Classic Style, Superb Quality & Timeless Appeal of 411 Timber La.
The grandeur of 411 Timber Lane is reminiscent of the classic Main Line mansions of days gone by. Master Builder Steve Papa has taken great care in custom crafting every detail of the home, with superb construction seldom seen in today’s market. The quality of materials chosen will ensure easy maintenance for generations to come. Located on a quiet cul‐de‐sac off of Sawmill Road, the back of the serene 1.4 acre homesite has spectacular views of the “Open Space” of historic Aronimink Golf Club.
The natural beauty of the “Open Space” surrounds the home, and provides the advantage of enjoying the views while not having to maintain or pay taxes on the ground! There is room for a pool, and because of the builder’s thoughtful planning, approvals are already in place for adding an accessory building, such as Pool House or second Garage.
Luxurious Amenities and Finishing Touches
Cobblestone lined circular drive, flagstone walk and Patio, solid mahogany door with sidelights and transom windows – from first sight one starts to see that the difference truly is in the details! A front‐to‐back Foyer welcomes you, with its gleaming floor of classic red oak in a ¼ sawn herringbone pattern. Immediately apparent is the exquisite and detailed millwork, including a lighted center medallion and three elliptical arches in the wide doorways. The red oak floors continue throughout most of the first floor. The grand staircase has a custom hand carved newel post evocative of the classic mansion where the dial on top would be removed to reveal the deed to the property hidden inside. The African mahogany handrail is rivaled only by the carved spindles, and the landing half way up the staircase is a spectacular view of the property!
The Living Room floor is highlighted by a hand cut, inlaid picture frame border on the perimeter of the Room, as are the Dining Room and Morning Room. The picture framing in the Breakfast Room floor took skilled carpenters four days to perfect. Fine craftsmanship is also displayed in the Living Room fireplace with its marble surround and raised panel wainscoting.
In the Library, a cherry raised panel wainscoting and Volga Blue Granite surround highlight the beautiful gas fireplace. There is a wall of built‐ins and file drawers, as well as a wall of windows with those marvelous views again! French doors with sidelights open into a special Anteroom off of the formal Powder Room with its exquisite marble vanity.
The focal point of the amazing Gourmet Chef’s Kitchen is the seldom seen exotic Azul Aran granite from Spain on the expansive island, with overhang for 6 seats. Top‐of-the‐line Woodmode quiet‐close Brookhaven cabinets are done in the new Vintage white and gray combination, complemented by leathered gray steel granite perimeter counters. The decorating team even painted the interior of the cabinets a gray to complement the cabinets, which is highlighted with interior lighting. “Brand New” continues in the Kitchen, featuring a Wolf 6 burner gas cooktop, Wolf double convection ovens, Wolf microwave, 48" SubZero refrigerator, and dual zone wine cooler. The Kohler under mount farm sink and second bar sink make holiday entertaining a breeze. The size of the Kitchen allows for easy formal entertaining as well as cozy family dinners.
The Butler’s Pantry off the Kitchen simply sparkles with its mullioned glass doors for fine crystal and liquors. This area has the same upgraded cabinetry and leathered granite as the Kitchen, as well as a second dishwasher and sink. The Pantry opens into a gracious Dining Room highlighted by a stunning crystal chandelier, sconces, and a bay window. Note the details in the wainscoting in the frame of the bay window, identical to the frames of the deep windows in the Living Room. The Difference is truly in the Details – and the level of detail in this home is above all others!
Designed with the View in Mind
411 Timber Lane was designed to showcase the astounding views at the rear of the property. With this in mind, the back wall of the home is essentially windows, starting in the Great Room, thru Breakfast Room, Kitchen, Foyer and Library. Every Season is a delight ‐ Autumn views are particularly spectacular when foliage has turned to gold and red. The majestic silver beeches shine on a Winter day, Spring is a palette of new colors, and Summer’s cool green canopy cannot be replicated.
The fabulous Great Room, with its classic coffered ceiling and Fireplace with raised panel accent and carved wood mantle, has a magnificent wall of windows for breathtaking views. The Great Room is open to the Breakfast Room and Chef’s Kitchen. French doors from both Breakfast Room and Foyer lead to a very private blue stone Patio bordered by stone walls. Off the Back Hall of the Kitchen is a Home Office, or “Command Center” ‐ thoughtfully designed with built‐in file cabinets and shelves. This Mudroom area has porcelain tile floor, cubbies for storage, coat closet, broom closet, another Powder Room, and the entrance to the 4‐car Garage. You will love the Garage with its radiant floor heat, insulated doors with auto openers, and keyless entry pad. There is also a side door from the driveway to the Great Room.
Custom Hand Crafted Staircase to the Second Floor
Superior craftsmanship is evident in the hand lathed solid wood newel post, carved wood spindles, and African mahogany handrail of the grand staircase. On the second floor there are five Bedrooms, including the Master Suite and a Guest Suite with a large Sitting Room that could be considered a sixth Bedroom. All Bedrooms have fabulous walk‐in closets and en suite Baths. The Baths feature granite and intricate tile, some with basket weave design. Note the matching granite thresholds as you enter the Baths. The Center Hall has a Bonus Room, ideal for a yoga retreat, homework center or reading room.
Back stairs from the Kitchen to the second floor lead to a large Laundry Room with sink, cabinets and counter for a handy workspace. The Back Hall features a convenient beverage station equipped with microwave and refrigerator. The Back Stairs also lead to the Master Suite, as well as Stairs up to the third floor. The third level has some finished space, two HVAC rooms, port for the closed circuit security system, and access to an enormous storage area that could be finished, with the sprinkler system heads already installed. The rest of the house has flush mount sprinkler heads – an inconspicuous, yet valuable upgrade.
Deluxe Master Suite
The Master Bedroom Retreat features a beamed cathedral ceiling and yet another a wall of windows for breathtaking views. Generous allowances are being made for the organizational touches of the two spacious walk‐in closets, each with pocket doors of course. Builder's selections of high quality carpets and padding is due to be installed mid February. A particularly delightful feature of the hardwood floored Sitting Room is the Deck, a peaceful retreat overlooking Open Space and a small neighboring Pond. The Deck is finished with a maintenance-free fiberglass finish and stately wrought iron railing ‐ a perfect spot for morning coffee or evening cognacs, or just peace and quiet!
The Master Bath features radiant heat in the cool white Carrera marble floor and shower. Note the 6+ different Carrera marble tile styles, highlighted by cherry cabinets with built‐in laundry drawers. The mirrored wall above the marble counter has glass sconces, and there are Grohe faucets and a handy heat lamp. You will appreciate these two necessities, the linen closet and the separate room for the commode. Finally, the sumptuous, free standing Bain Ultra bubble tub with heated backrest adds yet another luxurious element.
Daylight Lower Level and Walkout French Doors
The finished Lower Level boasts 1500 sq. ft., with options to expand further. The elegance of the home continues on this level, starting with the open hardwood floor staircase from the first floor. Two sets of large daylight windows and French doors add great natural light. There is a full Bath, Exercise Room, and a drop ceiling shadow box in the main room that can easily accommodate a 70" television should you so desire. And, if your dreams include designing a wine cellar or Pub, you will be glad to know there is roughed‐in plumbing for a wet bar. The Exercise Room was designed to have an insulated rubber mat and built‐in TV spot, but this room could easily become a Nanny Room or In-Home Office. The room could also be a smaller vision of the Media Room with a projection TV and leather chair. The Builders would love to customize for the New Owners’ Lifestyle!
Simply Marvelous and “Brand” New Too!
The beauty of this brand new custom home are the brands used in the construction, to ensure easy maintenance for years to come. Exterior features include genuine 6" stone Granite Ashler Strip façade, Hardiplank cement fiber siding, Certainteed Grand Manor 50‐year roof and an auto start whole house Generator. Other outstanding features include Pella Architect windows and doors, and 100% LED interior and exterior lighting fixtures. Efficient, long lasting bulbs are used, that can reduce overall electric lighting costs by approximately 80%.
Custom Builder Steve Papa is known as a hands on builder actively engaged in every inch of construction, ensuring superior construction and the utmost attention to detail. Steve builds with his son and partner, and have been doing this for many years. Together they realize and create the ultimate in timeless appeal and top quality. The Difference is in the Details ‐ and careful thought went into every feature of the home. Some of these details include 11 zones to heat and cool the utilized areas, an infrared closed circuit security camera system, electrical panels set up for whole house auto start generator, smart wiring for remote control of up to 60 nodes, charging ports for your smart phones that shut off when finished, and light sensitive night lights in hallways. Add the magnificent millwork, custom wood stain in Library to highlight the blues & greens in the granite fireplace, and the marvelous details like the picture framing in the Breakfast Room floor and you will agree – this is One of a Kind!
What is most evident from actually seeing this Classic Home is the Quality and Pride of Construction. Tastefully Decorated throughout, with a Lower Level ready to be whatever you’ve been dreaming of – easily customized for the Buyers’ Lifestyle. Often heard from people viewing the Home – “They just don’t build them like this anymore”! The Difference is truly in the Details, and best appreciated when seen firsthand.
411 Timber Lane is listed at $2,749,000. Visit www.411TimberLane.com or contact Missy Schwartz of Berkshire Hathaway | Fox & Roach Realtors® at 610‐888‐3349 (cell) or office 610‐651‐2700 for an appointment to take a tour of a remarkable property.