231 Laurel Lane, Haverford, PA 19041

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Days on Market
Full Baths
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Lot Size (Acres)
Year Built
School District
Lower Merion

Property Description

Situated prominently on a desirable tree-lined street sits the magnificent and beautifully maintained Dolobran Estate, originally designed by renowned Philadelphia architect, Frank Furness. Boasting 7 bedrooms, 7 full and 2 half bathrooms, swimming pool, chef’s kitchen, and large terrace overlooking the stunning grounds, this home has been restored to it’s former glory with an elegant, modern feel. It flawlessly merges classic architecture with stylish contemporary designs. The entry opens to a grand foyer with walls covered in exquisite carved oak, a coffered ceiling, & hand-carved fireplace that sets the tone for the home’s interior. Left of the entry you will find a family room with beam ceiling and warm stone fireplace. The glamorous dining room with intricate detailed ceiling and fireplace can accommodate large dinner parties, and opens to terrace with views of the grounds. A formal living room with exposed beam ceiling, wood paneling and exquisite marble fireplace will surely be the place to gather on holidays. Two sets of French doors lead to a sunroom with exposed stonewalls, fireplace and natural light that illuminates the room through the many windows. The private 1st floor office has beautiful built in desks, wall of shelving, fireplace and original stained glass window. The gourmet kitchen, breakfast area and 2nd family room combine to form an impressive space for informal living. Professionally equipped kitchen includes center island, granite counters, top of the line appliances, beverage refrigerator, wine refrigerate and bar as well as butler’s pantry with sink. A nearby breakfast nook provides views of the front yard and overlooks the 2nd family room. Descend the stairs to the 2nd family room with 2-story ceiling, tons of natural light, gas burning fireplace & access to the yard. Ascend the grand, intricate staircase to the 2nd floor where you will find 4 bedrooms, a small office & sitting room, 3 bedrooms have ensuite bathrooms, and a spacious laundry room with center island and sink. Completing the 2nd floor is the luxurious main retreat with fireplace, grand walk-in dressing room with large center closet island and dual bathrooms. One bath features an elegant marble fireplace, soaking tub, vanity and glass enclosed shower. The other bath is a dark mahogany with glass enclosed shower and vanity. On the 3rd floor to the left, you will find a perfect area for an au pair/in law suite with private bedroom, bathroom, storage room and kitchenette. The other side of the 3rd floor includes 3 bedrooms and a full hall bathroom with tub, tile flooring and pedestal sink. Lower level has been converted into a fabulous recreation room with floor-to-ceiling doors that open to the backyard. A large center island includes a dishwasher, icemaker and beverage refrigerator, two built-in wine refrigerators, and a custom floor-to-ceiling wine storage area. In addition, the lower level has a full gym closed off with two sets of fresh doors, and dog wash room with door to the back yard. The screening area with fireplace and dining space create the perfect setting to entertain friends and family as well as offer seamless entertaining when out by the pool. The expansive backyard is an ideal setting for hosting an outdoor soirée, while the pool and hot tub area provide views of the lush gardens. The all cedar pool house features a bathroom, two changing rooms & outdoor stone shower. New Roof 2015. Featuring a four-car detached garage and ample space for additional vehicles, this home promises the utmost tranquility from its exceptional location. The Dolobran Estate is a showpiece of unparalleled scale and breathtaking sophistication.

Additional Information

Lower Merion Twp (10640)
None Available
Interior Features
2nd 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
School District
Lower Merion
Elementary School
Middle School
Welsh Valley
High School
Harriton Senior
Fireplace Description
Hardwood, Wood, Marble
Garage Spaces
Exterior Features
Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s)
Pool Description
In Ground, Heated
Forced Air, Radiator
Heating Fuel
Natural Gas
Central A/C
Shingle, Pitched
Cable TV, Phone
Public Sewer
Room Level
Bathroom 2: Upper 1, In-Law/auPair/Suite: Upper 2, Additional Bedroom: Upper 2, Primary Bedroom: Upper 1, Bedroom 2: Upper 1, Bedroom 3: Upper 1, Full Bath: Upper 1, Additional Bedroom: Upper 2, Full Bath: Upper 2, Primary Bedroom: Upper 1, Bathroom 3: Upper 1, Bedroom 4: Upper 1, Bedroom 5: Upper 1, Laundry: Upper 1, Office: Upper 1, Sitting Room: Upper 1, Full Bath: Upper 2, Recreation Room: Lower 1, Kitchen: Main, Family Room: Main, Living Room: Main, Office: Main, Exercise Room: Lower 1, Dining Room: Main, Breakfast Room: Main, Family Room: Main, Office: Upper 2, Bonus Room: Upper 1, Half Bath: Main, Half Bath: Main, Sun/Florida Room: Main

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