A custom-built masterpiece on a prestigious hidden-gem street in Villanova's coveted estate enclave! Enjoy a one-of-a-kind living experience with top-quality construction & impeccable design by McIntyre/Capron with attention to every detail. Occupying the site of the former carriage house of the J. Kearsley Mitchell, Jr. estate, this gorgeous new gem respects the character of that era & retains some special remnants, like an old carriage house door & reclaimed stone fireplace. The setting on 1.44 acres is a private sanctuary graced by beautiful landscaping, specimen plantings & mature trees. Enjoy a stunning yet versatile family home, perfectly located near all amenities & major routes. At the end of a long drive which becomes circular sits this commanding stone residence with estate fencing surrounding the grounds. Airy ceilings, lux finishes, grand rooms & Architectural Digest-worthy transitional decor are among many refined elements that define the thoughtfully-conceived interior. The front-to-rear Reception Hall leads to the rear flagstone terrace overlooking private grounds. Oak flooring, elaborate crown moldings, recessed paneled wainscoting & arched openings between rooms lend a sophisticated air. Host parties in the living room w/ custom built-ins & a see-through double-sided gas fireplace that connects to the exquisite vaulted office. A fully-equipped wet bar with marble checkerboard flooring & elegant powder room offer convenience for entertaining. Soak up the rays in the sunroom with slate flooring & stone detailing that spills out to the rear terrace. The refined dining room is served by a well-appointed butler's pantry. Open to the spectacular Kountry Kraft chef's kitchen with every bell & whistle, including a Wolf range & Subzero appliances, is vaulted breakfast room accessing the terrace. Also adjacent is an open vaulted family room with a stone fireplace & built-ins. A tiled mudroom off the family entrance has abundant storage, a powder room & 3 car garage entry. The master suite is pure bliss w/ a tray ceilinged bedroom, sitting room & spa-inspired master bath. Four other bedrooms, including a suite & a laundry room occupy the 2nd level. The 3rd floor is great for storage or expanded living space. The day-lit walk-out lower level is enormous, versatile & made for gatherings/recreation, w/ an exercise room, full bath & unfinished area. An added bonus is the backup generator which keeps the house running in the event of a power outage.
|5/16/2019 3:00:00 AM||New Value: $2,300,000|