Introducing 8800 Towanda: pure perfection gracefully sited on 3+ acres overlooking Fairmount Park and the beautiful Wissahickon Valley. The original stone colonial revival has been reimagined, rebuilt in 2019 and completely upgraded with bespoke luxury finishes throughout, including light fixtures, custom interior doors, solid brass hinges, new windows, and dedicated attention to every possible detail, inside and out. The circular driveway leads to the custom front entrance with new double Mahogany front doors and bluestone landing, welcoming you into the center hall with gleaming black and white Italian marble floor and French doors to the rear terraces and private grounds. The large entrance hall is flanked by the dining room, guest powder room with Calacatta gray marble vanity top, and the sun-drenched living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom marble mantel. New wide plank, white oak wood flooring was added throughout, lending a comfortable and warm feeling to the home. The formal dining room was designed and finished with plenty of room for large gatherings in mind, including a beautiful bay window and two bow doors to the terrace overlooking the grounds and Wissahickon Valley, wood-burning fireplace with custom black and white marble surround, and formal built-ins with glass doors. The kitchen is an absolute marvel, both for the home chef and for entertaining, with large center island with honed marble top overlooking the breakfast and family sitting areas. Custom walnut cabinetry is accented by Calacatta gray marble countertops and backsplash, Wolf 6-burner range and double ovens with custom range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers and huge, prep kitchen/walk-in pantry filled with custom cabinetry, butcher block countertops, convection microwave oven and an additional Bosch dishwasher. The family entrance features a mudroom with wall of built-in closets, additional powder room and laundry room, and quick breezeway access to the 2-car garage. The versatile great room with vaulted ceiling, custom modern light fixtures and wall of built-in shelves will become a favorite spot to read in the sun, or perhaps a home office, library or family room. Upstairs, at the top of the grand staircase, is the owners suite with vaulted ceiling and huge windows with views for days. The primary bathroom is an oasis with radiant floors, Calacatta marble vanity, custom handmade Moroccan tile, oversized soaking tub, walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. Three additional spacious bedrooms, each with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms complete the second floor. The finished lower level features radiant heat, a full bath with rain shower and French doors to the patio, pool and gardens. The in-ground pool is surrounded by mature plantings and landscaping. Evenings on the rear terrace are highlighted by fantastic sunsets, bald eagles, foxes and birdsong. This graceful home encompasses everything you could ever wish for in both your country home and your primary residence, complemented by an impeccable location: Just a short stroll from the shops and dining of Chestnut Hill and regional rail for an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia and beyond. Contact listing agents Michael Sivel or Jennifer Rinella for a private showing.
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