History and Luxury Meet in This Villanova Estate
Even among the many amazing properties found in the affluent Main Line region surrounding Philadelphia, it’s safe to say this estate stands out in a class by itself.
Known as Albermarle, this 17-acre estate has a total of eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. You enter the main residence by way of an exquisitely designed gated driveway, from which you can enjoy breathtaking private views of perfectly preserved and meticulously maintained grounds that lead to a front courtyard. At the rear of the main house, a back gate leads to another courtyard where you can access a beautifully restored stone clock tower building, charming two-story stone twin guesthouses and an amazing two-story stone barn.
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The property is notable for its grandeur and size as well as its impressive pedigree. While the property’s current size may seem plenty spacious, it’s just a small fraction of its original expanse — this estate started out as part of the 750-acre Ardrossan Farm. Its original owner was Col. Robert Montgomery, founder of the investment firm Janney Montgomery Scott. It was later passed on to his daughter, Hope Montgomery Scott, a socialite who inspired Katharine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story. Albermarle still contains a building that once served as Col. Montgomery’s beloved stable.
Since the estate is surrounded by conservancy land, you don’t need to worry about being crowded in by new development that might diminish the privacy and peaceful environment you will enjoy here.
About the House
- Location: Villanova, Pa.
- Listed By: Lisa Weber Yakulis of Prudential Fox & Roach
- Price: $25,000,000