Widely considered one of the region’s most prominent properties, the spectacular Arbor Hill estate has been listed by Long & Foster® Real Estate, Inc., the largest independent residential real estate company in the United States and an exclusive Affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate.
The Arbor Hill Estate is approximately 30 minutes drive from Philadelphia, this stunning 70-acre property is listed by Charles Irwin and Janet Rubino and is offered at US$30 million.
Designed by world-class architect Rafael Viñoly—who created the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, and served as master planner for New York University’s new Abu Dhabi campus in United Arab Emirates—the 40,000-square-foot main residence of the Arbor Hill Estate is constructed of stone and built around an impressive Belgium stone courtyard. Throughout the home’s interior are accents of Venetian plaster, limestone, and oak floors and floor-to-ceiling windows designed to maximize views of the courtyard and the surrounding grounds.
“This exquisite estate inspires a haven of serenity and sumptuous living only associated with the copious area of Fort Washington, Pennsylvania.” says Kathleen Coumou, Christie’s International Real Estate Senior Vice President of the Northeast Region. “The Arbor Hill estate was designed for the art connoisseur and nature admirer creating an avant-garde contemporary home with first-class amenities.”
Divided into three elegant wings, the interior was created to maximize views of the mesmerizing Belgium block courtyard and the exquisite grounds through floor-to-ceiling windows in all rooms and the interior corridors that face the courtyard. Limestone and oak floors, glazed Venetian plaster, and many forms of stone are among the definitive accents.
The formal rooms include a grand two-story entrance hall, as well as an oversized two-and-a-half-story living room with an approximately 30-foot ceiling and five sets of French doors leading to an inviting terrace. A tray ceiling and marble fireplace enhance the step-down library and study. One of the two dining rooms is a classic retreat suitable for intimate meals, while the other sets the stage for elegant large entertaining. The state-of-the-art custom kitchen holds two islands, three pantries, and an additional family style dining area. Home offices, a sitting room, two-tiered media room and three lovely powder rooms round out the main living spaces. A finished basement with a 4,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar and safe room bring to fruition this truly unique house.
The master suite is a sanctuary with his and her imported marble baths, dressing rooms, a sitting room, and an office. One of the sumptuous baths is adorned with a tub carved from a solid block of marble, and a private flight of stairs leads up to a tower retreat that enjoys 360-degree panoramas of the entire property. A separate living suite has been created for a live-in au pair. An atrium connects the guest wing to two other en suite bedrooms, each with balconies and imported tile in the baths.
Beautifully landscaped, the acreage has an all-embracing ambience of nature’s best qualities, where flora and fauna come together in harmony. Among the lush outdoors, a bank barn has been converted into the 20,000-square-foot “Play House” with a modern indoor clay tennis court. A great room, an exercise room, changing rooms, and a three-bedroom apartment are further amenities. The verdant grounds also hold an outdoor tennis court and a pavilion, as well as a scenic swimming pool coupled with a pool house. In addition, two charming restored stone farmhouses overlook a serene pond. A six-car indoor parking garage and an eight-car outdoor parking garage complete this extraordinary style of living.
Abor Hill Estate Additional Amenities
Indoor clay tennis court and outdoor tennis court
Pool and pavilion house
Two guest cottage style houses
4,000-bottle temperature-controlled wine cellar
Climate controlled ventilation system for the of maintenance art collections
Arbor Hill Estate Features & Amenities
70 Acre lot
40,000 Sq Ft. interior
“What makes this property so amazing is to have 70 acres only 30 minutes from the center of the city,” noted Charlie Irwin of Long & Foster’s Wayne office. “The house is designed to display a serious art collection as well as play host to lavish entertaining. In fact, James Taylor has performed at the property. We are honoured to list the most prominent estate in the Philadelphia region,” adds Irwin.
Beautifully landscaped, the acreage has an all-embracing ambience of nature’s best qualities, where flora and fauna come together in harmony. Among the lush outdoors, a bank barn has been converted into the 20,000-square-foot “Play House” with a modern indoor clay tennis court. A great room, an exercise room, changing rooms, and a three-bedroom apartment are further amenities that complement the “Play House”. Arbor Hill Estate’s verdant grounds also hold an outdoor tennis court and a pavilion, as well as a scenic swimming pool coupled with a pool house. A six car indoor parking garage and an eight car outdoor parking garage complete this extraordinary style of living.
Arbor Hill Estate is available to purchase for $30 million.