One of the most prominent estates in the region and only 22 miles from downtown Philadelphia, this 40,000-square-foot modern residence was designed by world-renowned architect Rafael Viñoly. Situated on 29 picturesque acres, the distinctive main house is built around an impressive Belgium stone courtyard. The residence is aglow with contemporary qualities suitable for display of grand art collections, yet it is also perfect for a more casual and intimate lifestyle. No expense was spared in the design of the exquisite indoor and outdoor materials. Divided into three elegant wings, the interior was created to maximize views of the mesmerizing Belgium block courtyard and the exquisite grounds through floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms and the interior corridors that face the courtyard. Limestone and oak floors, glazed Venetian plaster, and many forms of stone are among the definitive accents.
The formal rooms include a grand two-story entrance hall, as well as an oversized two-and-a-half-story living room with an approximately 30-foot ceiling and five sets of French doors leading to an inviting terrace. A tray ceiling and marble fireplace enhance the step-down library and study. One of the two dining rooms is a classic retreat suitable for intimate meals, while the other sets the stage for elegant large entertaining. The state-of-the-art custom kitchen holds two islands, three pantries, and an additional family style dining area. Home offices, a sitting room, two-tiered media room and three lovely powder rooms round out the main living spaces. A finished basement with a 4,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and safe room bring to fruition this truly unique house.
The master suite is a sanctuary with his and her imported marble baths, dressing rooms, a sitting room, and an office. One of the sumptuous baths is adorned with a tub carved from a solid block of marble, and a private flight of stairs leads up to a tower retreat that enjoys 360-degree panoramas of the entire property. A separate living suite has been created for a live-in au pair. An atrium connects the guest wing to two other en suite bedrooms, each with balconies and imported tile in the baths.
Beautifully landscaped, the acreage has an all-embracing ambience of nature's best qualities, where flora and fauna come together in harmony. The verdant grounds also hold an outdoor tennis court and a pavilion, as well as a scenic swimming pool coupled with a pool house. In addition, two charming restored stone farmhouses overlook a serene pond. A six-car indoor parking garage and an eight-car outdoor parking garage complete this extraordinary style of living.
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Among the lush outdoors, measuring 18 acres, the second of the three properties includes a 20,000-square-foot playhouse with a three-bedroom apartment, modern indoor clay tennis court, outdoor clay tennis court and two historic farm homes.
Just over 22 pristine, lush acres of woods and fields, with some of the most breathtaking vistas in the area. The ideal place to custom build your dream home amidst an incredible nature preserve, surrounded by acres and acres of open space. A secluded setting, yet convenient to all major arteries, Center City Phila., 30th Street Station, King of Prussia, Great Valley and just a few hours to Manhattan & Washington, D.C.