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The rest of the world just melts away as you enter "The Orchard." Quiet and secluded this 2+ acre property is a true oasis. This stunning home designed by John Graham Jr. and built in 1915-16 was made for both retreat from the city and for welcoming friends and family. The stone manse was constructed with a remarkable level of craftsmanship and attention to detail. (The unique features that make this home exceptional are too numerous to list but one distinctive detail is the "Views of North America" Rixheim wallpaper (The same paper hangs in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House). First floor consists of a spacious entrance hall formal living room dining room library family room kitchen pantry laundry and powder room. Ascend the grand staircase to find the master suite featuring an updated bath his & her dressing rooms fireplace and lovely sleeping porch. Three more bedrooms with fireplaces and private baths complete the second floor. Third floor is comprised of a bedroom suite a vaulted billiard room and a large walk-in cedar closet. A bi-level 2 bedroom apartment with separate entrance is perfect for guests an office in-laws or au pair. In addition to the main residence a converted barn houses a garage and home gym. Situated atop the manicured gardens a heated pool makes an early morning swim comfortable and adds an element of fun to entertaining. This peaceful homestead is just minutes to Center City Philadelphia Chestnut Hill and major transportation routes. Truly one of the most beautiful homes in Montgomery County and the possibilities here are endless.
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