Get Ready To Dress The Part At A Gentleman’s Estate In Pennsylvania’s Radnor Hunt

Exterior view of a home with manicured lawn and driveway.
This Georgian Colonial residence has an air of classic sophistication. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

You don’t need to dress in a frock coat, breeches and boots, but you will certainly feel the urge to ride to hounds once you get a look at 10 Court Run, a wonderful country property in the heart of Radnor Hunt in Willistown Township, Pennsylvania.

Set on 3.8 acres and featuring beautiful indoor and outdoor living spaces, this Georgian Colonial residence boasts a number of factors that make this five-bed, six-and-a-half bath, 8,869 square foot house stand out, says Lorna Isen of Long & Foster Real Estate. First is the location in the heart of Radnor Hunt, the special privacy in this gentleman’s estate that is totally protected yet offers stunning views.

aerial view of the home and surrounding trees

Protected by a balance of trees that grant privacy and large sprawling lawns, there is plenty of room to breathe in fresh air without feeling completely in the woods. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

“The construction, the solidity, is remarkable ― you can feel it as you walk in. It was built with attention to detail and maintained with love. The layout of the house is very open and very grand. It is appropriately proportioned and warm yet has huge scale. You cannot replicate this level of construction at this price today.”

The property has distinctive levels. The first floor has a grand, two-story foyer, sweeping staircase and limestone flooring. The foyer is flanked by a spacious living room and dining room, each with a gas fireplace. The great room has a rugged stone wall, fireplace, wood beams, wall of windows and French doors leading to an outdoor courtyard. A very large kitchen features handcrafted Rutt cabinetry, a walk-in pantry and breakfast room with a stone wall, fireplace and access to the patio. 

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interior view of the home with stone walls.

Stone detailing and built in cabinets add a sense of sophistication to this great room. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

Indoor-outdoor living is a theme. A sunroom lets in the light via walls of windows and a glass ceiling, and a screened-in porch is ready for summer. An office’s bay window overlooks the sunroom. Other first-floor amenities include a formal powder room, mud room, laundry room, full bathroom, second staircase and access to an oversized three- car garage. 

Head upstairs to the splendid master bedroom suite and its gas fireplace, built-ins, en-suite master bathroom (with access to an ample balcony), walk-in closet and reading room (with another balcony). There are four other bedrooms, three bathrooms, another laundry room, and an outsized bright family room.

Interior view of a bedroom with white walls and a fireplace

The sophisticated feel is carried over to the bedroom in its classic finishes and gas fireplace. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

A staircase leads to a huge attic ready for your creative touch or used for extra storage space. There’s another family room on a lower level with a fireplace, wet bar and bathroom plus a gym that has direct outdoor access. 

Isen, who has been selling luxury estates in the area for more than 20 years, points out that the property is “positioned very well, a short hop to the Paoli train station with direct access to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City” as well as Brandywine Regional Airport (15 minutes away, for private planes and charter flights). For commercial travel, Philadelphia International Airport is 20 miles away and the Philadelphia city center is about 30 miles away.

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interior view of the dining room with lovely red walls and wood flooring

The home, despite feeling peaceful and away from the bustle of city life, is just 30 miles away from downtown Philadelphia. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

West of Philadelphia, the entire Main Line area has an abundance of significant buildings and sprawling estates, some of which date to the 19th century― — American history unfolds as you take a drive through its many bucolic small towns. The borough of Malvern (about 3,000 residents) dates to the Victorian era and reflects its heritage through Victorian facades and street lamps and brick pavers in the business district. It‘s a pedestrian-friendly town with antique and gift shops along King Street. Bonus points: Isen notes that Malvern and Willistown Township, as well as other nearby towns have excellent restaurants. 

Aerial view of the home surrounded by lush trees

The home is among estates that speak to the history of the area, combining classic architecture with heritage. (Long & Foster Real Estate)

A unique slice of history is two miles away: Radnor Hunt, founded in 1883, bills itself as the oldest continuous hunt club in the United States. It features 100 acres of pastoral countryside and is surrounded by 6,000 acres of preserved open space in Willistown Township. 

Maybe you will need that frock coat, breeches and boots after all.