Stunning University Park Mediterranean Showplace on a Gorgeous 70’ x 160’ Lot
Situated in prestigious University Park, 4008 Bryn Mawr Drive is a stunning Mediterranean showplace nestled on a gorgeous 70’ x 160’ lot with a circular drive and has been completely remodeled to perfection. Featuring a brick exterior and tile roof, the fabulous residence showcases a finish-out of the highest quality. The interior is appointed with the finest of French terracotta, limestone and marble from Walker Zanger, handsome hand-scraped hardwoods, voluminous 10-foot ceilings, expansive rooms, sculpted archways, stone fireplace mantels, Paul Ferrante custom lighting, Waterworks fixtures and exquisite wrought iron detailing contribute to the grandeur of this beautiful home. Exuding warm elegance with its sophisticated chic interiors and state-of-the-art amenities, the gorgeous two-story residence offers approximately 5,535 square feet, five luxurious bedrooms, 4.2 baths, four gathering areas, two dining areas, two interior fireplaces, a wet bar and two dry bars, front veranda, two balconies, covered terrace with outdoor fireplace, gorgeous pool and spa, landscaped grounds, and a two-car attached garage.
Through the oversized double steel and glass doors, the dramatic entrance hall gleans with a 20-foot pecky cypress plank ceiling trimmed with deep molding and a fabulous Paul Ferrante wrought iron hanging lantern, French terracotta tile floors, and a curving staircase, with gorgeous wrought iron balusters, leading upstairs to the second level. An iron-grilled balcony also looks down to the first floor. Graceful sculpted archways allow entry to the chic formal rooms and also lead to the rear of the home. Both with handsome hand-scraped hardwoods, elegant drapery and scenic views of the front landscaped grounds, the spacious living room features a stone fireplace with exquisite crystal and iron sconces above and a triptych of arched windows, and the exquisite dining room is graced with Palladian windows and also opens to a front veranda. Illuminated by a gorgeous crystal and iron chandelier, the dining room also flows through a nearby limestone-trimmed butler’s pantry to the kitchen. French doors allow entry to an intimate African Mahogany paneled study, which is capped by a cross beamed ceiling with an antique copper Moroccan chandelier and also boasts hand-scraped hardwoods, custom roman shades, and dual limestone-topped dry bars with wine racks and paneled SubZero dual temperature wine cooler refrigerators. A pair of light-filled French doors also open to the veranda, which reveals patterned concrete floors, dual wrought iron hanging lanterns by Paul Ferrante, and cast stone columns with arches overlook the front grounds. Highlighted by a hand hewn cross beamed ceiling with a Paul Ferrante wrought iron hanging lantern, the oversized great room features a stone fireplace, with a raised hearth, and is flanked by arched built-ins with stone counters and storage. Double French doors, with elegant drapery, also open to the terrace. Serving the area is a limestone-topped wet bar, which is replete with an antique copper Moroccan chandelier and bar sink, wine racks and a SubZero dual temperature wine cooler refrigerator.
Also accented by a hand hewn cross beamed ceiling plus French terracotta tile floors, the professional chef’s limestone kitchen, with its subway tiled backslash, boasts state-of-the-art appliances, including a Wolf 48” four burner gas range with grill and griddle, Miele dishwasher, Viking professional vent, microwave and warming drawer and a Pro 48” SubZero glass door refrigerator with freezer, a pine island with a pair of antique copper pendant lights above, two breakfast bars, a white fire clay farm sink, butler’s and walk-in pantries, and an large breakfast area. The breakfast area is appointed with oversized faceted glass globe chandelier and French doors open to the side grounds. A staircase also leads to the second level. Down the hall, a spacious downstairs bedroom is illuminated by shell chandelier and also showcases a wall of built-ins with a desk area, elegant wall coverings, natural blinds and a large closet. Highlighted by limestone counters and seating along with Subway tile accents and hand-painted cement tile floors, a fabulous mud room also features a wall of storage lockers, built-in dog bowls, a stainless steel sink and a SubZero 30” glass door refrigerator with freezer. A door conveniently opens to the garage. Two elegant powder rooms round out the first floor, one with a Waterworks limestone and antique nickel washstand and exquisite wall coverings and the other with fabulous hand painted wall tiles. Both feature French terracotta tile floors. Speakers for selected sound are also located throughout the home.
Second level of living is equally impressive. Hand-scraped hardwood floors continue into the luxurious, oversized master suite, which boasts a vaulted, pecky cypress plank ceiling with an antique bronze chandelier and French doors opening to an expansive iron-grilled balcony with an antique copper Moroccan chandelier and Pennsylvania Bluestone flooring. The gorgeous white Statuary marble and limestone bath is appointed with His and Hers large vanities, a jetted tub, separate double shower and huge His and Hers walk-in closets. The “Hers” closet also opens to the entrance hall, where French doors open to an iron-grilled front balcony overlooking the front grounds. Three additional ensuite bedrooms range in size and style, one with geometric print wall coverings and plantation shutters and another with grass cloth wall coverings, paneled wainscoting and bamboo shades, but all with neutral carpeting, large walk-in closets and elegant baths with Waterworks fixtures. Two of the baths are also appointed with fabulous white Calacatta marble accents and one with chic Lindsay Cowles wall coverings. Perfect for relaxation, an oversized game room showcases a fabulous antler chandelier, paneled wainscoting, neutral carpeting, custom roman shades and a huge walk-in closet with additional attic storage inside. Fully equipped, a utility room houses built-ins with a stainless steel sink, fabulous hand-painted geometric patterned cement tiles, a drip dry area and also provides room for a full-size washer and dryer.
Outside, the backyard grounds set the tone for a sophisticated atmosphere for entertaining. Marked by graceful arches with cast stone columns, an exceptional outdoor entertaining area features a covered terrace with an outdoor fireplace, patterned concrete floorings, ceiling fans, and also overlooks a stunning glass tiled pool and spa with fountains complete with a PebbleTec pool finish and UV System. The expansive verdant landscaped grounds showcase artificial turf grass and is also surrounded by holly trees, with River rock accents, for complete privacy. An oversized two-car attached garage, driveway basketball hoop, sports rebounder, and an automatic gate complete this stunning residence.