Indisputably one the finest Main Line Estate houses to come on the market in a premier location. Rarely do you find a estate that has been built with such quality and exquisite architectural detail. Grand in scale yet livable, its traditional floor plan comprises four floors all served by an elevator. A wealth of windows and French doors provide views of the exceptional terraces, manicured grounds, and landscape; Santos mahogany flooring -- some rooms feature inlaid designs -- is warm and timeless; most notably, custom-designed millwork and moldings, along with coffered and volume ceilings, add substance and a special flourish throughout this gorgeous home. So many well-designed features have been incorporated throughout the custom construction and interior design process that this is sure to be a home that stands the test of time. Its formal rooms are gracious and scaled for entertaining with a fully outfitted butler's pantry serving the dining room. The kitchen is finished in Honeybrook custom cabinetry, top-grade appliances, extra-thick granite countertops and perhaps the largest island you've seen. Adjacent is an octagonal breakfast room, beautifully lined with windows and two sets of French doors to terraces. The kitchen also opens to a true great room with a 20-foot ceiling, fireplace and wall of built-ins. The first-floor office offers a fireplace and access to a private balcony. Private quarters include a sumptuous main bedroom with vaulted ceiling and two-sided fireplace shared with a sitting room, private balcony, a rare marble spa bath with steam shower and Jacuzzi, and a huge walk in closet . All secondary bedrooms are en suite with custom baths The top floor has a bedroom, bath, rec area and artist pantry. The amazing lower level has Indoor, all-season pool; fitness room with sauna and spa bath; entertaining areas with full bar with kitchen, media room with fireplace and 800 bottle Wine cellar. Other noteworthy features: custom wrought iron inside and out; custom Lutron lighting system; Sonos whole-house audio system; zoned HVAC; sensor and video-based security; 200-Amp whole-house generator (well-hidden, of course, by a custom garden-style building) and heated garages with extra-high ceilings. Quality has been built into this home from the ground up.
Villanova, Pennsylvania, is one of the Main Line’s most prized addresses, and a drive through this beautiful area can feel almost like a drive through an East Coast version of Beverly Hills with gated mansion after gated mansion tucked behind privacy walls and hedgerow landscaping. It should be no surprise, then, that Villanova is ranked as one of the wealthiest ZIP codes in Pennsylvania, sometimes...
This past weekend the Philadelphia Inquirer’s John Timpane wrote a story about Ardrossan, the last of the great Main Line estates. At its peak, this stunner was a true estate on par with European royal properties, an 800-acre property centered around... Read More
A recent "Extraordinary Living" blog post from Sotheby's International Realty looks at homes with towers. They overlooked one very special, very historical property on Philadelphia's Main Line that does indeed have its own tower complete with functional... Read More
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