Exceptional estate on 10+ wooded acres in Chadds Ford displays the pride of "Chateau Country" in the Brandywine Valley. This handsome home resembles an Old World manor, complete with an imposing Vermont stone façade, a snooker room and a two-story library with balcony accessed by a circular staircase, 20-foot high coffered ceiling and rich wainscoting. The dramatic entrance hall, modeled after one in Venice, sports heated Italian marble floors and a butterfly staircase with wrought-iron spindles, leading to a second-floor balcony.
With 13,000 square feet of living space on three levels, this home features a warm yet sophisticated kitchen with Dacor range and built-in oven, butler’s pantry, and granite countertops. The kitchen adjoins a family room, which has a two-story vaulted ceiling, unique stone fireplace with stone shingles and access to two-tiered flagstone terrace overlooking lush, private grounds with a stream.
All 7 bedrooms have bathrooms, including the owner’s suite, which also has a dressing room and door to the library. Private spa near the exercise room offers wet and dry sauna, hot tub and full bathroom. Lower level also holds a pub with a wet bar near the 11-seat home theater and 1,200-bottle wine room with stone walls and stone sink. Second floor music room, complete with a mural of instruments, is great as a playroom or media room.
The L-shaped garage, which wraps around a courtyard, can hold five cars and storage. Refined woodwork throughout includes hardwood floors milled from Vermont trees just for this home, crown molding, ornate mantles and ceilings and clever hidden door in the dining room for serving supplies. Don’t miss the second-floor laundry room with space for two washers and two dryers or the walk-in attic with a raised dais and cedar closet.
This property also includes a two bedroom guesthouse with pool, renovated kitchen and lovely sunroom plus a one-bedroom pool house with kitchen - use as a studio or place to relax and reflect! Ideally situated near Winterthur Museum and Longwood Gardens and three years in the making, this home is a perfectionist’s dream. Live the modern manor life in genteel Chester County, one of the most prized locations on the East Coast.
Property Features Include: 3 Fireplace(s), security system, Separate Guest Quarters
Amenities Include: in-ground pool
Built in: 2001
Approximate Square Feet:
Exterior: Stone exterior
Roof: Pitched shingle roof.
Architectural Style: Colonial
Lot Acres: 10.79
23x14 - Bedroom 2 - Upper - Hardwood Floor
22x16 - Bedroom 3 - Upper - Hardwood Floor
20x19 - Bedroom 4 - Upper - Hardwood Floor
19x15 - Bedroom 5 - Upper - Carpeting
18x18 - Dining Room - Main - Hardwood Floor
28x15 - Kitchen - Main - Ceramic
21x20 - Library - Main - Hardwood Floor
24x18 - Living Room - Main - Hardwood Floor
24x18 - Master Bedroom - Upper - Hardwood Floor
20x18 - Media Room - Lower - Carpeting
42x24 - Wine Cellar - Lower - Other