Privacy Built in the 1880s, this unique, well-designed, fully renovated Main Line home (originally built as a country house) is situated at the top of a long driveway with specimen trees on over two flat acres of land in a private but open, parklike setting.
Combining the best of old and new, the home offers original millwork and other features designed by Frank Furness, great indoor light with beautiful outside views, architectural details and craftsmanship that create visual interest both inside and out, indoor/outdoor living with its patios, porch and sunroom, and an appealing mix and flow of rooms together with modern upgrades: an updated kitchen, bathrooms and mechanicals, according to the listing on realtor.com
This house offers multiple spaces for various types of entertaining and multigenerational family living and recreation. The paneled foyer with its imposing fireplace offers views of and provides access to the formal living and dining rooms, library, sunroom, study and the open, three story, stairwell. The bright and airy custom kitchen includes a separate breakfast area and island with seating, generous storage (including a walk-in pantry closet) and prep space, access to the back staircase and kitchen porch, and gourmet cooking features like the large, dual fuel Wolf range with its double ovens, griddle and grill or the built-in Sub-Zero.
The high-ceilinged second floor has a generously sized Master Suite with two bathrooms, two fireplaces and a separate dressing room/study; two separate bedrooms (each with fireplace); a large bathroom; home office; and second floor laundry room. The third floor with its 9-foot ceilings has three additional bedrooms, two bathrooms and a bonus room (currently used as a study) with its large eyebrow window and built in storage. Outside is a two-car garage with a second story with its own private entranceway that can be customized as a home office, studio, gym, au pair suite/living quarters or changing room.
This beautifully crafted property is located in the award-winning Lower Merion School District and is in close proximity to shopping, restaurants, private schools and the regional rail line. Do NOT enter the drive without an appointment. Not historically classified.
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