SPOTLIGHT LISTING: Legendary Main Line Estate
If you have $25 million burning a hole in your pocket, may we suggest spending it on Albemarle, an exquisite 17-acre estate in Villanova with a pedigree more impressive than most people. The property was originally part of 750-acre Ardrossan Farm—a legendary Main Line estate owned by Col. Robert Montgomery, founder of the investment firm Janney Montgomery Scott and father of socialite Hope Montgomery Scott (the model for Kate Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story). The focal point of the current estate is Robert’s beloved stable, which has been converted into a fabulous main house. Its exterior has been restored with repointed stone, cedar shake roof, copper gutters and hand-carved front doors, while the interior includes original architectural features such as handcrafted wood floors, paneled walls, high coffered ceilings, large windows and period hardware. The property also features a restored stone clock tower, twin two-story stone guest houses and a two-story stone barn, and is surrounded by conservancy land.
770 Godfrey Rd., Villanova