A rare opportunity in coveted Bryn Athyn Boro, this spectacular custom home with European sensibility enjoys long distance views overlooking the Pennypack Watershed from a hillside setting at the end of small cul-de-sac of distinctive homes. And, the beauty of the location is matched by a substantial real estate tax advantage. The dramatic facade is accentuated by double mahogany entry doors and an open veranda that extends along the front of the house. Flanking the entry, French doors in the library and dining room share the view and open to the veranda. The interior is highlighted by a dramatic two-story circular foyer with a center staircase and open balconies on the second floor. The domed ceiling includes a grand Schonbek crystal chandelier and recessed perimeter fiber optic lighting. The marble foyer opens to a step-down great room with a soaring ceiling and large masonry fireplace surrounded by Palladian window walls. 8000 sq.ft of living space includes spacious rooms with unique angles, architectural detail, 7' solid interior doors, and 9' and 10' ceilings. The kitchen, designed for the most discriminating cook, features an oversize SubZero refrigerator/freezer, two full-size Dacor wall oven, desk area, and three parallel islands that contain a Viking cooktop with griddle, two Bosch dishwashers, two stainless sinks with disposals, trash compactor, microwave, track outlets for small appliances, pot rack and large butcher block. There's even a custom brick wood burning oven for gourmet pizza. With a rear wall of glass and a pentagonal sunroom/breakfast room, the kitchen takes every advantage to incorporate the gorgeous, lushly landscaped rear pool and gardens. Separating the kitchen and great room is a fully equipped bar, ideal for gala entertaining, and, adjacent to the kitchen is a sunny office, perfect for party planning. A separate exterior entry accesses a first floor guest suite with full bath finished with Turkish Travertine marble and French doors to a private terrace. The second floor includes a sumptuous main bedroom suite with a raised sleeping/sitting area enhanced by a bowed window wall and a gas fireplace with a marble surround. The marble master bath features a second gas fireplace, whirlpool tub, two separate commode/sink compartments and a large jetted marble shower with double shower heads and a Thermosol steam unit. The dressing area with a mirrored wall of linen storage, spacious vanity with sink, and cabinetry with beverage refrigerator, is flanked by two walk-in closets with built-in storage. Highlighting the suite, glass doors open a spacious private deck with scenic views. There are three additional bedrooms, two of which feature balconies overlooking the rear pool area, and two featuring ensuite baths. The third floor contains a 26' x 33' game/bonus room with 10' ceilings, two alcoves with window seats and a full bath. The basement is plumbing and heating ready for finishing, should more finished space be required! Natural gas, 400 AMP electric service, 22 Kw Generator, Central Vacuum, Sonos Audio System, Surveillance System, and an attached heated four-car garage. A secluded setting of 3.36 acres, every amenity and quality components throughout, make this exceptional offering an opportunity not to be missed!
Bar, Built-Ins, Carpet, CeilngFan(s), Central Vacuum, Entry Lvl BR, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stall Shower, Tub Shower, Upgraded Countertops, Walk-in Closet(s), Water Treat System, Wet Bar/Bar, Wpool Jets, Wood Floors, Laundry Chute
Cable TV Available, Electric Available, Natural Gas Available, Multiple Phone Lines, Water Available
Asphalt Driveway, Paved Driveway, Private, DW - Circular
Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Additional Storage Area, Inside Access, Oversized
Central Vacuum, Cooktop, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Dryer-front loading, Oven-Double, Oven-Self Cleaning, Oven/Range-Electric, Oven/Range-Gas, Refrigerator, Washer-front loading, Water Conditioner, Oven-Wall, Trash Compactor, Compactor, Indoor Grill, SurfaceUnit
Bump-outs, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Flood Lights, Hot Tub, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding Apartment, Play Area, Udrgrd Lwn Sprnklr, Other, Balconies-Multiple, Patio, Porch(es), Porch-wraparound, Fenced-Rear, Pool (In-Ground), Terrace
Backs to Trees, Cul-de-sac, Cleared, Front Yard, Landscaping, Not In Development, Partly Wooded, Private, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, Secluded, SideYard(s), Sloping, Poolside
Bay/Bow, Casement, Insulated, Skylights, Atrium, Palladian
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty.
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