Villanova’s Unbelievably Extravagant Skyview Estate on Sale for $8.9M

The indoor pool, the basketball court, the wine-tasting bar…

Detail of aerial shot. TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

Detail of aerial shot. TREND photo via BHHS Fox & Roach

Right down the street from Allen Iverson’s old place is Skyview, a French Manor-style mansion that offers every extravagance, from indoor pool to indoor basketball court. Perhaps the most unique amenity is the wine room, which has custom storage for dozens of bottles as well as a marble-topped tasting bar. There’s another bar — this one more traditional, with a brass foot rail — inside the game room, which currently has a pool table and elaborate chess set.

The kitchen, designed by Joanne Hudson, occupies an enormous space with two-story-high ceilings and two balconies that wouldn’t look out of place in an opera house. That space also includes a dining room and a separate sitting area.

The mini basketball court has a shot clock and professional scoreboard, and the indoor pool, well, between the murals and the balconies, it certainly merits the listing’s description of “grandiose.” There’s also a separate sauna.

Other amenities:

– woman’s dressing room
– home theater
– tennis court
– 5-hole golf course
– outdoor swimming pool
– enclosed veranda with fireplace
– full poolside kitchen

Gallery below.

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• Listing: 810 Chateau Lane, Villanova PA [BHHS Fox & Roach]

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  • Bethany Lynn Bauer

    OMG I would love to own a mansion like this – and so close to my fav city! puts my little foreclosed property for shame! The same moving company, EverSafe Moving, that moved me told a story of moving someone into one of these suburb mansions and how there’s more space than furniture sometime! So These guys are obvious pros at urban moving – check them out if your moving into your next mansion haha

  • Cro Burnham

    Yet another example of the funny fact that even enormous piles of cash cannot purchase taste.

  • Joe

    Omg! I love when Philly mag shows a house that 99% of the city can’t afford!
    It’s so awesome to see that Philly mag also has issues of best doctors and lawyers like anyone cares! Their really a step ahead of what the city really wants to see, let alone read! Keep up the awesome work!