$15,999,000 | Built 2007 | 30,000 Sq. Ft. | 7 Beds | 16 Baths | 8 Acres
Available for the first time, a rare opportunity awaits to own this magnificent sprawling French-style estate, designed by renowned architect Fred Bissinger. Gracing 8 quiet and private acres in prestigious Gladwyne, this regal compound is surrounded by gardens, manicured grounds and towering trees. Reminiscent of an old world castle, this masterpiece combines superior design and refined craftsmanship. Created with lavish detail and overflowing with every modern amenity imaginable, this spectacular estate was built with dramatic architectural details, including tiered limestone terraces and arches, turrets, and elaborate chimneys. A grand gate opens to a tree lined drive punctuated with stunning fountains on the approach to this awe inspiring chateau. Designed for hosting grand or intimate parties, the floor plan flows seamlessly from room-to-room, overflowing to the outdoor tiered limestone terraces with dramatic views of the traditional French Jardin aux roses.
Interior living space in this breathtaking home was thoughtfully designed for everyday comforts. The opulent grand hall designed for entertaining is at the axial of the home, highlighted with soaring ceilings and windows, fluted pilasters, and imported and hand carved dual staircase. The grand hall is open to the living room embellished with a hand carved marble fireplace imported from Spain, and the piano room, all adorned with glass French doors opening to limestone terraces. Magnificent First floor spaces continue with an Italian inspired wine tasting room opening to the formal dining room. Down the adorned hallway enter the newly redesigned designer kitchen featuring a marble topped seated island, onyx backsplash and cozy fireplace sitting area with walls of windows overlooking the grounds. The sunlit breakfast room has French doors to a private terraced dining area. The breakfast room is open to the family room with 20′ ceilings, accented with hand carved beams, gorgeous marble fireplace, saltwater aquarium and wet bar. A long list of luxurious amenities are available throughout the home, including a formal library with hidden staircase, sun room with a graceful fountain and picturesque views, automated movie theatre, 2 table massage room, sauna, gym, indoor endless pool, salon/barber shop, 2 lane bowling alley, first floor luxuriously appointed in-law suite, and a 3 stop elevator, just to name a few of the estate’s special features.
The lower terrace has an infinity waterfall edge swimming pool, with poolside portico lounge, full outdoor gourmet kitchen, and cozy fireplace, all overlooking the gardens, Bellagio fountains, and tennis court, an unrivalled luxury oasis. Three additional carriage homes include guest houses, and car enthusiasts will be thrilled with the 9 car garages and motor court. The photos shown here are from the architect’s website, this post will be updated when the listing photos are released on October 6, 2020. The property is on the market for $16 million with Lisa Ciccotelli of Berkshire Hathaway.
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