Central Air Conditioning.
Hardwood, Slate, Tile.
Rarely does a historic property of this provenance and style come to market. This truly pristine 1885 Victorian-era stick style home is simply breathtaking. 7 bedrooms, 4 ~ baths, and a 2 car-garage with finished loft, sits on over 2-acres of exquisitely landscaped grounds & tranquil gardens. The owners have renovated the interior spaces yet thoughtfully retained original character, including deeply-toned hardwood floors, detailed millwork, rosette corner blocks, solid six panel and pocket doors, original hardware, slate fireplaces, and transom windows. Begin your tour in the elegant foyer, w/timeless vintage details, yet stylish updates & d~cor. Continue through the first floor and discover 4 separate parlors, each unique in placement, but connected in design & finishes. There are ample opportunities to create spaces to suit the buyer~ dining room, living room, study, library, etc. These rooms are graced w/well-preserved period details including 4 gas fireplaces, plantation shutters & abundant light. On the opposite side of the home, a more casual entry w/custom built-ins, closet, & powder room, connect to a spacious kitchen, and are part of a beautifully executed renovation including all radiant heat floors. The chef's kitchen boasts recessed lighting, granite counter tops, 42~ cabinets, dual sinks, a Wolf 6-burner range & wall oven, Bosch dishwasher, wine cooler, and Sub-Zero refrigerator, all surrounding an oversized center island & bar. The second floor can be accessed from the main turned staircase or using the back pie-stairs from the kitchen. Upstairs you~ll find a stunning master suite connects to a gracious tiled bath w/heated floors, recessed lighting, Kohler soaking tub & fixtures, separate tiled shower & frameless glass doors, & dual vanity. The adjacent room provides a fully handcrafted custom closet w/built-in drawers & room for additional furniture. There are 2 additional bedrooms, one used currently as a den, and the other w/ensuite. Finishing off the second floor, is a full hall bath w/pedestal sink, and a laundry room with sink & folding area, plus a touch down office space. Ascend the stairs to the third floor, where you~ll find privacy, & treetop views. This floor includes 4 bedrooms w/abundant closet space, great light, and a full hallway bathroom. No less impressive are the outdoor spaces surrounding this home. Exquisite landscaping leads to a gracious wrap-around porch w/ mahogany floors & flat sawn porch balusters. Mature shade trees & seasonal plantings enhance several raised patios and a hot tub, w/serene vantage points for relaxation as well as entertaining. The property abuts 40 acres of the Mount Bradford Preserve w/fantastic views of the meadowland & wildlife, and established walking trails right from your backyard. With similar distinctive ornamental style, a two-car garage plus workshop sits just behind the home. Follow the exterior stairs up to a fully finished loft~ with cypress wood walls (a creative reuse from a local historic barn), galvanized ceilings, bamboo flooring, and of course, the modern convenience of a mini split system, ensuring year-round use. Extra entertaining space, a private office, artist~s studio~ the options to configure as one wishes are endless. Quality craftsmanship continues at this home with the Pennsylvania slate roof, copper gutters, paved driveway & walks, and perennial gardens. Additional updates & upgrades include, all new exterior clad/interior wood windows, standing seam metal roof, copper gutters, refinished floors, central vacuum, new driveway, and 3 zone HVAC. Perfectly situated one mile from the historic borough of West Chester, w/easy access to Routes 1 & 202, and a 35-minute commute to Philadelphia Airport, you simply cannot beat the location. This is the ideal property for a discriminating buyer seeking a legendary character home, perfectly updated, and in a convenient setting. The epitome of Chester County architecture and class...
|WEST CHESTER AREA School District|
|Elementary , High , Junior High , Middle School|
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