770 Godfrey Rd, VILLANOVA Property Listing: MLS® #PADE395230

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.

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  • Price$14,650,000
  • Beds10
  • Baths12½
  • Sq. Ft.19,000
  • Acres16.93
  • Built1933

770 Godfrey Rd, VILLANOVA

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.

Essential Information

  • MLS® #PADE395230
  • Price$14,650,000
  • Bedrooms10
  • Bathrooms12.50
  • Full Baths11
  • Half Baths3
  • Square Footage19,000
  • Acres16.93
  • Year Built1933
  • TypeResidential
  • Sub-TypeDetached
  • StyleCarriage House, Converted Barn, Cottage, Traditional
  • StatusActive

Amenities

  • AmenitiesMaster Bath(s), Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Wpool Jets, Wet Bar/Bar, Intercom, Bar, Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Chair Railing, Crown Molding, Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Lvl BR, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Exposed Beams, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Walk-in Closet(s), Shades/Blinds, Wine Storage, Wood Floors
  • UtilitiesCable TV, Phone, Water Available, Sewer Available
  • ParkingDW - Circular, Paved Driveway, Paved Parking, Private
  • # of Garages7
  • GaragesGarage - Side Entry, Garage Door Opener, Inside Access, Oversized
  • ViewGarden/Lawn, Panoramic, Scenic Vista, Trees/Woods
  • Has PoolYes
  • PoolPool (In-Ground), Heated

Exterior

  • ExteriorStone
  • Exterior FeaturesTennis Court(s), Lawn Sprinkler, Exterior Lighting, Extensive Hardscape, BBQ Grill, Outbuilding Apartment, Play Area, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Water Falls, Deck(s), Patio, Porch(es), Balcony, Fence, Decorative Fence, Split Rail Fence, Wood Fence, Pool (In-Ground)
  • Lot DescriptionLevel, Sloping, Open, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s), Cleared, Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Not In Development, Private, Secluded
  • WindowsReplacement, Casement, Double Pane, Energy Efficient, Insulated
  • RoofPitched, Wood

Additional Information

  • Date ListedFebruary 1st, 2019
  • Days on Market79
  • ZoningRES

Community Information

  • Address770 Godfrey Rd
  • AreaRadnor Twp (10436)
  • SubdivisionNONE AVAILABLE
  • CityVILLANOVA
  • CountyDELAWARE-PA
  • StatePA
  • Zip Code19085

Interior

  • Interior FeaturesEfficiency, Flat, Floor Plan-Open
  • AppliancesOven-Double, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Built-In Microwave, Built-In Range, Dryer, Energy Star Appliances, Exhaust Fan, Extra Refrg/Frz, Icemaker, Microwave, Oven-Self Cleaning, Oven/Range-Gas, Range hood, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater, Water Heater - High-Efficiency
  • HeatingHot Water, Radiant, Zoned, Programmable Thermostat
  • CoolingCentral A/C
  • FireplaceYes
  • # of Fireplaces9
  • FireplacesMantel(s), Stone
  • # of Stories2
  • Stories2 Story

School Information

  • DistrictRADNOR TOWNSHIP
  • ElementaryITHAN
  • MiddleRADNOR M
  • HighRADNOR H

Listing Details

  • Listing OfficeKurfiss Sotheby's Int'l Realty
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Listing information last updated on April 20th, 2019 at 2:30pm EDT.