2380 Edgehill Road (2000)


Grand and stately, with an expansive sweep of lawn, this 1920s Tudoresque home takes full advantage of its corner lot positioning, as was intended by its noted architects, Meade and Hamilton. Sitting atop a slight grade, the home exudes an aura both commanding and serene. Mature trees offer natural beauty and contribute to the ‘grand estate' feeling.


Ornate plasterwork, including thistle and Tudor roses, adorns the ceiling of the unusual octagonal foyer. Two hidden closets nestle nearly unnoticeably within the oak-paneled walls of the foyer. Upon entering the spacious living room, one is aware that the owners' personal style is as grand as the home itself. Throughout the house, furnishings, art and unusual objects, both from far-flung regions as well as domestic, delight the eye. Family heirlooms, carefully chosen antiques and exotic objects proclaim this house to be home to very vital living.


Rich in architectural detail, the living room's carved stone fireplace echoes the thistle and Tudor rose motif of the foyer. Decorative plasterwork enhances the ceiling, and Tudor arched leaded glass windows complete the look.


A breathtaking sterling silver and crystal chandelier from the 1920s graces the impressive dining room. A sterling silver light fixture also hangs in the butler's pantry. The kitchen is actually a wonderful and convenient suite of rooms, including the main kitchen, a breakfast room, a mud room and a small pantry currently housing the refrigerator. The first floor also contains a large study as well as an especially welcoming sunroom that opens onto a terraced flagstone patio. The terrace in turn leads to a well-manicured lawn and lush flowerbeds.


The second floor is a place for privacy, comfort and rest. Many amenities, such as plentiful full baths, large closets built-in drawers, and picturesque window seats make his a haven for the owners and guests alike. A suite for servants on the second floor provides extra space for project rooms.