On 70 acres, "Arbor Hill" is the most significant estate in the entire Philadelphia region.
- Architect: Rafael Viñoly
- Vast carefully landscaped setting
- Magnificent design for the display and conservation of world class art collection
- Indoor and outdoor tennis courts
- Two classic stone farm houses as Guest Houses or staff quarters
- Perfect for large scale entertaining
- 40,000 SF Main House
- Courtyard design and inviting family residence
- 20,000 SF "Playhouse"
- Pool and Pool House
- Exceptional convenient location to Philadelphia, New York City and Washington
- 3 bedroom caretaker/guest apartment
Property DescriptionOn 70 acres, "Arbor Hill" is the most significant estate in the entire Philadelphia region. This world class property boasts extensive, beautifully landscaped acreage and an extraordinary main residence of approximately 40,000 SF conceived by the world class architect, Rafael Viñoly, the famed architect for the Kimmel Center, New York University, Dubai and the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and detailed by the design team of Sills and Huniford. This extraordinary dwelling is at once a spectacular family home and a stunning showcase for important art that rivals any of the world’s great museums, as well as the perfect setting for lavish entertaining. Additionally a 20,000 SF “Play House” with indoor and outdoor tennis, a pool with pool house and two stone farm houses complete the amazing compound.
Conveniently located less than 30 minutes from Philadelphia’s Center City this fine property also easily accesses New York City in 90 minutes and Washington DC in two hours. This estate represents a triumph of elegant yet grand design, unsurpassed comfort and convenience that is likely never to be duplicated.
The Main Residence, elegant and modern, is epic in its scale. Design-wise it is a superb composition of volume, lines and vistas arranged in a classic courtyard plan. The North Wing is devoted to the family, the East Wing is devoted to two Dining Rooms and the South wing is devoted to a heroic scale Living Room, Grand Foyer and Media room.
A tower presides over the intersection of the South and East wings. On the main floor, the tower is the setting for a formal, elegantly intimate Study. On the second level, it is the inner sanctum of the Master Suite with private stairs leading to the tower retreat which enjoys 360 degree views of the entire estate. The additional family bedrooms and guest rooms, all of which are en-suite with imported tiled bathrooms, enjoy private terraces.
The interior is a masterful combination and connection of beautiful materials: stone in its many forms and contrasting finishes, wood, glass and Venetian glazed plaster. All of which are juxtaposed with beautifully positioned oversized, often massive, windows and doors. To the exterior, the views lead to acres and acres of carefully orchestrated landscapes and on the interior side to a mesmerizing and brilliantly designed courtyard where architecture, geometry and landscaping continually dance.
2 stone farm houses
20,000 SF "Playhouse"
including a three bedroom apartment