1233 MEADOWBANK RD ROAD Villanova, PA 19085
Welcome to ‘Braemere’, a beautiful Walter Durham ‘English Country Estate home' of approximately 8500 sq ft, built in 1937. A magnificent slate roof, copper gutters and original stone walls, within a peaceful and secluded 6.7 acres of land. The property sits behind automated gates, on this prestigious street of just 5 homes in the heart of Villanova. The interior has been meticulously refurbished and professionally redesigned by a reputable Main line builder specializing in period and historic renovations. The interior finishes are now complete with ‘high end’ finishes throughout, including white shaker style cabinets using a local artisan custom cabinet maker in Malvern, and quartz counters Appliances are all stainless steel, including a 36” Fisher Paykel range . Two full size Viking dishwashers at either end of the kitchen adjacent to deep stainless sinks. A French door Dacor refrigerator, GE monogram French door electric wall oven and additional 5 in 1 wall oven. Most plumbing and electric have been replaced including a gas driven generator. Enter through the original front vestibule and appreciate original hardwood floors, dentil moldings, and an exquisite Schoenbeck crystal chandelier, estimated value $15-20K The elegant carved staircase is illuminated by the only remaining original steel framed window which is to be retained to preserve the historic integrity of the residence with the addition of a clear interior panels with humidity and ventilation vents The sunken sitting room is another classic Walter Durham feature with shelves and bookcases flanking the entrance There are 4 fireplaces in the home, 3 on the first floor and one in the master suite, all newly converted to gas for efficiency The formal dining room overlooks the expansive rear yard with views of Arrowmink creek in the distance and a large Gazebo with power to enjoy cozy summer evenings together with friends. The extensive grounds have been pruned, weeded, and trimmed to allow for uninterrupted views of the7acre estate. The paneled library/office has a door out onto the stone patio, and covered outdoor area. The fireplace is surrounded by original bookcases and bookshelves. The magnificent Family room has a vaulted ceiling with exposed timbers, painted white, a new hardwood floor, dramatic stone fireplace, with gas insert and a Palladian window, overlooking the inground pool, with built in hot tub and splendid waterfall. Patio doors lead from this room as well as the adjoining breakfast room to the stone walled terrace beyond. The master bedroom suite upstairs, with dramatic vaulted ceiling, has a gas fireplace and huge walk-in custom closet, created by the same cabinet maker who built the kitchen and bathroom cabinetry. The bathroom with radiant heated floor is finished with attractive white and grey ceramic tile, dual vanities, a free-standing tub and walk in shower. The remainder of the second floor has 2 guest bedrooms with ensuite baths and 2 additional beds which share a jack and Jill style bath. A huge bonus room sits over 3 of the 5 car garages with endless possibilities to suit the buyer and their lifestyle. The basement is finished, a great space for hanging out, complete with a full bath. The property sits in an elevated position overlooking the extensive grounds. This superb location is private but easily accessible to highways, Trains, shops, the King of Prussia Mall, and restaurants. Center city and Philadelphia international airport less than 30 mins away.