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Albermarle: The Main Line’s Golden Age Comes Into the Modern Age
We are pleased to announce that Albermarle, a spectacular Main Line residence on almost 17 prime acres on the former Ardrossan estate of Col. Robert Montgomery, is available for purchase. Lisa Weber Yakulis of Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty’s Main Line office has the listing.
Located in Villanova and surrounded by conservancy land, the vistas of Albermarle are preserved “forever” views in every direction. Take a tour of the house, its dependencies and land. The main residence, guest houses, party barn and clock tower office building have been restored to perfection with the assistance of top architects and artisans, a testament to the standards of the present owners.
While the property has many unique, one-of-a-kind features, perhaps its most unusual space is the clock tower. What used to mark time for farm workers in Col. Montgomery’s era is now a complete suite of offices, including a beautifully finished hexagonal conference room where the tick-tock of the clock’s mechanicals remind everyone in the room to move along with their business. It makes Albermarle the perfect property for the business owner who wants to stay close to home yet can be on a train to New York City in minutes or at Philadelphia International Airport in just 30 minutes when travel needs arise.
The main residence is designed, inside and out, for entertaining and family living. Every amenity is in place, from large formal rooms with French doors to terraces and patios, to a huge, professionally outfitted cook’s kitchen, to a dramatic great room complete with a dumb waiter to serve the wine cellar. A pool with outdoor fireplace is located just off the great room.
As home that is grand yet comfortable, Albermarle has no equal on Philadelphia’s Main Line. it is offered at $19,750,000. See the video here. For more information, please contact Lisa Yakulis: 610.517.8445.