Outstanding 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath Colonial retreat nestled on 2+ acres in the heart of Chadds Ford, situated in the top ranked Unionville-Chadds Ford school district on a tree-lined cul-de-sac backing to The Brandywine Conservancy. This updated and move-in ready, light-filled home features an open flowing floor-plan, vaulted ceilings with skylights, and plenty of large windows for viewing the surrounding natural beauty. You are welcomed by a tree lined drive, lush front gardens and a paver walkway that meanders to the striking stone and wood main entrance, The 2-story foyer has a random-width hardwood floor that flows throughout the main level, and it faces the large family room, featuring a cathedral ceiling with skylights, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, and French doors that open onto the rear deck. Formal living and dining rooms also open off the foyer; the living room has wide French doors and a cozy brick fireplace, plus a private den/study with built-in shelves, and the dining room features a bay window, chair rails, crown molding, and shadow box trim. A spacious chef's kitchen directly accessible to the dining room features granite counter tops, tiled back-splash, cherry cabinetry, center island, pantry, built-in desk, and a sunny breakfast area that walks out to a screened porch overlooking beautiful hillside or to the deck for open air entertaining. For added convenience there is a main level powder room as well as a main level laundry and mud room off the oversized two car garage. On the upper level, the master suite has a vaulted ceiling, palladian window, and en suite tiled bath with walk-in shower, wide air-jet tub, double sink granite vanity, and abundant walk in closet space. Three additional spacious bedrooms and hall bath with double sink complete the upper level. A finished walk out lower level is well-lit by full-sized windows and has three separate exits for convenient egress; it contains a 5th bedroom with adjoining full bathroom and rec/family room perfect for an in law, au pair or other quarters, and a large finished storage closet. A roomy unfinished workshop/utility area with direct indoor access to the garage provides lots of additional storage. Asphalt roof with 23 years remaining on a 30-year warranty transferable to new owner. Central vacuum, FIOS. Centrally located to all major commuting routes and shopping.