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16 of the Main Line Area’s Most Expensive Homes

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400 College Ave., Haverford. // Photo Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

These prime properties are among the most luxurious on the local market.

Editor’s Note: List prices and availability were accurate at the time of publication. 

Linden Hill
Gladwyne

8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, 14,467 square feet
List price: $23.95 million

Built in 1930, Gladwyne’s Linden Hill was owned for more than half a century by the Dorrance family, founders of Campbell Soup Company. With 68 park-like acres, two glamorous swimming pools, terraces with views of meticulously tended gardens, and its own private aviary, the estate is the epitome of Main Line grandeur.

Plans for the Normandy-style home began in 1928 with drawings by renowned architect Edmund B. Gilchrist. Along with guesthouses and a courtyard reminiscent of an idyllic French village, the property includes a 10-car garage, stables, lodging for staff and a caretaker’s residence topped with a turret.

At 14,467 square feet, the main house offers grand formal rooms for large-scale entertaining and smaller spaces for more relaxed get-togethers. It also boasts eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, marble fireplaces and opulently carved walls paneled in English oak.

The current owner, venture capitalist Robert Burch, had planned to develop the property into a residential village and pub, but he ran into zoning issues. Currently, Linden Hill is listed as a spectacular, one-of-a-kind private estate.

Contact: Lisa Yakulis, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (610) 229-9011.

Linden Hill, Gladwyne. // Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

Albermarle
Villanova

10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, 19,000 square feet
List price: $13.95 million

Once a prized piece of Ardrossan, Albermarle is a 17-acre collection of masterfully restored English-style stone buildings. Built in 1920, it has the feel of a private village, complete with a main residence, guesthouse, entertainment barn, pool and tennis court. The property’s
clock tower building is the high-tech headquarters for the current owner’s business interests.

Contact: Lisa Yakulis, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (610) 229-9011.

Albermarle, Villanova. // Photo Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Fruits
Villanova

7 bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, 10,000 square feet
List price: $9.99 million

Built in 2001, this gated turnkey estate features resort-like amenities. Sited on 4.5 acres, the home features a Hamptons-style pool and pool house, plus an eight-car garage and motor court. Practice your swing year-round in the golf simulation room, then relax in the sauna. Bespoke finishes include a domed ceiling in the library.

Contact: Andrea Desy Edrei, Keller Williams Philadelphia, (215) 627-3500.

The Fruits, Villanova. // Photo Courtesy of Keller Williams Philadelphia.

Heartwood Farm
Newtown Square

8 beds, 9 bathrooms, 14,800 square feet
List price: $9.95 million

In the heart of Radnor Hunt country on 72 rolling acres, Heartwood’s stone farmhouse was designed by celebrated architect R. Brognard Okie. A second house dates back to 1780. The property has two barns with 24 stalls, two tack rooms, two heated wash stalls, a feed room, an office and apartment, and a riding ring. Other outdoor amenities include a lighted tennis court and a swimming pool with cabana.

Contact: Robert Van Alen, BHHS Fox & Roach Unionville, (610) 347-2065.

Heartwood Farm, Newtown Square. // Photo Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Unionville.

Westbourne Woods
Gladwyne

6 beds, 11 bathrooms, 14,738 square feet
List price: $9.15 million

Built in 2002, this Colonial-style home boasts five fireplaces, a theater and a wine cellar. Fitness enthusiasts will appreciate the swimming pool, batting cage and state-of-the-art gym. It’s situated on eight acres, with additional land available for purchase.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

Westbourne Woods, Gladwyne. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

720 N. Spring Mill Road
Villanova

8 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 18,614 square feet
List price: $6.99 million

This Georgian mansion is one of the last remaining local estates from the Gilded Age. It’s a tribute to craftsmanship—restored by the present owners to its original glory and updated for the modern family. The idyllic setting includes sweeping terraces, formal gardens, a greenhouse, a pool, and a pool house with a catering kitchen.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

720 N. Spring Mill Rd., Villanova. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

400 College Ave.
Haverford

6 beds, 11 bathrooms, 13,732 square feet
List price: $4.99 million

This early 20th-century Georgian-style mansion would cost an estimated $26 million to build today, making this list price a steal. With elaborate moldings, parquet floors and a dramatic staircase, it’s no wonder. The grounds are lush, too, with an English garden, a wraparound loggia and a step-down pool.

Contact: Karen Barone, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (215) 735-2225.

400 College Ave., Haverford. // Photo Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

Fenimore
Gladwyne

6 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 12,333 square feet
List price: $4.95 million

One of the last great Main Line estates has been updated with sensitivity to original features—like its Ludowici tile roof. The 5.89-acre grounds are vibrant thanks to mature plantings.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

Fenimore, Gladwyne. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

Portledge
Bryn Mawr

8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 18,896 square feet
List price: $4.9 million

Designed in 1910 by iconic architect Horace Trumbauer, this Georgian Revival mansion marries its original elegance with a contemporary kitchen addition. Great indoor flow and a mosaic-tile swimming pool make it ideal for entertaining.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

Portledge, Bryn Mawr. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

8 Stillmeadow Lane
Malvern

5 beds, 7 bathrooms, 7,000 square feet
List Price: $4.395 million

With sweeping vistas and exceptional privacy, this property earned Home of the Year honors from Custom Home magazine in 1992. The rustic interior blends reclaimed wood and steel. The barrel-vaulted great room has a large fireplace and a gable that mimics barn ruins.

Contact: Robert Van Alen, BHHS Fox & Roach Unionville, (610) 347-2065.

8 Stillmeadow Lane, Malvern. // Photo Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Unionville.

818 Muirfield Road
Bryn Mawr

6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 11,978 square feet
List price: $3.99 million

A circular driveway provides a leadup to this majestic stone home, which was built in 1932 on two lushly landscaped acres. The glamorous pool has a waterfall and is enhanced with Egyptian marble decking, a dressing room, a full bath and a private outdoor shower. The outdoor kitchen has granite counters, a stainless-steel fridge, an icemaker and a barbecue.

Contact: Ivory Hoffman, BHHS Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr, (610) 527-0900.

818 Muirfield Road., Bryn Mawr. // Photo Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Bryn Mawr.

8 Barr Road
Malvern

7 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,250 square feet
List price: $3.95 million

This 20-acre gentleman’s farm in the heart of Radnor Hunt country is anchored by a stone manor home built in 1811. The 10-stall barn has heated tack rooms, hay storage, and a party space with restrooms. There’s also a cottage for staff or guests. 

Contact: Meghan Chorin, BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon, (610) 651-2700.

8 Barr Road, Malvern. // Photo Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Wayne-Devon.

Rocky Crest
Gladwyne

11 beds, 13 bathrooms, 13,185 square feet
List price: $3.95 million

Built in 1906, this grand estate has no shortage of privacy thanks to its 9.5 acres adjoining a 7.5-acre preserve. The latest owners undertook a complete renovation, adding modern amenities while retaining exquisite millwork and soaring ceilings. French doors open to views of manicured gardens. A carriage house features a four-car garage, two apartments and more.

Contact: Carol Ogelsby, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (610) 229-9011.

Rocky Crest, Gladwyne. // Photo Courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.

Beagle Hill Farm
Malvern

5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, 5,816 square feet
List price: $3.6 million

Situated on almost 15 acres at the end of a private lane, this estate home dates back to 1821. A 1930s addition now includes a billiards room with exposed stone walls and leather floors. A spectacular kitchen opens to family and breakfast rooms.

Contact: Paul Czubryt, BHHS Fox & Roach Gladwyne, (610) 896-7400.

Beagle Hill Farm, Malvern. // Photo Courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach Gladwyne.

Graystone
Villanova

5 bedrooms, 8 bathrooms, 7,043 square feet
List price: $3.3 million

Behind its gated entry, Graystone is a tranquil and luxurious estate surrounded by a 39-acre Natural Lands Trust preserve. Built from stone and crowned with a slate roof in 1910, the mansion offers a carved fireplace and other vintage charms—plus a kitchen for the 21st century.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

Graystone, Villanova. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

Sunnybrook
Villanova

8 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 12,106 square feet
List price: $3.1 million

Built in 1813, Sunnybrook was reinvented by the Clothier family in the early 20th century with an elaborate solarium boasting both a fountain and a fireplace. Fireplaces are prevalent throughout—including the foyer, dining room, master bedroom and sitting room. The current owners combined staff rooms to create a stunning all-white kitchen with sweeping views of the garden and pool.

Contact: Lavinia Smerconish, Compass Real Estate, (610) 822-3356.

Sunnybrook, Villanova. // Photo Courtesy of Compass Real Estate.

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