Marketed as East Meets West, this Villanova property has both Chinese and Japanese design elements fused with Western materials and decor. It all starts with Genkan–Japanese for entryway–with a place to remove shoes before stepping up to the three expansive living spaces. The main attraction is a Great Room with vaulted wood ceiling–Western cathedral meets Japanese temple (it’s all “this meets that” here).
All other rooms follow the Japanese design: large and minimally decorated, with fresh wood and glass that seamlessly blends indoors and out. And it’s certainly worth highlighting that masterfully landscaped exterior with its pool and a calming Japanese garden complete with a winding walkway.
• Listing: 955 Stoke Road, Villanova, PA [Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty]