Surrounded by almost 90 acres of rural tranquility, La Grange boasts panoramic views in every direction, 360 degrees of pastoral splendor that is impressive in every season. This stunning home was originally built in the 1800s, fully renovated in 2022, and includes five ensuite bedrooms with a total of eight full baths in the main house. The newly built detached garage also includes a guest apartment with kitchen, bedroom and full bath.
Entry to the home begins with tall glass doors and ceilings nearly two stories tall. Warm wood paneled walls lead to a wood staircase that goes up to the second floor, where most of the living spaces are found. Here, a 24-foot vaulted ceiling with exposed wood beams rises above gleaming hardwood floors. Many of the barn’s original beams and ladders are still intact and provide an intriguing contrast against modern touches like LED lighting and oversized windows. Centrally located on this floor is the kitchen, open on three sides, with brand new stainless steel appliances and a 6-burner gas range that will please even the most discerning of chefs. A long counter on one side boasts a double sink and stainless prep space, while the peninsula with room for seating is home to more storage space and a second sink area. A walk-in pantry is against the back wall. Adjacent, the dining room is just as inviting for small gatherings as it is for large parties. The den can be closed off from the rest of the upstairs space by means of sliding barn doors. On the opposite side of the kitchen is the aptly named great room; here a floor-to-ceiling wood-burning fireplace with log mantel makes winter evenings cozy, but the real centerpiece is the wall of windows that opens to the deck with its incredible long-distance views. Turned wood stairs lead to the loft area, with a modern cable railing overlooking the living areas below.
Three bedrooms are on the second floor as well, all of them suites. The primary is situated at the back of the house, overlooking the pool and lush meadows beyond. Dual closets and a two-part bath create a space that’s highly functional as well as luxurious. Two more suites on this level are designed with high windows to create ideal environments for a deep, restful sleep. Both include ample closet space and baths designed for pampering. Downstairs, a large mud room is accessible from the driveway, along with a laundry and full bath. The wide entry foyer leads to the back of the house, where an exercise room stands ready for its next workout, to be followed of course by a sauna in the nearby full bath, and a refreshing beverage from the adjacent wet bar. Two more bedroom suites are on this level, both with doors leading out to the back patio and pool beyond. There is also access to the attached garage, large enough to accommodate six vehicles in tandem.
Newly installed just this year, the heated in-ground pool sits like a sparkling gem amidst the extraordinary backdrop of cleared fields and woodlands. Long enough for laps, with a sun shelf and attached hot tub, there is also a cabana with glass doors that can be opened for sunny days, parties or picnics. The wide concrete patio continues around the side of the house, covered by the deck above, and leads out to the driveway. Recently completed, the three car detached garage includes a guest apartment above, with a fully equipped kitchen, ample closet space, and full bath.
Ideally positioned in a location that takes full advantage of country living yet accommodates modern needs, the house is a short drive from shopping and dining, 90 minutes from Philadelphia, and just 2 hours from New York City. Work from home year round, or use the property as your private retreat, just as welcoming in the warm summer months as it is during the first bloom of spring, crisp fall days, or snowy winter holidays.
Updated on May 25, 2023 at 1:15 pm