Main Line Monday: Newly Listed $6M Contemporary

main line monday logo This home with pool and tennis court, among other amenities, has almost 9,000 square feet of living space. The land was purchased in 2000 for $1,400,000, according to public record, and then a new house was built on the 2.3 acres by architect Matthew Milan and builder Frank Zadlo. So what makes it worth so much money now? Let’s take a look. Gallery below, after the Fine Print.

Beds: 7
Baths: 6/1
Square feet: 8,798
Price: $5,965,000

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Main Line Monday: Onetime “Undercover Boss” Puts Gladwyne Manse on the Market


Former Synagro CEO Bill Massa had his 15 minutes of fame in 2011 when he was featured on the CBS show Undercover Boss. The premise of the show is that high-level executives take jobs as low-level employees within their own companies in order to get an unvarnished view of the issues their out-of-the-exectutive-suite employees have to deal with.

Massa probably had the most un-whitewashed experience among all the executives who have appeared on Undercover Boss — Synagra is in the waste management business. During the 43-minute program, which AOL Jobs described as “the oohiest, gooiest, grossest, most disgusting Undercover Boss ever,” Massa sampled sludge in a waste-water treatment plant, worked with a bulldozer operator who was cleaning out waste materials from a lagoon, converted waste to pellets, and hosed down a sludge tank.

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Main Line Monday: Ornate, Extravagant Monk Road Estate

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.

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Main Line Monday: Horace Trumbauer-Designed Home Ready for Golf Open

In a feat of perfect timing, this house overlooking the Merion Golf Course went on the market last month, just ahead of the 2013 US Golf Open. While it’s unlikely someone would purchase a home simply for perfect access to a two-week event, they might indeed make the purchase because the three-story Georgian colonial was designed by famed architect Horace Trumbauer. Additionally, there’s so much odd but lovable fabulousness: the trompe l’oeil bookshelves, the wood-paneled library, the phenomenal wallpaper, the hanging bed, the framed Peyton Manning jersey–oh, wait, that last one is maybe less fabulous.

The home is on almost 3.5 acres with a manicured garden, and it has a sun porch, six fireplaces, a playroom, a pool and a pool house/cottage with a kitchen and bath.

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Main Line Monday: Gladwyne Home With Backyard Tree House and Personal Zip Line!

main line monday logoThis five-bedroom home has a lot of terrific features. The listing says it’s not a cookie-cutter house, an important distinction with relatively new construction (the home was built six years ago). The shape of some of the rooms is rather unique–the dining room, in particular, curves in unexpected ways. But perhaps the most singular element of the house is not indoors, but outside.

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Villanova Property With Mini Vineyard Potential Gets $175K Price Cut

mainlinemondayiconThis luxurious and uniquely shaped contemporary home is sending a message for Property’s Main Line Monday: I am here for you, homebuyer, and I want to make your life easier. The 7,800-square-foot main house sits on 3-plus acres, while a separately deeded buildable lot in back comprises 3.45 acres. There’s also a rear deck, a three-bay garage or barn (depending on your proclivities), and a fenced in fruit orchard.

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