A Chateau for Our Time in Malvern for $1.795M
Looking for a castle you can call your own? Check out this royally outfitted manse.
There’s an old saying that goes, “A man’s home should be his castle.” We’re sure that whoever first uttered it would include women in the picture now, but the sentiment remains clear.
The builder of this expansive French-inspired home out Great Valley way took the advice literally. They filled this home with one regal room after another, each one finely detailed with traditional decorative items like wainscoting, coffered ceilings and elaborate millwork. Then they defended their creation by setting it in the middle of 7.9 undisturbed acres on a cul-de-sac that you have to know where it is to find it.
So what will you find in this royal keep?
For starters, an impressive foyer that runs the full depth of the home and includes a fan window seat on the second-floor landing.
Arrayed on either side are an elegant living room with a coffered ceiling and fireplace and a perfectly proportioned formal dining room served from a butler’s pantry.
These spaces will no doubt impress your guests, but we suspect you will spend the bulk of your time in the more casual spaces arrayed around the custom kitchen. These include a sunny breakfast room with direct access to the rear deck and a comfortable family room with a full-height stone fireplace. There’s also a study, two powder rooms and a mud room connecting to the three-car garage on this floor.
Upstairs you will find five spacious bedrooms, three of which have en suite baths and two with a shared Jack and Jill bath. The master is yet another of those regally detailed spaces, with a tray ceiling ringed with wainscoting and a spa-like bath. The third floor spaces await your own customizing touch.
Down below, you will find a finished basement media and rec room with bar that opens out onto a fieldstone patio directly below the deck. You will also find an exercise room, a powder room, and a workshop/storage area.
The main-floor deck and the lower-level patio both look out upon those sprawling grounds. Another sign that the builder was channeling an earlier era: the exterior side and rear walls are stucco-covered where one often finds siding these days.
Even though this home offers privacy and seclusion, it’s also close to several shopping and dining hot spots, including King of Prussia.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 3 half
SQUARE FEET: 8,892
SALE PRICE: $1,795,000
OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $50,000 on June 7.
2300 Old Sentinel Trail, Malvern, Pa. 19355 [Peter Simonetti | Coldwell Banker Preferred]