With 17,900 square feet spread over seven bedrooms, the French Norman Copperwood estate was never going to be an easy sell. But this Chestnut Hill property had everything going for it, starting with pedigree: It was owned by Eleanor Widener Dixon and renovated by renowned architect Horace Trumbauer.
And what about all the goodies inside? A false bookcase that leads to a speakeasy bar; a bowling alley; a gaming parlor; a ballroom with paneling from a King James Hunting Lodge; conference space; and a surfeit of wood detailing and molding you wouldn’t believe.
Outdoors, five acres of land offer flowering trees, a walled courtyard, a garden fountain, a tennis court, and a pool.