$4.6 million ‘storybook castle’ for sale in Penn Township
Want to live a fairy-tale life? That’ll be $4.6 million, please.
Located at 100 Dunrobin Lane in Penn Township, an 8,000-square-foot house dubbed “Storybook Castle” by listing agents Roslyn Neiman and Bonnie Heinecke, sits on 10.8 acres and is modeled after old-timey French homes, filled with imported doors, fireplaces and whole rooms, but featuring modern amenities.
“It was beyond anything I’ve ever seen,” Neiman said, remembering when she first walked into the house. “It was very specific to someone’s taste. The materials were over the top. I’ve never seen materials like that, and I’ve been in the business for 33 years.”
The house, which was built in 2008, boasts seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms, a library imported from Belgium and entire rooms imported from antique castles throughout Europe and fitted to each room in the house.
“It’s only because (the owner) demands the best,” Neiman said about the imported rooms. “I don’t know if there was motivation; they travel the world and that’s what they decided to do, bring over materials from Europe because they liked them. They just went on shopping sprees and found things in their travels and brought them home.”
The ground floor features an entryway where guests can walk into a formal dining room or a sitting room; the kitchen, with a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range and a Miele steamer oven; a separate dining room; family and sitting rooms; a sunroom; a bedroom and a three-car garage, according to floor plans.
Up the stairs, the first floor features two bedrooms to the right with a jack-and-jill bathroom. To the left is the master bedroom with its own bathroom and walk-in closet and two more bedrooms.
The second floor features another bedroom, a studio and a bathroom. A lower floor in the house has a mat room, a games and entertainment area, sitting and family rooms, a bathroom and storage spaces.
The house also has a home movie theater and gym. According to the website for the home, it features several amenities, including: Imported, hand-carved solid marble columns, fireplaces, staircases, wainscot and a kitchen hood; antique imported chandeliers and doors; a customized, handmade mahogany entry door from Honduras; customized handmade iron railings; custom millwork, woodmill-produced products used in construction; crown moldings, medallions and stained glass; French antique doors from a 300-year-old Buddha temple; copper and tin ceilings; three fireplaces and a three-story entry.
Outside, the house has a detached garage, stable, saltwater heated pool, a granite kitchen and bar and patios.
“This home will transport you to a time when life was simply magical,” a website for the home reads. “Experience your own custom-built castle, where classic architecture and modern-day amenities unite.”
The house is in the Penn-Trafford school district and is near the Pennsylvania Turnpike and Route 130.
According to Zillow, the house has more than 4,300 online views. Monthly cost estimates for the house amount to about $25,000.
Take a virtual tour of the home at 100dunrobinlane.com.
Megan Tomasic is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 724-850-1203, [email protected] or via Twitter .