This custom-built secluded retreat is located on 4+ acres at the end of a quiet cul de sac. This home has great bones and was cherished and lovingly maintained by the family. A truly bucolic setting – boarded by a 14-acre township-owned historic farm, next to which is 55 acres of trails cared for by the National Lands Trust. In the far end of the property, there is a small pond fed by Crum Creek - inviting to wildlife. This energy-efficient home is fully equipped with Geothermal heating and features solar panels in the backyard that generate enough power to run the entire home. When the solar credits run out, PECO supplements in the winter just to turn the geothermal pumps. The entire electric bill is approx $1,500 for the YEAR. Houses this size can pay that monthly to run central air!
Enter into the stately home through the grand foyer and you are greeted with marble flooring and a curved staircase. A double story living room sits just beyond with sweeping ceilings and large picture windows flooding the room with natural light. This main living space boasts inlay hardwood flooring, as well as a double-sided forced induction gas fireplace. The adjoining home office shares this cozy fireplace and features 10’ ceilings as well as solid wood built-in cabinetry, shelving, and computer area. Planning for multi-generations, the first bedroom can be found on the first floor and features a walk-in closet and a wheelchair accessible marble ensuite bathroom. There is an elevator shaft in place from the basement to the 2nd floor - currently used as bonus closets.
A gourmet eat-in kitchen sits at the back of the home and is filled with modern solid wood cabinets topped with contrasting granite and accented by recessed, pendant, and under cabinet lighting. This is no cookie cutter kitchen, with a six burner and griddle gas Wolf range and stainless steel hood, free standing Sub Zero refrigerator and separate freezer, wall oven, two dishwashers, and an inset soapstone farm sink sitting below a large window overlooking the grounds. A large center island anchors the kitchen and hosts a stainless steel inset sink and an abundance of storage space while also providing additional seating. A large breakfast nook with trey ceilings and custom built-ins sits just off the kitchen and provides a large seating area as well as direct access to the back patio and yard. This kitchen area also features a butler’s pantry with an additional sink and wine fridge for convenience.
Entertain your guests in the grand, two story light-filled great room with detailed trey ceilings and a floor to ceiling stone fireplace flanked by window seats. This living space provides the perfect indoor / outdoor entertaining space with direct access to the flagstone patio through glass french doors and conveniently hosts the home’s sound system. The 3-car garage can be accessed through the mudroom which features large double closets. This level also hosts a large laundry room, complete with a laundry chute from the second floor, as well as a powder room.
Unwind at the end of the day in your primary suite with a spa-inspired bathroom and private veranda overlooking the grounds. The second level hosts three additional secondary bedrooms, each with their own full bathroom, as well as an open bonus room.
The grounds include several Asian pear trees as well as a Bartlett pear tree, cherry blossom trees lining the driveway, and many varieties of peony trees and special plantings. This home is situated just north of all the shops and restaurants along the picturesque tree-lined streets of downtown Media and near the summer events and concerts at Rosetree Park. This home sits within close proximity to the 252 and Route 1 interchange and is just a quick 10 minute drive to the Media light rail stations, making commuting from this home a breeze. Also important to note, this house has a whole house generator, an interior/fire sprinkler system and a central vacuum.