Jaw Dropper of the Week: Former Sunoco CEO’s Malvern Estate Includes Helipad, Riding Trails

Of course guests would drop in by helicopter.

Photo credit: HunterReed.com

Photo credit: HunterReed.com

Once a private who’s who hub springing forth in the form of swanky political fundraisers, elaborate social events, and exclusive VIP gatherings, the Radnor Hunt estate in Malvern awaits its next lavish era: the nearly 30-acre Main Line property is listed for $4.75 million.

The estate, an expansive plot enclosed by hundreds of acres of conservation land, was previously the home of former Sunoco Chairman and CEO Robert McClements Jr. Naturally, we’d love to share interior shots of the stone and cedar main house and its architecturally consistent guest cottage, but unfortunately, photos have yet to be available.

That being said, the grounds care taker does allude to the luxe ambience of the space in recalling how guests of the McClements soirées would frequently arrive and depart by helicopter thanks to the estate’s grass helipad. (No doubt this was faster than the 25-30 minute drive between Radnor Hunt and Center City.) What’s more is the property claims a half-mile long gated lane leading up to the home – can you imagine the line of high-end cars waiting to reach the entrance of one of those ritzy private parties?

Additional features of note include a pool, outdoor spa, four-bay garage, and an indoor equestrian arena. According to listing agent Steve DiFrancesco, the latter was the last indoor arena built by right in Willistown Township. The facility is complemented by a sizable turnout fenced in post and rail, private cross-country trail, and an immediate ride-out to the bridle path network within the Radnor Hunt countryside. Specs and photos below.

Beds: 6
Baths: 7 full, 1 half
Square feet: 10,000
Price: $4.75 million

Photo credit: Hunter, Reed and Company.

Listing: Radnor Hunt Estate, Malvern, PA, 19355 [Hunter, Reed and Company]

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