344 Ardmore Avenue, Ardmore, PA 19003

List Price
Days On Market
Full Baths
Half Baths
Living Area
Lot Size (Acres)
Contemporary, Craftsman, Traditional
Year Built
School District
Haverford Township

Property Description

See Video Tour of Home! The New Orleans Courtyard House meets the National Park Lodge. Situated across from the Historic Merion Golf Course this masterpiece was designed to connect to the outdoors offering instant seasonal serenity for today's modern family. Using traditional materials to create a refined contemporary architecture incorporating a variety of woods, stone & glass to embrace its surroundings and capture the natural beauty of all four seasons. Featuring high-end amenities, custom lighting and controls, an integrated home entertainment system wired for today's information age is complimented by stylish interior design & elegant decor. Steeply pitched Douglas fir Portico with exposed beams and a 50-year life cycle roof set the tone for this Ardmore work of Art. The floor plan celebrates today's life styles and includes a nicely appointed and spacious family kitchen connected to grand interior spaces and the outdoors. Dynamic angles, large windows, sliding patio walls with exposed post and beam construction throughout create a soaring cathedral ~lodge like~ space which captures natural light throughout the home. As you enter the home you will admire the random width red oak and yellow pine floors, beautifully handcrafted gas fired stone fireplaces and lots of natural light that flows through the windows of the imposing great room. The open concept great room is connected by the custom designed wainscoting and casework that frames the great room and dining room giving a cozy feel with inspiring views of the outdoors.The piano room located in a spacious alcove off the great room with angled walls and ceiling specifically designed to enhance the natural acoustics includes two sliding patio doors that open out to an outdoor terrace inspiring a rich connection with nature. The first floor offers two large bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. One bedroom opens into its own private sitting space lending potential for an in-law suite. This room also opens into the great room revealing majestic views bringing the outdoors in. Custom iron stair balusters from Great Britain trace the main staircase that takes you to the second level where you overlook the great room below. The staircase and upper rooms form an ~L~ shaped balcony to the great room reminiscent of a New Orleans courtyard. The master suite includes a large sitting room, elevated bathroom, dressing area , wood paneled ceiling and headboard, large windows and patio door opening to a cozy private balcony with commanding views of the backyard. The large master bath with whirlpool tub, separate stall shower, and makeup vanity are beautifully detailed in travertine, ocean side glass, and hand-made mosaics. The upstairs is complete with a spacious balcony reading room that overlooks the great room below and two separate offices, one that has been planned and plumbed for conversion to a fourth bedroom with en-suite bath. Let's not forget about the finished basement offering a third gas fired stone fireplace for either entertaining, fitness, games as well as additional storage space and room for wine cellar. The front of the house provides views of the historical Merion Golf Club, host of 5 U.S. Open tournaments, while the spacious back yard is surrounded by mature trees creating a private oasis. A large two-tiered blue stone terrace with a built-in gas fired Viking grill, a side yard flagstone terrace create an ideal setting for large gatherings of family and friends and dining al fresco in your private garden.Nestled in an exceptional location this home allows for convenient access to the Philadelphia Airport, Center City via multiple train lines, proximity for highway access, and is minutes from Ardmore~s celebrated shopping district Suburban Square. This captivating contemporary layout and design offers opulent comfort for todays modern family. The owner/architect has made this home a dream come true in every sense, a vacation home for day to day living.

Additional Information

Haverford Twp (10422)
Merion Golf Manor
Interior Features
Additional Stairway, Combination Dining/Living, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Exposed Beams, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Store/Office, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
School District
Haverford Township
Fireplace Description
Gas/Propane, Stone
Carpet, Hardwood, Heavy Duty, Wood
Garage Spaces
Exterior Features
BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Stone Retaining Walls
Golf Course, Trees/Woods
Forced Air
Heating Fuel
Natural Gas
Central A/C
Architectural Shingle, Copper, Shingle
Public Sewer

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Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Bryn Mawr.