This home can be purchased in two ways: 1) In its current condition with the buyer responsible for finishing the home and customization or, 2) with the home completed by Casella Builders. With a deep respect for architectural traditions and today's finest techniques and materials well-known architects Archer and Buchanan have designed Shady Brook an estate home by Ken Cassella of Cassella Builders that truly deserves its place on Gladwyne's very first road. lnspired by the grand country homes brought to life by Sir Edwin Lutyens in the 1920s Shady Brook is situated on 1.6 parklike acres in sought-after Gladwyne. Soaring trees shade its lush lawns and the home's many windows frame peaceful views of rolling hills and a quiet stream. The stunning exterior is impressive and completely finished created with materials of the highest quality that are not only durable but classic and timeless. An eight-inch stone veneer facade four-inch cement plank siding a grey slate roof Pella Architect Series painted wood windows and doors and copper gutters and downspouts are among the superior elements meant to both please the eye and stand the test of time. The expansive interior awaits your post-settlement custom finishes and was envisioned to offer a level of comfort and craftsmanship many thought did not still exist. 10-foot ceilings and oversized windows enhance the gracious main level affording a seamless flow for entertaining with a formal living room dining room butler's pantry and gourmet kitchen which you can appoint with your own dream bells and whistles. A breakfast room family room study and mudroom are also in the design plan to meet your daily living needs. The second level is spacious and relaxing with 9.5" ceilings and enchanting views of the grounds from every room. Currently the home is framed out with 6 large bedrooms each with their own bath. You'll have the freedom to customize this level as well which includes a sumptuous master suite to suit your taste and style. Imagine the other possibilities like a finished multipurpose third floor lower level with a gym theater sauna rec room and laundry large flagstone terrace with an outdoor fireplace oil and chip circular drive and gunite swimming pool! Classic in concept and contemporary in design this extraordinary residence fits exactingly into the tradition of great Main Line estates built long ago. Please refer to the related listing 1150 Youngsford Rd 2 for more information.
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