Listed By:
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
770 Godfrey Road, Villanova, PA
$ 13,450,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PADE2064168
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyDELAWARE
  • CityVillanova
  • AreaRadnor Twp
  • Zip19085
  • StyleCarriage House,Converted Barn,Cottage
  • Year Built1933
  • Taxes$ 114957
  • Price$ 13,450,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms10
  • Half Bathrooms3
  • Sqr Footage19000
  • Lot Size16.93 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

Offering complete privacy, timeless sophistication and endless views, 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 was painstakingly reimagined and created by Pinemar Construction over a 3-year period, 2003-2006, and is set behind a gated entry across from Overbrook Country Club in Villanova. An additional extensive list of recent improvements was also completed this past year. The sun-filled main residence, charming guest houses entertainment barn, pool and tennis court, effortlessly serve as fabulous living and gathering spaces while the original clock tower building efficiently functions as a well-outfitted, high-tech business headquarters with multiple offices, kitchen, 2 bathrooms and board rooms. Every piece of the estate has been fine-tuned for today s lifestyles and is complemented by Chuck Gale s picturesque hardscaping and landscaping with vista views of conservancy land and private hiking trails. Importantly, this hidden world, located in a prime ZIP code, is just minutes from renowned public and private educational institutions, world class golf , equestrian and endless recreational facilities, fabulous dining, shopping and much more. Inside the main house, which was originally constructed to serve as a 40-horse barn for the 1920's Col. Robert Montgomery Estate, the expansive open floor plan showcases a breathtaking foyer with stone fireplace and glimpses of the properties views, generously proportioned living room with glorious vistas and stone fireplace, stunning dining room with beautiful built-ins and a wall of windows, great room with vaulted ceiling, hand crafted beam detail, wet bar and access to a custom wine room, an incredible custom-designed eat-in chef s kitchen with professional appliances, large working island and breakfast room with fireplace, richly paneled office with cozy fireplace, an expansive first floor guest suite with flexible adjacent bonus room, sun-filled laundry room and 2 custom tiled powder rooms. Plentiful windows and French doors embrace the exceptional setting and allow for indoor-outdoor flow to the wrap around flagstone terraces, gardens, pool area, tennis court and secondary buildings. Additional bedrooms are located on the second floor and include an incredible primary suite with entrance foyer, his and hers walk-in dressing rooms and a sumptuous marble bathroom, two additional en- suite bedrooms and an wonderful second floor office, offering a total of 4-6 bedrooms within the main residence. The 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 renovated and restored, including the timepiece mechanics 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 newly 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 the impeccably designed hardscaping, with breathtaking views. For the buyer seeking a complete, turnkey residence, catering to the ultimate setting for generational 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.

Middle School High School
Radnor M Middle School Radnor H High School
Price History
4/4/2024 Listed $13,450,000

General Features

Interior Features Primary Bath(s),Skylight(s),Stain/Lead Glass,WhirlPool/HotTub,Wet/Dry Bar,Intercom,Dining Area,Bar,Breakfast Area,Built-Ins,Butlers Pantry,Crown Moldings,Curved Staircase,Double/Dual Staircase,Effici
Sewer Public Sewer
Heating Hot Water,Radiant,Zoned,Programmable Thermostat
Cooling Central A/C
Utilities Cable TV,Phone,Water Available,Sewer Available,Cable TV Available,Electric Available,Natural Gas Available,Phone Available,Phone Connected,Under Ground
Possession Negotiable
Roof Pitched,Wood
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 - Se
Exterior Features Tennis Court(s),Lawn Sprinkler,Exterior Lighting,Extensive Hardscape,BBQ Grill,Outbuilding(s),Play Area,Secure Storage,Stone Retaining Walls,Water Falls
Zoning RES
Garage Spaces 7.00
Pool Y/N Yes - Personal
Patio/Porch Features Deck(s),Patio(s),Porch(es),Balcony,Terrace,Wrap Around
Architectural Style Carriage House,Converted Barn,Cottage
Pool Features Heated,In Ground
Security Features Fire Detection System,Carbon Monoxide Detector(s),24 hour security,Main Entrance Lock,Monitored,Motion Detectors,Security Gate,Smoke Detector,Security System
Construction Materials Stone
Exclusions See Agent
Year Built 1933
Electric Underground
View Garden/Lawn,Panoramic,Scenic Vista,Trees/Woods
Levels 2
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Accessibility 48 + Halls,2+ Access Exits,Entry Slope
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Garage Y/N Yes
Water Access Y/N No
Other Structures Above Grade
Transportation Airport less than 10 miles,Metro/Subway Station less than 1 mile,Commuter Rail Station less than 1 mile
Directions Take Rt. 320 (Sproul Rd) to Godfrey or Darby-Paoli Rd to Godfrey,across from Overbrook Golf Course
ModificationTimestamp 2024-04-16T12:17:30
Buyer Agent Compensation 1.75
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area Radnor Twp (10436)
Lot Size Square Feet 737471.00
Tax Assessed Value 5788270.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name GODFREY
Tax Annual Amount 114957.0
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 2
Bathrooms Count Main Level 5.00
Price Per Sq Ft 707.89
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Additional Parcels Y/N No
Historic Y/N No
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Virtual Tour
Total SQFT 19000
Days on Market 22
Location Type Adjoins Golf Course
Builder Name Pinemar Construction/ Renovations
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Estimated
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Interior Access,Partial,Poured Concrete
Flooring Wood,Tile/Brick,Stone,Marble
Total Fireplaces 9
Fireplace Features Mantel(s),Stone,Marble,Wood,Gas/Propane,Double Sided
Hot Water Natural Gas
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Replacement,Casement,Double Pane,Energy Efficient,Insulated
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 19000
Full Baths 10
Half Baths 3
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 8
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Bedroom 5,Kitchen,Family Room,Library,Foyer,Breakfast Room,In-Law/auPair/Suite,Laundry,Loft,Other,Office,Recreation Room,Bedroom
Main Level Bedrooms 2
LivingAreaSource Estimated
Laundry Type Main Floor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 6
Bathrooms Half Main Level 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 8
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 8
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 8.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 8
Above Grade Finished Area Source Estimated
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 13

Exterior Features

Fencing Other,Decorative,Split Rail,Wood
Parking Features Circular Driveway,Paved Parking,Private,Fenced,Concrete Driveway,Paved Driveway,Secure Parking
Lot Features Level,Sloping,Open,Front Yard,Rear Yard,SideYard(s),Cleared,Backs to Trees,Landscaping,Not In Development,Private,Secluded
Water Source Public
Inclusions See Agent
Total Parking Spaces 19
Garage Features Garage - Side Entry,Garage Door Opener,Inside Access,Oversized
Type of Parking Driveway,Other,Attached Garage,Detached Garage
Foundation Details Permanent
Water View Y/N No
Lot Size Acres 16.93
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Estimated
Door Features French,Insulated
Horse Y/N Yes
Land Assessed Value 907690.00
Navigable Water Y/N No
Water Oriented Y/N No
# of Attached Garage Spaces 4
# of Detached Garage Spaces 3
LotDimensionsSource Estimated

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Bedroom 2 0 X 0 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Bedroom 6 Upper 1
Bonus Room Main
Bonus Room Upper 1
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room 0 X 0 Main
Family Room 0 X 0 Main Fireplace - Other
Foyer Main
In-Law/auPair/Suite Main
Kitchen 0 X 0 Main Kitchen - Gas Cooking,Island,Double Sink,Fireplace - Other
Laundry Main
Library Main
Living Room 0 X 0 Main Fireplace - Other
Loft Upper 1
Office Upper 1
Other Main
Primary Bedroom 0 X 0 Upper 1
Recreation Room Upper 1


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19085

AVG $3.17M
AVG $27,104
AVG 482
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1938

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