Detached - VILLANOVA, PA
Historic Grace and Modern Luxury Living. High on a hill above a pond on Old Gulph on Philadelphia's storied Main Line stands an historic country house gem. Situated amid the elegant residences of the Harriton Farm community the property enjoys a rare combination of private serenity & the convenience of superior location. The expansive residence is the essence of refinement and comfort accommodating large numbers of guests & providing those who frequently entertain a gracious expansive elegant setting. Originally built in 1842 the house preserves the best features of the past even as it assures the essence of modern comfort. After undertaking an extensive renovation in 2003 the new owners have added a swimming pool w/spa waterfall & flagstone decking wine cellar & lovely apartment above garage. Flagstone walkway leads to a 2 story flagstone terrace w/massive columns & the original front door opens to the L/R w/hardwood floors two seating areas fireplaces w/original tiled surrounds bookcases & cabinetry. Pocket doors lead to a parlor providing access to terrace. The family room has abundant windows w/plantation shutters including a bow window to the front. Formal dining room w/wainscoting & fireplace w/wood stove insert. The center island kitchen offering every convenience a gourmet cook could wish for is both spacious & bright. Adjacent mudroom has a door to the 3 car detached garage which offers a finished 2nd story. An architecturally significant staircase rises to the upper floors & descends to a lower level with a wet bar temperature controlled wine cellar billards area powder room and storage areas. Upstairs the master retreat has original hardwood floors windows on 3 exposures chair rail moldings sitting room with built ins and an en suite bath w/whirlpool tub & frameless glass shower. On floors two & three seven additional bedrooms & a laundry room offer versatile space for an office gym rec room etc. Iconic Harriton Manor House is a
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