What was the carriage house of the 150-acre Dunminning Estate is today an architectural marvel with historic elements meticulously preserved by the current owners. Among the last remaining structures from the 1887 estate & one of the largest carriage houses of its era, this prized property was lovingly restored & renovated after its purchase in 1995. Utmost attention was paid to retaining the original details & structure while incorporating the finest modern upgrades. This hidden gem amid breathtaking grounds is truly one-of-kind, built with an all-stone foundation & stone wall construction making it strong, safe, quiet & fun! The experience of this handsome classic yet luxurious house is unrivaled, with an exhaustive list of distinctive features to appreciate such as original diamond-patterned fenestration, exquisite woodwork/stonework & the addition of 3 fireplaces. The piece de resistance is the incredible central great room accessed by 12' sliding mahogany doors, the ultimate living/entertaining venue. This ballroom-size "court" w/diamond windows filtering in lovely light, a soaring hand-laid clay tile ceiling & radiant heat concrete floors is great for large parties, complete with dining, screening, billiards & piano areas plus a multi-seat bar, with lots of room left for play & parking your exotic sports car! Beyond a wide archway sits the former horse stable, now a finely-appointed chef's dream kitchen graced by 14' beamed ceilings, oversized cabinetry, granite & sealed wood counters & stainless steel appliances. The open-concept layout continues w/an adjoining butler's pantry, breakfast area & FR with a masonry brick fireplace. Across the great room behind detailed sliding doors awaits a formal gathering space w/a fireplace & wood-beamed ceilings. An adjacent library w/walls of custom built-ins, a walk-in closet & en-suite bath + an office provide intimate study & workplaces. An open sky-lit loft connecting the 1st & 2nd levels, which once occupied a carriage lift, serves as a fabulous office. The upper level w/3 BRs, a hall bath & laundry is highlighted by the stunning master suite w/a sky-lit fireside BR for viewing the moon & stars, a sitting room & French Lime Stone bath. A massive cellar workshop for all your projects + ethereal gardens/outdoor terraces make this an unequalled Main Line retreat. Close to Newtown Sq., Wayne & King of Prussia for convenient shopping & dining. Only 30-40 min. to Center City & the airport!
About this Area
Tucked into a tiny spot on the border with Delaware, Delaware County was formed in 1789 when it was carved out of the much larger Chester County. It’s population is now about 550,000 spread across a rather small (191 square miles) area. Media, Pa., is the county seat and accordingly, it is home to the county courthouse and the legal and municipal offices that support county government. The...
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