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Main Line Monday: Classic Modernity in Villanova

This contemporary home offers clean architecture using traditional materials that will get you out of your inspiration rut.


Maybe you’re tired of seeing the same old same old on the real estate market. Maybe you seek the unexpected. We think this contemporary home in Villanova is a real showstopper, with its airy spaces chiseled by sharp, angled walls, unanticipated charm and luxurious feel throughout.

Nestled on beautifully landscaped grounds, the inside of this home matches the dramatic outside. A two-story skylit foyer showcases the open staircase, the star of the entrance hall. Near the foyer sits the grand living room, with a conversation-starting vaulted ceiling accentuated by skylights, and a large formal dining room that’s just as sunny. The step-down family room with custom built-ins is a great place to entertain the relatives, with a marble wood-burning fireplace and walls of windows.

Whether you’re the next Gordon Ramsay or a viable candidate for Worst Cooks in America, the newly custom-designed chef’s kitchen is a space so beautiful and airy that you’ll almost forget about the food. Maple and cherry cabinetry blends seamlessly with the mosaic glass-tiled backsplash and granite countertops. Other features include professional appliances like a Miele induction cooktop and ovens, warming drawer, dishwasher and Sub-Zero refrigerator, a breakfast bar, an adjoining breakfast room with a custom built-in desk and access to the large outdoor patio and private yard with pool and spa.

On the second floor, the luxurious master suite awaits with its vaulted ceiling, private deck overlooking the yard, his-and-hers walk-in closets, and an incredible master bathroom for the perfect spa day. The bathroom features Carrara marble double sinks, steam shower with glass and subway tile accents, natural stone floors, and a deep-jetted tub. Three additional bedrooms with two updated bathrooms complete this floor.

The finished basement is a treat, featuring a large playroom, living area, full bath, home office and extra storage. With each space meticulously designed and unique, you’ll never get bored.




BATHS: 4 full, 1 half


PRICE: $699,000

OTHER STUFF: This home features a number of recent renovations, including the kitchen, master bathroom, two other full baths, heating and air conditioning systems, roof, windows, doors, pool equipment and heater in the first-floor laundry room.