By Linde Hyder
The highly sought-after area of Lower Gwynedd provides an idyllic setting for this striking Victorian farmhouse situated on five acres of lush green lawns and meticulously landscaped grounds. Surrounded by estate properties of similar stature, the 7,576-square-foot design has been masterfully reimagined to capture the charm of yesteryear while incorporating the finest elements and conveniences of today. The result is a timeless beauty that seamlessly blends two eras, creating a home that welcomes comfortable family living as well as gracious entertaining.
Commissioned by Warren Claytor, an architect renowned for farmhouse preservation, the five-bedroom residence has been painstakingly renovated to retain the authenticity of its original character. Attention-to-detail is evidenced throughout, from the original iron hardware and reclaimed brick, to wide plank hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces and extensive millwork. Complementing the formal living and dining spaces is a generously-sized kitchen outfitted with commercial grade appliances, custom cabinetry, large center island and copper farmhouse sink. A wall of windows overlooks the gorgeous grounds.
Friendly gatherings will surely focus in the family room with beamed ceiling or in the sun-dappled morning room. Augmenting the interior plan is an extensive flagstone terrace where an in-ground swimming pool and fire pit beckon hours of outdoor fun. The property also features a spacious barn with a fitness center, game room, ample storage and horse stalls.
Private accommodations include two bedrooms, one full bath, a handsome den and an extra-large laundry room on the second level, while two additional bedrooms, full bath and a TV room are found on the third level. The light-filled master suite presents a relaxing retreat with vaulted ceiling, cozy sitting room, an abundance of closet and storage space, fireplace and a luxurious bath with double vanities and walk-in shower.
This spectacular farmhouse is conveniently located within walking distance to Penllyn Station for a quick, 35-minute commute to Center City, Philadelphia and is a short drive to dining and shopping centers. This well-established community offers a peaceful country setting with preserved green spaces and a trail system for hiking and horseback riding. $3,350,000
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