231 LAUREL LN, HAVERFORD, PA 19041 | PAMC2050094 | Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach

231 LAUREL LN $2,630,000

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    231 LAUREL LN HAVERFORD, PA 19041

    CLOSED
    SOLD 1/24/2023

    $2,630,000

    • 7 Beds
    • 9 Baths
    • 14,914 sq. ft.
    • Single-Family
    • MLS# PAMC2050094
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    Property Details

    Welcome to the Dolobran Estate, a rare opportunity to own a magnificent piece of history on the Main Line!! Originally designed by renowned Philadelphia architect, Frank Furness, this 7 Bedroom, 7 Full and 2 Half Bath masterpiece was built in 1881 for shipping magnet Clement Griscom as his family's summer retreat. Featured as the Vassar showhouse in the early 1990's, and again extensively renovated from 2012-2014, this property has finally been restored to its former glory, offering the most discerning buyer the perfect combination of distinguished architectural grandeur while harmoniously blending with modern amenities. As you enter the grand Foyer, you will be mesmerized by the many hallmarks of a by-gone era, beginning with the original blue and white Delft Tile murals and Jacobean chimney surround, that were gifts from the Queen of the Netherlands. The stunning carved oak doors, detailed coffered ceilings, and stunning fireplaces are just some of the additional architectural features giving one a sense of the homes history and character, while all of the rooms graciously adjoin the Foyer offering a perfect modern day circular flow. The original wood paneled Library is tucked away providing a glorious private room to work from or just enjoy, while Furness's distinctive signature peacock symbol can be found in a cozy Office that provides additional work space. Designed for entertaining, one can only imagine the exquisite parties that must have taken place and the spirt of the home beckons the next homeowner to continue the traditions. Expansive Living and Dining Rooms with access to a breathtaking Terrace overlook the Pool and the meticulously maintained 1.94 acres, which are the perfect backdrop to create cherished memories. The gourmet Kitchen and walk-in Butlers Pantry offers all of the amenities to create a seamless transition from day-to-day living to entertaining, while the sunken Family Room provides special family space. Not be be missed is the glorious four-season Sunroom surrounded by a wall of windows, exposed stone walls, fireplace and wood floors. The Main Level is completed with 2 Powder Rooms and Mudroom. Ascending to the Second Floor, a luxurious Master Suite awaits complete with His and Hers Bathrooms, and large walk-in closet with center island. There are three additional en-suite Bedrooms all with beautifully restored Bathrooms, a large Laundry Room, and additional hang out space completing the Second Floor. A butterfly staircase leads one to the Third Floor, and as you go left you will find a separate space complete with a Bedroom, Bath, and Kitchenette, prefect for In-Law and/or Au-pair needs. In addition on the other side, there are two additional Bedrooms with Hall Bath, and large finished space. The showcase of the home is jaw dropping dramatic rope staircase that leads to the Hollywood like Lower Level featuring every possible amenity to host a party of your dreams!! Originally the ballroom for the estate, every square inch has been transformed into a recreational space. There is an impressive bar, Restoration Hardware lighting, Home Gym, Theater Room, and glorious floor to ceiling windows overlooking the majestic backyard setting and gracious Pool area.!! This space is completed by a dog wash station and access to the all-cedar Pool House with bathroom, changing rooms, and shower. This estate is truly one of a kind rich in history and gracefully commands a presence in one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Haverford. Don't miss this true treat to see.

    • General Features
      • Condo Coop Association Y/N N
      • County MONTGOMERY
      • Hoa Y/N N
      • Municipality LOWER MERION TWP
      • New Construction Y/N N
      • Pool Yes - Personal
      • Sale Type Standard
      • Senior Community Y/N N
      • Tax Annual Amount $41,008
      • Tax Year 2022
      • Utilities Cable TV,Phone
      • Water Access Y/N N
      • Waterfront Y/N N
      • Year Built 1881
      • Zoning RES
    • Building Features
      • Appliances Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Icemaker
      • Basement Type Full
      • Cooling Fuel Electric
      • Cooling Type Central A/C
      • Exterior Features Exterior Lighting, Outbuilding(s)
      • Fireplaces Count 5
      • Flooring Type Hardwood, Wood, Marble
      • Foundation Details Stone
      • Garage Spaces Count 4.00
      • Garage Type Garage Door Opener
      • Garage Y/N Y
      • Heating Fuel Natural Gas
      • Heating Type Forced Air, Radiator
      • Interior Features 2nd Kitchen, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Breakfast Area, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Recessed Lighting, Wood Floors, Wet/Dry Bar, Upgraded Countertops, Stain/Lead Glass
      • Roof Shingle, Pitched
      • Sewer Septic Public Sewer
      • Style Colonial
      • Total Garage And Parking Spaces 12
      • Total Living Area 16914
    • Room Features
      • Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
      • Bathrooms Count Main Level 2.00
      • Bathrooms 9
      • Bedrooms 7
      • Full Bathrooms 7
      • Half Bathrooms 2
    • Property Features
      • Lot Features Backs to Trees, Level, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Front Yard, Landscaping
      • Lot Size Acres 1.94
      • Lot Size Dimensions 268.00 x 0.00
      • Outdoor Living Structures Patio(s), Porch(es), Terrace
      • Pool Features In Ground
    • Schools
      • Elementary School GLADWYNE
      • High School HARRITON SENIOR
      • Middle Or Junior School WELSH VALLEY
      • School District LOWER MERION

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        Property History

        Date Event Price Percent Change
        -- New in Database Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $3,295,000 25.29%
        1/24/2023 3:00:00 AM Sold Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $2,630,000 -10.85%
        1/12/2023 7:26:20 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: PENDING
        12/30/2022 6:26:00 PM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: ACTIVE UNDER CONTRACT
        12/22/2022 2:55:53 PM Price Reduced Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $2,950,000 -7.67%
        10/7/2022 10:03:17 AM Price Reduced Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: $3,195,000
        9/6/2022 12:10:55 AM Status Changed Source: Multiple Listing Service New Value: ACTIVE
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