Wind through stately piers down a cobbled edge drive with glimpses of the pool, terraces, and flower and vegetable gardens then arrive in the gravel courtyard as the snap of the stone under the tires welcomes you home. Welwyn, meaning willows, would be as familiar in European country side as it is Radnor township, Wayne. This relaxed French manor styled home presents with a well balanced courtyard detailed with hand spilt cedar roofing and a copper topped cupola. Custom glass and iron doors open to a transverse foyer with high ceilings and handsome richly stained hardwood floors. Forward, a wide arch showcases the formal dining room with inset corner cabinets and wall of windows in between.
To the right , the living room glows with a layered, elegant country style. Step out of French doors that flank the living room’s wood burning fireplace to an exquisite walled terrace and rose garden. Through the preverbal “garden gate” find views of the open field, dotted with flowering trees and beyond to the fenced organic garden. Back to the foyer, and just off the dining room, is a bespoke country kitchen with commercial gas range, double wall ovens and a large seated center island. Shuttered openings from the kitchen to the large step down family room close to offer additional privacy between the spaces. The family room’s fireplace provides warmth and charm while three exposures of light and glass paned French doors open to yet another protected terrace surrounded by perennial gardens, fire pit and pool. A large butlers pantry with a brick surround fireplace is styled not only for hidden and display storage but also for casual bar/beverage service
In 2016 the desire for more informal space plus the need for expanded guest accommodations gave rise to the addition of a large rustic inspired billiard, poker room and seated bar. Designer and master carpenter TR Risk, outfitted the interior with one of a kind rustic chic appointments while Mahoney builders saw to the general construction of this space and connecting guest cottage. Complete with a full working kitchen and dining area, this storybook cottage is like none other. With independent access from West Wayne ave (and an address of 625 W Wayne) the cottage is connected to the main residence through pocket doors to the Game room but functions discreetly and independently allowing for long terms stays. A winding stair takes you to the one bedroom suite with a large living area and full bath with soaking tub and seamlessly enclosed shower.
In the main house ascend a wide turned front stair case to an open second level salon/family room. This Tv area connects the primary suite to the three additional family bedrooms and their two large full baths. Step down so as to enjoy high ceilings in the primary bedroom with deluxe his and her marble and stone bathrooms and spacious walk-in closets This large space enjoys a wood burning fireplace, northeastern exposure and overlooks the pool and terrace. A laundry room, rear stair, large beautifully outfitted gym and state of the art infrared-sauna complete this level in the same elevated detail and style as the rest of the home.
It is hard to create a home that offers peace and comfort while retaining a vibrancy and yet 4 Welwyn does just that. Set on almost 4 acres and on two parcels in Radnor township, this sophisticated and graceful home exceeds expectations and can be shown by appointment only