A rare opportunity! Originally built in 1940, this classic 5BR, 4.3 BA colonial has been scrupulously renovated and updated to offer state-of-the-art amenities throughout. Among the brand new spaces are a fabulous kitchen with superior finishes and high end appliances - Calcutta Gold marble counter tops, La Cornue range, custom cabinetry, Miele dishwasher and Belgian Blackstone flooring; a breakfast room with large picture window overlooking flagstone patios and gorgeous landscaping; a new family room with built ins, gas fireplace and Fr. doors to walled patio. The master bedroom has been reconfigured extending the ceiling to the 3rd floor; the master bath is beyond words! There is extensive marble throughout, a steam shower, stand alone tub and even Fr. doors to a Juliet balcony overlooking private grounds. Every room has undergone renovation, new gas and sewer lines, new electrical and cable lines (whole house has been hardwired for multimedia, wireless and internet) new detached 2 car garage. The newly finished basement includes a powder room, rec room with projection TV, exposed stone walls and glass enclosed wine storage area. As you might expect, there are many lovely traditional features including refinished random width hardwood flooring, restored hardware on original solid wood doors and exquisite moldings - both old and new. A custom suspended arch of egg and dart molding is a striking addition which defines the dining room. This meticulous attention to detail goes beyond the residence itself and extends to the entire property. Award winning landscape designers (Burke Bros) have created an outdoor paradise encompassing the full two fenced acres. There are several flagstone patios and pathways, custom plantings and perennial beds, a salt water pool with outdoor shower, and tennis court. The views from the charming covered sun porch, the second floor terrace and the back yard playhouse are outstanding. Access from the house to the yard can be found in several areas of the living room, the den and family room. The yard has an irrigation system, including the urns and there is timed lighting, even on the gate post entry. It is hard to believe that this grand, private country estate is so close to Chestnut Hill, expressways and trains for an easy commute to downtown Philadelphia and only a minute or so to convenience shopping in Flourtown. This is truly spectacular and must be seen. Extensive lists of improvements and amenities are available.