Available for the first time in its entirety, Hillhouse, situated on 6.7 picturesque rolling acres, epitomizes old-time elegance redesigned with openness and amenities for gracious modern living and entertaining. It is a true private oasis surrounded by horse farms and conserved grounds. Built by prominent Philadelphia lawyer and senator George Pepper in 1927, this roaring twenties country mansion was completely updated in 2005 by the current sellers, including selective re-configuring of rooms and total updating of plumbing, heating, and electrical systems. One of the special things about this house is the multitude of uses and potential changes that could be made by the new owner. CLICK HERE FOR A 3D FLOOR PLAN TOUR https://my.matterport.com/show/?m=cFgMt71qoXA Contact LA for digital brochure of the property
One enters the property by a horseshoe driveway and is led into a grand 5,500 sq foot flagstone courtyard. Entering into the home you are greeted by a wide foyer opening into an oversized formal living room featuring 10' ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, a prominent walk-in fireplace, and French doors to the stunning terraces and private gardens. The first-floor features two wings, one offering a spacious family room with a wet bar, billiard space, fireplace and a gorgeous cathedral ceiling. The other wing features an elegant formal dining room that seats over 20 guests. The adjacent updated chef's kitchen has a breakfast room, pantry, command center and a fireside keeping room/TV area. Virtual photos are included showing a flexible floor plan to change the use of some rooms as desired. All first-floor rooms open onto the spacious back patio and gardens which lead to a separate private pool area. There is not a room in the house that is not graced with lovely leafy outlooks. Ascend a curved staircase to a tranquil and private owner's suite which features a dressing room with his and her walk-in closets, updated luxurious Carrara marble bath and a meditation/sitting room with access to a balcony with stairs to the terrace. Down the hall is a bonus gathering room perfect for entertaining or a nanny suite/in-law, blended family, multi-generations, a home-schooling classroom or just watching TV and hanging out with friends. The back stairs lead right to the kitchen for popcorn refills. Beyond this is a laundry room and four spacious ensuite bedrooms with walk-in closets. Charming architectural details abound including Yellin railings, wavy-glass windows, loads of built-ins and window seats, original restored millwork and radiant heated flagstone and walnut floors. A kitchen renovation is in the planning stages- see the virtual photos for the concept.
Amenities include a four-stall, split door two-story horse barn, storage/utility building and the original stone incinerator. Create an equestrian estate or finish the barn for an in-law, office or extra storage. Excellent location close to fine dining and shopping on the Main Line. Easy access is available to Radnor Hunt Trails. Renowned TE schools and private academies. Minutes from the Paoli Septa/Amtrak station with service to NYC in 1 3/4 hours or 2 1/2 hours to Washington DC.