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890 Lantern Lane
Gwynedd Valley
Blue Bell, PA 19422
Full Baths
Partial Baths
Interior Sq Ft
Natural Gas
Central A/C
Taxes (2020)
Additional Details Below


***new price*** an opportunity to own 6+a in gwynedd valley. penlyn farm combines a classic, refined approach to living with all of the conveniences of modern life. nestled on 6+ acres in the award winning wissahickon school district, this equestrian estate was designed by renowned philadelphia architect edmund b. gilchrist. the grounds are park-like with mature hardwood trees, scenic views and a gazebo for summer outside parties. the stately manor home has retained many of it’s beautiful original details. a few examples: the copper roof and four beautiful wood burning fireplaces, without sacrificing modern amenities like central air conditioning and updated bathrooms. built in 1939 for e. george lavino, a philadelphia industrialist, the property has only witnessed 2 owners in 82 years. completely updated in 1980, this residence boasts 7 bedrooms, 5 full bathrooms, 2 half baths, a linen room, a cedar room, a butler’s kitchen, a trophy room along with the other standard rooms found in a home with over 6000+ square feet of living space. completing this equestrian estate is a renovated bank barn for horses, a regulation dressage ring, and post and rail fenced pastures. when entering the oversized foyer you will instantly be drawn to the details in this house: high ceilings, the rich patina on the hardwood floors, a grand staircase, strategic room layouts, superb classic woodworking, detailed moldings, decorative fireplaces, gorgeous light and bathroom fixtures, and doors and windows arranged to enhance your view of the bucolic grounds. much like many houses found in chestnut hill and mt. airy designed by gilchrist, he designed rooms with beautiful windows and french doors to bring in natural light and nature into view from every angle. gilchrist used exterior metals and metal designs to enhance his exterior architectural revival styles. this property is a 1 of kind estate, created specifically for entertaining and relaxing. come and see the magic for yourself. if you have always wanted to bring your horses home, this is a horse enthusiast’s dream. eight big matted box stalls, a feed room, a tack room, a h/c wash stall with heat lamps, a large lighted outdoor ring, ten grass or “dry” pasture choices and run-in sheds complete the equestrian side of the property. do you and your horse enjoy a break from training and ring riding? hacking out to two local indoor rings, horseways trails, wissahickon watershed trails, and pennlyn woods, it's as simple as ride out and ride in. preserving the privacy and peaceful enjoyment of nature's undisturbed beauty on this estate is a conservation easement. location, location, location: this property is close to so many amenities it is too numerous to mention all of them. a sampling of the surrounding area: bluestone, cedarbrook and blue bell country clubs, germantown academy, gwynedd mercy academy, ambler and local favorite restaurants, gwynedd valley septa r5 train line to center city, wings field, routes 309, 476, 202, starbucks, mccaffrey's and so much more. if you have been driving by this property for years and hoping it would come on the market in your lifetime, your dream just came true. this is an opportunity to purchase 1 of the most beautiful, classic, manageable estates in montgomery country! property is also listed under farms: pamc696178.

Room sizes

Living Room
21 x 13  Main Level
Dining Room
22 x 16  Main Level
18 x 14  Main Level
Bathroom 3
17 x 12  Upper Level
17 x 10  Main Level
Master Bedroom
21 x 14  Upper Level
Bedroom 2
16 x 14  Upper Level
Bedroom 3
13 x 11  Upper Level
Bedroom 4
12 x 11  Upper Level
Bedroom 5
12 x 9  Upper Level
Bedroom 6
12 x 9  Upper Level


Driving Directions

Between Plymouth Rd and Penllyn-Blue Bell Pike

Listing Details for 890 Lantern Lane

Architectural Type

Georgian, Manor, Traditional


Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener


Circular Driveway, Attached Garage, Driveway

Interior Features



Full, Unfinished



Interior Features

2nd Kitchen, Additional Stairway, Bar, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Cedar Closet(s), Ceiling Fan(s), Chair Railings, Recessed Lighting


Dryer - Electric, Washer - Front Loading

Rooms List

Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Sitting Room, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Foyer, Laundry, Mud Room, Bedroom 6, Bathroom 3, Additional Bedroom

Exterior Features


Exterior Features

Outbuilding(s), Stone Retaining Walls, Porch(es), Balcony, Patio(s), Stone


Central A/C, Electric


Zoned, Radiator, Natural Gas

Hot Water

60+ Gallon Tank, Natural Gas


Public Sewer



Additional Utilities

Under Ground, Electric: 200+ Amp Service

Assessment : 813,820
Zoning Designation RESIDENTIAL
Lattitude : 40.171937
Longitude : -75.260581
EveryHome Number : PAMC685356-10326
Listing Courtesy: Keller Williams Real Estate-Blue Bell
Views : 671


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