A New Norman Conquest in Bryn Mawr for $6.75M
This recently built home channels old French châteaux so assiduously, it even has actual candles in some of its chandeliers. But it's totally au courant where it counts.
Last week, we gave you a look at one form of Main Line elegance with a French accent.
We’re still speaking French this week, but with much less bombast.
This Norman-style mansion still has all of the features you expect to find in an over-the-top Main Line luxury estate, but it delivers them in a more understated fashion that combines elements of the traditional, the rustic, and even a touch of the medieval, as the chandeliers holding real candles in some of the rooms you see here indicate.
Spread out among the three stories are five gas fireplaces, naturally lit living and family rooms, and a cherry-paneled library. Refined fixtures and dark wood accents run throughout this estate’s three stories.
Food prepared in the fully-equipped gourmet kitchen can be enjoyed in the breakfast or dining rooms.
This space is perfect for a large family. Since each of the six bedrooms has its own marble-accented bathroom, there won’t be any fighting over who gets to take the next shower.
Your own retreat is especially sumptuous, with its large bedroom, sitting room, walk-in closets and master bath so luxurious you may want to sleep in it instead. (And in case you do, there’s a day bed in it.)
Unwind in the lower level’s media and game room, wine room, full spa bathroom and private gym. You can reach these amenities by both the front and back staircases — or you could always take the elevator.
The spacious grounds are perfect for entertaining in the summer months. After a day spent in the pool and on the nearby terrace, guests can stay in the separate, one-bedroom carriage house with a full bathroom and kitchen. A pool house also overlooks the pool for those who would prefer to stay out of the sun.
You get plenty of privacy with this home’s 1.84-acre lot. You might even want to ask the seller if the groundskeeper comes with the deal after you see the intricate plaid pattern on the rear lawn.
And while it’s well away from the bustle of Bryn Mawr’s center, that center is just a short drive away. From there you can catch SEPTA Regional Rail into the city, and from 30th Street Station you can catch Amtrak trains to all points. Gladwyne’s village center is also close by.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 9 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 15,000
SALE PRICE: $6,750,000
929 Rock Creek Rd., Bryn Mawr, Pa. 19010 [Lisa Weber Yakulis | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]
Katie Bourque contributed to this post.