Once part of the former King Ranch, 355 Fairview Road encompasses 112+/- acres of spectacular pastoral viewsheds from each of the architecturally designed and meticulously maintained structures on the property: main house with pool, attached 3 bay garage with apartment above, 8 Stall horse barn, additional 4 stall barn, turnout sheds and a 2 bedroom guest house/hunt lodge with detached 2 car garage. Additionally, there is a totally renovated caretaker’s cottage on the abutting and included 70 acre parcel for a total of 182+/- acres. The infrastructure of the property includes a main gate and a service gate at Fairview Road, meandering drives, a man made pond, underground utilities, and all is meticulously maintained to the highest standards.
The multi year build out commenced in 1998 with the guest house for the owner to live on site, and concluded with the main house in 2002. The main house has since been tastefully added on to, enhancing the viewsheds from within and around the house and increasing the functionality of the floor plan.
The main house boasts all the amenities one could imagine with a wide open floor plan that is just as easily a comfortable family retreat as it is a spacious area for large gatherings. Incorporating the gourmet kitchen, family room, and vaulted ceiling living room is the core of the house. This area boasts two fireplaces, one walk in wood burning, the other gas, surrounded by large glass French doors, giving access to the gracious outdoor patio. The kitchen is supported by a butlers pantry, mud room with sink, full bath with laundry and the family entrance. The front door enters you into a fine hall with parlor straight ahead with wood fireplace, to the right half bath and stairs to the primary suite. To the left is the kitchen / family room / living room.
From the living room, walkout any of the expansive French door to extensive hardscaping and landscaping including meandering stone pathways to the pool area with waterfall, stone features and a spa. In addition, a plunge pool with infinity edge is overlooking the horse pastures and pond and all is backdropped by the 800 acre Laurels Preserve, protected, owned and operated by the Brandywine Conservancy.
The primary suite is spectacular with focus on the fireplace and wonderful walkout Nanawall of folding glass wall when opened blurs the distinction of indoor and outdoor. A private ground level patio, walking paths and gardens awaits you from the bedroom. Custom accents include exposed beams supporting the cathedral vaulted ceiling, a walk-in closet, and a well appointed bath with stall shower. A few steps of elevation away is an oversized dressing room with built in cherry cabinetry, plenty of floor space and sitting area. Two additional bedrooms with walk-in closets and one with a balcony. A private office with reclaimed box-winder staircase and dormer windows rounds out the upper level.
The property is a horse lovers dream for those who choose to utilize it so. Fenced pastures with waterers, run in sheds, rolling grasslands are supported by fantastic 8 stall horse barn, with large utility section accessed via bank, 3 large tractor bays and an apartment.
The guest house / hunt lodge is perfectly situated and equally as well appointed, with nearly matching primary bedrooms on both the first and second floors. The caretaker’s cottage, on a separate abutting included parcel, was recently completely renovated and has 4 additional bedrooms.
Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Unionville, Robert Alen
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