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Situated on 67 acres in one of the Philadelphia Main Line~s most exclusive areas, Linden Hill is a singular opportunity for estate living or further development. The main residence and its dependencies are in excellent condition, having been magnificently maintained by the present owners. The property is notable for its world-class architecture and its very private, park-like setting. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, the property was owned for more than 50 years by the Dorrance family of Campbell~s Soup Company. Enter Linden Hill~s very secluded grounds and travel past fenced pastures and stone outbuildings reminiscent of the quaintest of French villages. An initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker~s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. Soon, at the end of a narrow walled lane, the magnificent manor house and cour d'honneur reveals itself, a majestic example of French Normandy-inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds. As a picturesque legacy property that can also serve as a family retreat, look no farther than the timeless and spectacular Linden Hill. Square footage calculation is approximate for the main residence only.

  • Price:
  • $23,950,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 11
  • Full Baths:
  • 8
  • Half Baths:
  • 2
  • Square Footage:
  • 14,467
  • Acreage:
  • 67.70
  • Year Built:
  • 1930
  • MLS #:
  • PAMC638856
  • Street Address:
  • 1543 Monk Rd
  • City:
  • Gladwyne
  • State:
  • PA
  • Postal Code:
  • 19035
  • County:
  • Montgomery
  • Area:
  • Lower Merion Twp (10640)
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • Listing Status:
  • For Sale - Active


  • Basement Type:
  • Full, Outside Entrance, Partially Finished
  • Building Security:
  • Fire Detection System, Monitored, Motion Detectors, Security System, Smoke Detector
  • Dwelling Type:
  • Detached
  • Exterior Features:
  • Bbq Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Tennis Court(s), Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Other
  • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
  • 14467
  • Finished Square Feet:
  • 14467
  • Fireplace:
  • Yes
  • Flooring:
  • Marble, Wood
  • Has Basement:
  • Yes
  • Interior Features:
  • Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Sprinkler System, Walk-In Closet(s), Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Additional Stairway, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railings, Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Wine Storage, Window Treatments
  • Other Buildings:
  • 2nd House, Barn/Farm Building, Barn/Stable, Cabana/Pool House, Carriage House, Garage(s), Guest House, Horse Stable, Machine Shed, Pool Equipment Shed, Poultry House, Storage Barn/Shed, Tenant House
  • Other Buildings:
  • Above Grade, Below Grade
  • Square Footage Source:
  • Assessor
  • Stories:
  • 2
  • Style:
  • Manor
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 14467
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Tile
  • Year Built:
  • 1930
  • Year Built Source:
  • Assessor


  • Approximate Lot Size Range Source:
  • Assessor
  • Lot Features:
  • Backs To Trees, Cleared, Front Yard, Level, No Thru Street, Not In Development, Open, Partly Wooded, Pond, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, Secluded, Sideyard(s), Sloping, Stream/Creek, Subdivision Possible, Trees/Wooded, Vegetation Planting
  • Lot Square Footage:
  • 2949012.00
  • Road Type:
  • Paved


  • Days On Market:
  • 354
  • Excluded:
  • See Agent
  • Included In Sale:
  • See Agent
  • On Market Date:
  • 2020-12-28
  • Originating Mls:
  • Bright
  • Special Conditions Of Sale:
  • Standard
  • Terms:
  • Cash, Conventional


  • Location Description:
  • Suburban
  • Street Type:
  • Road
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • Tax Municipality:
  • Lower Merion Twp


  • City Taxes:
  • 12273.00
  • County Taxes:
  • 10639.00
  • Price Per Square Foot:
  • 1655.49
  • Property Taxes:
  • $112,439
  • Tax Year:
  • 2021


  • Full Bathrooms On Main Level:
  • 5.00
  • Full Bathrooms On Upper Level:
  • 5
  • Room Description:
  • Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, In-Law/Aupair/Suite, Laundry, Other, Bedroom 6, Primary Bathroom


  • Attached Garage Capacity:
  • 10
  • Fence:
  • Decorative, Split Rail, Invisible
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 10.00
  • Garage Description:
  • Garage Door Opener, Oversized
  • Has Garage:
  • Yes
  • Parking Description:
  • Circular Driveway, Private
  • Parking Spaces:
  • 10
  • Parking Type:
  • Detached Garage, Driveway, On Street
  • Pool Description:
  • Yes - Personal


  • Appliances:
  • Built-In Range, Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Icemaker, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
  • Cooling Fuel:
  • Natural Gas
  • Cooling System:
  • Central A/C
  • Electricity:
  • Underground, Generator, 440 Volts, 200+ Amp Service
  • Existing Water:
  • Public
  • Heating:
  • Hot Water
  • Heating Fuel:
  • Natural Gas
  • Sewage Type:
  • On Site Septic
  • Water Heater:
  • Natural Gas


  • Listing Provided By Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

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