5 beds • 5 baths • 5,963 sqft
This iconic stone colonial is perched on one of the Main Line’s most dramatic lots, within walking distance to Ardmore town center. Built in 1907 for Dr. Joseph M. Reeves, Crestlea, the house “on top of the hill,” later became the home to chemical heiress Eleuthera DuPont for over 40 years where it was a staple for society gatherings of the old Main Line including orchestra concerts and balls, inspiring a feature in Architectural Digest in 1951.
The proportions, detail, and Old World charm are absolutely striking. The character and grace of the first-floor formal spaces will re-inspire the parties of this bygone era. Glorious light, soaring ceiling height, abundant windows, deep sills, beautiful hardwood floors, five fireplaces, and the finest millwork imaginable. All of these timeless details are elevated elegantly by the comprehensive renovation to this landmark property.
Highlights of the renovation include: a new kitchen with custom cabinetry, Wolf stove and oven, SubZero fridge, Miele coffee maker, wine fridge, beverage drawers, double dishwashers, large island, and breakfast nook all accessed through a new mudroom with radiant floor heat.
The library with custom built-ins is complemented across the grand foyer by a stately office with bookshelves and a coffered ceiling.
A master suite renovation includes a sumptuous master bath with soaking tub, radiant floors, and french doors to a balcony. The addition of an expansive master closet and second-floor laundry suite gives this home every amenity. Four additional full and two half bathroom renovations means all five bedrooms have new ensuite baths and custom closets.
The third-floor game/TV room accented by restored beams now boasts a wet bar with dishwasher drawer and beverage fridge making it a space you can relax in all day. New landscape design, including new plantings, walkways, stonework and hillside clean up make this magical lot truly enchanting.
This historic and architectural treasure was renovated completely to the highest luxury standards, including new LED lighting, chandeliers, AC, electrical, plumbing, flashing, and gutters as well as a restored slate roof and wood floors throughout.