265 Scaife Road, Sewickley, PA 15143 | Piatt Sotheby's International Realty
265 Scaife Road, Sewickley, PA 15143
6full 2halfbaths
5.97acre lot

Introducing Sunnymede, an exquisite estate set atop Scaife Road in Sewickley Heights, epitomizing timeless elegance. Conceived in 1922, Sunnymede is a masterpiece inspired by a French chateau in the Loire Valley, designed by the esteemed architect William Boyd Jr. The estate's enchanting gardens were curated by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, celebrated for Manhattan's Central Park, while the distinguished Albert Filoni, known for his work on Benedum Center and Heinz Hall, designed the elegant pool house. Spanning nearly six acres, the Sunnymede estate comprises a main residence, a pool house, a greenhouse and a one-bedroom garage apartment atop a three-car garage. The main home boasts seven bedrooms, six full baths, and two half baths. The intricately carved front door opens to a striking black and white checkered marble foyer, complete with a discreetly placed bar, perfect for welcoming guests. The entrance hall grants access to the Great Room, Covered Patio, Library, and Dining Room, each offering breathtaking views of the immaculate gardens – a design that seamlessly melds entertainment and daily living. The Great Room enchants with its soaring cathedral ceiling, exposed wooden beams, wide plank walnut floors with chestnut strips, and a gas fireplace adorned with a stunning marble surround. French doors lead to a covered patio, featuring stone pillars that harmonize with the exterior stone elements. The Library exudes opulence with its cherry wood, egg and dart molding, built-ins, and gas fireplace. An expansive bay window reveals enchanting views of the formal gardens. Further down the entry hall, lies the formal dining room, showcasing elegant wall moldings, a gas fireplace, and French doors that open to the heart of the gardens, highlighting a captivating garden pool with a soothing fountain. The left wing of the home houses an open-concept kitchen, family room and breakfast room. A thoughtfully placed cabinetry island provides ample storage and defines the breakfast room space. The kitchen features a peninsula and island, each with seating, and surfaces of polished quartz and green marble. Sunlight pours through numerous windows, casting enchanting garden views. The kitchen is equipped to delight culinary enthusiasts with its array of Sub-Zero appliances, dual dishwashers, double oven, and Viking range. The family room offers a relaxed ambiance with its coffered ceiling and seamless access to the spacious mudroom, lower-level theater room and gym. The main staircase leads to the luxurious primary suite. The lavish bathroom showcases ming green marble flooring, white marble countertops and a soaking tub with garden views and a see through shower. The generous dressing room offers an abundance of closets, accommodating even the most extensive wardrobe. Down the hall are the main laundry room and three bedrooms that boast ensuite baths and large closets. The back stairs lead to the open-concept area below and another set of stairs ascends to the expansive third floor with three more bedrooms, two baths and two bonus rooms. The Pool house, pergola and surrounding area exude a sense of luxury and relaxation. The pool house features an open-concept living and dining space alongside the kitchen and a full bathroom, constructed with impeccable attention to detail, as if it were part of the original design of the main house. Ascend the spiral staircase to discover a second story, perfect for lounging or repurposing as a creative space. Above the three-car garage is a living space that includes a full kitchen, sunroom, two living rooms, a full bathroom and bedroom. Beyond the Greenhouse lies an ideal area for cultivating an extensive vegetable or fruit garden. The majestic formal gardens, resplendent in every season, offer an unparalleled sense of tranquility. A stone wall runs along the rear of the garden, with a valley scattered with trees below.

  • Historic / Antique
  • Privacy
  • Stone
  • Wood Siding
  • Covered Terraces
  • Gardens
  • Sprinkler System
  • Carriage House
  • Water Feature
  • Patio
  • Balcony / Lanai
  • 4+ Fireplaces
  • Hardwood
  • Marble
  • Tile
  • 3 Car Garage
  • In-Home Gym
  • In-law Suite
  • Walk-in Closet
  • Exercise Area
  • Screen Room
  • Wine Cellar
  • High Tech Cabling
  • Fireplace in Master BR
  • Dry Bar
  • Beam -Ceilings
  • Cathedral Ceilings
  • Bay/Bow Window
  • Slate Roof
  • Library
  • Media Room / Home Theater
  • Staff Quarters
  • Guest Suite
  • Garden
  • Municipal Water
  • Jacuzzi Tub
  • Detached Garage
  • Security System
  • Workshop
  • Marble Countertop
  • Eat-in Kitchen
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Designer Kitchen
  • Center Island
  • Inground
Liza Barry Christ
Piatt Sotheby's International Realty

265 Scaife Road
Sewickley, PA 15143