Carpe Diem, a Chester County residence with an ambitious name to live up to, embraces its 34 acres of land by putting it to use with an assortment of resort-like features: spa, wet bar, waterfalls, ponds, a stream, and a grotto (steps away from the home’s wine cellar I might add, but more on that later). It also boasts a 1,500 foot driveway, an allée lined with red maple trees.
Inside, the home has high ceilings and wide windows to allow in as much light as possible. The formal living room shows off a hefty dose of millwork and oak hardwood floors (as does the formal dining room), while the kitchen encompasses a wet bar, sitting area, and French doors leading out to the deck.
Other rooms on this floor include a marble-floored music room with vaulted ceiling and fanlight windows, a step-down billiard room with fireplace and back deck access, and an office with built-ins and oak floors. Additional office space can be found above the the detached 4-car garage, which boasts a two-bedroom guest apartment with full kitchen and laundry room.
On the second floor you’ll find three bedrooms (two of which share a bathroom) and the master suite, which enjoys a three-sided gas fireplace, spa bath, and entrance to a year-round indoor pool with sauna and hot tub. Downstairs (like, way down in the lower level), you’ll find a “professionally outfitted” gym, home theater, and 2,500-bottle, climate-controlled wine cellar.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 5 full, 2 half
Square feet: 10,000
2799 Flowing Springs Road, Birchrunville, PA
Listing: 2799 Flowing Springs Road, Birchrunville, PA, 19421 [Kurfiss Sotheby]