This home at 67 W. Rose Valley Rd. is available for sale in Rose Valley.
A 2009 Georgian manor usually found in places like Villanova has settled, instead, in Rose Valley, writes Sandy Smith for phillymag.com.
The mansion on 3.7 acres can offer the Villanova experience but in a more forested setting.
The home has lots of space and extras for guests and entertaining.
There’s a great room and living room, both with fireplaces, on the main floor.
The manor also features a formal dining room, sunny breakfast room and a professional-quality kitchen with plenty of storage and workspace.
There are also two work-at-home spaces on the main level. One is a study with dark wood wainscoting and a coffered ceiling. The other is a brighter home office off the kitchen.
A deck spans the rear of the house, with a view of the Ridley Creek Valley.
On the second floor are five bedrooms. The primary bedroom has a balcony, a fireplace and a walk-in closet.
The primary bathroom has heated floors, dual vanities, a jetted soaking tub, a walk-in shower and dual toilet closets.
One of the five bedrooms is located in an in-law apartment with its own kitchen.
A full-floor game room contains a wet bar and a basketball court.
A spiral staircase leads from an observatory in the cupola and has a balcony with a panoramic outdoor view.
There is also a gym, a sauna and a large multipurpose room below that has a fully equipped bar with full-sized refrigerator and microwave. Next to that is a temperature-controlled wine cellar. Behind that is a patio beneath the deck that opens onto the backyard high above Ridley Creek.
The property is close to the Hedgerow Theater, the Old Mill and Thunderbird Lodge.
Swarthmore, Media and Philadelphia are all served by the same SEPTA Regional Rail line that serves Rose Valley. If you’re driving, the manor home also has a four-car attached garage.
Read more about property at phillymag.com.
The home is listed for $$2,200,000 on realtor.com.