unfinished
Bathroom 1 Upper 1 Double Sink,Flooring - HardWood,Soaking Tub,Window Treatments
Bathroom 2 Upper 1 Tub Shower
Bathroom 3 Main Tub Shower
Bedroom 1 Upper 1 Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Ceiling Fan(s),Flooring - HardWood,Primary Bedroom - Dressing Area,Walk-In Closet(s),Window Treatments
Bedroom 2 Upper 1 Flooring - HardWood,Fireplace - Other
Bedroom 3 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments
Bedroom 4 Upper 1 Fireplace - Other,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments
Bedroom 5 Upper 2 Flooring - Carpet
Den Main Crown Molding,Built-Ins,Flooring - Carpet,Ceiling Fan(s)
Dining Room Main Built-Ins,Flooring - Carpet,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood
Family Room Main Breakfast Room,Built-Ins,Chair Rail,Crown Molding,Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - Carpet,Window Treatments
Full Bath Upper 2
Kitchen Main Breakfast Bar,Pantry
Laundry Main
Living Room Main Fireplace - Wood Burning,Flooring - HardWood,Window Treatments
Storage Room Upper 2
Storage Room Upper 2
Storage Room Main Built-Ins
Sun/Florida Room Main Cathedral/Vaulted Ceiling,Ceiling Fan(s),Crown Molding

Amenities

  • 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 Single Family Average in 19002

Price
AVG $1.34M
$1.2M
Taxes
AVG $12,438
$14,222
Visits
AVG 142
58
Year Built
AVG 1965
1768

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