Designed and built by renowned 20th century Main Line architect/builder Walter Durham, this extraordinary home is the perfect combination of Durham's enduring architectural characteristics enhanced with recent updates and expansions in a coveted Haverford location. With floor to ceiling windows and French doors in most of the rooms, the home is filled with natural sunlight and gorgeous views of this special Haverford property. Gracious curving steps lead to the front entrance, which features an ornate wrought iron gate and gorgeous mahogany front door; a welcoming approach to the large entrance hall and spacious, inviting first floor. The flexibility of the floor plan allows for customized use of three generously sized rooms, the living room, dining room (currently used as a sitting room), and library. All three rooms have fireplaces, exquisite architectural details, and enjoy abundant sunlight provided by the many floor to ceiling windows and doors. There is a butler's pantry area that is adjacent to two of the rooms; also, a formal powder room. Several steps up lead to the kitchen area, which includes both dining and sitting areas, a perfect space to gather. Surrounded by large windows and doors that provide views of both the front entrance gardens and the private back yard, the kitchen space is inviting, bright, and open. Kitchen includes gas cooktop, double ovens, and plenty of storage in cabinets and pantry. At the far end of the kitchen, steps lead to a powder room, the back door/ mud room area, garage (2 car) entrance, and steps to the lower level. Steps from the kitchen also provide a second approach to the upper floor. The second floor includes a fabulous, private main suite with raised tray ceiling, two large baths, each with adjoining walk in closets, desk area, gas fireplace, cozy window seat, and coffee bar,and views overlooking the back yard and pool. At one end of the hall is a bedroom with en suite bath, 2 large closets, and double French doors facing the back yard. The second floor also includes with 2 bedrooms with walk in closets connected by a jack and jill bath with 2 sinks. The fifth bedroom on the second floor is a very private room with en suite bath and large closet. Laundry room is also on this floor and access to a walk-up attic offering plenty of storage. The lower level offers a wonderful, large family room with barrel ceiling, gas fireplace, bar area, and lots of light with large windows and French doors. Also, on this floor is a full bath, lots of storage, and a room that would be a perfect exercise room or home office. The heated pool (new heater 2015, new surrounding flagstone 2016) and surrounding patios provide the perfect entertainment space. This home also features a speaker system on the main floor, lower level, and pool area, security system, and in ground sprinklers. This property is in walking distance to the shops of Haverford, Haverford Train Station, Suburban Square with Trader Joes and the Farmer?s Market, Haverford College walking trail, Merion Cricket Club and more. Easy rail access to Philadelphia and Manhattan and access to 76, 476, and more.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Haverford.
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