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Melissa Avivi
Barri Beckman


Welcome to 1008 Stratford Avenue...a handsome Stone Manor House located in the heart of Elkins Park. This turnkey home is a rich blend of architecturally pleasing details, coupled with all of the luxurious, modern upgrades you are looking for! Prepare to fall in love!! This historic home sits majestically atop a circular driveway, flanked by custom garden beds. Enter through the striking wooden front doors into the grand center hall. From the stunning oak staircase with carved balustrades, you will find period touches throughout, including high ceilings, custom trim, crown moldings, beautifully arched entryways and dramatic pocket doors; the many details will delight you!! The spacious Parlor features a wood burning fireplace and custom made shelves. Gorgeous wooden pocket doors lead into the Formal Dining Room, rich with chestnut panelled walls and incredible custom corner cabinet. Step right out onto the expansive patio for dining alfresco and entertaining in style!! Positioned just off of the Dining Room, is the magnificent Kitchen and Great Room. Beautiful oversized windows allow natural sunlight to flood this incredible 600 sf space!! This custom open concept addition is the heart of the home, and features slate flooring, vaulted ceilings, black granite countertops and custom cherry wood cabinetry. Large kitchen island offers seating to keep the cook company! Stainless appliances, two sinks w/disposals and recessed and under cabinet lighting, and tech lights. The living area of the Great Room is fabulous for entertaining, or kicking back and watching your favorite Netflix series! French doors lead you to the patio, perfectly positioned for enjoying the beautiful greenery. The spacious Formal Living Room is home to gas burning fireplace with antique wood surround. A beautifully updated Powder Room and spacious 1st floor Laundry Room/Bonus Room complete the main floor. Ascending the grand staircase, the 2nd floor landing shines courtesy of a bright window. The Master Bedroom shows custom hand silkscreen William Morris wallpaper and large windows. The oversized ensuite Master Bathroom & Dressing Room has been completely remodeled with finished hardwood floors, large seamless glass shower with multiple jetted shower heads, double sinks w granite topped vanities, and a separate water closet. The dressing area has large custom closets...this space has it all! The 2nd Bedroom is spacious with lots of windows. The 3rd Bedroom is very bright and open (now used as an office/craft room). Completing the 2nd floor is the extremely spacious Hall Bathroom with beautiful tile, pedestal sink and a shower/tub with glass door and rainfall shower head. The 3rd floor has 2 more generously sized bedrooms, each with their own character. The 4th Bedroom has a walk-in closet and is simply marvel-ous! The 5th Bedroom features its own dressing area/office and a massive walk-in closet. The 3rd Full Bathroom is oversized, has shower/tub with beautiful marble tiled details. The attic is accessible via pull down stairs in the hallway. The owners have made extensive renovations over the last 6 years, evident in the quality upgrades throughout. There are 2 newer HVAC zones (installed 2007 and 2012), newer hot water heater (installed 2015) and hardwired smoke and carbon monoxide detectors throughout. The exterior of the house is just as special as the interior, with its custom historic paint palette designed by noted consultant Robert Schweitzer of Historic House Colors in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The fully fenced backyard is a delight, with privacy provided by natural greenery and pretty flower beds. First and second floor windows have been replaced. Detached garage (being sold as-is). Walking distance to the Elkins Park & Melrose Park train stations, the downtown Elkins Park restaurants, coffee shops and stores. Call us today to schedule your private showing or forever miss this very special place to call home!
  • Sold
  • 5
  • 4
  • 1900
    Year Built
  • 3,906 Sq.Ft.
    Living Area

Features & Amenities

Area & Lot

  • Status: Sold
  • Living Space: 3,906 Sq.Ft.
  • Lot Size: 0.24 Acres
  • MLS® ID: PAMC609516
  • Type: Residential
  • Year Built: 1900
  • Architecture Styles: Manor, Colonial
  • Water Frontage: N
  • View Description: Garden/Lawn
  • School District: CHELTENHAM


  • Total Bedrooms: 5
  • Total Bathrooms: 4
  • Full Bathrooms: 3
  • Half Bathrooms: 1
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Slate, Wood
  • Fireplace: Gas/Propane, Wood
  • Appliances: Dishwasher, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Built-In Microwave
  • Other Interior Features: Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Attic, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan(s), Crown Moldings, Stall Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors

Exterior & Building

  • Garage Space: 2.00
  • Water Source: Public
  • Roof: Slate
  • Parking: Circular Driveway
  • Heat Type: Forced Air
  • Air Conditioning: Central A/C
  • Sewer: Public Sewer
  • Substructure: Stone
  • Other Exterior Features: Sidewalks


  • Sales Price: $465,000
  • Real Estate Tax: $12,593
  • Zoning: R4


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Melissa & Barri pride themselves on their strategic approach and no nonsense style. Their goal is to always anticipate and be pro-active (instead of reactive) to the many hurdles inherent in every transaction.
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