Main Line Monday: Ornate, Extravagant Monk Road Estate

This enormous home is spectacular, in every sense of the word.

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If the $24.5 million price tag for Linden Hill at 1543 Monk Road is just a tad above your price range, fret not. Berkshire Hathaway is listing another house on the same street. This one’s at 1410 Monk Road, a mere 285 feet from the estate formerly owned by Campbell Soup mogul Jack Dorrance.

The eight-bedroom home on two acres is a sprawling 14,500 square feet with nine full baths and three powder rooms. Downstairs (please don’t call it the basement) you’ll find a bar, a billiard room, a family room, cardio and weight rooms, and a home theater.


The house also has an elevator -- and a philosophy. According to the listing, “From the electronic controlled gated entranceway, to the landscaping, terraces, pool and spa, 1410 Monk Rd. reflects a philosophy that a spectacular residence must satisfy its owner from every vantage point.” The interior -- from the wallpaper and inlaid wood floor to the lighting fixtures -- is certainly spectacular, in every sense of the word.

At $5.9 million this could be a very good deal, or else the owners who paid $7.774 million in November 2012 got a little carried away. Listing agent Robin Gordon said that the current owners paid about $700,000 for an adjacent two acre lot, which is also for sale now.

THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 8
Baths: 9+
Square feet: 14,534
Price: $5.9 million



Listing: 1410 Monk Rd., Gladwyne

  • z2

    It didn’t sell in 2012. It has been owned by the same family since the house was built in 2002. In 2012, the owners transferred the deed to their family trust and used their original 2002 sale price of 7.74. And the “reduced” 5.9 price excludes the extra lot. Keep in mind this home has been on/off the market since 2009. It was once listed for almost 12 million.