Fri. Jun 2nd, 2023


With this simple but beautiful property by the Schuylkill, you get all of the cachet of a Gladwyne address with none of the pretense.

The complete place of proudly owning a residence by the river is to love the river, not to impress the neighbors. That is why this riverside residence at 298 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 offers a incredibly unassuming confront to the street — it saves the very best stuff for its river elevation. | Shots: Dan Isayeff, Powelton Digital Media Group, by means of Compass

Does the aerial view beneath glance like Gladwyne to you?

house for sale Gladwyne riverside contemporary aerial view of River Road houses

Aerial watch of houses together River Road in Gladwyne 298 is fourth from the left

It positive does not to me. In actuality, it seems a lot more like the opposite riverbank, the place you come across modest residences nestled amongst woods and wedged in among the Manayunk/Norristown Regional Rail line and the Schuylkill.

Nevertheless glimpse powering the residences and you will see the Schuylkill Expressway peeking out from concerning the trees. Not to mention that the homes in this view are not as modest as the types experiencing them from across the river in upper Roxborough.

street elevation and front entrance

Road elevation and entrance entrance

But by Gladwyne expectations, these properties are modest indeed, and their rate tags mirror that. And this implies that with this Gladwyne riverside contemporary home for sale, you have a unusual possibility to love the pleasures of a riverside hideaway as well as the cachet of a Gladwyne address with out owning to pay back through the nose for either.

This late-1980s modern is constructed with the river in head.  Its floor floor is made up of primarily spaces that can be conveniently restored should the river increase higher ample to flood them, when its upper flooring are generously provided with significant home windows and sliding doors that allow the splendid river sights inside of — or you outside to take them in from enough balconies.

house for sale Gladwyne riverside contemporary home office

Property business office

Just one of the two floor-flooring spaces is a household place of work correct following to the lobby. Like all the other rooms in this dwelling, it allows you consume in the sights of the river, in this situation by its huge sliding doors.

A single of the two bays in the two-car or truck garage future to this space also has large sliding doorways, while the other has a garage doorway that allows you to convey watercraft out of it for launching on the river.

The main flooring lies just one above this a single, securely over large drinking water. In contrast to most present-day houses, this one particular has a few unique rooms for lounging, dining and cooking, together with a powder space. Nonetheless, large archways, go-by counters and those sliding doors give the full ground an open sense.

house for sale Gladwyne riverside contemporary living room

Dwelling place

The residing area is furthest from the stairs. It has one of this house’s two fireplaces, an desirable wooden-burning just one with a marble fireplace and mantle.

dining room

Dining space

The eating place lies in between the dwelling place and the kitchen.

house for sale Gladwyne riverside contemporary main-floor balcony view

Look at of river from major-flooring balcony

Each the dining and living rooms open on to the major-floor balcony, which gives an even far better view of the river than the one from ground degree. There’s area adequate on this balcony to place a grill for indoor-outside cooking and dining.



The recently up to date kitchen area is not linked to the balcony, but it does have a whole enhance of up-to-date appliances, a great deal of storage and quartz-topped counter house, bar seating in the dining place via a pass-through window and even home adequate to place a modest breakfast table future to its big windows.

primary bedroom

Principal bed room

Three of this house’s 4 bedrooms are on the 3rd ground together with the laundry area. All of them, together with the major bed room, of training course, deal with the river, though the loos and laundry home occupy the landward facet of the floor.

primary bathroom

Most important rest room

While the other two bedrooms share a hall bathtub, the main bed room has its have very properly outfitted en-suite toilet with a marble-tile shower stall. It also has a large walk-in closet.

bedroom/media room

Media room/den (bed room 4)

There is a person far more floor higher than this. In addition to an attic with storage place, it incorporates the fourth bed room. The place has its personal closet alongside with the attic entry, and it also has the next fire, this just one gas-powered. The presence of the hearth also will make it a excellent applicant for use as a den or media area, as in this article.

view from top-floor balcony

Check out from top rated-floor balcony

This place also has its have balcony supplying a bird’s-eye perspective of the river.

rear patio

Rear patio

Again down on the ground, a spacious paver patio options a fireplace pit plus ample room for a 2nd grill if you would like to toss a totally al fresco backyard cookout.

The opening in the patio is massive more than enough for you to provide a kayak, paddleboard or compact boat out and haul it across your yard to the river. And if you really don’t really feel like going out on the river, you can fish from your yard.

I’ll wager that at cocktail events up the hill in Gladwyne correct, your fellow Gladwynites will be envious of anything you enjoy living in this Gladwyne riverside up to date house for sale that feels — and is — a planet apart from the relaxation of Philly’s toniest suburb. If you seriously want to make them greener than your backyard with envy, convey to them how substantially you paid out for it.



BATHS: 2 complete, 1 half

Square Feet: 2,656

SALE Price tag: $995,000

298 River Rd., Gladwyne, Pa. 19035 [Keith P. Adams | Compass]