Wendie Steffens ¦ Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty ¦ 215-298-9415
About This 1898 Mansion In Lower Gwynedd Pennsylvania
Outstanding value for luxury country living in Gwynedd Valley! Elegant stone manor home in a park-like setting of 3.5 acres with gated tree-lined drive. This exquisitely appointed 8BR/7.2BA estate of stone & granite has magnificent millwork & architectural details featuring every modern amenity of today. The scale and workmanship of this home are incomparable.
Fun fact: It was originally built as a country estate for Edward Smith (founding partner of the famed Philadelphia investment firm, Smith Barney) and has hosted such significant guests as Princess Grace and General MacArthur to name a few. Special features include but not limited to: soaring ceilings, numerous fireplaces (3 of which are gas), breathtaking marble & granite entry, mahogany paneling, gracious library, main bedroom with separate and spacious his & her full bathrooms, 4 car garage with loft space above and a full house generator just to name a few.
This private estate is breathtaking at every turn and exceeds the most discriminating requirements for living, entertaining and recreation for today’s buyers. The serene views are never ending. Outside there is a 50′ swimming pool, flagstone patios, entry court yard with fountain and formal gardens. Located within the award-winning Wissahickon School District, this home is also near to numerous private schools, hiking trails and prestigious golf courses.
Commuting convenience abounds via close proximity to local trains, the PA & NJ Turnpikes, and Routes 309, 476, 76, and 95. Surrounded by a substantial array of both gourmet and casual restaurants as well as local markets, including Whole Foods, McCaffrey’s, Wegmans, Trader Joe’s, and Costco, you’ll never be at a loss for dining and shopping options. A unique opportunity not to be missed at this value!