This Quintessential Main Line Stone Colonial is the perfect combination of old world elegance and modern updates in a “walk-to” Ardmore & Suburban Square location. Set on 1.25 acres of manicured grounds the stone pillars and wrought iron gate are an indication of what awaits beyond, including mature gardens and handsome stone garden walls. This stately residence offers a tranquil retreat with a renovated heated saltwater swimming pool, detached garage/ pool house, and tennis court. Built in 1880 and most recently meticulously remodeled in 2019 this home offers everything you love about estates of this era, like high ceilings, spacious rooms with large windows and decorative wood moldings, and romantic flagstone terraces, combined with updated infrastructure and new designer custom kitchen & sumptuous baths. The grand entry foyer is flanked by the Formal Living Room and Dining Room. The living room features charming built-ins, a wood burning fireplace and french doors opening to the covered flagstone terrace overlooking the grounds. The Living Room leads to the study with a marble surround gas fireplace, custom wood paneling, built-ins and access to the covered terrace, as well as a back staircase to the primary suite. The dining room is open and light filled with an additional sitting area with stunning built-ins and a new state of the art wet bar with full slab marble backsplash. The generously sized family room, with a wall of large windows, beautiful ornate moldings and wood burning fireplace is just beyond the dining room. The spectacular kitchen is not only beautiful but functional with radiant heated floors, white lacquer custom cabinetry, subzero side by side refrigerator-freezer, wolf 6 burner gas range, 2 Miele dishwashers, Wolf double ovens, full slab Calacatta Marble backsplash, sub zero 105 bottle wine fridge, and stunning waterfall edge countertop island with seating for 5. Adjacent to the kitchen is a sunny breakfast room, surrounded by windows with a new built in pantry and french doors to the new trex deck perfect for sipping a morning coffee. Upstairs the primary suite has a large sitting room with beautiful wood bookcases and marble surround fireplace. The bedroom is light filled with a built-in window seat overlooking the grounds and a new large california custom walk in closet. The luxurious Primary bath has statuary marble tile, frameless glass shower with rain shower and body sprays, separate floating custom vanities, an oversized jacuzzi tub with radiant heated floors and a private w/c. The second bedroom suite has a newly renovated bath w radiant heated floors and a walk in California closet. Bedroom three & four both have custom outfitted closets and share a renovated hall bath. Beyond the back staircase and a full sized laundry room with linen storage is bedroom five- an en Suite with a custom walk-in closet, new bath with Carrara marble and custom cabinetry. The third floor offers additional space and ample storage with two bedrooms sharing an original jack and jill bath, there is also a large room which makes a great family room. The walkout lower level has a mudroom w bench seat & cubbies, a powder room and family room with original wood moldings and a fireplace, in addition to an abundance of storage. Outside the quiet grounds are a stunning retreat, from the relaxing pool area tucked away from view of the home with jacuzzi and waterfall to the pool house, with kitchenette, bathroom and changing area. The tennis court is in as-is condition. With all stone construction, new windows, new roof (2021), new rain gutters (2019), new mechanicals and systems including boiler, AC units, wifi controlled recessed lighting, whole house generator, this home offers quality construction, distinguished architecture, and a sought after lifestyle. In Award Winning Lower Merion SD within walking distance to all Ardmore has to offer including the train, easy access to highways, center city & the Main Line.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford, Lisa Ciccotelli
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