904 Penn Valley Road, Media, PA 19063 | MLS PADE2069832 | Listing Information | Nestfully
Courtesy: Kathryn Mehan - BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon; Phone: (610) 651-2700

904 Penn Valley Road
Media, PA 19063

Sq. Ft.
Acres Lot
Single Family
31 days on Nestfully 9 views
Welcome to The Gardener's Cottage at Orchard Farm! This home was constructed around 1910 for Dr. Edward S. Martin at the entrance to his home on Orchard Farm. Originally, Orchard Farm was a summer retreat for Dr. Martin and a working farm. It is believed that this was the home of the gardener and family that supervised the farm. The home also included the barn which housed animals needed in and around the farm. Dr. Edward S. Martin received his undergraduate and master's degrees from Swarthmore College and then attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. He became an internationally known surgeon. He held the position of Director of Public Health and Charities and he also served as the State Commissioner of Health. He served on the Board of Education for nearly 27 years and was a 3 term President. In 1886 he married Anna Rebecca Withers. Anna was the granddaughter of Eli K. Price, great uncle of none other than William Lightfoot Price the famous Philadelphia architect! A newspaper clipping from that time states that "the groom was Dr. Edward Martin, one of the best known of the younger generation of physicians in this city." Step back in time to view this beautifully maintained Colonial Farmhouse! The Gardener's Cottage features two covered porches, one with deacon's benches at the entrance. Step into the foyer with formal living room and formal dining room to either side. The living room has gorgeous hardwood floors with original fireplace and views of the front lawn. The dining room is quiet and cozy, facing the rear lawn. It features a lovely chair rail and beautiful windows. The updated kitchen is open with an eat in area and breakfast peninsula. The kitchen also has outside access to the covered porch. Between the kitchen and formal living room is access to the lower-level family room. The open stairway features the original stone foundation walls and barnwood trim, it opens onto a fully refinished space. This first-floor level also includes a full bath with shower and spacious first floor laundry/mud room with rear access to the deck and entertaining space. Upstairs features a HUGE primary suite with soaring cathedral ceilings, an enormous walk-in closet and a spacious primary ensuite featuring a large soaking tub. Double sinks, plenty of storage, a roomy shower and plenty of light fill the ensuite. Three more bedrooms and a spacious, full bath fill the second floor. Access the roomy attic space through the closet. It is ideal for extra storage and see the beautiful beams featured here. The extensive driveway features parking for several cars and access to the detached barn, all 2125 square feet of it! This space is GORGEOUS and recently hosted a wedding reception and dinner! The original sliding barn doors greet you as well as a 2-piece Dutch door! Many details from the barn remain intact, there are feeding troughs, and 2 horse stalls complete with iron railings. The original grain bin is still intact on the upper floor, as well as the grain dispensers on the first floor. See the original ceramic salt dispenser for the horses still mounted on the stall wall as well as additional gates & a Ben Franklin stove still stored here! The main space could garage cars. Upstairs, the hayloft door operates and the main loft level spreads out before you, it's fantastic! Artists space? Painting gallery? Yoga or Pilates? Let your imagination run free! The entire barn was recently re stained & the beautiful, artistic lighting creates a wonderful atmosphere. What will you host here? Behind the barn are the remnants of the old springhouse, a filled-in well and space for a garden. This property has been lovingly cared for & maintained and it's ready for you! Close to the train and trolly, have a stroll through Media Borough's fabulous restaurants. Located in the Award-Winning Wallingford-Swarthmore School District and only 15 minutes to the airport. The Gardener's Cottage at Orchard Farm awaits you!
Single Family
Colonial, 2 Story
3 Full
0.61 Acres
Public Sewer
Courtesy: Kathryn Mehan - BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon; Phone: (610) 651-2700
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