TED VISNIC ARCHITECTURAL MASTERPIECE
Custom built with exceptional detail and perfection, this Ted Visnic architectural masterpiece (Pennsylvania Farmhouse) is one of a kind, showcasing locally quarried carderock stone. This beautiful stone was used in the design as a unifying element on exterior features including the entry pillars, retaining garden walls, front elevation, and twin chimneys. Enchantment begins with a private drive flanked by stone pillars and black, board-fencing that together frame the majestic view of this home on the hill. Arrival is celebrated by a circular drive and landscape lighting, followed by a welcoming portico, paired columns, and stone porch. The entry door is solid wood with a leaded glass transom, sidelights, and a sweeping arched vestibule-styled trim.
Inside, a stunning open foyer is sided by sweeping arches and trim that remember the entry portico, whilst unfolding graciously into an extended foyer, rear portico, and a grand winding stair. Raised, solid wood panel wainscoting set at forty-two inches above the exotic walnut wood floor is a stunning combination and hallmark feature. Living and dining formals flank the foyer, boasting windows that frame a gas fireplace in the living room and a banquet-sized dining room equipped with an adjacent butlers service pantry, wet bar, and wine chiller. The grand center hall terminates with light streaming in through an atrium door and a lanai overlooking the dining patio, landscaping, footbridge, play equipment, and sport court. Sharing the light stream and view is the formal study with French doors, two walls of library built-ins, a media wall, and a gas fireplace with an over-sized mantel.
Gatherings large and small will gravitate to the gourmet kitchen and oversized entertainer’s island and breakfast bar embellished with pendants above, granite top, and furniture-style turned legs. Custom-designed wood cabinetry on the island is contrasted with the light painted cabinets and a decorative tile splash that wrap the perimeter. Professional appliances include a Sub-Zero fridge and a full-sized Sub-Zero freezer, a six-burner gas range, double oven, and a range hood with, and custom over-mantel mill work.
As the heart of the home, the kitchen is central to the adjacent breakfast room, family room, mudroom, homework station, and secondary back stair. In the family room, a floor to ceiling stone fireplace is flanked by built-ins that serve to anchor two walls of windows, and the striking wood floors to the deeply coffered ceilings above. The seamless main level open plan is completed by two half baths.
Downstairs, there is something for everyone of every age, offering indoor fun for every season. Currently used as an exercise room, a walk-out en-suite bedroom and full bath
spaces are privately situated with full daylight windows and an atrium door to the lower patio. Flexible recreation spaces are perfect for gaming and foozball, while a pair of double doors invite entertaining and leisure with a game table area, billiards area, and a custom concrete bar surrounded by multiple media options. Friends and family will especially enjoy the theater room complete with reclining leather seats, risers, projector, and large screen, just like at the movies!
Upstairs, a back secondary stair rises up to access five en-suite bedrooms, including a lavish Owner’s suite and sitting room with three walk-in closets, custom organizers, and a sumptuous partners luxury bath. A central, over-sized shower with body sprays and spa-like jetted tub is flanked by separate vanities and two private water closets. Accommodations continue to a fully finished fourth level bedroom suite with gable windows and an attached full bath. Additional features include a Control-4 home automation system, energy-efficient geothermal heating and cooling, and a whole home