Pending Sale for $5.2M: Villanova Estate “Conamara”

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Conamara (the traditional spelling for Connemara) is the name of a picturesque area in West Ireland. It’s also the name of this Villanova estate that sits on more than 10 acres of the vaunted Ardrossan land, where Hope Montgomery Scott–the inspiration for Katherine Hepburn’s character in The Philadelphia Story–once lived it up.

After being listed on the market for $7,695,000, it was slated for auction in April 2013. According to public record, it sold in July 2013 for $4 million and was placed on the market just weeks later for $5.25. Now, little more than a month later, it’s pending sale at that same price.

Luxury amenities include “a floor to ceiling mahogany library/office” and a lower level that’s “the ultimate entertaining dream with bar, billiard room, wine cellar, in home movie theater, and exercise room.” Outdoor perks include a tennis court, sunroom, reflection pool and hot tub.

Beds: 6
Baths: 7.5
Square feet: 10,268
Pending sale price: $5,250,000

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• Listing: 265 Abrahams Lane, Villanova PA