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    601 Matsonford Road

    VILLANOVA, PA 19085
    • $2,799,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 168 days
    • ID#: PAMC647732
    UPDATED: 221 min ago
    $2,799,000
    • 8
      BEDS
    • 1.34
      ACRES
    • 7
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 12,106
      SQFT
    • $231
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1813
    County:

    School Information

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    Middle School:
    High School:
    School District:

    Description

    From its origins as a humble farmhouse on the once sprawling 170 acre + Gillingham estate, Sunnybrook was purchased, and by all descriptions, reinvented by the Clothier family in the early part of the 20th century. Period architects of great renown, including Horace Trumbauer who designed the stables (now garages) and Brockie and Hastings who contributed an elaborate Solarium with fountain and fireplace, were only the precursors of talent for the major additions and renovations which were implemented by architects Eyre and McIlvaine in 1923. Being respectful to the homes provenance for understated design, this combination of talents resulted in a home that is as sophisticated as it is welcoming and represented a significant departure from the heavy dark stone homes that were popular at the time. Aptly named Sunnybrook, for its lantern-like quality of front to back light in almost every room, this home simply glows no matter the time of day. In 2006, Sunnybrook found new owners who lifted the home from a loved but imperfect state, seeing to yet another comprehensive restoration which included the rethinking of the spaces to todays more family-centric living. Former staff rooms were combined to create a stunning all white kitchen with generous prep space, requisite high end appliances, incorporated large family dining area, desk and stunning views of the rear yard and pool. Inspired by the restored adjacent Butlers pantry, the Kitchen cabinets were crafted to look like they had ~always been there~, a focus that the owners brought to all aspects of their renovation. Bits for routing mill work were replicated from molds of the original patterns allowing the owners to elevate the once service portions of the home to same level as the formal rooms. The result is a renovation so seamless, that without guide, one would believe all areas to be original. ~A front Foyer with wood burning fireplace is the core from which all areas flow...Straight from the Foyer is an inviting Living Room. Anything but formal, this room offers three exposures of light and opens to expansive flat grounds with views of a fountain, pastoral back yard and owner-crafted raised bed Garden. An intricate carved stone mantle highlights the one wall of the Dining Room while French doors and a deep bay window, ideal for smaller seated meals, are positioned on either side. For cozier gatherings, there is both a Family Room with character grade flooring just off the kitchen as well as a richly stained fireside Library with custom shelving positioned just beyond the foyer and next to the Solarium. Ascend the traditional turned stair to a deluxe Master Bedroom suite. Three rooms were combined to serve as the bedroom, large walk in closet and Master Sitting Room. Both the bedroom, as well as the sitting room, have fireplaces and the large connected bath offers indulgent soaking tub as well as a large seated shower. Six other rooms or suites of rooms are found on the second and third levels. All bathrooms were either created or renovated using materials, which would have been available in the 1800s, but with careful selection and styling, feel fresh and current. Sunnybrook, truly a home for the ages, awaits its next lucky owner.

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    601 Matsonford Road VILLANOVA, PA 19085

    • Price: $2,799,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 221 min ago
    • ID#: PAMC647732
    8
    Beds
    7
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    1.34
    Acres
    12,106
    SQFT
    $231
    $/SQFT
    1813
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    None Available
    County:
    Montgomery
    Area:
    Lower Merion Twp (10640)
    Elementary School:
    Gladwyne
    Middle School:
    Welsh Valley
    High School:
    Harriton Senior
    School District:
    Lower Merion
    Property Description
    From its origins as a humble farmhouse on the once sprawling 170 acre + Gillingham estate, Sunnybrook was purchased, and by all descriptions, reinvented by the Clothier family in the early part of the 20th century. Period architects of great renown, including Horace Trumbauer who designed the stables (now garages) and Brockie and Hastings who contributed an elaborate Solarium with fountain and fireplace, were only the precursors of talent for the major additions and renovations which were implemented by architects Eyre and McIlvaine in 1923. Being respectful to the homes provenance for understated design, this combination of talents resulted in a home that is as sophisticated as it is welcoming and represented a significant departure from the heavy dark stone homes that were popular at the time. Aptly named Sunnybrook, for its lantern-like quality of front to back light in almost every room, this home simply glows no matter the time of day. In 2006, Sunnybrook found new owners who lifted the home from a loved but imperfect state, seeing to yet another comprehensive restoration which included the rethinking of the spaces to todays more family-centric living. Former staff rooms were combined to create a stunning all white kitchen with generous prep space, requisite high end appliances, incorporated large family dining area, desk and stunning views of the rear yard and pool. Inspired by the restored adjacent Butlers pantry, the Kitchen cabinets were crafted to look like they had ~always been there~, a focus that the owners brought to all aspects of their renovation. Bits for routing mill work were replicated from molds of the original patterns allowing the owners to elevate the once service portions of the home to same level as the formal rooms. The result is a renovation so seamless, that without guide, one would believe all areas to be original. ~A front Foyer with wood burning fireplace is the core from which all areas flow...Straight from the Foyer is an inviting Living Room. Anything but formal, this room offers three exposures of light and opens to expansive flat grounds with views of a fountain, pastoral back yard and owner-crafted raised bed Garden. An intricate carved stone mantle highlights the one wall of the Dining Room while French doors and a deep bay window, ideal for smaller seated meals, are positioned on either side. For cozier gatherings, there is both a Family Room with character grade flooring just off the kitchen as well as a richly stained fireside Library with custom shelving positioned just beyond the foyer and next to the Solarium. Ascend the traditional turned stair to a deluxe Master Bedroom suite. Three rooms were combined to serve as the bedroom, large walk in closet and Master Sitting Room. Both the bedroom, as well as the sitting room, have fireplaces and the large connected bath offers indulgent soaking tub as well as a large seated shower. Six other rooms or suites of rooms are found on the second and third levels. All bathrooms were either created or renovated using materials, which would have been available in the 1800s, but with careful selection and styling, feel fresh and current. Sunnybrook, truly a home for the ages, awaits its next lucky owner.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Colonial Construction Materials Stone Door Features French Exterior Features Exterior Lighting Garage YN No Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Types DrivewayOn Street Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)BreezewayTerrace Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Riparian Rights YN No Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 12106 Appliances CooktopDishwasherOven - DoubleOven - WallOven/Range - GasWater Heater Basement Partial Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions Blue And Star Lanterns in First Floor Hall And Dining Room Sconces Fireplace Features Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 8 Flooring HardwoodCeramic TileCarpet Heating Forced AirSteam Heating YN Yes Interior Features Built-InsCarpetFormal/Separate Dining RoomButlers PantryCrown MoldingsKitchen - Eat-InPrimary Bath(S)PantryWainscottingWet/Dry BarWood Floors Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2020 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel None Federal Flood Zone YN No Heating Fuel Natural GasElectric Horse YN No Hot Water Propane Incorporated City Name Lower Merion Twp Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304117160288 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 22927.00 Tax Assessment Amount 600000.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R2

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