A Taste of the Sublime Nestled among Chester County's rolling hills is a farm~a gracious yet comfortable home that evokes the best of Europe and southeastern Pennsylvania. Among ancient beeches, century-plus old spring house and barns, the house designed by architect Richard Buchanan built in 2006 holds the most modern amenities while offering the authentic feel of a breathtaking historic stone home. Whether you seek solace or space for family, guests and friends, two-footed or four, your quest is fulfilled. Enter the drive. Pass pines and beeches. Gaze upon a vineyard whose grapes transformed to wine can fill the homes 1200-bottle cellar and chill in the wine cooler of the butler's pantry and bar before toasting happy moments in a special dining room, on a veranda overlooking a placid pond or on an intimate balcony off the main bedroom suite. From nodding garden hydrangeas, the front doors antique hardware, the foyers black and white checkerboard Italian marble tile once gracing an English manor, to an upstairs sunlit bedroom window seat and downstairs screening room with Moroccan lanterns, every detail is thoughtful and exquisite. Make morning lattes in the built-in Miele espresso machine in the kitchen graced with Pennsylvania farmhouse floors and exposed ceiling beams. Cook omelets on the Lacanche range next to white marble counters. Linger at the kitchens eat-in nook, cozy sitting area or through French doors on the sweeping veranda while watching ducks on the pond or butterflies in the garden. Cross 200-year-old French Oak floors from a French chateau to discover a music room fitting for a grand piano, an elegant living room and arched doorways to a sublime dining room that conjures images of the homes beautiful landscape. Tall ceilings and a warm wooden fireplace mantle yield the spotlight to the walls. On an ethereal green background, white birches reminiscent of those encircling the farms pond; native swallows and woodpeckers grace the trees and sky. Farmhouse wood floors lead to a family room where adults, children and family pets can relax in front of a large fireplace or expansive flat screen television. Walls dappled by daylight showcase art by night. Commute to the third floors ample office space, bathroom and a room to serve as bedroom, extra library or creative workspace. Or make use of Chester County's access to nearby cities and airport. Take a work break on the homes lowest level where a movie screening room designed like a glorious Moroccan tent, a charming door that beckons to the temperature-controlled wine cellar and space for a yoga studio or workout room await.Beyond the house, 80 acres of beautiful views and bountiful space invite picnics, parties and sports. After a game on the tennis court, cool off in the pool. Horse lovers find a piece of perfection in the upper barn with 16 stalls and a lower barn with a rare indoor arena, eleven stalls, tack room and wash room. Ride in the outdoor regulation Dressage arena, jumping ring, cross-country course and sunny meadows where horses, dogs and humans can run to hearts delight. As the sun sets past the hills, thoughtfully placed lights begin to glow. Climb the grand Greek key ornamented staircase to three lovely second-floor bedrooms and two bathrooms, guest room with en-suite bathroom and an owners bedroom suite. Claim your robe from a vast, room-sized walk-in closet with built-in shoe rack and shirt shelves. Head to the main suites sumptuous Jerusalem stone floored bathroom that could be found in Tuscany. Luxuriate with a shower and steam room, two toilets and a bidet, plus a tub to soak away the day~s work or worry. In the suites bedroom, settle in for the night with wine from the vineyards grapes and catch the evening breeze from the outdoor balcony in a room where tall ceilings easily welcome a four-poster bed.Let this home captivate your body and soul.
Listing courtesy of RE/MAX Preferred-West Chester.