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Tour - MLS Number 3H6TH6
Situated in a waterfront enclave with commanding views of the Delaware River, “Stanhame” is an Italianate stone masterpiece born as an antebellum-era summer retreat for Philadelphia’s elite that has been described as “fine enough for the occupancy of princes.” While the burnished chestnut paneling, tall leaded glass windows and finely detailed coffered ceilings are indeed exquisite, the dramatic river views and fresh breezes sweeping across the veranda induce instant feelings of awe. Outdoor spaces are on par with the fine appointments of the interior. No expense was spared in either the original construction or a 2-year, full-scale restoration. Prominent public rooms have handsome paneling, intricate flooring, and a conversation-worthy fireplace mantle imported from Italy, believed to be over a thousand years old. A regal staircase rises to 6-7 bedrooms and a choice of sitting rooms on the upper levels. Three bedroom suites are sumptuous in design with dressing rooms and soaking tubs, two of which overlook the Delaware. For the most awe-inspiring 360-degree views, climb up to the belvedere, which is divine at sunset. Nestled amidst the European-inspired formal gardens, outbuildings include a one-bedroom carriage house with a full-sized kitchen as well as a climate-controlled garage. Opposite stands a 6-car garage. Summer days at the gated 5.2-acre estate can be spent poolside, near a pool house, game room with bar, and greenhouse...