Grand and gorgeous, and perfectly located in prime Villanova with access to all conveniences and top schools, here for the discerning buyer is a true home of distinction. Impeccably designed by McIntyre Capron & Associates, and built by the preeminent C .F. Holloway, this architectural beauty is most certainly deserving of the recognition it has received awarded as Philadelphia Magazine Design Home of 2007. Set on a spectacular acre of grounds, nestled down a long cobblestoned paver driveway with a courtyard. Flagstone terraces surround a sparkling infinity edge pool with fountains, a spa, barbeque and outdoor fireplace for the ultimate summer parties. Boasting 6 bedrooms, 7 full and 3 half baths, with 3 gracious stories of generously-proportioned living space including a finished basement, comfort awaits you at the highest level. Stunning details abound throughout the home, with gleaming hardwoods, arched open doorways, custom moldings and millwork, 5 fireplaces, and top-of-the-line finishes creating a warm, luxurious ambience. A soaring sun-filled double-height entryway with a magnificent turned staircase leads to a central gallery, and sets the tone for a sophisticated experience. Beautiful light-bathed main rooms are a perfect backdrop for entertaining. A large living room with oversized windows and marble surround fireplace, lovely dining room, massive well-appointed gourmet kitchen and a catering kitchen for seamless serving are tailored to the host. Also relax and spend time in the wonderful family room with wood cross-beam ceilings, a stone fireplace and glass doors to the outdoor space, stately cherry-paneled library with French doors and a fireplace, morning room, and office. Unwind upstairs in your luxurious master bedroom suite with a sitting area, fireplace, breakfast bar, enormous walk-in dressing closet, and sumptuous spa-like bath with his and her marble vanities, a soaking tub and marble shower. The 2nd level also presents 3 additional family bedrooms and laundry, plus a charming apartment accessed by a private entrance with a 5th bedroom, full bath, kitchen, living spaces and office with a wet bar. The expansive lower level is a haven fit for every mood, with a living area, fireplace, bar, game and media areas, an exercise room, amazing wine cellar, and cabana with a full bath. Must be experienced to be truly appreciated!
Listing courtesy of Robin R Gordon from BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford