Filed under: Estates
Today Concierge Auctions takes you away to Vezelay, a sprawling equestrian estate in Unionville, Pennsylvania. This home on 51.9 acres goes up for sale on May 10. The property includes a six-stall custom barn and a more than 9,000-square-foot residence. The sale is being conducted in cooperation with Brett Jones and Karen Nader of Brandywine Fine Properties Sotheby's International Realty. The property was originally listed for $6.969 million.
"Vezelay is a true escape, offering rural relaxation, panoramic views, a custom barn and direct access to the Laurels Preserve, a permanently protected natural area," Nader stated. "This property is not just a residence, it's a lifestyle. We look forward to working with Concierge Auctions to find its new owners."
The main home has open, cathedral ceilings leading to a living room with a wood-burning fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Laurels Preserve. Also on the first floor, the chef's kitchen offers arguably some of the best views of the property, and the master bedroom suite is complete with a sitting room with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves and a fireplace. On the second floor of the main home, two bedrooms each offer convenient en-suite bathrooms for guests. The lower level is home to a media room that looks out to the large heated pool. Another bedroom suite includes a walk-in closet and a full bath.
The home was enlarged in 2007 with a two-story addition with additional rooms and amenities. Accessible from the courtyard and the garage or from the main home's interior sunroom and nearby hallway, is the mud room. The addition also has an office and an assistant's office. The office is equipped with two desks and has direct access to a half bathroom between it and a 400-square-foot studio space, which features cathedral ceilings and ample storage below. The second floor of the addition includes a kitchenette, two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom. Two very unique additional spaces include a dollhouse room and a Breyer horse room for children to play.
Outside there is the pool and Jacuzzi spa. Designed by resident Charlotte du Pont Donaldson D'Arcy, the barn has a large tack room, feed room, heated wash stall, main level hay storage, workshop and three oversized garage bays while the second level of the barn has air-conditioned and heated squash court and a small basketball court.
The "live" auction of the Vezelay Estate will be held on May 10. The property is available for preview daily by appointment. For more information call 866-822-0874 or visit www.VezelayAuction.com.