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Once a private who’s who hub springing forth in the form of swanky political fundraisers, elaborate social events, and exclusive VIP gatherings, the Radnor Hunt estate in Malvern awaits its next lavish era: the nearly 30-acre Main Line property is listed for $4.75 million.
The estate, an expansive plot enclosed by hundreds of acres of conservation land, was previously the home of former Sunoco Chairman and CEO Robert McClements Jr. Naturally, we’d love to share interior shots of the stone and cedar main house and its architecturally consistent guest cottage, but unfortunately, photos have yet to be available.
That being said, the grounds care taker does allude to the luxe ambience of the space in recalling how guests of the McClements soirées would frequently arrive and depart by helicopter thanks to the estate’s grass helipad. (No doubt this was faster than the 25-30 minute drive between Radnor Hunt and Center City.) What’s more is the property claims a half-mile long gated lane leading up to the home – can you imagine the line of high-end cars waiting to reach the entrance of one of those ritzy private parties?
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Suspect Emily Feeney, from left, in her mugshot via Chester County District Attorney’s Office, and in her Malvern Prep bio.
Malvern Prep is one of the Philadelphia region’s most prestigious schools, with a price tag to match: A four-year high school education will cost you over $120,000. But now the school finds itself at the center of a sex scandal, allegedly brought upon it by 40-year-old Emily Feeney, who worked as a swim coach and director of college counseling until she was recently fired. Read more »
TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach-Malvern
Is it just us or are most of the Farmhouse Friday homes we feature charmingly old constructions (with the exception of this mind-blowing gem, of course) that have been restored and renovated for modern living? Because we just gotta say…we love them all!
Today’s pick comes at us from Malvern and the year 1789. It’s had renovation work and additions tacked onto it throughout the years (1928, 1988, and 2011), and comes with random-width hardwood flooring and fireplaces. Among our favorite rooms are the great room with its wood-beamed ceiling and floor-to-ceiling bookcase surrounding an over-sized fireplace, and breakfast room added in 2011 with radiant heat flooring and access to a sunroom with a low-maintenance indoor pool enclosed by glass doors. (Uh, yes please.)
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It’s Friday, meaning we can rejoice for the coming weekend and today’s magnificent farmhouse pick! Today’s country-living estate? A Malvern gentleman’s farm that’s just a stone’s throw from magnificent Radnor Hunt. “Truly a lifestyle property,” the listing calls it.
Inside, the fully renovated home has had almost everything newly installed: hardwood floors, carpeting, light fixtures, appliances, windows, HVAC, and septic. The detail that’s sure to benefit from oncoming hot weather is the eat-in kitchen with a breakfast room opening onto a deck. Meanwhile, the raised stone hearth and gas fireplace in the family room might sound like the spot to be in colder months. Great room-wise, the room lives up to its name with an expansive vaulted ceiling , as well as a fireplace and mudroom.
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Sound a bit like it’s the next tween obsession, doesn’t it? Fortunately in this case, Mistwood is more of an all-ages real estate infatuation than a 13-year-old’s fantasy fixation.
Situated on eleven acres of Radnor Hunt, the property claims an Ann Capron-designed stone & stucco colonial with 4-car heated garage (no chilly walks to the car!), a separate two-bedroom caretaker’s apartment, and a detached 3-car garage/workshop. Still unimpressed? In addition to those structures, the estate holds a bank barn, lighted tennis court, indoor-outdoor pool with stone terrace, koi pond, a stocked pond with dock, and a waterfall and meandering stream. (Okay so maybe it does have a touch of the fantastical.)
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All images via Strut-This.
With swimsuit season lurking just around the corner, your time at the gym might be on the rise in the next few months. But we’ve found an athletic line with local roots that will have you loving every second of your workout or, at the very least, will get you pumped up to hit the gym.
Behold: Strut-This. Founded in 2011 and run by two mother-daughter duos (one on the Main Line, the other in LA), the line of athletic wear features ultra-trendy prints and sporty styles including pants, capris, sports bras, jackets and shorts. The online store is to die for … or run for. (Same thing, right?) Read more »
TREND photos via BHHS Fox & Roach – Malvern.
You wouldn’t know it by just looking, but Zillow informs us the main house on this Chester County family compound is actually a farmhouse built circa 1800! Its up to date look is of course thanks to a renovation that left it with an open floor plan and gourmet kitchen with center island, soapstone counters, stainless steel appliances, and custom cabinetry.
Other features of note in the main home include wide-plank hardwood floors, crown molding, several fireplaces, a terrace accessible dining room, and a breakfast room with skylights.
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This is Willistown Township, a bucolic area that’s quiet, genteel, and inclined toward an appreciation of the natural world. In September, the new 22-acre Serpentine Preserve will open adjacent to the Willisbrook Preserve and Serpentine Barrens, all of them ideal spots for hiking, bird-watching and guided tours of wild plants. That’s to say nothing of the Township’s 180-acre Okehocking Preserve along Delchester Run and Ridley Creek, which also offers walking trails past wetlands, meadowlands and the like. Residents here are just as likely to put on their Wellies as don a tux for a dinner party.
Which is not to say the real estate comes cheap. One house on the market is $4.5 million. Another is $3.5 million. Given that this home—with a phenomenal blue kitchen with Carrara marble countertops—is between the two, its new million-dollar price tag feels like a bargain. Plus, it’s a terrific house.
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From the Philadelphia Business Journal: “New movie theater to feature alcohol…”
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This Lindal Cedar home on Conestoga Road is about as green as it gets — and in some intriguing ways. For instance, the railings are made, in part, of the pipes and wood from a 400-year-old church organ. And recovered iron from the very historic Morris Steel Company was used as a building material.
As is obvious from all those windows, the home is optimized for solar panels, but the sun will heat and light things even without. The listing also notes “radiant flooring to optimize expenses in the basement” and “European designed AC high velocity delivery” as well as seven ceiling fans and a fireplace on every floor.
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