Main Line Monday: A Home Full of Fun in Villlanova
For those full-house families out there, this scenic property in Villanova is a dream home.
A whopping 7,618 square feet, expansive rooms, luxurious living quarters, a large entertainment space and elegant details like arched ceilings and columns are some of the features in this home that make it worth the price. From the charming cobblestone-lined walkway to the gorgeously landscaped grounds to its glass conservatory with vaulted ceiling, life in this modern French-inspired home looks like a perfect picture.
The front doors open to a grand foyer with limestone flooring, which leads to a comfortable, expanded family room with an exposed beam vaulted ceiling, custom built-ins for an entertainment center, wet bar, and a Palladian window that makes a cozy nook for quiet reads. The wood-burning brick hearth fireplace serves as a great centerpiece. Open columns divide the living room with a second wood-burning fireplace and a dining room that provides access to the conservatory through glass sliding doors, a perfect place to relax with the entire family. A cherry-paneled study with custom built-ins by Rossi Brothers provides a respite for reading.
The skylit kitchen is a real charmer, stuffed full with top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances, custom cabinetry, brick backsplash, a walk-in pantry, a vaulted ceiling with three skylights and tons of countertop space. The breakfast area, surrounded by a wall of windows, is flooded with natural light in the mornings and perfect for that morning coffee.
The first floor wing has two bedrooms with renovated en-suite baths, and the gorgeous second floor master suite boasts a lighted tray ceiling, a gas fireplace flanked by window seats for cozy nights by the fire, exquisite built-ins, a Juliet balcony and a huge walk-in and fitted closet. The bathroom features cherry granite-top vanities, an Ultra Tub with granite surround, a frameless glass steam shower, and a spa bath with heated floors. In other words, the master suite provides a perfect spa retreat for those days when getting away from the chaos and the noise is absolutely necessary.
The daylit lower level is a great place for guests or family to hang out, with a huge rec room, exercise room, wine cellar, sauna, wet bar, full kitchen, and access to the patio outdoors along with a hot tub, pool, and sprawling lawn. Speaking of guests, the guesthouse is a spacious respite for them or can serve as potential space for a home office or studio. The ground floor of the guesthouse houses a 2-car garage, and the top floor features a large open space with great views, Murphy bed and full bath.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 6 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,618
OTHER STUFF: This home also features spectacular landscaping, with a tri-level circulating rock waterfall and a pond in the front courtyard.
1318 Valley Rd., Villanova, Pa. 19085 [Robin Gordon | BHHS Fox & Roach]