Palace of Versailles imitation French château in Pennsylvania lists for $12M


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Philadelphia’s prestigious Main Line just got a taste of European opulence with this jaw-dropping listing, asking approximately $12 million.

Behold the Palace of Versailles-inspired French château, a masterpiece crafted by the renowned architect F.L. Bissinger.

This regal residence sprawls over 7 acres in the leafy haven of Gladwyne, and it’s not just a home — it’s a lifestyle.

Designed with all the flair of the famed French castle, this estate is a visual feast. Think tiered limestone terraces, arches, turrets and chimneys that would make even the French blush.

Manicured rose gardens and Bellagio fountains surround the property, providing a backdrop that’s straight out of a fairytale.

Step inside, and you’ll find yourself in a world where luxury knows no bounds. An Italian-inspired wine tasting room? Check. A grand ballroom? Of course. A hidden staircase in the formal library? Absolutely.

The tree-lined driveway leading to the mansion.VistaBee

The grand foyer. VistaBeeThe kitchen. VistaBeeA view of the open floor plan. VistaBee

But that’s just the beginning. This castle boasts an automated movie theater, a two-table massage room, a sauna, a gym, indoor and outdoor pools, a salon, a barber shop, a two-lane bowling alley and a nine-car garage.

The property occupies nearly 30,000 square feet, with seven bedrooms and 16 bathrooms.

The grand gate opens to a tree-lined drive. The floor plan, designed for grand parties or intimate gatherings, flows seamlessly from room to room, extending to tiered limestone terraces.

The grand hall, perfect for entertaining, boasts soaring ceilings, fluted pilasters and a hand-carved dual staircase. French doors open to terraces, connecting the living room, piano room, and the heart of the home — the kitchen.

The formal dining room. VistaBeeA dining room. WeFilmPhilly

The home boasts several pools. VistaBeeA formal living room. WeFilmPhillyThe wet bar. VistaBee

The kitchen boasts marble-topped islands, onyx backsplashes and a cozy fireplace sitting area. The first-floor spaces continue to impress with an Italian-inspired wine tasting room, a formal dining room, a sunlit breakfast room, and a family room with 20-plus-foot ceilings and a saltwater aquarium.

Upstairs, the primary suite is a haven of luxury with gas fireplaces, sitting rooms, balconies, and not one but two lavish baths.

But the indulgence doesn’t stop inside. The lower terrace boasts an infinity pool, an outdoor gourmet kitchen, a fireplace and a view that will make you forget you’re just 20 minutes from Philadelphia. Three additional carriage homes, a lighted tennis court and a motor court complete the picture.

The library/study. WeFilmPhillyOne of seven bedrooms. VistaBeeOne of 16 bathrooms. VistaBee

The movie theater. VistaBeeThe grand hall. WeFilmPhillyAnother bedroom. VistaBee

Lisa Ciccotelli with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach holds the listing.

“The estate is an architectural masterpiece custom-built over a four-year period designed by an award-winning architect,” Ciccotelli told The Post.

“As a realtor for more than 20 years, I can honestly say there is nothing like this exquisite estate in the region — or likely across the country.”

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