25 Mountain Laurel Lane is a one of a kind artful convergence of many creative hands. Entitled “End of the Beginning,” this property is a true sanctuary.
For 28 years architect Helena van Vliet has overseen four phases of growth. The building contractors were John Diament and Larry Grace.
Greg Leavitt’s superb hand-forged steel and copper trees greet you at the front door. The flagstone pathway takes you straight through the front door and continues inside the foyer. It serves as the main artery to the home’s interior landscape. There are doors, balconies and porches, always connecting inside to outside. The great room has soaring ceilings with skylights and curved windows. Here enjoy a two-story stone wall with open fireplace and built-in wood cabinetry. Just steps away you will find the formal dining room with glass doors leading to a lovely screened porch.
The main kitchen offers a Gaggenau cooktop and oven, refrigerator/freezer drawers, and radius cabinets. A slider brings you out to the herb garden, patio and koi ponds with meandering waterfalls and lush plantings. There is a family room with a wet bar with Sub-Zero wine refrigerator and one of two alluring powder rooms that offer tiles and design like no other! Beyond the family room is a full Bulthaup catering kitchen, pantry and mudroom and large attached two-car garage with cedar paneled walls and ceiling. Just a few steps away is a climate controlled building also with cedar paneling and a loft. It serves as a garage for two antique cars.
Upstairs, two of the bedrooms share a bathroom with separate shower and whirlpool tub. Each bedroom offers a ladder to a loft area with skylights. There is an upper hallway house hub with totem pole and craft/office area with built-in desk, cabinets, cubbies and book/display shelves. Upon entering the master bedroom, you will see Warren Muller’s awe-inspiring garden of lights atop a wall in the sitting room with built-in shelves, cubbies and counters, a flat screen TV area and a slider to private balcony. The other side of the wall features the master bedroom with vaulted ceiling and unique bathroom with double sinks, pebble stone floors and teak and slate walls. There are his/her closets with a wet bar. Completing the suite, are custom glass/steel doors and a staircase to a private reading nook and other lofts.
The garden level offers a guest bedroom suite with walk out to private patio; a mini-kitchen; full bath; laundry room, exercise room; desk and wine closet.
The ten year old stone and cedar guesthouse is nestled into the woodland and completes the buildings on this 2.7 acre property. This cottage retreat has a calming circular flow. The living room features high ceilings, custom skylights, a hand-selected stone fireplace and wall, built-in bed niches, and custom cabinetry. The bedroom features an incredible carved wooden bed.
The effect of “End of the Beginning” is one of luxury and attention to detail like no other home in the surrounding Philadelphia region.
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Laura Caterson & Dana Zdancewicz
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431 W. Lancaster Avenue, Devon, PA 19333