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ROSE-COLORED GLASSES If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a Georgian mansion, look no further. Located atop a hill overlooking Ridley Creek, this over-13,000-square-foot home is better known as La Colline. The property totals 3.7 acres and features five bedrooms, seven baths and two powder rooms in the main home. Inside, custom millwork and hardwood floors are in abundance throughout, along with amenities like a palatial great room, walnut library, climate-controlled wine cellar, gym and sauna. Upstairs, the master suite is unparalleled with two walk-in closets and a balcony—plus an en suite master bath with radiant heat. The other bedrooms are found there as well. On the third floor, a basketball shooting court is perfect for the athletically-inclined family, while outside has all of the views thanks to a screened-in porch and slate patio. For those looking to enjoy the outdoors from inside, the belvedere is perfect for sightseeing above the treetops. A one-bed, one-bath inlaw suite is ideal for hosting overnight guests. $2.2 million, 67 W. Rose Valley Road, Rose Valley; Mike and Ryan McCann, cell: 215.778.0901, office: 215.607.6007, Keller Williams, mccannteam.com
WIDE-OPEN SPACES Drive 40 minutes outside of the city to find the luscious 58.7 acres that surround 799 Grubbs Mill Road in Berwyn. Built in 2011 by Griffiths Construction, the private residence is surrounded by massive treetops, a pristine lawn and a refinished barn perfect for entertaining. Inside the main home, homeowners will find five bedrooms, five baths and two half-baths. The main floor is perfect for entertaining thanks to a large living room, formal dining room, wet bar, family room, office and guest suite. The kitchen, clad in white cabinetry with an oversized white center island, was made for family gatherings. Upstairs, homeowners will enjoy four bedrooms—two of which sit within their own suite, complete with a sitting room and walk-in closet. Outside amenities include a three-car garage, slate porch, independent office and a guest home. $17.5 million, Lavinia Smerconish, 610.547.6637, compass.com
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