Grand French mansion-style estate at a premier Lower Merion Twp. address. Welcome to 837 Lafayette Road, tucked away from the main street down a long drive, you arrive home to your own green oasis on nearly 4 acres with a serene pond, swimming pool, tennis court and lush nature all around you offering the ultimate resort-like experience. The attention to detail inside is as exquisite, as is the quality craftsmanship evidenced throughout. A double-height grand foyer with a striking staircase and second-story balcony overlook greets your arrival and makes an elegant impression. Formal entertaining and casual relaxation are comfortably accommodated in the spacious living room with a wood-burning fireplace, theater/media room, formal dining room with a columned entry, adjoining gourmet kitchen with breakfast room, charming office/study, and coffered ceilinged family room with fireplace overlooking the beautiful trees and pond. Hosting a large crowd is effortless, with meals prepared in the top-of-the-line cook s quarters appointed with lacquered quarter-sawn custom cabinetry, stone counters and island, warm palette tones and premium-grade appliances. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the generously-sized main rooms offer picturesque views of the pool, tennis court and scenic landscape while inviting in abundant natural light. Multiple access points to expansive brick terraces facilitate seamless indoor-outdoor gatherings. Ascend either of two staircases to the tranquil bedroom level. Refresh and renew in the luxurious master suite complete with his & her closets and dressing areas, and a private office. The spa-like master bath with extra-large shower pampers you with refined finishes and a wonderful balcony that provides a place to unwind with a backdrop of lovely views. Of the 3 additional family bedrooms, one has an en-suite bath and two share a full hall bath. The basement cannot be overlooked - it is nearly 3000 square feet of an open floor plan with high ceilings and French doors that lead out to the pond - a great place for an in-law suite, a nanny s room, or a great play space for kids of all ages. A fully mirrored well stocked gym is also tucked away so that you can fully concentrate on your workout. An attached 3-car garage, separate detached 3-car garage, and circular drive afford plenty of parking for residents and visitors alike. This home has so much potential to be a fabulous entertaining home for any age family. It offers the perfect mix of an open floor plan and private rooms. This prestigious Bryn Mawr home is a rare treasure, in an unparalleled, convenient location.
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