Privately nestled back upon 1.25 acres of impressive grounds, this stately Meadowbrook French Colonial Home features 4 bedrooms/4.5 baths, meticulously designed with Old World elegance, customization, and detailed craftsmanship. With a private, circular drive, a lighted tennis court, a charming, enclosed brick courtyard, an elevated bandstand, and a large outdoor terrace overlooking a landscape of mature trees, the property was designed to entertain. A developer built this 1972 home to showcase fine amenities and upgrades that the current owner cared for and enhanced. The elegant foyer, centered around a grand hardwood staircase, boasts Grecian marble flooring, exquisite, imported, silk Kent-Bragaline wall covering, and crown molding carrying through the home. The formal dining room features custom Scalamandré silk window treatments, a magnificent French crystal chandelier, custom molding, and French doors opening onto the European-styled courtyard for intimate, al fresco dining. A wood-burning fireplace with custom antique tile detailing is the focal point of the large, sunken living room, with Scalamandré silk window treatments, freshly refinished hardwood flooring, new wallpaper, custom molding, and French doors leading to the adjacent library. The library features French country barn-side shelving and wainscoting, a speakeasy wet bar, and French doors opening to the backyard terrace. The guest powder room features European tile flooring, a Sherle Wagner sink, and stunning imported oriental wall covering. The warm, country-style kitchen is straight from a European storybook, with oak beamed ceilings, honey-caramel textured walls, imported Italian terracotta tile flooring, ample counter space, and custom oak cabinetry. It features a double Thermador oven, a new Bosch dishwasher, and an island with a triple Jenn-Air stovetop. The bright, adjoining breakfast room overlooks the lovely rear landscape. The laundry room offers additional storage and a service entrance leading to the 2 car garage. Upstairs, the sunlit, front-facing master suite delivers ultimate luxury, comprising the primary bedroom, a 2-story spa bathroom, and a dressing room. The spacious master bedroom offers 2 custom built-in closets. It leads to the deluxe master bath, complete with a step-down custom tile tub, double Sherle Wagner sinks, custom cabinetry, and a stall shower, and it features a spiral staircase leading to a 3rd floor retreat with a built-in 6-seat sauna. The en suite dressing room provides built-in drawers, enclosed shelving, a large closet with a built-in shoe rack, and 4 additional closets. The 2nd floor also has 2 bedrooms adjoined by a Jack & Jill bathroom, a 4th bedroom turned den, a hall linen closet, and a 3rd full bath with closet. Downstairs, discover an expansive finished basement for casual entertaining, renovated to include a wet bar, built-in surround-sound speakers, 3 storage closets, plus a home-office that can be converted into an in-law suite with a full bath. Each room is equipped with invisibly wired radiant heat, offering room-to-room temperature regulation. Timed floodlights and solar powered lights illuminate the driveway and entryway. Also, note the stucco facade is over cinderblock. Located in the award-winning Abington School District (Rydal East & Rydal West Elementary) with excellent private school options as well (Abington Friends, St. Hilary, The Meadowbrook School, Meadowlane Montessori School). This property is conveniently situated within a short drive of Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Abington-Jefferson and Holy Redeemer Hospitals, Penn State-Abington, Abington Arts Center, Avelthorpe Park, Meadowbrook Bird Sanctuary, and Pennypack Creek Trails and a two minute drive to the Meadowbrook and Rydal train stations enabling easy commuting. A sanctuary of love, laughter, and beautiful memories, this home awaits a new family to share in its story.
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