331 Radnor Chester Rd, Villanova, PA, 19085

Over 8,000 square feet of opulent space.
This home in Villanova was built in 1925 and later renovated in 2009. While it sits atop two-plus acres and offers “superior privacy” per the listing, don’t be fooled by its reserved look from the driveway. It’s a showstopper from the minute you walk through the front door.
All traces of whatever the “traditionally-styled” interior that the home once vaunted are now gone, replaced by a newly expanded open floor plan with extensive millwork. The main living spaces on the first floor offer the appointments of a grand European hotel: ornate chandeliers, huge columns, dramatic ceilings and gorgeous inlaid marble and onyx flooring. Off to the side of the main lobby living room is a gorgeous winding staircase further accented by yet another chandelier.
Detailed applied wood and crafted moldings are also throughout, and each floor has been finished (one of these–perhaps the lower level?–even contains a sauna). Separate “guest quarters” can be found above the three-car garage, which could useful once Pope Francis comes to town.

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