Rarely does a home so elegant and timeless, in a prestigious & coveted location become available. Situated on Merion Golf Club’s East Course overlooking the first green, this Quintessential Main Line Stone Colonial is the perfect blend of stunning curb appeal, large open rooms, and enchanting outdoor living spaces. Stone Pillars and manicured landscaping welcome you to this Grand Estate. Enter the wide foyer and you are immediately enveloped in sunlight, warm hardwoods, luxurious finishes, charming arched doorways, crown molding and ornate wainscoting details. A large dining room can accommodate your largest gatherings, three built-in china closets will delight you, and french doors to the bluestone patio make for effortless flow while entertaining. The formal living room is light and bright with a wood burning fireplace and opens to a fabulous expanded family room featuring exposed stone walls, french doors to the patio and built-in bench seating under the walls of windows overlooking the gardens, the perfect spot to enjoy a book and the views! The gourmet eat in kitchen, accessed through an intelligently designed butlers pantry complete with prep sink, sub zero wine fridge, Miele dishwasher and glass front china storage, is a chef's dream anchored by a large seated island. Marble counters and white custom cabinetry make this space light and airy, while a 6 burner Wolf Range, 2 Miele ovens, a mixer lift cabinet and a SubZero refrig ensure state of the art functionality. The large island has seating for four, two SubZero refrigerator drawers, a prep sink and butcher block. The kitchen is open to a breakfast room/ family room with built-ins and french doors opening to the back gardens. A mudroom with sink is off of the kitchen and features built-ins, storage and an entrance to the backyard perfect for pets. A lovely updated powder room with designer wallpaper and entry closet completes the main level. Every room along the backside of this home has french doors opening to the expansive flagstone patio overlooking the breathtaking grounds which were modeled on the work of Thomas Sears. The over 1.8 acre lot is truly a respite from the outside world, with mature specimen plantings bordering the grounds allowing for peekaboo views of the golf course beyond, a gorgeous pool, numerous blue stone patio seating areas and a fountain with a lily pond. The wide staircase with arched windows on the landing leads you to the upper level. The primary bathroom has been updated with Marble tile, two vanities with marble tops, a steam shower with frameless glass door, linen closet and a soaking tub with fabulous views of the grounds. The bedroom is generously sized and is lined with closets, and a custom walk-in closet completes this bedroom retreat. A large office/den has french doors that open and overlook the impressive grounds below a quiet sanctuary. Two additional bedrooms each with their own en suite baths offer large spaces and ample closets. The large laundry room has a rinse sink, built-in cabinetry and ironing board. Original linen drawers and cabinets line the wall heading to the third floor, perfect for linen storage. The third floor features four additional bedrooms, a full bath with shower and a spacious cedar storage room! The lower level of this home is unfinished-but currently has a work out room, storage area, sauna room, wine room and canning kitchen! Outside find a 2+ car garage with ample storage, an attached potter's shed and riding mower storage. All the systems and mechanicals have been updated including a new boiler(2021), on demand hot water heater, newer roof, windows and doors are just a few of the latest improvements. The entire home has been updated and renovated to the highest quality standards with special attention to adhering to the quality and craftsmanship of the era. Make this stunning home within walking distance to Merion Golf your forever home by calling for your appointment today!
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford, Lisa Ciccotelli
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