The stately stone Georgian that commands the prestigious cul-de-sac that is Meadowcroft Lane is a reminder that you can have your cake and eat it too.
You can have traditional elegance and state-of-the-art dynamism, all wrapped up in a luxurious 1928 dwelling that is at once formally refined and casually comforting.
Restoration and renovation of the 10,553- square-foot, 18-room structure have created a sunny, airy and open space with a spectacular front-to-back entry hall leading to public rooms. With high ceilings and antique fireplaces these include a formal dining room, a gracious living room and a paneled library. A new, fully equipped gourmet kitchen and a butler’s pantry adjoin the family room, with its fireplace and breezy dining area, making this home ideal for all kinds of entertaining.
There are eight and a half bathrooms and six bedrooms, including a stunning master suite with doubles of everything — dressing rooms, offices, bathrooms and fireplaces. You’ll have to share the private, screened porch, however, and won’t that be romantic. Or have fun in the spacious playroom that is the third floor.
While you play, the house keeps you comfy with a new geothermal heating and cooling system. But don’t spend all your time indoors. You’ll want to revel in the 8.07-acre park-like setting that’s adjacent to 3 acres of conservation land. Or stroll over to the six-bedroom carriage house, which consists of two guest apartments, two en suite staff rooms and space for six vehicles. Or take a dip in the pool or bring out your inner Roger Federer on the all-weather tennis court. Did we mention the two-car detached garage? And all for $16.5 million.
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For more, contact agent Leslie McElwreath at 917-539-3654 or 203-618-3165.