231 LAUREL LANE

HAVERFORD, PA, 19041

$3,295,000

$194 per ft²
$3,295,000
$194 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
7 Beds
baths
9 Baths
carpenters-square
16,914 ft²
property_type
Residential
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Built 1881
Welcome to the Dolobran Estate, a rare opportunity to own a magnificent piece of history on the Main Line!! Originally designed by renowned Philadelphia architect, Frank Furness, this 7 Bedroom, 7 Full and 2 Half Bath masterpiece was built in 1881 for shipping magnet Clement Griscom as his family's summer retreat. Featured as the Vassar showhouse in the early 1990's, and again extensively renovated from 2012-2014, this property has finally been restored to its former glory, offering the most discerning buyer the perfect combination of distinguished architectural grandeur while harmoniously blending with modern amenities. As you enter the grand Foyer, you will be mesmerized by the many hallmarks of a by-gone era, beginning with the original blue and white Delft Tile murals and Jacobean chimney surround, that were gifts from the Queen of the Netherlands. The stunning carved oak doors, detailed coffered ceilings, and stunning fireplaces are just some of the additional architectural features giving one a sense of the homes history and character, while all of the rooms graciously adjoin the Foyer offering a perfect modern day circular flow. The original wood paneled Library is tucked away providing a glorious private room to work from or just enjoy, while Furness's distinctive signature peacock symbol can be found in a cozy Office that provides additional work space. Designed for entertaining, one can only imagine the exquisite parties that must have taken place and the spirt of the home beckons the next homeowner to continue the traditions. Expansive Living and Dining Rooms with access to a breathtaking Terrace overlook the Pool and the meticulously maintained 1.94 acres, which are the perfect backdrop to create cherished memories. The gourmet Kitchen and walk-in Butlers Pantry offers all of the amenities to create a seamless transition from day-to-day living to entertaining, while the sunken Family Room provides special family space. Not be be missed is the glorious four-season Sunroom surrounded by a wall of windows, exposed stone walls, fireplace and wood floors. The Main Level is completed with 2 Powder Rooms and Mudroom. Ascending to the Second Floor, a luxurious Master Suite awaits complete with His and Hers Bathrooms, and large walk-in closet with center island. There are three additional en-suite Bedrooms all with beautifully restored Bathrooms, a large Laundry Room, and additional hang out space completing the Second Floor. A butterfly staircase leads one to the Third Floor, and as you go left you will find a separate space complete with a Bedroom, Bath, and Kitchenette, prefect for In-Law and/or Au-pair needs. In addition on the other side, there are two additional Bedrooms with Hall Bath, and large finished space. The showcase of the home is jaw dropping dramatic rope staircase that leads to the Hollywood like Lower Level featuring every possible amenity to host a party of your dreams!! Originally the ballroom for the estate, every square inch has been transformed into a recreational space. There is an impressive bar, Restoration Hardware lighting, Home Gym, Theater Room, and glorious floor to ceiling windows overlooking the majestic backyard setting and gracious Pool area.!! This space is completed by a dog wash station and access to the all-cedar Pool House with bathroom, changing rooms, and shower. This estate is truly one of a kind rich in history and gracefully commands a presence in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Haverford. Don't miss this true treat to see. Showings start September 6th
MLS® ID:
PAMC2050094
Updated:
9/24/22

Interior Features

Kitchen Appliances
Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Icemaker
Total Bedrooms
7
Full Bathrooms
7
Half Bathrooms
2
Interior Features
2 nd Kitchen, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Bar, Crown Moldings, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Breakfast Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Wood Floors, Wine Storage, Wet/Dry Bar, Walk-in Closet(s), Upgraded Countertops, Stain/Lead Glass, Pantry
Floor Description
Hardwood, Wood, Marble
Cooling
Central A/C
Heating
Forced Air, Radiator

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
1.94 acres lot
Exterior Features
Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s), Patio(s), Porch(es), Terrace, Above Grade, Below Grade
Architectural Style
Colonial
Lot Details
Backs to Trees, Level, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s), Front Yard, Landscaping
Roof
Shingle, Pitched
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
LOWER MERION
High School
HARRITON SENIOR
Middle/Jr High
WELSH VALLEY
Elementary School
GLADWYNE

Other Property Details

Area Name
Lower Merion Twp (10640)
Taxes
$41008.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
4
Parking
Asphalt Driveway, Brick Driveway, Circular Driveway, Fenced
View
N
County
MONTGOMERY
Utilities
Cable TV, Phone
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Pool Description
In Ground
Zoning
RES

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