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March 29, 2017

10 magnificent homes for sale in the Philadelphia area

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Sweet pad, right? Linden Hill in Gladwyne can be yours for a cool $16.5 million.

If you’re planning to move to Philly in the near future or if you’ve always lived here and you finally decided to get to the next level, the house of your dreams might be closer than you think. We’ve searched the internet up and down for the most incredible places from Philadelphia you could call “home” one day, and here they are, for your viewing pleasure.

If you're ready to go, buckle up for this and make sure you've got what it takes because these homes aren't cheap at all. Here are the top 10 most amazing homes listed for sale in and around Philadelphia right now. /for PhillyVoice

Two-Story Colonial

10. Two-Story Colonial Marvel, Cherry Hill

The prestigious "HUNT TRACT" of Cherry Hill, with its lovely circular driveway and Colonial-style stone facade is more like a retreat than a simple home. It welcomes everybody with a lobby featuring marble floors and a massive wood staircase, while the living room with a stone fireplace is equally amazing.

The lavish property comes with a spacious kitchen plus a fully equipped summer kitchen, huge bedrooms and a master suite with a marble bathroom and whirlpool tub, where one can relax after a hard day's work. During the weekends, you can bring your friends over for some fun in the entertaining room, which features another stone fireplace and a bar. Or, opt to relax at the pool or on the enclosed patio. The price for all this is a nice $1,389,000. /for PhillyVoice

1599 Walton Road, Blue Bell

9. Charming Gated Estate, Blue Bell

Driving past 1599 Walton Road in Blue Bell, this house strikes you with a feeling that you're entering the realm of a fairy tale with its beautiful stone and brick facade. The walkway leads you through a wonderful and welcoming green area towards the two-story lobby with its sweeping staircase.

Custom built in 2010, this grand estate features a gorgeous living room with an alluring stone fireplace, a gourmet kitchen equipped with modern appliances and gadgets and a large dining room. Add to that a lovely master bedroom suite, an impressive main bathroom with a jacuzzi and a spa shower, the backyard with a custom porch and outdoor fireplace and a massive amount of space that offers innumerable opportunities, and you get a vision of perfection. It can be yours for $1,749,000. /for PhillyVoice

6031 Goshen Road, Newtown Square

8. Summerhill Estate, Newtown Square

Situated at 6031 Goshen Rd, Newtown Square, Summerhill is an elegant mansion. With gorgeous views from all sides and sun filling every space in the house, plus a year-round sunroom and a covered porch from where you can admire great sunsets, this home stimulates happiness and contentment.

The large dining and living rooms, both with fireplaces, make a nice place for entertaining the occasional guests, while the family room and wood library offer a laid-back style to living. The stone walls and the gardens make for a superb surrounding landscape. Don't forget about the play house and the pool, which makes Summerhill $3.75 million. PhillyVoice

The Fatland Estate

7. The Fatland Estate, Phoenixville

Located at 1248 Pawlings Road in Phoenixville, just a few minutes outside of Philadelphia, this spectacular mansion will impress anyone who's in love with history or architecture. The Fatland estate was built in 1776 and was masterfully renovated a few years ago, preserving a beautiful look that will send you back in time.

Also known as Vaux Hill, the lavish property catches the eye with its admirable tree-line drive, plus a magnificent circular courtyard and a carved marble fountain. The mansion inspires relaxation and peaceful living with original architectural details, huge windows, a stylish pool, two luxury steam baths, a tennis court and horse pastures. What more could you wish for? A good price, right? You've got it. The estate is only $3.95 million. /for PhillyVoice

Rocky Crest Mansion

6. Rocky Crest Mansion, Gladwyne

Situated in Gladwyne, this mesmerizing mansion was built back in 1908 by a mining magnate and later expanded by the Pew family in 1919. The imposing front facade with gorgeous columns, formal gardens and terraced lawns will remind you of a proper English country house.

While the magnificent craftsmanship of the interiors inspires quiet contemplation, the fully updated kitchen features top quality finishes and appliances and neighbors a large dining area. With fireplaces everywhere, more than comfortable living spaces, a nearly Olympic-sized pool, complete with pool house, a tennis court, a wine-tasting room and cellar able to hold 1,000 bottles and a price of $4,999,999, this estate is a dream come true. /for PhillyVoice

Rittenhouse Square Townhouse

5. Six-Bedroom Townhouse, Rittenhouse Square

For $4,990,000 you might be the proud owner of a charming property nestled on one of the two most prestigious blocks in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square. It’s true that it might not look as imposing from the outside, but once you step inside you’ll be overwhelmed by the rich architectural details and many other modern amenities.

With natural light beaming through windows on three sides, soaring ceilings with original woodwork, an adjoining solarium, a spacious two-tier deck and the third-floor gym, this residence doesn't miss anything. The heart of the home is the ravishing Clive Christian kitchen. With its marble countertop and impressive fireplace, it can be the perfect location for entertaining nights. /for PhillyVoice

Cricket Heath

4. Cricket Heath, Fairmount Park

Built in 1936, Cricket Heath was designed as a replica of Mount Pleasant, one of the most iconic American houses of all time, nestled in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park. The long tree-line drive, the rear terrace shaded by large trees, plus the gardens and its two-acre pond will make you feel like you’re living right in the middle of a park.

The house itself features many amenities and it’s rich in surprising architectural details. The music room, the big kitchen with large breakfast area, the formal dining room and the very comfortable living spaces make this property truly unique. For $5,495,000, you can also relax at the lap pool served by a cabana with a full bath, sauna and fitness room. Sounds comfortable, doesn't it? /for PhillyVoice

English Manor Home

3. Spectacular Manor Home, Newtown Square

The wondrous English Manor Home before you combines the old world stone construction with the most outstanding modern sophistications. The broad views of the countryside all around plus the privacy and its close location to the most important places in the vicinity of Philadelphia make this amazing home a rarity.

The warm living spaces, a gourmet kitchen with hospitable living and dining rooms, the billiards room, the library and a luxurious master suite, combined with every day functionality, give this place a cozy touch and make it a totally enjoyable home for the price of $5,950,000. /for PhillyVoice

Linden Hill

2. Linden Hill, Gladwyne

Proudly nestled just 20 minutes away from downtown Philadelphia, the legendary Linden Hill estate and its charming architecture will remind you about the picturesque French villages and castles. Completed in 1932, this mansion fascinates with its initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker's quarters and a narrow walled lane leading to the splendid mansion.

The interior offers everything you might wish for, including every modern convenience in its inviting and elegant living spaces. A pleasant surprise awaits on the stunning grounds behind it, where a pool house and two pools – a tennis court and a beautiful aviary make up a setting for wonderful afternoons or weekends. This piece of heaven is worth $16,500,000. /for PhillyVoice

733 N. Spring Mill Road

1. Palatial Stone Estate, Villanova

This breathtaking stone estate is relatively new when you compare it to other gorgeous mansions on this list. Located at 733 N. Spring Mill Road, Villanova, it was built in 2002 using the finest materials and with great attention to detail. This solid, hand-cut stone mansion is surrounded by exquisite landscape designs with lovely terraces and serene views.

It also comes with remarkable marble floors, gorgeous rooms with soaring ceilings, a fabulous gourmet kitchen, a beautiful master bedroom, an eight-car garage, courtyard, and a spectacular pool and pool house. All these features are fit with every high-tech amenity and convenience you could possibly think of, and that’s probably why this spectacular estate is listed for sale at $17,500,000. 

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