A home that was built by a steel magnate for his daughter in 1875 is for sale at the corner of East 5th Avenue and Hallowell Street in Conshohocken. One interesting note about the home are antique stained glass french doors that came from SS. Cosmos & Damian church (not since it has closed recently, these are from decades ago).
We knew the owner, Ed Opielski, who passed away recently. He really wanted to find someone who could rehab and enjoy the home. Below is the full description from the realtor (also see full listing):
201 E 5th Ave Built in 1875 by Steele magnate, Alan Wood of the Alan Wood & Iron and Steel Company, for his daughter Mary, this three story stone Victorian is filled with charm and prestige. Slate roof, copper gutters and downspouts, Chestnut Hill Stone. Large back yard with potential for off street parking. Grand 8×13 foyer with hard wood floors and antique stained glass french doors from SS. Cosmos & Damian lead to expansive 13 x 21 formal living room. The Parlor with turret features a fireplace with Tiffany & Co style turquoise tile and marble hearth. Off this room a sun room and porch off the rear. Completing the first floor is a formal dining room with arched entry ways and walk in china room. There’s an updated kitchen with Cherry Cabinets, and Butlers Pantry. Finally, a charming Family Room with Fireplace and custom built in book shelves. Heading up to the second floor, a Sitting Room with potential for wood burning fireplace to be re-installed. This room is connected to a Full Bath and Master Bedroom 18 x 14. There’s a back hallway with back stairs leading to the first floor Den. Two additional Bedrooms and another Full bath complete this floor. Up on the third floor, the potential for three more bedrooms and potential to install another full bathroom. Incredible Hardwood Floors and moldings thru out this home. Basement has a half bath and there’s also a work room, which is outfitted with wonderful built-in cupboards, work tables and a sink. Another room perfect for a future wine cellar! It was a labor of love one man took a life time to begin, the family hopes the next owner will complete his vision. Property is being sold in AS-IS condition. Estate prefers the Buyer to be responsible for Boro U&O. NO SHOWINGS UNTIL FRIDAY JAN 15th. All Offers must be received by TUESDAY JAN 19th 5PM for review by Estate & Attorney.
UPDATE – This home is under contract.