770 Godfrey Road,  Villanova PA, 19085

(Active)
$14,650,000
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10 beds, 11 Full/3 Half baths, 19,000 sqft
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MLS# PADE395230
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Description for 770 Godfrey Road Villanova, PA 19085
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. www.770godfreyrd.com
Price
$14,650,000
None Available
DELAWARE
10
11 Full/3 Half
19,000 (approx)
PADE395230
Active
Description
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. www.770godfreyrd.com
Listing Information
Property Type: Single Family, Cottage, Traditional, 2 Story, Carriage House
10 11 Full/3 Half
0 16.93 Acres County Assessor
19,000 (approx) $771.05 1933
Yes-4 spaces Stone
None Available
Pinemar Construction/ Renovations
Common Hot Water Heater, Gas Water Heater, Public
Public Sewer
Underground, Cable TV, Telephone
Neighborhood
School Information
District: Radnor Township
ITHAN RADNOR M RADNOR H
Room Information
Bathrooms
11 3
Family Room, Inlaw Suite, Kitchen, Laundry Room, Living Room
Master Bathroom
Dining Area, Formal
Butler Pantry, Eat-In Kitchen, Gourmet Kitchen, Island
Whirlpool Bath
Interior Features
19,000 Sq. Ft. Above Ground
Double Oven, Range-Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Microwave, Range/Oven Built-in, Dryer, Exhaust Fan/Hood, Ice Maker, Self-Cleaning Oven, Gas Range/Cooktop, Range Hood, Appliance Center, Washer, Intercom System
Tile, Marble, Wood, Stone
Central Air, Gas
Gas Heat, Hot Water, Radiant, Zone
3
Stained Glass, Casement, Double Pane, Insulated
9, Mantle, Stone, Fireplace
Security System
Skylight, Breakfast Area, Built-Ins, Crown Molding, Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lights, Wainscoting, Walk-in Closets, Window Treatment, Wood Floors, Cathedral/vaulted Ceiling, High Ceiling
Exterior / Lot Features
4 Garage Spaces, 27 Parking Spaces, Street Parking, Circular Driveway, Paved Driveway, Private, Oversized Parking, Driveway
Stone
Deck, Patio, Porch, Balcony
Sprinkler System
Wood Shingle, Pitched
Pool
In-ground, Heated
Panoramic, Scenic, Trees/Woods
0X0
RES
Sloped, Level
Other, Split Rail, Wood
Tennis Court, Exterior Lighting, Grill - Outdoors, Out Building, Playground, Waterfall, Front Yard, Back Yard, Side Yard, Landscaped, Golf Course, Secluded, Level, Sloped, Open, Clear lot
Driving Directions
Take Rt. 320 (Sproul Rd) to Godfrey or Darby-Paoli Rd to Godfrey near Overbrook Golf Course
Financial Considerations
$39,479
2018
Listing Price History

Villanova Real Estate

Villanova is located in Pennsylvania. Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085 has a population of 8,734.

The median household income in Villanova, Pennsylvania 19085 is $159,000. The median household income for the surrounding county is $64,174 compared to the national median of $53,482. The median age of people living in Villanova 19085 is 21.3 years.

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