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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