Introducing 726 John Barry Drive - a stunning, custom-designed home created by the collaborative efforts of Fred Bissinger and E.B. Mahoney. This luxurious Northside Bryn Mawr property sitting on a flat manicured lot features five - six spacious bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three half-baths.
Exceptionally low annual taxes of only $30,032.00!!
Upon entering through the custom double walnut front doors, you will be immediately greeted by the breathtaking French parquet walnut flooring of the two-story foyer. You'll find ten foot ceilings throughout the first floor and lower level. The formal dining room, accessible from the foyer, boasts intricate plaster crown molding, wainscoting, floor-to-ceiling windows, and dazzling lighting fixtures. The kitchen is a chef's dream, featuring premier custom cabinets, limestone flooring, a Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Wolf double ovens and warming drawer, Wolf 6 burner stove top, and a Kohler stainless steel sink with Franke instant hot and a Dornbracht designer spray faucet. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room, with plenty of natural light and access to the backyard, completes the kitchen. The butler's pantry, with additional cabinetry, is conveniently located next to the kitchen. The living room, located to the left of the foyer, features detailed plaster crown molding and a natural gas fireplace with a limestone mantel imported from Spain. The main floor bar is perfect for entertaining, complete with a hammered brass sink, a Sub-Zero two-zone wine fridge, a separate Scotsman ice maker, and an additional small fridge. The Library/Study, located off the bar, features mahogany wood-paneled walls and a natural gas fireplace with marble mantel and overlooks manicured gardens. Upstairs, each of the en-suite bedrooms is generously sized, and includes a full custom walk-in closet and marble baths. The primary suite offers a spacious Sitting Room with built-ins and a spacious balcony overlooking the rear grounds. The Primary bathroom is truly exceptional, featuring floor-to-ceiling Calacatta Gold marble with radiant heated marble floor, radiant heat in the shower and under the bathtub, an Aktiva shower head, rain faucet, and handheld, Kallista by Barbara Barry polished nickel faucets and shower hardware with ivory handles, a Mirror Brot shaving mirror, two Robern medicine cabinets, a large Myson towel warmer, and in-wall control panels/TV. The finished windowed basement, with 10 ft. ceilings and a half bath, is perfect for activities offering a sport court, recreation room, Gym.
This home is equipped with an alarm system and an audio/visual full-house system with control in various rooms throughout the house, complete with high-end in-ceiling speakers in most rooms. The stunning gardens, designed by Landscape Architect Chuck Gale, are perfect for entertaining and relaxing alike, complete with a Lynx professional outdoor grill barbecue and kitchen, and a saltwater pool/spa with flagstone coping. The exterior is brilliantly landscaped, featuring irrigation by Cloudburst, lighting by Vernon Daniel Associates, and an invisible fence for pets. The outside area is also equipped with a six-speaker sound system. Two piers topped with urns flank the entrance of the cobblestone-edged driveway. The oversized 3-car garage provides plenty of room for 3 large cars and extra storage space. Second floor with 900 square feet of Bonus space over the garage provides 1- 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and 2 walk-in closets. This home is serviced by the award-winning Lower Merion School District and is conveniently located close to I-76, I-476, with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia.