Main Line Monday: $4M Manse With “Chocolate Room”
As befits its name and august address, Maxwellton — actually asking a hair under $4 million — has many hallmarks of luxury, perhaps first and foremost a La Cornue Château 165 range, the newest La Cornue model, which according the company was “born of a deep love of succulent roasted meats and poultries.” The kitchen has other top-of-the-line appliances, such as a built-in Sub Zero model 632, a Wolf built-in convection and microwave oven and a professional Miele built-in coffee making system.
There’s a “dish room” with 80 running feet of cabinetry and a smaller kitchen off of the main kitchen.
Perhaps most enticingly, however, is the presence of a “chocolate room” that has been “designed for optimal humidity and temperature control for the production of chocolate dishes” and “includes a walk-in refrigerator and Wolf cook-top stove.”
There is also a custom-built wine cellar “for tasting and study,” but it’s hard to think about wine when we’ve just learned about an entire room devoted solely to the making of chocolate.
The rest of the home is equally impressive (note the drop-down movie screen with Gone With the Wind), as the gallery demonstrates. The owners purchased the home in 1988 for a little more than $1 million, according to public record.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 8,025
327 Grays Lane, Haverford PA
• Listing: 327 Grays Lane, Haverford PA [BHHS Fox & Roach]