1940s Bryn Mawr Villa Patterned After French Hunting Lodge La Lanterne Reduced to $3.9M, Prev. $7.9M
1131 Green Valley Road, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, United States, 19010
There are phrases we hear countless times in the world of real estate. Inspired by, patterned after or replicated – most cases the “replicated” building looks nothing like the original and more times than not, these American-built homes are being compared to the Palace of Versailles. This case is a little different. It wasn’t patterned after the Palace of Versailles but instead a neighbouring hunting lodge called La Lanterne. The 14,753 square foot Bryn Mawr mansion is strikingly similar to La Lanterne, albeit on a slightly smaller scale with original interior design. The 1940s villa was completely gutted, meticulously renovated and expanded by the current owner with only the finest architectural designs, mouldings, antique millwork and wood flooring. The gracious sun-filled principal rooms feature floor-to-ceiling French doors and windows with views of the mature gardens. There are seven bedrooms, eight full and two partial bathrooms, including a luxurious master suite with a lovely domed ceiling sitting room with peacock motif. The property also includes a natural stream fed pond, natural gardens, a tennis court and attached six vehicle garage. It’s on the market for $3,999,000 with Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty-Main Line.