You will not find a more architecturally & historically significant residence than this legendary family home built in 1912 as a summer home for the Rowlands. This magnificent Palladian-styled villa designed by Zantzinger, Borie and Medary of the Philadelphia Museum of Art fame has housed only 2 families, who have masterfully maintained the incomparable details and elegance of its storied past. Current owners have enjoyed joyous occasions in its exquisite environs, entertained extensively & raised their family here. Nestled on sprawling private acreage in north Radnor, the grand 14,000-SF mansion is regal yet comfortable, crafted with top materials & old world workmanship that set it apart in every way. A 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, enlarged wine cellar of intricate tile & wood, traditional butler's pantry with island & countless other features reflect incomparable character. Large & intimate gatherings are graciously accommodated in the expansive living room & dining room modeled after Versailles with an original bronze surround fireplace, bar area & French doors to the breathtaking upper terrace. The library with original woodwork offers an ideal space for small groups around the fire. The kitchen is a chef's dream with commercial-grade stoves, stainless Traulsen refrigerators, a large center island, white subway tiles & original (now decorative) wood-burning stove. Adjacent is a breakfast room with fireplace & Palladian windows on 3 exposures. Impressive BRs include a spacious master suite with a double fireplace, knotty pine dressing room, gentleman's bathroom & sauna across from the office, guest suite with a BR & sitting room ? both with fireplaces & private baths with original sinks, floor tiles & updated plumbing, plus 5 additional BRs. The lower-level family room is a great hangout. The enchanting carriage house has a 3-car garage, tennis changing room with full bath, plant room, 2 greenhouses & 1 BR apartment for grandparents, or a zen space for yoga/exercise. Resort-like grounds present a tennis court, guest house, swimming pool with upper spa & waterfall, pool house & Pavilion, shuffle board court, garages for landscaping & equipment & a Poly House for gardening, storage & gardener's office.
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: 3.890000
Lot Description: Level Lot, Open Lot, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 264X278
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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