701 Cheyney Road Cheyney, PA
$ 1,290,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#1001974698
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDELAWARE
  • CityCheyney
  • AreaThornbury Twp
  • NeighborhoodNONE AVAILABLE
  • Zip19319
  • StyleColonial,Traditional
  • Year Built1800
  • Taxes11420
  • Price$ 1,290,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage7000
  • Lot Size7.08 Acres
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Property Description

Welcome to Tanglewood, an historic Cheyney estate. This Impressive home, situated on 7+ private acres, offers many modern amenities not typically found in a home with this much history and character. The origins of the Tanglewood estate began with the construction of a grand, 3-story stone home built in the early 19th century. Located at the top of a hill, south and east of where Cheyney Road crosses the WC ? Phila railroad. As you approach, the circular drive sets the home back from the driveway. Enter to tall ceilings (10 foot) throughout the 1st floor, continuing to the living room with marble fireplace. Enter the library with stone fireplace and wood stove. Continue through the study, with French doors to outdoor spaces to the front courtyard and back of the home, dining room with fireplace, & the open kitchen space, great for entertaining. This kitchen was professionally designed & is adorned with a double wall oven, Viking gas cook top, Subzero fridge & 2 Miele dishwashers. The solid cherry cabinets provide tons of storage and extensive imported granite counter tops. The kitchen, great for casual entertaining, is located next to the dining room, separated by a swinging butler door, for more formal occasions. Three separate staircases lead to the 2nd floor with its 9-foot ceilings. The 2nd floor contains the master bedroom suite with marble bath, heated floor, shower and tub. The 2nd floor includes play/recreation room and 3 additional bedrooms, 3 more full baths, sitting room, office, and laundry room. The 3rd floor has 4 bedrooms, a full bath & walk-in attic. F. Scott Fitzgerald rented the home in 1923-24 and during the civil rights movement, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. used Tanglewood to meet w/ Bayard Rustin. The property has a carriage house with an in-law suite & one car garage. To create his studio, Ben Kamihira, the famous Philadelphia artist & former owner of the estate, installed a large window in the carriage home's apartment would make great in-law quarters. This home has 3 fireplaces. The grounds feature expansive lawns and landscaped gardens. The balance of the property contains a hardwood forest. Stone walls flank the entrance to the property from Cheyney Rd while the current landscaping preserves the original carriage way up the hill to the 8' wide stone stairs to the original front door on the north side. There are too many photos to include in this listing, to properly credit this storied h

Middle School High School
Stenson Middle School Rustin High School
Price History
7/3/2018 Listed $1,350,000
11/16/2018 5% - $1,290,000

General Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional
Accessibility None
Association Y/N No
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Cool Fuel Electric
Exclusions Statue Along Front Walk, Living Room Chandelier & Washer/Dryer.
Flooring Wood, Fully Carpeted
Garage Y/N Yes
High School RUSTIN
Levels 3+
MLS Area Thornbury Twp (10444)
Middle/Junior School STENSON
New Construction No
Open Parking Spaces 3.00
Ownership Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Price Per Sq Ft 184.29
Property Type Residential
PropertyCondition Average+
Senior Community Y/N No
Structure Type Detached
Tax Year 2018
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Zoning RES

Interior Features

Above Grade Finished Area 7000
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Appliances Cooktop, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Refrigerator
Basement Full, Unfinished
Basement Y/N Yes
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 4.00
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 2 1.00
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 5
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 4
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 2 1
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 4
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 2 4
Central Air Y/N Yes
Cooling Central A/C
Electric 200+ Amp Service
Fireplace Features Marble, Stone
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Full Baths 5
Heating Hot Water
Heating Fuel Oil
Heating Y/N Yes
Hot Water Electric
Interior Features Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, Butlers Pantry, Ceiling Fan(s), Wood Stove, Water Treat System, 2nd Kitchen, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Eat-In
Laundry Type Upper Floor
Living Area 7000
Room Type Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Laundry, Attic
Total Baths 5
Total Bedrooms 8
Total Fireplaces 3
Total Rooms 16

Exterior Features

# Of Detached Garage Spaces 1
Architectural Style Colonial, Traditional
Construction Materials Stone
Exterior Features Play Equipment
Foundation Details Stone
Garage Features Additional Storage Area
Garage Spaces 1.00
Inclusions Playset
Lot Dimensions IRR
Lot Features Level, Sloping, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
Lot Size Acres 7.08
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Square Feet 308187.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s), Porch(es)
Pool Y/N No Pool
Roof Pitched, Shingle
Sewer On Site Septic
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 4
Type of Parking Detached Garage
Water Access Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
Water Source Well
Water View Y/N No
Waterfront Y/N No


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Master On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Zip Code Average in 19319

AVG $1.29M
AVG $11,420
AVG 368
Year Built
AVG 1800

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