10 Beds
11, 3 half Baths
19,000 SqFt
16.93 Acre Lot
737,470 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Detached
Price Type
Year Built 1933
Neighborhood None Available
Days on Website 713

Property Map

$13,950,000 – 770 Godfrey Road, Villanova, PA 19085

Street View

Courtesy of Lisa Yakulis, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty.


***CHECK OUT OUR VIDEO: https://vimeo.com/322007277***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.

Property Details and Features

Appliances and Equipment

  • 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


  • 14 total bathrooms
  • 8 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 6 bathrooms on main level
  • 11 full bathrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms on main level
  • 3 half bathrooms
  • 3 half bathrooms on main level


  • 7 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 10 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms on main level


  • 19,000 sqft living area
  • 19,000 sqft above grade (finished)
  • Built in 1933
  • Major renovation in 2006
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: Cathedral Ceilings,9’+ Ceilings,High
  • 2 levels
  • Carriage House
  • Converted Barn
  • Cottage
  • Traditional
  • Stone


  • Central Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Central A/C


  • French
  • Insulated

Exterior Features

  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Lawn Sprinkler
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Extensive Hardscape
  • BBQ Grill
  • Outbuilding(s)
  • Play Area
  • Secure Storage
  • Stone Retaining Walls
  • Water Falls


  • Decorative
  • Split Rail
  • Wood


  • 9 fireplaces
  • Mantel(s)
  • Stone


  • Wood
  • Tile/Brick
  • Stone
  • Marble


  • 7 garage spaces


  • Natural Gas
  • Hot Water
  • Radiant
  • Zoned
  • Programmable Thermostat

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
  • 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


  • Main Floor


  • 717 days on market
  • $734 per sqft


  • County: Delaware
  • Location Type: Adjoins Golf Course
  • MLS Area: Radnor Twp (10436)
  • Subdivision: None Available


  • 737,471 sqft
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 0X0
  • 16.93 acres
  • Level
  • Sloping
  • Open
  • Front Yard
  • Rear Yard
  • SideYard(s)
  • Cleared
  • Backs to Trees
  • Landscaping
  • Not In Development
  • Private
  • Secluded


  • 20 open parking spaces
  • Circular Driveway
  • Paved Driveway
  • Paved Parking
  • Private


  • In Ground
  • Heated


  • Horse
  • Other Structures: Above Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Deck(s),Patio(s),Porch(es),Balcony
  • View: Garden/Lawn,Panoramic,Scenic Vista,Trees/Woods


  • Pitched
  • Wood


  • School District: RADNOR TOWNSHIP
  • Elementary School: ITHAN
  • Middle School: RADNOR M
  • High School: RADNOR H


  • Public Sewer


  • City/Town Tax: $5,162
  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • County Tax: $6,395
  • County Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • School Tax: $29,179
  • Tax Annual Amount: $40,736
  • Tax Year: 2020


  • Electric Service: Underground
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas
  • Cable TV
  • Phone
  • Water Available
  • Sewer Available


  • Replacement
  • Casement
  • Double Pane
  • Energy Efficient
  • Insulated

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