An exceptional property in Malvern that has been designed and changed multiple times over the past 28 years using only local materials has hit the market for $2.75 million, looking for a new owner that will consider the home as a relaxing, rejuvenating retreat.
Referred to as the “End of the Beginning,” the 2.7-acre property was originally built in 1989, and for the past three decades has been renovated and added onto with the help of architect Helena van Vliet and contractors John Diament and Larry Grace.
The property is an example of biophilic architecture, which aims to connect nature with man-made environments. The acreage is filled with multiple structures that include the two-story stone home, a garage, and another circular guest house.
Scattered throughout the property and within the homes are 33 pieces of permanent artwork, from Greg Leavitt’s steel and copper trees at the entrance to lighting by Warren Muller.
The home, the architect says, is meant to encourage movement and exploration, similar to the nearby Wharton Esherick House designed by Louis Kahn.
For an even closer look at the biophilic home, take a video tour and listen to an interview with the architect.
- 25 Mount Laurel, Malvern [Laura Caterson and Dana Zdancewicz, BHHS Fox & Roach]