Listed in the National Registrar of Historic Places, Rondelay occupies a magnificent 30 acre hilltop property overlooking the eastern bank of the Brandywine Creek. Once the centerpiece of a large dairy farm, this early 19th century farmhouse was built as the home for members of the George Brinton family, Birmingham Township’s founding family which traces its roots to 1684. The present home dates from approximately 1930 and is the focal point of a beautifully landscaped estate with horse stable, garages, carriage house and barn ruins.
R.C. Legnini company in conjunction with John Milner Architects completely restored the property to a new level of distinction. A covered porch, three dormers and numerous stone patios and garden walls were added in period detail to the exterior of the house. Of critical importance to the owners was the modernizing of the interior without disturbing its old world character. The house required all new mechanicals and extensive custom millwork to repair generations of patchwork and neglect. Casings and crowns, wainscots and mantles, doors and cabinets were all moved, modified or matched in the new living space. Today Rondelay stands as a testament to a bygone era while at the same time displaying the resources and talents of today’s craftsmen and women.Rondelay Estate