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On August 5, the Radnor Planning Commission had its first opportunity to hear about ES3 LP’s plans for the Ardrossan estate, the land immortalized in the play and film The Philadelphia Story. Edgar Scott III, the principal of ES3 and one of the heirs in control of the Montgomery-Scott-Wheeler family trust, was, at the time of the meeting, applying for a single density modification that would pave the way for him to develop the land.
This extravagant three-bedroom house has a lot of the “unexpected,” as the listing puts it–but that’s primarily true of the decor rather than the inherent qualities of the home itself. From a bedroom with two different animal prints and contrasting floral patterns to a living room with an elephant painting and a large wooden giraffe statue, this is not a home that shies away from upended juxtapositions.
The freestanding bathtub looks like it came straight out of Waterworks, while another bathroom’s blurry sliding doors look like they were airlifted from Grandma’s row house. A Murano chandelier hangs in the entryway not far from a faux Warhol portrait of Marilyn Monroe. A candelabra in il vento.
Best of all, though, is the basement, which is fitted out to please the most curious child– or, perhaps, simply a curiously childish adult.
Country home at 416 Boxwood Road in Radnor.
SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Radnor Country Home Sometimes it’s possible to have it all. Take this 1942 stone Radnor country home in a lovely, serene setting. It offers the tranquility of suburban living plus the added convenience of easy access to the city and area dining and shopping. The Okie-style main house boasts a chef’s kitchen, fireside [...]