Upon entering the stonewalled entrance of the 101 acres of Stoneledge, the ¼ mile driveway passes a sizeable field with stocked pond on the left and to the right an equally large four-board fenced paddock with two-stall shed row barn. One passes the striking rock formation along the driveway, for which Stoneledge was named, before arriving at the home, nestled in complete privacy. Built in 2005, StoneLedge was designed and built with the architectural elegance and classic proportions of the 18th Century Georgian Manor Homes of Drayton Hall, Gunston Hall and Stratford Hall that. In 2022 Stoneledge received a complete update. MAIN LEVEL: Ascend the impressive limestone front steps and enter the foyer of the Grand Hall where one immediately is taken with the intricate detail created by the extensive plaster moldings, pilasters, and mantle over the gas fireplace. Additional extraordinary features of the home include: an elevator, providing access to all three levels, tall windows, reclaimed heart pine flooring throughout the upper two levels, & quarter sawn oak of the lower level, 11’ ceilings of the main level & 9’ ceilings of the upper & lower levels. The East side of the home includes the dramatic kitchen & dining room. The kitchen with a door to the loggia, features exposed beams from an 1800’s Pennsylvania Inn, custom made cabinetry, a generous island and pantries on each side of the Viking refrigerator/freezer. Other appliances include a Viking 6 burner gas range & hood, Viking microwave & Miele dishwasher. The gracious dining room with wood-burning fireplace & exquisite detailed plaster creates a magnificent area to dine and entertain. Also included in the East wing is the butler’s pantry, powder room & mud room, which leads to the gardens & pool. The West side of the home includes the heart pine grand staircase, den, library and powder room. The library features handsome floor to ceiling ponderosa pine cabinetry, which flank the gas fireplace. The inviting Den features cabinetry & wet bar from an 18th century Pennsylvanian inn. The exterior door of the den leads to the loggia. With access from the den, the grand hall and the kitchen, the loggia provides both a beautiful covered outdoor living space as well as adds wonderful entertainment flow for seamless indoor/outdoor living. UPPER LEVEL Two superbly designed en-suite bedrooms, each with private views, are in the West wing. These bedrooms are separated from the owner’s suite by a gracious center hall with a glass door to the second level portico. From this hall are large closets, a spacious laundry room & stairs to the floored attic containing the heat pump for the upper floor. Beyond the center hall one enters the sanctuary of the owner’s suite, which includes the bedchamber, luxurious marble bath with separate shower & tub, walk-in closet & private sitting room with built in cabinetry. LOWER LEVEL The lower level offers 5+ spacious rooms & full bath. The quarter-sawn white oak flooring of the wide hallway carries through into the stunning entertainment area with stacked stone fireplace & rough-in plumbing for a proposed bar. Completing the lower level is the exercise room, office, game room, & mechanical room with 2 highly efficient heat pumps & on demand hot water heater. This home is wired & surge protected for internet, sound & security and has access to 2 automatic 24 KW Generators. A commercial grade network has been hardwired throughout the home with Starlink providing internet service; however, it has additional capability for a different or second provider. POOL-In 2019, the acclaimed landscape architect Richard Arentz designed the dramatic heated pool, pavilion and cabana including an outdoor kitchen and dining area and surrounding landscaping. GUEST COTTAGE: The stunning one-bedroom, one-bath cottage offers a full kitchen, great room and screened porch, from which one enjoys incredibly tranquil views.
Listing courtesy of Thomas and Talbot Estate Properties, Inc.. Contact: (540) 687-6500