Built in 1912 as a summer home for the Rowlands, "Rock Rose" remains one of the Main Line's last surviving estates with this superior level of architectural integrity and historic character. Designed by renowned Zantzinger, Borie and Medary who architected the Philadelphia Museum of Art, this spectacular Palladian-styled mansion continues to exude the incomparable detailing and elegance reflective of its storied past. Gracing the stunning grounds is a swimming pool with spa and waterfall, pool house and Pavilion. The two families who have occupied this grand residence over the years have done masterful work to maintain it, and enjoyed many joyous occasions with loved ones. Set in desirable North Radnor is a regal yet inviting 14,000-square-foot manor crafted with the finest materials and old world workmanship. Among the many distinguishing features showcasing its incredible character is a graceful circular drive, stately reception hall, extensive art walls, 11 fireplaces, original hand-carved wood chandeliers, a "Sugar Room" dedicated to creating blown sugar sculptured desserts, an enlarged wine cellar of intricate tile and wood, and traditional butler's pantry with island. Lavish and intimate entertaining are accommodated in the expansive living room and dining room modeled after Versailles with an original bronze-surround fireplace, bar area and French doors to a divine upper terrace. The library with original woodwork offers a fireplace for smaller gatherings. The chef's kitchen is equipped with commercial-grade stoves, stainless Traulsen refrigerators, a large center island, white subway tiles and an original (now decorative) wood-burning stove. Adjacent sits a breakfast room enriched by a fireplace, and brightened by Palladian windows on 3 exposures. The elegant second-story master suite indulges with a double fireplace, knotty pine dressing room, gentleman's bath and sauna and office. There's also a guest bedroom suite with sitting room (both with fireplaces and private baths) plus 5 additional bedrooms upstairs. The lower-level houses a family room that is perfect for all ages, as well as a wine cellar for all your favorite vintages.
Type of Property
3+ Car Parking
Full, Partial Finished
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Hot Water: Oil
Land SqFt: 169,448
Laundry Type: Upper-Floor Laundry
Area: Radnor Township
Lot Area Acreage: 2.720000
Lot Description: Level Lot, Open Lot, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Foyer, Center Ha
Net SqFt: 14282
Ownership: Fee Simple
Property Age: 108
Structures: Greenhouse, Second Garage
Zoning Code: RES
Heat: Oil, Forced Air
Cooling: Central A/C
Sewer: Public Sewer
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Den/Stdy/Lib, Laundry Room
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