Just Listed: Custom Norman in Haverford

If you enjoy entertaining, you’ll enjoy this house designed for it. And if you love wine, you’ll absolutely flip over it.

custom haverford reserve house for sale exterior front

Stop us if you’ve seen this Normandy-inspired house before. On second thought, don’t, because exterior appearance notwithstanding, you haven’t. Wait ’til you see what’s inside 241 Valley Ridge Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 | Bright MLS images via Compass

There’s a reason houses in Guidi Homes’ Haverford Reserve development in Haverford have been selling so well. Here’s the reason: These houses are customizable to a fare-thee-well. While the models may look alike from the street, once you step inside them, no two are alike.

And I think it safe to say that no other “Pembrey” model house comes close to this custom Haverford Reserve house for sale.

If you’ve followed this feature for a while, you’ve seen this house before, for we’ve featured three other houses in this development in the past four years (to review them: one in 2016, one in 2018 and one in 2019).

But you haven’t seen this house before. Its owner outfitted it with some really classy extras that you’re sure to appreciate.

custom haverford reserve house for sale living room

Living room

Even though it has a French-inspired exterior, its inside would look perfectly at home in a center-hall Colonial. The designer who outfitted it for the owner knows the Georgian language and executed it very well.

custom haverford reserve house for sale dining room

Dining room

Take a minute or two to admire the quality of the trim, finishes and cabinetry in the living room, dining room and home office.

custom haverford reserve house for sale home office

Home office

But as this is a modern house, it does have some very un-Colonial features. The vast expanse of windows in the home office is one of them.

custom haverford reserve house for sale great room

Great room

The everyday living suite next to that office is another. To create it, the owner had a two-story great room added onto the back of the house.

breakfast room and kitchen

Breakfast room and kitchen

Next to the great room is a sunny breakfast room that flows naturally into the kitchen…



…which, by the way, is a chef’s dream, with top-drawer Thermador appliances and a restaurant-quality range hood.

master bedroom

Master bedroom

All of the upstairs bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms and custom closets.

master bathroom

Master bathroom

The master bedroom is exceptionally elegant and well-equipped, with a luxurious bathroom with dual vanities and dual custom closets.

patio and deck

Patio and deck

And out back, there’s a deck and paver terrace that are perfect for outdoor entertaining.

As you can see, this house was built to wow your guests. But we haven’t even gotten to the real Wow! add-on yet.

wine cellar

Wine cellar

You see, the owner of this one-of-a-kind mass-customized house is an oenophile of the first rank who collects great wines from all over the world, with a focus on France, northern Italy and California. And in the basement, in addition to a home gym, media and game rooms, he added a temperature-controlled 2,000-bottle wine cellar and an adjacent tasting room.

wine tasting room

Wine tasting room

And that’s not all you get with this custom Haverford Reserve house for sale. Like all its neighbors, this house is surrounded by 124 acres of preserved open space laced with walking trails, bike trails, playing fields, a playground and a dog park. And it’s a short drive away from Haverford College, Haverford Regional Rail station and shopping along West Chester Pike in Havertown.



BATHS: 4 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $1,299,000

OTHER STUFF: Sorry, the wine doesn’t come with the house. But there’s a consolation prize: The owner will curate a selection of wines for you at a price well below what you’d pay on the open market if you decide to buy this house. A video in the online flipbook features the owner describing the wine collection.

241 Valley Ridge Rd., Haverford, Pa. 19041 [Leigh Anne Ambrose | Compass]