Stately, NEWER STONE MANOR HOME with INCREDIBLE CURB APPEAL prominently set in Haverford~s MERION GOLF ESTATE SECTION in the center of Philadelphia~s historic Main Line. Beautifully sited on 1.2 +/- professionally landscaped and fenced acres, this property takes full advantage of its Southern exposure to offer SUNLIGHT THROUGHOUT THE DAY in a serene, natural setting with complete privacy. This 10,000+ square foot home is truly unique ~ graciously scaled rooms, 10+ft ceiling heights on three levels, a sun-drenched interior, transverse floor-plan, and an incredible flow make this perfect for comfortable FAMILY LIVING AND GRAND SCALE ENTERTAINING. Luxuriant details are present inside and out, including: handsome stone facade, numerous walls of windows drenching the interior with sun, soaring ceilings, tall doors and arched doorways, extensive crown molding and wainscoting, deep-silled windows, gleaming site finished hardwood floors, designer-sourced fixtures, and imported marbles and granites.Access this 3-STORY MASTERPIECE of 6+ BEDROOMS and 7-1/2 BATHS via lit stone piers and a Belgium block lined drive. Elegant flagstone stairs and a columned portico lead you into a grand 2-story entrance hall with beautiful flared staircase and windowed landing. Off the entrance hall are a formal living room with marble gas fireplace and built-ins and a large formal dining room with adjoining butler~s pantry ~ the perfect combination for elegant entertaining. A large, custom painted paneled library with beamed ceiling and built-in bookshelves creates an incredible work-at-home environment for even the most discerning professional. The sun-drenched family room with vaulted ceiling and limestone gas fireplace comfortably opens to the kitchen, enhancing its role as a central gathering place for family and friends. Living is made easy with a chef's dream kitchen in vintage white maple cabinetry and all Viking professional appliances suited to making any meal; the kitchen is further enriched by an open breakfast area, walk-in pantry closet and access to the extensive outdoor terrace with central line-fed gas grill and hot tub. Rounding out the First Floor is a generous family entrance containing a second office (or potential in-law / au pair suite), bathroom with full-sized stone shower, laundry room with utility sink, and walk-in mudroom closet with built-in bench and shelves.Ascend to the Second Floor via the central or back stairs to access five ensuite family bedrooms. The oversized master suite contains a sitting area and separate dressing room with built-ins and custom his / her walk-in closets. The sumptuous master bath is outfitted with spa-like carrara marble, dual sinks, deep jetted tub, stall shower with multiple shower heads, and separately enclosed water closet. Completing this floor are four additional large ensuite bedrooms, each with walk-in or generous closet space, and a large laundry room. A third floor offers a bonus room or potential sixth bedroom.Stay fit and entertained in the amazing walk-out lower level containing tall ceilings, media and game rooms, built-in bar, mirrored gym and full bath, yet still with plenty of unfinished storage space. This elegant home is made simple through Control4 and Vantage smart home technology, enabling app-based control of media, music, security system and cameras, and lighting. A whole-house generator with automatic transfer switch ensures you can weather any storm without loss of comfort. All the amenities of the Main Line are only minutes away. Freshly painted, meticulously maintained and with an outstanding array of amazing features, this "better than new~ home is a RARE ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY for the most discriminating buyer!
Listing courtesy of Compass RE.