810 Merrybell Lane
Escape to Peace
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
810 Merrybell Lane
Escape to Peace
Wind your way up a driveway bordered by blossoming trees , past Stateline Woods Preserve to a lovely house on a hill. It is secluded yet close to community, intimate yet spacious, graciously appointed for entertaining, and enhanced by amenities that work in harmony with the property’s natural elements. Built into a hill, the home was designed for cozy, single-floor living for two, with a lower level where additional bedrooms and living spaces open up to the patio, pool and spa~ready for autonomous teens, multiple generations or weeklong guests.
Upon arrival, most notable are the spectacular views, the sunset’s reflection in the pond from the deck outside the family room or the landscaped stone terrace, an iconic red barn in the distance and brilliant foliage on fall days. Watch Longwood’s summer fireworks by night from the north hill or spy hummingbirds at the rock garden from the owners’ bedroom deck.
Open the striking paneled wood front door to discover light and space. On one side of the house, a large glassed-in room to serve as an office or workout room adjoins the owners’ large bedroom. On the opposite side, a small sunroom adjacent to the family room and kitchen, well-appointed with luxury Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer and an induction cooktop beckons the owners for morning coffee.
Perfect for formal dinner parties, the elegant dining room with a sublime view of the pond connects the expansive living room to a family room with stone fireplace. Design details infuse the tranquil feeling of outdoors into sunlit rooms. Warm wood beams, built-in cabinetry and floors grace the family room. Richly colored stained glass windows of blooms and waterfowl shine in the owners’ bath and powder room.
With 10kW solar panels providing 75% of the home’s power needs and a geothermal heat-pump system utilizing the property’s spring, the home feels comfortable and secure in every season. Down the steps, a private area suited for houseguests or multiple generations of family, as well as a 400-bottle wine cellar and large walk-in cedar closet await. Three bedrooms, two baths, a small kitchen and a screened porch provide a retreat from upper-story gatherings or ground-level access to the pool, pond, gardens, additional water features and lawns.
At home on Merrybell Lane, there’s no need to book a flight to escape the bustle of city life for weekend relaxation or the lush gardens and water features of a resort. Pull your kayak from the property’s shed and watch water birds or foxes while gliding on the spring-fed pond. Relax with a glass of wine, pulled from the wine cellar, while admiring lotuses and lilies or listening to water as it cascades over a low stone wall and bubbles in a brook ending at a small fish pond.
Charming small town Kennett Square’s upscale restaurants, cafes and boutiques are minutes away from your garages with bays for three cars, including plugs for a Tesla and an electric BMW. Past the woodlands, greet a few neighbors or continue to routes and transportation for easy access to New York, Wilmington, Baltimore, D.C. and beyond. When the trip is done, return to the serenity of home
810 Merrybell has been SOLD
Contact Margot today to schedule a showing.