When you become the owner of 215 Wakefield you will feel like you hit the REAL ESTATE TRIFECTA! (1) Unique Built to Last Home with Fortress Strong Exterior and Interior Stone Walls (2) Perfect Lot (3) Walk to Town & Park! This mid-century architecturally stunning 6 Bedroom 5.2 Bath custom home on a flat professionally landscaped oversized lot with inground pool & hardscaped patios boasts panoramic views directly into Ashbridge Park. Walk to downtown Bryn Mawr with five-star dining, walk to playground & tennis & walk to Rosemont train. As you enter the foyer you see soaring 17 ft. vaulted ceilings & floor to ceiling windows in the 500 sq. ft. skylighted, hardwood floored Great Room with a stone wall with lead glass windows transmitting full spectrum light. The mid-century movement desire to convene with nature led to the open floor concept incorporating natural materials for a timeless aesthetic. Marvel at the stunning stone interior walls in the Foyer, Great Room, Dining Room, Library, Kitchen, and lower-level walk-out to pool Family Room. The central Great Room and Library Wraparound Fireplace is constructed of 560,000 pounds of local sourced quarry stone; cost prohibitive to replicate today. Walnut railings & paneling and interior exposed beams create an inviting living space. A ten-ton geothermal closed loop HVAC system significantly reduces energy costs. Experience design elements that meld the outdoors and indoors together seamlessly. In every room at the back of the home, you see views of 28.8-acre Ashbridge Park through large expanses of extra thick glass windows. The rear of the home features two spacious stone walled slate floored patios. An upper patio off the Great Room has a resort sized chess board sparking the imagination for a fun outdoor tournament. The lower patio off the Family Room provides a gorgeous setting for outdoor dining and lounging in front of the pool & flat professionally landscaped soccer field sized grass back yard. Outdoor lighting illuminates the gorgeous setting as the day wains. In front a broad circular driveway lined with Belgian blocks is accented by a sundial medallion. The home features a partially heated 2nd drive down to the spectacularly outfitted garage. The upper drive is shared with the neighboring house for preservation of greenspace. The front entrance features an arched stone vestibule with classic iron gates. View full listing details
The main living space is comprised of the elegant great room, stone walled sunny bay windowed dining room, a walkway overlooking the great room, an entry foyer with 11-foot ceilings punctuated by a large skylight. The exquisitely bright kitchen features radiant heat tile floors & German crafted solid Alderwood Zeyko cabinetry on 14-foot-high walls. Gaggenau double ovens, Miele dishwasher and cooktop, Brazilian granite counters, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, plus a dining area with seating for up to twelve in front of an Ivy League University quality leaded glass window bump out. The kitchen has two exhaust fans, down draft on the island cooktop and auxiliary venting at the clerestory window. You will love the library with built in bookcases, floor to ceiling stone fireplace and large Anderson picture window facing the pool, yard and park. Master bedroom suite has built-in cabinetry, two picture windows, one fronted by a built-in desk & the other in an alcove for a table. The luxurious skylighted and transom windowed master bath is classic with floor to ceiling marble, large stall shower, Toto Neorest toilet, heated floors & towel rack, double sink vanity with make-up area & sunken tub offering private yard views. It has been meticulously maintained with highest level quality including 2013 Enviroshake 50-year guaranteed roofing, large main floor office, copper gutters, hardwood floors, solid core doors & brass vent covers & and an actual fire pole leading to a hideaway playroom loft. A True Statement Home in the highly rated Lower Merion School District.