Successful tax appeal! Effective 1/1/19. This exceptional residence has served as an elegant backdrop for lavish entertaining, charitable events, music concerts & sit-down dinners for 50+ over the years, not to mention comfortable living. The current owners sought a home & venue where they could host great parties & special occasions as well as display their works of fine art, all of which have been perfectly satisfied in this grand estate. Their hope is that new owners will bring their imagination & appreciation, to create their own dreams & customize their living experience to fit their unique needs. You can grow here & continue to enjoy the wonderful accommodations as theirs has, with tremendous flexibility for multigenerational living. Many of the generously-sized rooms in this gracious home are versatile & convertible for different uses depending on your interests. Whether you want to host an soiree or a party for the little ones, have a cookout with friends or summer fun around the pool, this has something for everyone. There are also ample spots for privacy, and lots of flexibility for an in-law suite for parents to partake in the activity of the main living space. A gorgeous treed drive escorts you the fabulous stone-clad estate with a circular motor court. The grounds are lovely with mature trees, a pond & fountain feature. Gardens are exquisite, with a glorious palette to make your own. Also on the property is an enchanting 1800 sf carriage house with a patio area, formerly a detached garage with an apartment for staff above. The building's 1 floor now features a spacious updated living/family room & vaulted kitchen + laundry room & 3 BRs on the 2nd flr, making it perfect for friends & extended family. At the grand main home, a covered entryway leads into beautiful quarters graced by tall ceilings, tasteful moldings, arched doorways, a fireplace & distinctive architectural details. The main level impresses with a classic center hall foyer, gallery halls, powder room, informal & formal living rooms, dining room with wet bar, sitting rooms, sunroom, California-style kitchen w/vaulted ceilings & built-ins open to the sunny vaulted family room, charming library w/patio access, BR & full bath with dressing room. Upstairs has numerous bedrooms, some with vaulted ceilings, all with pretty views including a huge master suite, sitting room, sky-lit room, hall bath & laundry. Unparalleled living in a supreme location near the renowned Merion Golf Club.