Influenced by the manor homes of the french countryside, find this stunning stone Norman-style home which has been expanded, exquisitely renovated, and chicly styled by the current owners.
Set off the street and accessed by both an arrival circle as well as rear auto courtyard/3-car heated and air conditioned garage entrance, this 5 Bedroom, 4.2 Bath home offers impressive curb appeal on a 1.4 acre parcel and premium location… just a short walk to the famed Merion Golf Course.
The Front Entry, highlighted by Moravian Tile Works flooring, offers glimpses of the step-down Living Room with fireplace on the left and a handsome, smoky blue fireside Library on the right. A sunlit Conservatory, currently used as covered Dining, opens to the Living Room for seamless flow from indoor to open-air entertaining Set back from the Foyer, an iron and brass staircase winds to the second level with this stair tower offering connection to a sky-lit atrium, and elegant, formal Dining Room. Beyond a large Butler’s Pantry provides generous flat prep space as well as glass cabinet display and enviable storage.
A spectacular white kitchen with lightly veined calacatta gold marble counters, white tiled backsplash, and polished nickel hardware is the stunning focus of the home, This area was redesigned and constructed in 2013, adding a 1-story 754 SF addition including kitchen, pantry, and breakfast room with a natural gas fireplace using staggered ceiling heights to define the Kitchen, Breakfast Room, and stunning step-down Family Room. Smartly styled with richly stained hardwood floors, an exposed stone wall, and fireplaces in both the Dining area and Family room. This is your 'everything' space. The plan is very open while allowing for high function with a walk-in Pantry, plentiful storage, and a high-end suite of appliances including 6 burner gas Viking cooktop, double wall ovens, Viking refrigeration, and two dishwashers. Brightened by a wall of southern facing glass doors, the vaulted ceiling Family Room opens to a sweeping rear entertaining Terrace. A seated stone wall and wide stairs lead to a flat lawn, gardens, and perimeter planted with ornamental as well as evergreen trees for privacy.
Ascend either the front or rear stair to the second level.
A deluxe Primary Suite with high ceilings boasts a newly renovated Bathroom, completed in April 2022, with radiantly heated marble floors, under window soaking tub, seamless enclosed glass shower, double vanities and separate WC. Two fully outfitted walk-in closets exceed all hanging and storage expectations! Four additional bedrooms (one currently in use as a music studio and recreation room) , two with en-suite baths are detailed with custom shelving and either walk-in or generous reach-in closets. A full traditional staircase leads to a large unfinished attic and offers excellent primary storage or unlimited possibilities for future expansion. Roof is new as of November 2021.
Remarkable for that difficult to achieve balance between formal and informal spaces and respect for original architectural details and a desire for more open, streamlined living… Masterfully executed, not a detail missed, turn-key and pristine.
Minimum remaining by right allowable impervious surface SF of 4,776SF.