Main Line Monday: A Home Full of Fun in Villlanova

Love entertaining? Enjoy taking in nature's beauty? How about swimming or lounging by the pool? Like to hang out at the bar with your friends? This home has spaces for all that and more.

1318 Valley Rd., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach

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.



BATHS: 6 full, 2 half


PRICE: $1,695,000

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]