The Restoration & Amenities
700 Bottle Wine Cellar
Welcome to 709 Glenwood Court. The homestead broke ground in 1797 and the original structure was completed in 1798. Throughout the next 150 years additional structures were added and the land was sold and divided to create a wonderful neighborhood in a blossoming community. In 2020 this home, dubbed The Sweetwater Homestead, paying homage to the farm that once stood, surrounded by sugar maples, has carefully and thoughtfully been renewed. The journey to restore this piece of history, which has taken a year, has delicately balanced the preservation of historically significant features with all of the modern amenities and features to make life easy and enjoyable.
The home offers unlimited entertainment and family spaces. You can finally shelter in place and provide each member of the family their own private oasis. There is a large living room and dinning room on the first floor which can be closed off with French Doors to allow for simultaneous enjoyment without disrupting the adjacent room. The chefs kitchen is complete with a beautifully appointed butler's pantry which both overlook the wonderful patio which is accompanied by a beautiful pergola and wood burning fireplace. If dinner parties are your passion, you can have your guests head to the wine cellar and tasting room for appetizers while dinner is being prepared. The first floor is complete with an in-law suite which has a semi private entrance if grandma and grandpa come for a long visit. The second floor is accessed via two beautiful staircases into an oversized hallway where you will find four large bedrooms and an oversized laundry room and additional oversized bathroom. The owners suite boasts a private sitting room/nursery, large walk-in closet, fireplace and is complimented with an amazing bathroom. The owners bath has electronic shower controls for a spa-like experience, a custom vanity and private make-up station. The finishes are highlighted by marble and locally reclaimed materials.
Head up to the third floor to be transported to ultimate relaxation in your home theater and adjacent study room. Both rooms are accented by original stone, exposed beams, mortise and tendon construction, wide plank flooring and other architectural features. The theater is designed to have seating for 12-16 people and a framed in 125 inch viewing screen.
It is the ideal setting providing the proper balance of privacy but in a residential setting on a cul-de-sac. It is a wonderful neighborhood to raise your family with many children enjoying the lack of traffic on the cul-de-sac.
Many of the materials used in the restoration were repurposed from the home. The farm boasted, white oak, and still has many black walnut trees on the parcel which you can recognize throughout the home. Other elements that could not be repurposed were responsibly sourced with the help from our friends at Provenance. Please check out their amazing location in Philadelphia and online~
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