Imagine a converted 19th century carriage barn with attached stables in a European countryside setting, surrounded by open meadows, lush foliage and walking pathways, and find yourself at this fabulous picturesque 2.2-acre property with 4 bedrooms, and 3.5 baths including a 1st floor Guest Suite in the heart of Gwynedd Valley. Situated down a long road, far from the street, this extraordinary renovation completed in 2011 was designed by renowned architect Archer & Buchanan & constructed by EC Trethewey to create an exciting open floor plan composed of high ceilings with exposed beams & gorgeous amenities. The exterior faÃ§ade is stucco over masonry with a cedar shake roof & 3 cupolas w/spires. A circular drive with ample excess parking leads to a gated courtyard entrance. The breathtaking, charming cobblestone courtyard features a center fountain, 2 gravel areas for plants or sculptures, covered porches & 3 stable entry doors to the barns. The front door opens to a vestibule leading to the main living area of the 1st floor, w/Kitchen, Dining Area & Great Room all open to each other as one combined space, w/extra-high ceilings, exposed beams & featuring a radiant-heated stained concrete floor. The Kitchen is a Chef's Delight w/granite counters, stainless high-end appliances including a 6 burner Wolf range with 2 ovens, grill & Wolf hood, Bosch dishwasher, Subzero refrig, 42 cabinets; farm sink & center island w/wood counter, seating for 4 & microwave. The adjacent Dining Area has an additional vaulted ceiling with skylight & chandelier. Both rooms are open to the fabulous Great Room w/stunning custom, extra-large, wood-burning fireplace with raised limestone hearth and wood mantel. This exciting space includes multiple seating areas plus a hidden wet bar w/granite counter & copper sink. A door to the right of the Great Room fireplace leads to the back 2nd Floor staircase, a Butler's Pantry w/glass cabinets, the Laundry Room w/included washer & dryer. A door from this section of the house leads to the original connecting barn with 4 horse stalls (2 extra-large) & to the 1-Car Garage. The door to the left of the Great Room fireplace leads to a 1st Floor Bedroom w/hardwood floor and a Full Bath w/granite counter & shower w/frameless glass door & pebble-tiled floor and walls. Off the Great Room is a spacious Office that could also be used as a 2nd Family Room. The Office connects to a large Mud or Tack Room w/herringbone brick floor, 2nd Laundry Area including washer & dryer, double sink, feed storage & saddle & bridle racks. A door from this room opens to the 2nd renovated Barn with herringbone brick floor, 5 horse stalls (2 oversized), wash stall w/hot & cold water, automatic water to each stall, & a 2nd floor hay loft. A Powder Room connects this section of the house to the main living area. The main 2nd Floor staircase is lined with custom bookshelves. A Loft at the top of the stairs can also serve as the Main Bedroom's Sitting Room. The spa-worthy Main Bedroom Suite is a work of art and includes a bedroom w/hardwood floors, a floating wood wall w/transoms above, supported by accent beams, vaulted ceiling & Juliet balcony overlooking the grounds w/French doors. The Full Bath offers floating oval-shaped back-to-back vanities w/marble counters, a stand-alone clawfoot tub, and a large shower with frameless glass door and 3 shower heads. The professionally organized walk-in closet opens w/sliding barn doors. 2 additional bedrooms, a full bath w/marble vanity & tub w/shower & a laundry chute complete the 2nd floor. The grounds are breathtaking and include gravel pathways leading to woods, open pastures, and access to miles of hiking and riding trails. A stone Silo is currently used as a storage shed. Walking distance to Gwynedd Valley train station & close to excellent shopping & restaurants. Highly rated Wissahickon School District. This is a Gwynedd Valley Gem.
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