Main Line Monday: An All-New Château in Villanova for $1.57M

European charm meets American comfort in this stylish new Old World home.

505 Thistlegreen Ct., Villanova, Pa. 19085 | TREND images via BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

Traveling is overrated. Well, not really. But when you live in a brand-new home that looks like it was imported from the south of France, you might sate a lot of your wanderlust.

Architect Frederick L. Bissinger has successfully laid the framework for a mini-European village near the heart of Villanova, tucked behind the university campus. The six units in this development all combine up-to-the-minute glamor on the inside with Old World charm on the outside.

The stucco and stone exterior are complimented by pristine landscaping. Enter through the foyer, pass the half bathroom and find yourself in the living room. Tasteful crown molding and recessed lighting are overhead. The great room boasts a fireplace and is surrounded by custom wood paneling. Large French doors and windows lining the dining and living room provide a nice view to the backyard.

The kitchen is set up with a Silestone quartz-topped island and backsplash. The island comfortably seats four barstools, making it a great eat-in location.

The master suite is likewise marvelously appointed. The bedroom is polished with a large window and custom buildout. The bathroom comes with a vanity and frameless, glass door shower.

Topped off with two garages and a laundry room, this home leaves little to be desired — but if you desire more, you can get it if you want: this model is expandable to three floors, four or five bedrooms and 6,992 square feet.



BATHS: 3 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,570,000

OTHER STUFF: The amount and frequency of the recurring homeowners association fees have not yet been set.

505 Thistlegreen Ct., Villanova, Pa. 19085 [Lavinia Smerconish | BHHS Fox & Roach]