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770 Godfrey Rd, Villanova, PA 19085
10 Beds
14 Baths
19,000 sqft

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Offering privacy and timeless sophistication, this 17-acre estate just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City was once a prized piece of Ardrossan, the most extraordinary estate on Philadelphia~s esteemed Main Line. Now known as Albermarle, this collection of masterfully and recently restored and expanded, English-style stone buildings is set behind a gated entry and feels like your own 21st-century village: A main residence, guest house, entertainment barn, pool and tennis court now serve as a much-loved family gathering place with a clock tower building used by the owner as a small, well-outfitted, high-tech headquarters for his business interests. Every piece of the estate has been fine-tuned for today~s lifestyles and is complemented by Chuck Gale~s picturesque hardscaping and landscaping and vista views of conservancy land. Importantly, this hidden world, located in a prime ZIP code, offers very reasonable property taxes. Inside the main house, the expansive open floor plan showcases generously proportioned living, dining and great rooms and one of the best chef~s kitchens on the Main Line. Plentiful windows and French doors embrace the exceptional setting and allow for indoor-outdoor flow. Fireplaces stand ready for winter evenings. Formal living and dining rooms are comfortably sized for entertaining. The expansive kitchen readily meets the demands of the largest events in both its design and array of pro-grade appliances, but its casual, fireside dining area no doubt will be a favorite for every day. A grand-scale great room, lodge-like in its feel, offers a soaring fireplace, wet bar, and access to a wine cellar. The views from the extensive patios and other outdoor spaces feel endless. Closing out the main floor is a paneled study, designed to be a quiet retreat, an en suite bedroom, bonus and Laundry rooms. Private quarters are on the second floor. There is a spacious, sumptuous main bedroom suite two additional en suites and an office, offering a total of six bedrooms in the main residence. A separate, charming stone guest house, set up as a ~twin~ and fully updated with two separate and complete living spaces, provides four additional bedrooms. The clock tower offices, also fully restored right down to the timepiece in the tower, now house a reception area, two executive offices, three additional offices, board room with video/large screen equipment, Cat-5 wiring, kitchen, two full baths and four oversized garage bays. For entertaining, the rebuilt, all-season stone bank barn has it all: game/media areas, wet bar, fitness space on the upper level and two bathrooms. This building also offers three additional parking bays for a total of seven on the property. Plan on warm-weather entertaining by the pool, where its lounge area and fireplace are seamlessly integrated into expert hardscaping, and the views are breathtaking. For the buyer seeking a complete, turnkey residence to center family life, business and entertaining, within walking distance to golf and country club facilities, along with a legacy property that offers an exclusive heritage, look no further than the Main Line~s Albermarle. ***Please note: Selected interior photos have been digitally staged to refresh the home~s appearance.
  • Price:
  • $13,950,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 10
  • Full Baths:
  • 11
  • Half Baths:
  • 3
  • Square Footage:
  • 19,000
  • Acreage:
  • 16.93
  • Year Built:
  • 1933
  • Listing ID #:
  • PADE395230
  • Street Address:
  • 770 Godfrey Rd
  • City:
  • Villanova
  • State:
  • Pennsylvania
  • Postal Code:
  • 19085
  • County:
  • Delaware
  • Community:
  • Radnor Twp (10436)
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • Listing Status:
  • Active
5
out of 5

Ithan Elementary School
Public
K-5
435 students
13 student/
teacher
5
out of 5

Radnor Middle School
Public
6-8
900 students
11 student/
teacher
5
out of 5

Radnor Senior High School
Public
9-12
1525 students
13 student/
teacher
  • Builder:
  • Pinemar Construction/ Renovations
  • Building Condition:
  • Average+
  • Building Security:
  • Security System
  • Doors And Windows:
  • French, Insulated
  • Dwelling Type:
  • Detached
  • Exterior Features:
  • Tennis Court(s), Lawn Sprinkler, Exterior Lighting, Extensive Hardscape, Bbq Grill, Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Water Falls
  • Finished Above Ground Square Footage:
  • 19000
  • Finished Square Feet:
  • 19000
  • Fireplace:
  • Yes
  • Fireplace:
  • Mantel(s), Stone
  • Flooring:
  • Wood, Tile/Brick, Stone, Marble
  • Interior Features:
  • Master Bath(s), Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Whirlpool/Hottub, Wet/Dry Bar, Intercom, Dining Area, Bar, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Efficiency, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Flat, Floor Plan - Open, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Gourmet, Kitchen - Island, Exposed Beams, Kitchen - Table Space, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-In Closet(s), Window Treatments, Wine Storage, Wood Floors
  • Square Footage Source:
  • Estimated
  • Stories:
  • 2
  • Style:
  • Carriage House, Converted Barn, Cottage, Traditional
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 19000
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Pitched, Wood
  • View:
  • Garden/Lawn, Panoramic, Scenic Vista, Trees/Woods
  • Windows:
  • Replacement, Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Insulated
  • Year Built:
  • 1933
  • Year Built Source:
  • Assessor
  • Approximate Lot Size Range Source:
  • Assessor
  • Lot Features:
  • Level, Sloping, Open, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Sideyard(s), Cleared, Backs To Trees, Landscaping, Not In Development, Private, Secluded
  • Lot Square Footage:
  • 737471.00
  • Days On Market:
  • 259
  • Excluded:
  • See Agent
  • Included In Sale:
  • See Agent
  • Originating Mls:
  • Bright
  • Special Conditions Of Sale:
  • Standard
  • Terms:
  • Cash, Conventional
  • Cross Street:
  • Darby Paoli
  • Street Type:
  • Road
  • Subdivision:
  • None Available
  • Tax Municipality:
  • Radnor Twp
  • Price Per Square Foot:
  • 734.21
  • Property Taxes:
  • $39,479
  • Tax Year:
  • 2018
  • Full Bathrooms On Main Level:
  • 6.00
  • Full Bathrooms On Upper Level:
  • 8
  • Laundry:
  • Main Floor
  • Room Description:
  • Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, In-Law/Aupair/Suite, Laundry, Other
  • Horses Allowed:
  • Yes
  • Attached Garage Capacity:
  • 3
  • Detached Garage Capacity:
  • 4
  • Fence:
  • Other, Decorative, Split Rail, Wood
  • Garage Description:
  • Garage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Inside Access, Oversized
  • Has Garage:
  • Yes
  • Parking Description:
  • Circular Driveway, Paved Driveway, Paved Parking, Private
  • Parking Type:
  • Driveway, Other, Attached Garage, Detached Garage
  • Pool Description:
  • Yes - Personal
  • Appliances:
  • Oven - Double, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dryer, Energy Efficient Appliances, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven/Range - Gas, Range Hood, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
  • Cooling Fuel:
  • Natural Gas
  • Cooling System:
  • Central A/C
  • Electricity:
  • Underground
  • Existing Water:
  • Public
  • Heating:
  • Hot Water, Radiant, Zoned, Programmable Thermostat
  • Heating Fuel:
  • Natural Gas
  • Sewage Type:
  • Public Sewer
  • Water Heater:
  • Natural Gas
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The amounts for the Tax, Insurance, and HOA are estimates and not actual amounts.

Your Payment
$1,400/mo
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