Jaw Dropper of the Week: Gladwyne’s Linden Hill Estate Now Asks $19.5 Million (VIDEO)

The sprawling and lavish estate is the former home of the family behind the Campbell's Soup Company.

All images via Kurfiss Sotheby's

All images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s

Its design was inspired by the French Norman style and it seems more like a picturesque village from a different time than what Linden Hill actually is: a private, fifty-plus-acre estate about twenty-five minutes from Philadelphia.

Edmund Gilchrist, the architect behind the Lewis Tower (now Aria) and other fine estates around the area, designed this the sprawling compound for a wealthy stockbroker named Rodman E. Griscom between 1928 and 1931. The latter was the son of Clement Griscom, who hired the legendary Frank Furness to create the family’s Dolobran estate in Haverford. And so, Rodman dubbed his residential masterpiece “Dolobran II” for good measure.

Now, there are not too many homes in the area that have five-minute mini-docs on YouTube, but in this case we’re not surprised to see Linden Hill does. Aside from vaunting two pools, tennis court, an aviary, and a ten-car garage, the Gladwyne estate is the former home of the Dorrance family, the dynasty behind the  Campbell’s Soup Company.

Check out the video! (Specs and photos below too!)

Beds: 8
Baths: 7 full, 3 half
Square feet: 14,467
Price: $19.5 million

Images via Sotheby’s International Realty.

Listing: 1543 Monk Road, Gladwyne, PA, 19035 [Sotheby’s International Realty]