Perfection is a relative term, particularly when that judgment is determined by personal taste. Yet it would be fair to say that Beverstone, a classic DuPont family estate on the scenic Kennett Pike, has achieved that level of excellence. It is a residence of grace and warmth. You are welcomed to a gated property with a grand driveway. It is architecturally impressive and intimate. Presumably this American manor house was named for Beverstone Castle, an early 13th century edifice that still exists as a magnificent ruin near Gloucestershire, England. Built by Thomas Coleman duPont and his wife, Alice, in 1927, the house is solid stone construction in a 7.7-acre, impeccably landscaped setting. Given the inherent privacy and a location across the road from Winterthur Museum, it’s not surprising that the house was home to subsequent members of the duPont family over the years, including Henry and Martha duPont, Beverley duPont and Edward and Ruth duPont. The architecture sets the stage for an interior that accommodates large-scale entertaining and family living in equal measure. The heart of the house is circular, as reflected in an enormous front-to-back entry room defined by the inverse curves of a grand staircase open to three levels. Distinctive decorative millwork begins at ceiling height and introduces architectural character without overwhelming the space. An impeccable design eye guided a renovation that carefully preserved historic elements while introducing stylistic changes and modern updates. The effect is distinctly European yet undeniably original. Common living areas, both formal and informal, are simultaneously inviting and awe inspiring. Just as the house has been flawlessly maintained, every room is superbly appointed. The vast owner suite has the ultimate in comfort and spaciousness. The kitchen, as perfectly appointed as the rest of the house, opens onto a sunroom that feels like part of the garden. The finished lower level is brilliantly conceived and executed in stone and natural light. The interior architecture of the house wears its mantle of history and elegance well. Think elegance without pretention, a difficult achievement that Beverstone manages to capture as few other estate properties have done. The horseshoe shaped driveway, designed to showcase the architecture, and the reclaimed turn-of-the-century granite front staircase reflect the owner’s passion for exterior detail. That same passion was invested in the surrounding gardens, each one promising a unique experience that can only be realized by being there.
Attic, Butlers Pantry, Pantry, Master Bath(s), Recessed Lighting, Skylight(s), Stall Shower, Walk-in Closet(s), Curved Staircase, Tub Shower, Spiral Staircase, Attic/House Fan, Built-Ins
Range hood, Exhaust Fan, Cooktop, Oven-Wall, Oven-Self Cleaning, Refrigerator, Extra Refrg/Frz, Icemaker, Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Washer, Water Heater, Oven-Double, Water Conditioner
Full, Fully Finished, Sump Pump
Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Patio, Tennis Court(s), Udrgrd Lwn Sprnklr, Stone Retaining Walls, Pool (In-Ground), Brick Porch
Front Yard, Landscaping, Level, SideYard(s), Rear Yard, Pond, Trees/Wooded, Not In Development, Private
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc.
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Listing information last updated on September 25th, 2021 at 11:36am EDT.