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Resting high on a hillside nearby the village of Sewickley, this beautiful and secluded estate is the opportunity of a lifetime. Built in 1897 and renovated with meticulous attention to detail, this historic Sewickley Heights property boasts a luxurious, designer-quality interior with approximately 10,000 square feet, a pool, and a six-car garage, set on more than 23 acres of enclosed manicured gardens and pristine, rolling countryside. A unique partially obscured porte-cochère entry and a circular driveway create an instant appeal for this home, which offers classic period details such as cedar shake siding, a slate roof, high ceilings, custom millwork, and moldings. The sunroom is perfect for morning coffee or board games; a handsome library with hardwood paneling, built-in shelving, and a fireplace invites contemplation. Designed for entertaining on a grand scale, the estate features a sophisticated dining room with space for a grand 12-person table, a billiards room, and a spacious formal living room with a fireplace. French doors in many of the rooms provide a seamless transition to an expansive covered porch that wraps around the home. Accented by custom-made, cast iron filigree railings and hardwood floors, the covered porch is a hub of this amazing property. It offers easy access to the private motor court and leads to an impressive former ballroom/second living room that feels like the inside of a ship, as it features soaring vaulted ceilings with exposed oak beams. Leaded glass windows, a large fireplace, and custom hardwood paneling add to the appeal. Numerous outdoor seating areas on the covered porch showcase peaceful views of the outdoor living rooms, which include a small hedge maze, a bocce court, a reflecting pond, manicured gardens, and a large pool surrounded by expansive stone patios. Ready for any occasion, the spacious open kitchen boasts a center island with counter seating, travertine heated floors, and high-end appliances, including a distinctive gas range that recalls the time, character, and place in which the estate was built. A large butler’s pantry with custom cabinetry and a sunny open breakfast room surrounded by numerous large windows are further bonuses. This turn-of-the-century home has been meticulously renovated for the modern family to include a spacious second-floor laundry, large bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms, and walk-in closets; each bedroom has distinctive features one with French doors and a private, covered patio with views of the pool. His and her master bathrooms combine the best of years gone by with modern sophistication, as it features an elegant free-standing copper tub, custom cabinetry, and a walk-in shower with extensive natural stone. One of the first three Sewickley Estates, this iconic architectural property has everything that makes older homes a prized possession, such as hardwood floors and nine fireplaces, authentic Venetian plaster walls, and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Extended family and friends can rest comfortably in the newly renovated two bedrooms, two-and-a-half-bath guest house accessible by meandering pebble paths near the hedge maze. The exterior and interior of the guest home mimic the style of the main house but has a more contemporary feel. From the gourmet kitchen with a La Cornue stove to the marble bathrooms, first-floor laundry, and two gas fireplaces this home exudes luxury. Just outside the guest home is an artist studio that could easily be an office or gym. The view from the large window of the studio looks out to the rolling hills which lead to an equestrian riding ring. There are an additional four building sites on this property for additional homes if desired. With historical significance and enough square footage to easily accommodate the needs of multiple generations of family members, this is the ultimate legacy property.
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