Tucked away in a gorgeous, private and secluded location bordering 300 permanently preserved acres sits this beautifully updated and expanded home. The original section of the home dates to the 1860s, while an eloquent addition and renovation in 2003 by Purdy O'Gwynn Architects seamlessly blended the old with the new, and transformed this house into an incredibly functional and comfortable space. Beautiful original details and millwork, such as deep windowsills, wide width hardwood floors, beamed ceilings, crown moldings and pocket doors are blended with modern design elements and amenities. The front entrance and center hall lead to the large great room with beamed ceiling, huge fireplace and multiple dining areas overlooking the lush grounds. The chef~s kitchen with new appliances, real quartz countertops and large center island is open to the great room, creating perfect spaces for everyday living or entertaining. French doors open to the rear brick terrace and grounds. To the rear of the home is an office with marble fireplace, and the sun porch/breezeway to the artist~s studio, au pair suite and 2-car heated garage. The master suite on the second floor offers a private space amongst the treetops with large sitting room and fireplace, walk-in closet with makeup station, master bath with marble floors, steam shower and access to a veranda, the perfect place for morning coffee and watching wildlife. Two additional bedrooms with a large full bath complete the second floor. The third floor offers an additional bedroom and large guest suite with living room, walk-in closet and full bath with separate tub and walk-in shower. In the other wing of the house is an artist~s dream ~ a large studio/library with high ceilings and French doors opening to a balcony overlooking the lush trees and preserved space. A double door offers privacy and solitude for anyone working within this versatile space. A private one bedroom au pair suite with bamboo floors, kitchenette and full bath can be found upstairs. The fully finished lower level adds an entire floor of additional living space with ample storage and shelving areas, home gym, large media room with entertainment center, full bath and doors to the rear terrace. The surrounding grounds are showcased not only from most of the rooms in the house, but also from the serene infinity pool with hot tub, and patio with outdoor fireplace. This exceptional property is truly an oasis within the city limits, conveniently located just 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia, 30 minutes from the airport and just a short drive to local shops and dining.
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