Arbor Hill, the most significant estate in Philadelphia
Coming out of the skilled hands of the guy that designed the New York University, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, Dubai and the Kimmel Center, Rafael Viñoly, the 7111 “Arbor Hill” is the largest property in Philadelphia. Detailed by Sills & Huniford design team, it is built over 70 acres of beautiful landscape, with a residence that measures around 40,000 sq ft – this world class estate is boasting with opulence and luxury.
Situated only 90 minutes away from New York, 30 minutes away from Philadelphia’s City Center and 2 hours away from Washington DC, the estate is well placed and easily accessible. Being both a cozy home and a piece of artwork, the construction may easily rival many of the world class touristic destinations.
The estate may as well be considered a perfect destination for families with kids, or, just a lounge spot and entertainment facility. There’s a supplementary 20,000 sq ft area, a “Play House” actually, with open and closed tennis courts, two stone farm houses and a coquette pool with its own house.
The main residence is a stand-alone luxury monument, showing elegance, pride and irreproducible style. Every line of the building flows beautifully, the landscapes are simply breathtaking, the shapes are pure and everything is well designed and thought in such a manner that they show both efficiency and sleekness.
The mansion is divided into three main sections: the east wing comprises two dining rooms, the south wing contains a huge living room, media-room and grand-foyer and the north wing, which is family-based and designed. The east and south wings have a tower as meeting point, a private study-spot with all due formality. The Master Suite is located on the second floor, connected to the tower retreat through beautiful stairs, permitting one to enjoy the all-around view of the property. There are also separate terraces for the bedrooms, guest rooms and luxurious bathrooms.
The interior is swimming in a sea of contrasts – huge windows and doors, exquisite furniture and superb decorations. The materials used are both rare and expensive, like glass, stone, wood and Venetian glazed plaster. All these are carried outside by the lines, into a beautiful courtyard and breathtaking surroundings.
You can have all these, for a “small” price of $30 million.