A house does not have to be over a hundred years old to have a history, and the story of this dream home dates back 30 years before it was built. As a boy, the seller and contractor of this expansive estate rode his bike to Collier’s Pond to spend endless hours fishing or hunting golf balls lost in the woods by golfers at the adjacent Old York Country Club. Whether he knew it or not, a seed was planted in the boy’s heart that he would live here someday, his most favorite place in the world.
You, too, will fall in love with everything about this one-of-a-kind custom built home and the 14 acres of woodlands surrounding it. As you advance up the curving paved drive that is off the main entrance of the country club, you get the feeling of being in the presence of royalty – and it’s no wonder as the gates were designed and constructed by the creator of the gates at Buckingham Palace. London-style street lamps discretely light the way as you pass the stocked pond with two docks. The excitement builds for what may be next as you wind up the hill and through the woods.
Expansive 6 bedroom estate home situated in desirable Chesterfield Township. This 14+ acre jewel offers exclusivity, privacy and the one-of-a-kind estate home you’ve dreamed of. The exquisite “Le Fontainebleau” Scholz Architectural Design brings European style and charm on top of the amazing quality custom construction. Over 9,500 total square feet of living space across 3 levels. The grand foyer does not disappoint, as it presents with a magnificent three story helix staircase and a great room room just beyond. Here you notice all the natural light pouring into the room and, as you pivot around, you see why. When designing this home, the owners wanted nothing more than to bring the outdoors in. 70% of the space is glass so as to enjoy their hidden oasis without walls blocking the experience of being one with the outdoors. Three sets of glass doors that all open and a half dozen windows overlook the beautiful patio, koi pond, and fishing dock beyond. The ornate gas fireplace is not the centerpiece of the room as one would expect, but the ceiling dome is the essence of what makes this room special. As the eyes takes in the soaring, beautifully faux-finished walls and ceilings, they are naturally led to the cupola, where inside is a handpainted mural of guardian angels, representing family, always watching and protecting.
As in many homes, the heart of this home is the gourmet kitchen which opens to the great room. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout the house, and this space is no exception. The owners, avid boating and fishing enthusiasts, integrated an understated nautical touch by shaping the breakfast bar and ceiling in an octagonal fashion, giving the feeling of being at the helm of a ship; even the cabinetry has details of roping and feature handmade pewter fixtures. Other amenities include:
- Granite Countertops
- JennAire Built-in Refrigerator
- 6-burner Viking stovetop
- JennAire Double Oven
- Stainless Steel Double Sink
- Breakfast Bar
- Tile Backsplash
- Warming Drawer
- Wine Cooler
- Dining Area
- Wet Bar
- Embossed Tin Ceiling Accents
- Bloodwood Hardwood Flooring throughout
Being connected to family and guests is just as important as being connected to the outdoors. The great room, with an energy efficient wood burning stove, is an extension of the kitchen and is the most-used room in the house. Mirroring the openness of the great room, two sets of glass double doors open to the patio and many windows allow for an uninterrupted view of the patio and pond.
Tucked behind the kitchen is a large dining room featuring a uniquely-shaped column-and-tray ceiling, with copious windows looking out to the woods. Down the hall is a powder room, as well as a utility room with a sink, hidden ironing board, plenty of storage space, and an outdoor entrance. On the other side of the first floor, you will find an office with multiple windows and a gas fireplace, a powder room and the first floor master suite.
The master suite is to be rivaled by none. The ensuite offers a comfortable space for sitting and features glass double doors that open to the koi pond and patio. The octagonal column-to-ceiling architectural appointments complement the windows and the open-to-the-outdoors design. Relax or fall asleep to the soothing sound of the waterfall running into the koi pond and wake to the sound of the birds chirping.
- Hidden wire flat screen mount
- Surround Sound
- Lorex Whole Home and Property Security System Base
- Luxurious Carpeting
- Ceiling Fan
- Expansive Walk-In Closet
Looking into the direction of the master bath you will first see the Jacuzzi tub with marble floor and surround, but raise your glance to find the outdoors actually has come in, as the plants above have their own water system and growing lights. Step through the frameless glass door into the shower with six-head surround spray. The his-and-her sinks are separated by a vanity table with hidden pullout drawers and 260-watt makeup lighting.
Ascend the dramatic helical stairway, which creates a three story affect with 23+ foot ceilings, to the upper level of the home, where you will find a wide center hall that overlooks the great room and leads to a veranda that faces the golf course. There are three bedrooms, each with its own full bath, walk-in closet and view of the backyard and pond. The largest of these rooms was intended to be an in-law suite, and is plumbed for a full kitchen. Bedroom amenities include:
- Counter-to-Ceiling Mirrors with Lighting Fixtures Mounted on top of the Glass
- Marble tile floors and vanity tops
- Pewter or Brass Fixtures
- Large Walk-In Closets
- Retractable Window Screens
Before you go downstairs, be sure to look down the helix-shaped staircase and admire the view from above!
As you descend to the 3,000 square feet of living space on the lower level, you don’t feel as if you’re somewhat underground as the rooms are large, the ceilings are high and windows abound. The media room boasts a tray ceiling, a second kitchen with black moulding accents, black granite countertops, embossed tin tile backsplash, and marble flooring.
Around the corner from the media room is a sitting room that is home for the energy-efficient pellet stove. The craft room leads into a second laundry room complete with washer, dryer and sink, and a utility room that houses the 5-zone geothermal system.
On the other side of the media room is the game room, a half bath with marble tile flooring, and two bedrooms connected by a jack-and-jill bath boasting top-to-bottom marble and a steam shower. Currently, one of the bedrooms is being used as a gym and even has weight-safe flooring.
Quality and efficiency are understatements in this home. Custom built by the owner, the structure has only the finest materials and craftsmanship available. Multi-zone geothermal heat and air system backed up by natural gas combined with a woodstove, pellet stove and 3 additional fireplaces make for affordable and responsible energy consumption. All utilities are underground and the house is serviced by two 240 amp electric panels and also boasts energy efficient 12 volt recessed lighting throughout. The property is also currently under farmland assessment with a woodland management plan, keeping the taxes at an amazing low rate.
Over 14 wooded acres of serenity with the golf course on one side and the private pond on the other – the privacy really can’t be beat and the home cannot be duplicated at this price. If that’s not enough, you can complete the pre-engineered sub-division of two lots that would front on Old York Road. Subdivide and sell the lots or build another family home. The options are there.