Just reduced! Quintessential estate home in superb location! Own a "piece of history"! Charles Borie, renowned architect of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, created an elegant home amid picture-perfect parterre gardens--reminiscent of Versailles or the Tuileries Palace!
Today, The Borie Estate is a "serene sanctuary" sitting on 2.8 plush acres, at the end of a quiet lane in the elegant enclave of Rydal!
Beautiful brick pathways invite you to explore the secret and reflection gardens, while admiring the stunning statuary. Spend fall evenings dining al fresco under the roofed brick outdoor dining room or have an aperitif on the petite portico porch. Summer is over, but next Memorial Day could find you lounging by the Olympic-size heated pool, and lunching in the just-renovated cabana house, replete with cathedral ceiling, exposed beams, custom bar with seating, changing rooms, and full bath! Naturally there is a terrific tennis court, as well.
Stepping inside this French-inspired colonial, the soaring ceilings, marvelous millwork, resplendent red pine floors, and sheer grandeur simply take your breath away! A gorgeous great room with exposed beams, two magnificent marble fireplaces, and gentlemen's/tavern room with wrought iron gates, raise your expectations! You will not be disappointed!!Host the holidays in the divine dining room with garden views and plebeian tile fireplace.
The all-new chef's kitchen is a showstopper! Gleaming hydronic-heated porcelain floors, spectacular Schumacher distressed cabinetry, 7x7 quartz-topped center island with seating for 8-10 is a beautiful backdrop for this "gourmet's" haven! Resplendent recessed lighting, designer chandelier, over and under cabinet lighting, allow you to admire the commercial-grade Wolf ovens, Viking side-by-side refrigerator/freezer, dual dishwashers and beautiful backsplash. Your caterer will have an adjacent kitchen all to themselves with gleaming granite, large prep area, GE Profile appliances, and stunning Schumacher cabinetry!
Marvelous all-new media room with surround sound and wall of built-ins is the perfect place to watch your movie collection.
The piece de resistance is the magnificent master suite with fabulous fireplace, wonderful wardrobe room, separate sitting room, and world-class spa room with cathedral ceiling, and platform jacuzzi with million-dollar views!
Weekend company, au pair or long-term guests can enjoy the carriage house apartment!! Welcome home!
Property Features Include: 0, intercom, Detached Garage,Other,Detached Carport, central air conditioning, radiant heat, zoned forced air heating, Energy Star heating system, Public
Interior Features Include: master bath(s), kitchen island, butler's pantry, ceiling fan(s), attic/house fan, Whirlpool/hot tub, sprinkler system, exposed beams, wet/dry bar
Additional Information: Built-In Range, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Trash Compactor, Energy Efficient Appliances, Built-In Microwave
Built in: 1891
Approximate Square Feet:
Roof: Pitched roof.
Architectural Style: Detached
Lot Acres: 2.8
Lot Dimensions: 312