Go for Baroque in Villanova for $4.25M
You want 18th-century Eurostyle? This vintage 1990 palace takes you back to the glory that was France.
Do you still carry in your head visions of grandeur from that trip you took to Versailles? Do those images make you go all slackjawed every time you conjure them up?
Take a look at these images of Villanova’s expansive “Skyview” estate, then, and pick your jaw up off the floor.
About the only thing this grand, expansive château lacks is a Hall of Mirrors. (If you wanted to add one of those, you could always call Saint-Gobain in Malvern to supply it — they did the original.) It has absolutely everything else you might want to live out your Louis XIV fantasies.
No matter what season, no matter the occasion, no matter what you need or want to do, there’s a room in this home that will accommodate it and then some.
Prepare a grand meal? Designer Joanne Hudson has created a kitchen where you can show off your skills to their fullest in a grand setting.
Relax for cocktails before or after? There’s a full bar.
Take in a feature film? Have a seat in the home theater.
Enjoy fine wine? You and your guests can head for the wine room.
Go for a swim? You can do it outdoors on gorgeous sunny days or indoors at any other time.
This is one of the few homes we’ve run across where words truly fail us in describing it. Not only is it loaded with amenities, it abounds in decorative art. Check out the detailing in the entrance hall and dining room, the paintings on the ceilings of the master bedroom and indoor pool, and the décor in the home theater.
And all of this sits on 6.73 acres of gorgeous hilltop land, a gated estate at the end of a secluded lane. You get breathtaking views and enough buffer space that you will forget that the Blue Route is right behind you.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 8 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 17,761
SALE PRICE: $4,250,000
810 Chateau Lane, Villanova, Pa. 19085 [Lavinia Smerconish | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]