Sold for $1,599,000 on Nov 28, 2018
A sublime, 34-acre estate, tucked into countryside. Enter a pillared, gate onto a quarter-mile drive revealing a custom-designed, English manor home. The estate boasts a stocked pond, tennis court, saltwater heated-pool/hot tub, pool house, carriage house, putting green and pergola-covered, patio. Inside, a chefs kitchen, master suite, study/office, sunroom, theatre, wine cellar, gym and sauna. The home exterior is locally-sourced, site-cut stone with brick-veneer inlay. Such elements are repeated in the landscape, backyard and circular drive. Flagstone traces the pool, and pool house area. The outdoor space offers year-round entertainment. This special house was designed by architect, Masano Fries, with sightlines so every room is blessed with light and view. It has rich, hardwood-floors and outfitted with Crestron Smart Home & Security to control speakers throughout. Most rooms have 9 ceilings; several, greater height. There is a flex-use, office/playroom easily convertible to a bedroom. The heart of this home holds a chefs kitchen. Tile floors complement custom, European-style cabinets with built-in Sub-Zero appliances. Granite counters offer surface for the serious chef. There is a double-wall oven, two dishwashers, fireplace, eat-in atrium space, pantry and built-in iPad assistance. There is room for 20-plus seats in the dining area. It has floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views. Formal dining space flows into the formal living space, with a fireplace and butlers pantry. The office is room of masculine elements with rich, wood walls; adjacent, is a magnificent sunroom and a cozy nook. The master suite spans half the 2nd floor with private porch, his-and-her walk-in closet, built-in drawers and vanity. The bath has 12 ceilings, a walk-in, 8-head shower, tub, and dual vanities. A laundry is adjacent to the bedroom. Lower Level: Enter the wine cellar built from site-cut stone, holding 700 bottles and kept at 62.5 degrees. Enjoy a theater room with large-screen viewing, outfitted with cabinets, fridge and sink. Nearby is an in-home gym with hardwood walls, rubberized flooring, and exercise equipment; across the hall, a spa with 4-person sauna and a walk-in shower. The property was fertile farmland. It is close to NY, Phila. & D.C. Fruit trees bloom annually. Property lines are defined by forest. A 1-acre pond is fully stocked.
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