Historic $25 Million Estate For Sale in Villanova, Pa.
VILLANOVA, Pa. — Exquisitely appointed and meticulously crafted, this 17-acre estate property near Philadelphia is a one-of-kind treasure. It was originally part of Colonel Robert Montgomery’s 750 acre estate, Ardrossan Farm.
Today’s main residence once served as the stone horse barn and is one of four stunning buildings on the property. It has been completely renovated and is beautifully detailed with classic and distinctive interior design elements incorporating many original architectural features including hand crafted wood floors and paneled walls, high coffered ceilings, large windows and period hardware. Spacious formal and informal spaces abound for both intimate or large gatherings, including gracious living and dining rooms, great room with two-story ceiling, paneled library, second-floor office, gourmet kitchen and breakfast room, plus a master suite and four additional bedrooms with full baths. The original stone exteriors have been meticulously restored and feature cedar shake roofs with copper gutters and elegant hand-hewn doors. Architect Lyman Perry and Builder Joe Ottaviano of Pinemar Construction personally oversaw the evolution of Albermarle for a nearly three-year period, implementing exquisite designs, architectural details and the highest quality, timeless materials. The many windows and French doors offer breathtaking and unlimited views of perfectly preserved and enhanced grounds. The beauty of the natural landscape is complemented by beautiful terraces and extraordinary designs by Chuck Gale and is surrounded by conservancy land and was most recently utilized, prior to its current renovations, as a working dairy farm.
Several additional outbuildings complete the estate’s amenities, including a clock tower, twin guesthouses and a stone barn. The clock tower carefully blends original architectural features and materials, including the beautifully restored historic clock, with tasteful improvements that perfectly suit today’s functional needs. A carefully crafted addition provides an oversized four-car attached garage and fabulous interior office/multi-purpose space. The twin guesthouses are charming, stone residences, each offering three bedroom suites and built as part of the southern section of Ardrossan Farm. They once served as living quarters for staff. The stone barn was completely re-constructed in the same location where an original barn was located, and was designed to complement the original structures on the property. The carefully crafted two-story great room and expansive second level spaces offer dramatic views and plenty of room for recreation and casual entertaining in close proximity to the main house. Stunning landscape and architecture designs seamlessly blend the property’s past with the timeless improvements.