There are a handful of streets that rank among the most choice in the Borough of Ambler, and Euclid Avenue is unquestionably one of them. Euclid Avenue is a mere two blocks long, for local traffic only, and boasts beautiful turn of the century homes. It’s not uncommon to see a portion of the street framed by neon ‘Kid Alert’ figures allowing kids to ride bikes and play. There is also an annual Euclid Avenue block party. I’ve never attended, but it sounds pretty rocking from a few blocks away.
350 Euclid was built in 1910, and true to the era, it is a beautifully constructed, three story stone home, featuring a Victorian style two-story bay window. The home boasts spectacular details, such as stained glass, pocket doors, a beautiful turned staircase with ornate wood balusters and newel posts, original trim and molding, deep windowsills, original hardwood flooring, high ceilings, and solid wood five-panel doors. These timeless details would cost a fortune today, yet here they are, waiting for you to enjoy.
Welcoming you is a huge wrap around porch, a must for Ambler living. As you approach the porch, the stained glass rose window and ornate stonework that surrounds it will immediately catch your eye. The original front door is spectacular and opens into a spacious foyer with a view to the jaw dropping staircase. To your right, through a set of pocket doors is the living room. Through the living room is a den or study with a bay window that is connected to the dining room. The dining room also features a bay bump out with a built-in window seat. These rooms offer very high ceilings, tons of oversized windows, and the original hardwood floors (currently covered in the den). The kitchen is beyond the dining room and offers plenty of room for a table and chairs. The laundry is currently housed in the kitchen, but there is plenty of room to move that upstairs and use the first floor space for a powder room. Also, there is a large closet on the first floor offering plenty of room for coats, vacuums, and the like.
One of the highlights of the home is the absolutely gorgeous turned staircase showcasing 18 individual panes of stained glass that have been expertly restored, truly a work of art.
Upstairs, on the second floor, you will find three bedrooms, a bonus room, and a large bathroom with double vanity. The three bedrooms are nicely sized, most offer exposed hardwood flooring, and the back bedroom boasts the beautiful bay window. The bonus room is on the small side, and in my opinion, would make a perfect laundry room.
Up another flight of stairs, is the third floor, which offers two additional bedrooms, another bonus room, and a full bathroom. The angles from the roofline give the bedrooms a lovely shape and detail, without taking away precious headroom. With such an abundance of space and so many bedrooms on the second floor, the third floor would make a fabulous master suite. You could easily have a large bedroom, an incredible bathroom, and an enormous closet, plus room to spare!
Outside, there is a spacious deck off of the kitchen, perfect for grilling and entertaining. Like most homes in Ambler, the yard is not huge, but it is flat and offers great space to relax, play, and garden. The driveway offers parking for two cars and there is always plenty of street parking for guests.
While 350 Euclid offers incredible character and solid construction, the home needs work and updating. Central air and heaters (both on two zones) were in installed in April of 2010 and all of the windows have been replaced, but that said, 350 Euclid is for someone who has the ability and desire to put in the time and money that it needs.
350 Euclid is just blocks away from wonderful restaurants, breweries and shops, a movie theater AND playhouse, the library, a weekly farmers’ market, year round festivals and events, and the train to the city. Also of note, is sought after Wissahickon School District, located within the boundaries of Lower Gwynedd Elementary.
This is truly an incredible opportunity to own a very special home, yet be able to put your stamp on it. If you appreciate history, the detail and workmanship of the early 1900s, and this wonderful town of Ambler, don’t let this one slip away.
Showings begin on Friday, June 21st. For a private showing, or more information, please contact me, Allison Wolf. 215-704-9888 | [email protected]
350 Euclid Avenue, Ambler
5 (7) bedrooms ~ 2 baths ~ 2,267 square feet (not including the third floor) ~ $350,000