By Linde Hyder
England’s distinctive Cotswold style of architecture is artistically reimagined in this commanding residence designed by renowned architect H. Louis Duhring, Jr. Built in the 1920s, the stately home reflects a unique blend of classic English details and modern Art Deco elements resulting in a design that transcends the passage of time. Equally impressive is the property’s location in Chestnut Hill, a well-established neighborhood characterized by tree-lined streets, historic manors, antique shops and art galleries.
Thanks to its elevated position overlooking Fairmount Park—noted as one of the largest urban green spaces in the U.S.—the property offers scenic views of hiking trails, woodlands, stone bridges and waterfalls. The picturesque setting provides the ideal backdrop for memorable entertaining and inspired family living.
Beyond the exquisitely detailed stone façade are interior spaces that have been masterfully updated while maintaining the original integrity and character of the three-level design. Decorative Cubist ironwork highlights the main staircase, while a multi-colored geometric pattern turns the foyer’s inlaid stone floor into a work-of-art. Artful expression is also shown in the harlequin-patterned hardwood floor and scalloped stone fireplace mantle in the sunken living room. A more traditional fireplace graces the formal dining room.
Renovated to suit the most demanding chef while facilitating the needs of large-scale parties, the generously-sized kitchen is outfitted with a 60-inch Majestic range, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, large marble center island, a walk-in pantry and a butler’s pantry with wine fridge and a second dishwasher.
Six sets of French doors open primary spaces outdoors to an extensive terrace where lush gardens, verdant green lawns, a swimming pool, several patios and a firepit beckon a summer soiree.
Sleeping accommodations in the seven-bedroom layout are arranged on the second floor and include a large master suite with a fireplace and dressing room. The private guest suite features a separate entrance, as well as a full kitchen, laundry facilities and sitting room. Providing an abundance of space for family members and their guests, the 6,256-square-foot home also features a third-floor game room with an adjoining exercise room and a full bathroom. Offered at $2,189,000.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fox & Roach, Realtors The Sivel Group