Welcome to 1236-1242 Lafayette Road, Gladwyne, Pennsylvania!

An Oasis of Comfort and Privacy




Bedrooms: 5
Baths: 7/2
Sq Ft: 5,828 plus 1,970 Sq. ft. basement, mostly finished
Lot size: 1 acre (1242 Lafayette); (.8 acre 1236 Lafayette)
Water: Public (w/softener)
Sewer: Septic
Home Fuel: Gas
Fireplaces: 3
Central Air
Electric: 400 A
Taxes: $24,564 (1242 Lafayette); $15,766 (1236 Lafayette)
Schools: Lower Merion
Elementary: Gladwyne Elementary
Middle: Welsh Valley
High School: Harriton


  • 1.8 acres (1236 and 1242 Lafayette Road)
  • Private fenced rear yard
  • Delightful pool, beautifully landscaped
  • Rear patio with gas line for grill; great for entertaining



  • 3 car garage
  • Breakfast room and family room with lots of natural light.
  • Chef's kitchen with large island, which easily and attractively doubles as kitchen center and a buffet table for gatherings of family and/or friends
  • Large and well-organized pantry room
  • 2 dishwashers and 3 ovens made the kitchen an ideal place for gatherings
  • Washer and dryer on both the first and second floors
  • 3 thermostats control the comfort in all areas of the house.
  • First floor guestroom with en suite bath is perfect for “in-law” suite or 1st floor master
  • Ceiling fan in each the bedrooms
  • 1st Floor Office
  • Elevator carrying passengers to all levels of the home (lockable)
  • Full Bath on 1st floor near rear entrance, ideal for pool events
  • Each bedroom (5) has its own ensuite bathroom
  • Extraordinary Library/Home Office on the third floor offering benches and built-in bookshelves, cabinets, and benches
  • Lots of storage throughout home
  • Basement bar has dishwasher, microwave and full size refrigerator/freezer and refrigerated beer tap
  • Custom designed and built wine cellar
  • Full bathroom in the basement
  • French drain system with vapor barrier, water pumps, and dedicated generator circuits
  • House generator
  • Basement has clean air exchangers keeping air fresh and clean

 Click to download:  Architect's Drawings

This estate compound sitting beautifully atop 1.8 acres featuring an elegant principal home and a separately deeded cape cod cottage offering a delightful sense of tranquility and majestic long views. Recently and exquisitely updated with the finest materials and appliances, this magnificent house exhibits a perfect balance of spaciousness and intimacy. The home is always welcoming with its naturally bright interiors and open spaces. The gourmet kitchen, with 48" Viking range with double doors, wall oven with warming drawer, wine cooler, double dishwasher, two sinks, together with a full bar in the basement, outdoor slate patio and temperature-controlled wine cellar make this the ideal house for hosting dinner parties and family gatherings. The theater/game room and swimming pool further provide endless family fun and entertainment. At the same time, the master bedroom's private balcony offers extraordinary views for miles, and the upstairs library is an ideal spot for peaceful study or relaxation. This special property offers endless possibilities with a first floor bedroom/guest/master and an additional home office. The house also features a workout area and an elevator with access to all floors. Mere minutes from the center of Gladwyne with all of its amenities, this location makes for a very easy commute into downtown Philadelphia or to King of Prussia and Valley Forge.

Two properties are included in this purchase-1236 & 1242 Lafayette Road.(combined taxes are $40,789.) They are separately deeded properties and together offer amazing opportunities! 1236 is an adorable 4 bdrm cape, sitting on .81 acre -currently leased. This cape-style cottage is perfect for guests, home office or visiting family.

The principal home offers every amenity including gorgeous kitchen, updated baths, a wonderful and picturesque master bedroom with extensive closet space, elevator to each of the four levels, unbelievable office space or library on the third floor, finished basement with full bar and wine cellar-just the thing for entertaining family and friends or just yourself!

Price: 1242 Lafayette Road, Gladwyne: $1,880,000 (available separately)

1236 Lafayette and 1242 Lafayette Road, Gladwyne: $2,525,000 (available combined)




Master Bedroom


View from Master Bedroom



Master Bath

Master Closet




3rd Floor Library

Basement Bar

Wine Cellar





Cottage (Separately Deeded)

Come visit this elegant and exciting home offering privacy, majestic views and joie de vivre! Wonderful natural light and open space from top to bottom with an awesome office on the third floor, restful retreat in the master suite and a glorious chef-inspired kitchen opening to a spacious family room. Plenty of fun in the basement with a video area, wine cellar and full bar.