770 GODFREY ROAD

VILLANOVA, PA, 19085

$13,950,000

$734 per ft²
$13,950,000
$734 per ft²
Active
Active
 - For Sale
beds
10 Beds
baths
14 Baths
carpenters-square
19,000 ft²
property_type
Residential
calendar
Built 1933
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.
MLS® ID:
PADE395230
Updated:
9/21/22

Interior Features

Kitchen 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
Total Bedrooms
10
Full Bathrooms
11
Half Bathrooms
3
Interior Features
Primary Bath(s), Skylight(s), Stain/Lead Glass, Whirl Pool/Hot Tub, 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
Floor Description
Wood, Tile/Brick, Stone, Marble
Fireplace
Mantel(s), Stone
Cooling
Central A/C
Heating
Hot Water, Radiant, Zoned, Programmable Thermostat

Exterior/Building Features

Lot Size
16.93 acres lot
Exterior Features
Tennis Court(s), Lawn Sprinkler, Exterior Lighting, Extensive Hardscape, BBQ Grill, Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Water Falls, Deck(s), Patio(s), Porch(es), Balcony, Above Grade
Architectural Style
Carriage House, Converted Barn, Cottage, Traditional
Lot Details
Level, Sloping, Open, Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard(s), Cleared, Backs to Trees, Landscaping, Not In Development, Private, Secluded
Roof
Pitched, Wood
Sewer
Public Sewer

School Information

School District
RADNOR TOWNSHIP
High School
RADNOR H
Middle/Jr High
RADNOR M
Elementary School
ITHAN

Other Property Details

Area Name
Radnor Twp (10436)
Taxes
$111164.00
Tax Frequency
per YEAR
Garage
Yes
Garage Spaces
7
Parking
Circular Driveway, Paved Driveway, Paved Parking, Private
Parking Total
20.0
View
Y
County
DELAWARE
Utilities
Cable TV, Phone, Water Available, Sewer Available
Water Source
Public
Pool
No
Pool Description
In Ground, Heated
Zoning
RES

Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

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