726 CEDAR LANE
This elegant Pennsylvania farmhouse sits in the heart of Villanova, tucked halfway down a quiet private lane. The stunning two-acre property offers a gorgeous level front lawn and a gently rolling rear yard that leads to the Appleford Arboretum. The classic stone home has been expanded and modernized to the highest contemporary standards, while still maintaining its old-world charm-full of special touches, from arched doorways, handsome millwork, recessed lighting and deep window sills to original wood floors and three working fireplaces. With its spacious kitchen, expansive finished basement, patios and sunroom, there is ample space for everyone to relax and enjoy. It is just a short drive from all that the Main Line has to offer. Magnificent mature trees were planted decades ago by an early member of the Philadelphia Horticultural Society. Artisan-designed bluestone patios curve around the rear of the house, shaded by specimen trees and bounded on all sides by flowerbeds. The gorgeous property offers a variety of unique spaces to enjoy, including a sun-soaked screened-in side porch and a front covered porch. The newly renovated kitchen is the warm and welcoming heart of this home, with an eat-in open layout designed for gathering family and friends. It leads into the family room, which opens to the front covered porch. The breakfast room spills out onto the multiple back patios, perfect for entertaining or enjoying a morning coffee. Turning off quiet Cedar Lane into the long driveway, the home is beautifully situated, with a low boxwood hedge separating it from the marvelous front lawns. Inside, the elegant center hall with its curved archways provides a welcoming access to the traditional floor plan. To the right, is the beautiful bright living room with windows overlooking the garden on three sides with direct access to a screened flagstone porch - perfect for secluded relaxation. Next to the living room is a private office with custom bookshelves, overlooking the back patio. Down the hall to the left is an elegant half-bathroom. To the right is the proper dining room with crown moldings and raised paneling. French doors lead directly to the back patio gardens. The dining room flows into the huge recently updated chef’s kitchen, equipped with new stainless steel Thermador appliances including two large wall ovens and a 5-burner cook-top, two sinks, sparkling granite countertops, large L-shaped island and an extensive range of white wood cabinetry. A coordinated built-in double desk is part of the layout. The spacious breakfast area has direct French door access to the rear patio. From the kitchen, step down into the bright and airy family room that features a wood-burning slate surround fireplace, custom built cabinetry and access to the large covered porch overlooking the front lawns. The side porch entrance provides access to the kitchen via a well laid out tiled mudroom with convenient half bathroom. Front and back staircases lead to the second floor, where the luxurious primary suite is a light filled oasis. The beautiful large bedroom features hardwood flooring and a cozy gas fireplace. There is a separate large fitted walk-in closet. The recently renovated spacious ensuite bathroom features a large glass-enclosed walk-in marble shower, a free standing soaking tub, heated marble flooring, a dual vanity, and a private commode. Three full baths and four additional bedrooms can be found on this floor, each with hardwood/carpeted flooring and ample closet space; including a perfect place for an ‘au pair’ or ‘in-law’ suite. A large laundry room completes this floor. The expansive finished lower level offers entertainment/playroom, a fitness studio, a workshop, and loads of storage. An oversize 3-car garage, a playhouse potting shed, a whole house generator, a new HVAC system and a brick pizza oven are among the many extras. You can simply move-in and enjoy.
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