A rare opportunity awaits to own this magnificent French Chateau style home, designed by renowned architect F.L. Bissinger. Gracing over 7 quiet and private acres in prestigious Gladwyne, this estate is surrounded by gardens, manicured grounds, and towering trees. This architectural masterpiece combines superior design and refined old world craftsmanship with bespoke finishes and the latest smart home technology. Created with lavish detail and overflowing with every modern amenity imaginable, this spectacular estate was built with dramatic architectural details, including tiered limestone terraces and arches, turrets, and elaborate chimneys. A grand gate opens to a tree lined drive punctuated with stunning fountains on the approach to this awe inspiring chateau. Designed for hosting grand or intimate parties, the floor plan flows seamlessly from room-to-room, overflowing to the outdoor tiered limestone terraces with dramatic views of the traditional French Jardin aux roses and fountains. Interior living space in this breathtaking home was thoughtfully designed for everyday comforts. The opulent grand hall designed for entertaining is at the axial of the home, highlighted with soaring ceilings and windows, fluted pilasters, and imported and hand carved dual staircase. The grand hall is open to the living room embellished with a hand carved marble fireplace imported from Spain, and the piano room, all adorned with glass French doors opening to the terraces. Magnificent First floor spaces continue with an Italian inspired wine tasting room punctuated with gas lamps opening to the formal dining room. Down the adorned hallway enter the Newly redesigned Clive Christian kitchen featuring a marble topped seated island, onyx backsplash and cozy fireplace sitting area with walls of windows overlooking the grounds. The sunlit breakfast room has French doors to a private terraced dining area. The breakfast room is open to the family room with 20+ft ceilings, accented with hand carved beams, gorgeous marble fireplace, saltwater aquarium and wet bar. The exquisite primary suite offers a private haven, a sitting room with gas fireplace and gracefully designed window seat, an elegant breakfast bar, a balcony for two, two luxurious baths with sitting rooms and walk-in closets, a magnificent bedroom with vaulted ceiling adorned with intricate moldings, and an adjacent powder room. A long list of luxurious amenities are available throughout the home, including a formal library, sun room with a graceful fountain and picturesque views, an automated movie theater, 2 table massage room, sauna, gym, indoor endless pool, salon/barber shop, 2-lane bowling alley, first floor luxuriously appointed in-law suite, and a 3 stop elevator, just to name a few of the estate's special features. The lower terrace has an infinity waterfall edge swimming pool, with poolside portico lounge, full outdoor gourmet kitchen, and cozy fireplace, all overlooking the gardens, Bellagio fountains, and lighted tennis court, an unrivaled luxury oasis. Three additional carriage homes include guest houses, and car enthusiasts will be thrilled with the 9 car garages and motor court. Gladwyne is known as one of the richest zip codes in the US, in award winning lower merion school district, just 20 minutes from Philadelphia, a quick jaunt to the airports, or speed into Manhattan in just 67 minutes. Close to world-class golf courses, fine dining, high-end retail, as well as other prestigious private schools in the area. Prepare to be amazed, and inspired.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford. Contact: (610) 649-4500