Exceptional location, inspired architectural design & the superior craftsmanship of Hallowell Construction Company combined to create a spectacular fully custom 5 bed 6/2 bath residence as current in terms of flr plan, finishes, formal & informal areas today as it was when completed in 1988. This brick house is set off a long tree lined drive on a flat 2.37 acre parcel ringed by evergreen trees for privacy. The residence is unique as it is in an estate caliber neighborhood & walkable to Haverford Square, the Merion Cricket Club, the Haverford School, & the R5 train line. Marked by an investment in the details that matter, this home offers dramatic spaces, high ceilings on all 3 finished levels, richly stained chevron & parquetry flring, substantial millwork & plaster walls. A step down 2 story GR is brightened by natural light from multiple exposures while achieving warmth & focus through an elegant wood burning marble crafted FP. The formal DR, impressively scaled for entertaining, opens to a deep brick terrace & beyond to the private rear lawn. A swinging service door accesses the Joanne Hudson designed Kitchen w/ lacquered natural wood cabinets, highest level appliances & an adjacent Brkfst Area. Steps away from the Kit is the Fmly Rm featuring custom cabinetry & a wood burning FP. 2 independent 1st lvl Suites each w/ full baths, provide a truly flexible flrplan ideal for an expanded fmly & guest space or home offices. Well positioned frm both the kit & fmly entrance is a fully outfitted Laundry Rm w/ add'l refrigerator & a convenient laundry shoot frm the 2nd flr. The main flr is completed by a handsome Lib. w/ a deep bay window off the main Foyer. 2 sweeping stairs lead to a deluxe Master Suite w/ extensive custom built-ins & elegant Marble Bath. 3 add'l fmly bdrms & 2 full baths, one en-suite, & several outfitted closets are also found on this 2nd lvl. A flred attic w/ traditional stair access & 2 cedar closets provides generous primary storage. The LL offers important informal rec space w/ large seated bar, full bath & French drs to the terrace & gardens. 2 large storage areas, 1 with 2 cedar closets, & easily accessible mechanical's open to the finished portion on this lvl. A pristine brick European styled home w/ sprawling flat manicured lawns is presented in turn key condition. Carefully maintained thru-out the years of ownership & substantially upgraded w/ generator, new security system, various mechanical's, & Grand Manor roof replaced in 2015.
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