$23,950,000
11 Beds
8, 2 half Baths
14,467 SqFt
67.70 Acre Lot
2,949,012 Sqft Lot
Status Active
Property Type Detached
Price Type
Year Built 1930
Neighborhood None Available
Days on Website 135

Property Map

$23,950,000 – 1543 Monk Road, Gladwyne, PA 19035

Street View

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

Description

Situated on 67 acres in one of the Philadelphia Main Line~s most exclusive areas, Linden Hill is a singular opportunity for estate living or further development. The main residence and its dependencies are in excellent condition, having been magnificently maintained by the present owners. The property is notable for its world-class architecture and its very private, park-like setting. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, the property was owned for more than 50 years by the Dorrance family of Campbell~s Soup Company. Enter Linden Hill~s very secluded grounds and travel past fenced pastures and stone outbuildings reminiscent of the quaintest of French villages. An initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker~s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. Soon, at the end of a narrow walled lane, the magnificent manor house and cour d’honneur reveals itself, a majestic example of French Normandy-inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds. As a picturesque legacy property that can also serve as a family retreat, look no farther than the timeless and spectacular Linden Hill. Square footage calculation is approximate for the main residence only.

Property Details and Features

Lot

  • Subdivision Possible
  • 2,949,012 sqft
  • Lot Size Dimensions: 2321.00 x 0.00
  • 67.7 acres
  • Backs to Trees
  • Cleared
  • Front Yard
  • Level
  • No Thru Street
  • Not In Development
  • Open
  • Partly Wooded
  • Pond
  • Premium
  • Private
  • Rear Yard
  • Road Frontage
  • Secluded
  • SideYard(s)
  • Sloping
  • Stream/Creek
  • Trees/Wooded
  • Vegetation Planting

Property Access

  • Paved

Appliances and Equipment

  • Built-In Range
  • Built-In Microwave
  • Commercial Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Extra Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Oven – Double
  • Oven – Self Cleaning
  • Oven – Wall
  • Oven/Range – Gas
  • Refrigerator
  • Six Burner Stove
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Washer
  • Water Heater

Basement

  • Full
  • Outside Entrance
  • Partially Finished

Bathrooms

  • 10 total bathrooms
  • 5 bathrooms on all upper levels
  • 5 bathrooms on main level
  • 8 full bathrooms
  • 3 full bathrooms on main level
  • 2 half bathrooms
  • 2 half bathrooms on main level

Bedrooms

  • 8 bedrooms on upper levels
  • 11 bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms on main level

House

  • 14,467 sqft living area
  • 14,467 sqft above grade (finished)
  • Built in 1930
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • 2 levels
  • Manor
  • Stone

Cooling

  • Central Air
  • Natural Gas
  • Central A/C

Exterior Features

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

Fence

  • Decorative
  • Split Rail
  • Invisible

Fireplaces

  • 7 fireplaces

Floors

  • Marble
  • Wood

Garage

  • 10 garage spaces

Heating

  • Natural Gas
  • Hot Water

Interior Features

  • Kitchen – Eat-In
  • Kitchen – Island
  • Master Bath(s)
  • Sprinkler System
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Built-Ins
  • Breakfast Area
  • Additional Stairway
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Carpet
  • Chair Railings
  • Curved Staircase
  • Double/Dual Staircase
  • Entry Level Bedroom
  • Family Room Off Kitchen
  • Floor Plan – Open
  • Floor Plan – Traditional
  • Formal/Separate Dining Room
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Soaking Tub
  • Stain/Lead Glass
  • Upgraded Countertops
  • Wainscotting
  • Wine Storage
  • Window Treatments

Listing

  • 136 days on market
  • $1,655 per sqft

Location

  • County: Montgomery
  • Location Type: Suburban
  • MLS Area: Lower Merion Twp (10640)
  • Subdivision: None Available

Parking

  • 30 open parking spaces
  • Circular Driveway
  • Private

Pool

  • In Ground

Property

  • Additional Parcels
  • Other Structures: Above Grade,Below Grade
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s),Terrace

Roof

  • Tile

Schools

  • School District: LOWER MERION
  • Elementary School: GLADWYNE
  • Middle School: WELSH VALLEY
  • High School: HARRITON SENIOR

Sewer

  • On Site Septic

Taxes

  • City/Town Tax: $12,273
  • City/Town Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • County Tax: $10,132
  • County Tax Pymnt Freq: Annually
  • School Tax: $87,287
  • Tax Annual Amount: $109,692
  • Tax Year: 2019

Utilities

  • Electric Service: Underground,Generator,440 Volts,200+ Amp Service
  • Fiber Optics Available
  • DSL Available
  • Cable TV Available
  • Natural Gas Available
  • Phone Available

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