One of the few homes which face celebrated Merion Golf Club, this classic colonial styled estate home hosts 8+ bedrooms, 8 Full & 2 Half bath home on a flat, verdant 1.45 acres w/ pool, deep blue stone terraces & spacious 2 Bedroom Cottage above the home's garage. A stone path winds by colorful gardens while window boxes overhead offer a glimpse of the warm welcome to come. The wide foyer capable of greeting & entertaining large gatherings features an almost rm wide impressive sweeping staircase. Gracious is the first word that comes to mind as the formal rms, Dining on the right & Living rm to left, are glimpsed from this reception rm. A wood burning fp w/ surrounding milled shelving opens to an enclosed side porch. Outfitted w/ refrigeration, bar sink & storage w/ charming brick floor, this space is as inviting as an overflow to formal living as it is to taking indoor shelter from the adjacent pool & terrace. Capable of seating 20 or more w/ ease, the DR provides 2 points of access to the butler's pantry & swinging service door to the kit. Updated w/ white cabinetry, an oversized seated island & best quality appliances, the contemporary floor plan belies the home 10 years, flowing from the kit. into the seated tv area & then to a breakfast rm w/ fireplace, custom designed w/ banquette set in a rm wide picture window to take advantage of the golf course view. The owner, a prominent interior designer, removed an existing wall to open the kit. to a proper fmly rm. Highlighted by 10-foot ceilings, this space provides yet another area for informal relaxation adjacent to the kit. & enjoys western views & afternoon light. Ascend the main stair to a 2nd lvl fmly rm w/ double French doors & full view of Merion's stately clubhouse. Hear the pings of golf balls while enjoying the eastern exposure & morning light. A multi-room master suite consisting of Master Bedroom, his & her outfitted marble baths & custom vanities, hers w/ a soaking tub & his w/ an oversized shower, open to a well-considered dressing rm & sitting rm. 3 additional fmly bedrms & 2 full renovated baths are also on this lvl. The 3rd floor boasts high ceilings & as many as 5 add'l rms. Ideal as either bedrm, playrm or generous office space, this 3rd lvl is far from attic space & possesses all the comfort of the 2nd lvl. A separate 2-bedrm cottage set overtop the garage provides exceptional space for short stay, long term guests or full-time staff.