The manor house at North Wales is unparalleled in beauty, stature, and construction, making it truly one of the great manors in the country. The circa 1776 Georgian-style, four-story center section of the original house is the central focus of the manor and was enhanced by expansive and nearly identical Colonial Revival-style gabled wings that were added on either side between 1916 and 1920.
Today, the manor is a 22-bedroom, eighteen-bay, stone masonry manor with an English basement, slate roof, copper gutters, and ten stone chimneys. The formal indoor entertaining spaces include grand dining, living, and sun rooms, and a comfortable drawing room and library. The large, professional kitchen boasts three refrigerators, six sinks, double ovens, and granite counters and is supported by a walk-in butler’s pantry and silver vault. The lower level includes a rustic pub and billiard room, wine cellar, winner’s circle, gun and gardener’s rooms, and numerous storage rooms.
Period architectural features include the eighteenth century floor plan, intricate moldings, elaborate mantels and cornices, Delft tile and marble fireplace surrounds, Tuscan columns and pediments, and elegant fixtures that have all been superbly crafted and meticulously maintained. The indoor living spaces are further complemented by large covered porches and open terraces, an orchid room, and adjacent pool and tennis court.
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