770 Godfrey Rd Villanova, PA 19085
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  • Single Family

770 Godfrey Rd Villanova, PA 19085 Get directions

$13,950,000 $734/Sq. ft.
10 Beds 11 Baths 3 Partial Baths 19,000 Sq. ft. 737,471 Sq. ft. Lot
  • Styleswiss_cottage, colonial_revival
  • Age 86 Years
  • MLS# PADE395230
  • Listed 10 Months 3 Days Ago


Offering privacy and timeless sophistication, this 17-acre estate just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City was once a prized piece of Ardrossan, the most extraordinary estate on Philadelphia~s esteemed Main Line. Now known as Albermarle, this collection of masterfully and recently restored and expanded, English-style stone buildings is set behind a gated entry and feels like your own 21st-century village: A main residence, guest house, entertainment barn, pool and tennis court now serve as a much-loved family gathering place with a clock tower building used by the owner as a small, well-outfitted, high-tech headquarters for his business interests. Every piece of the estate has been fine-tuned for today~s lifestyles and is complemented by Chuck Gale~s picturesque hardscaping and landscaping and vista views of conservancy land. Importantly, this hidden world, located in a prime ZIP code, offers very reasonable property taxes. Inside the main house, the expansive open floor plan showcases generously proportioned living, dining and great rooms and one of the best chef~s kitchens on the Main Line. Plentiful windows and French doors embrace the exceptional setting and allow for indoor-outdoor flow. Fireplaces stand ready for winter evenings. Formal living and dining rooms are comfortably sized for entertaining. The expansive kitchen readily meets the demands of the largest events in both its design and array of pro-grade appliances, but its casual, fireside dining area no doubt will be a favorite for every day. A grand-scale great room, lodge-like in its feel, offers a soaring fireplace, wet bar, and access to a wine cellar. The views from the extensive patios and other outdoor spaces feel endless. Closing out the main floor is a paneled study, designed to be a quiet retreat, an en suite bedroom, bonus and Laundry rooms. Private quarters are on the second floor. There is a spacious, sumptuous main bedroom suite two additional en suites and an office, offering a total of six bedrooms in the main residence. A separate, charming stone guest house, set up as a ~twin~ and fully updated with two separate and complete living spaces, provides four additional bedrooms. The clock tower offices, also fully restored right down to the timepiece in the tower, now house a reception area, two executive offices, three additional offices, board room with video/large screen equipment, Cat-5 wiring, kitchen, two full baths and four oversized garage bays. For entertaining, the rebuilt, all-season stone bank barn has it all: game/media areas, wet bar, fitness space on the upper level and two bathrooms. This building also offers three additional parking bays for a total of seven on the property. Plan on warm-weather entertaining by the pool, where its lounge area and fireplace are seamlessly integrated into expert hardscaping, and the views are breathtaking. For the buyer seeking a complete, turnkey residence to center family life, business and entertaining, within walking distance to golf and country club facilities, along with a legacy property that offers an exclusive heritage, look no further than the Main Line~s Albermarle. Please note: Selected interior photos have been digitally staged to refresh the home~s appearance.



  • Oven - Double
  • Commercial Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Disposal
  • Built-In Microwave
  • Built-In Range
  • Dryer
  • Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Exhaust Fan
  • Extra Refrigerator/Freezer
  • Icemaker
  • Microwave
  • Oven - Self Cleaning
  • Oven/Range - Gas
  • Range Hood
  • Stainless Steel Appliances
  • Washer
  • Water Heater
  • Water Heater - High-Efficiency


  • Total Bathrooms: 14
  • Full Bathrooms: 11
  • 1/2 Bathrooms: 3


  • Bedrooms: 10
  • Master Bedroom Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom 1 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom 2 Level: Upper 1
  • Bedroom 3 Level: Upper 1
  • 2nd Master Bedroom Features: Master Bedroom - Dressing Area, Master Bedroom - Sitting Area, Walk-In Closet(s)

Other Rooms

  • Other Level: Main
  • Other Level: Main
  • Laundry Level: Upper 1
  • Other Level: Main
  • Extra Room-2 Level: Main
  • Family Room Level: Main
  • Living Room Level: Main
  • Family Room Features: Fireplace - Other
  • Living Room Features: Fireplace - Other

Heating and Cooling

  • Cooling Features: Central A/C
  • Heating Features: Hot Water, Radiant, Zoned Heating, Programmable Thermostat Heating

Interior Features

  • Master Bath(s)
  • Skylight(s)
  • Stain/Lead Glass
  • WhirlPool/HotTub
  • Wet/Dry Bar
  • Intercom
  • Dining Area
  • Bar
  • Breakfast Area
  • Built-Ins
  • Butlers Pantry
  • Chair Railings
  • Crown Moldings
  • Curved Staircase
  • Double/Dual Staircase
  • Efficiency
  • Entry Level Bedroom
  • Family Room Off Kitchen
  • Flat
  • Floor Plan - Open
  • Formal/Separate Dining Room
  • Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Kitchen - Gourmet
  • Kitchen - Island
  • Exposed Beams
  • Kitchen - Table Space
  • Pantry
  • Recessed Lighting
  • Upgraded Countertops
  • Wainscotting
  • Walk-in Closet(s)
  • Window Treatments
  • Wine Storage
  • Wood Floors

Kitchen and Dining

  • Dining Room Level: Main
  • Kitchen Features: Kitchen - Gas Cooking, Island, Double Sink, Fireplace - Other
  • Kitchen Level: Main

Land Info

  • Lot Size Acres: 16.930004

Garage and Parking

  • Number of Garage Spaces: 7
  • Parking Features: Circular Driveway, Paved Driveway, Paved Parking, Private, Attached Garage, Detached Garage

Exterior and Lot Features

  • Lot Size Square Feet: 737471

Homeowners Association

  • Association: No
  • Calculated Total Monthly Association Fees: 0

School Information

  • Elementary School: ITHAN
  • High School: RADNOR H
  • Middle School: RADNOR M

Other Property Info

  • Annual Tax Amount: 39479.0
  • Source Listing Status: Active
  • County: DELAWARE
  • Disclaimer: Standard
  • Ownership: Fee Simple
  • Area: DELAWARE
  • Source System Name: C2C

Building and Construction

  • Year Built: 1933
  • Above Grade Finished Area: 19000
  • Property Age: 86
  • Levels or Stories: 2
  • Structure Type: Detached
  • House Style: Carriage House, Converted Barn, Cottage, Traditional
  • Total Area Sqft: 19000

Nearby Schools

Rating School Grades Distance
9 Ithan El School K-5 0.8 mi
7 Radnor Middle School 6-8 1.9 mi
8 Radnor Senior High School 9-12 1.8 mi
NA Academy-Notre Dame De Namur Private School 6-12 0.2 mi

School data provided by National Center for Education Statistics, Maponics, and GreatSchools. Intended for reference only. GreatSchools Ratings compare a school’s test performance to statewide results. To verify enrollment eligibility, contact the school or district directly.


Property History for 770 Godfrey Rd

Property Tax

Property Price

Date Event Price Price / Sq ft Source
2019-06-25 Price Changed $13,950,000 $734 BrightMLS
2019-02-01 Listed $14,650,000 $771 BrightMLS
2019-01-01 Listing removed $0 BrightMLS
2018-12-31 Listing removed $14,900,000 BrightMLS
2018-06-15 Listed $14,900,000 BrightMLS
2018-06-15 Listing removed $16,900,000 BrightMLS
2017-10-24 Listing removed $16,900,000 BrightMLS
2017-04-01 Listed $16,900,000 BrightMLS
2017-04-01 Listed $16,900,000 BrightMLS
2016-09-15 Listing removed $17,900,000 BrightMLS
2016-05-25 Listing removed $17,900,000 BrightMLS
2016-05-24 Price Changed $17,900,000 BrightMLS
2016-05-24 Listed $17,900,000 BrightMLS
2015-05-29 Listed $19,750,000 BrightMLS
2015-04-01 Listing removed $22,500,000 BrightMLS
2014-06-24 Listing removed $25,000,000 BrightMLS
2014-06-23 Listed $22,500,000 BrightMLS
2012-06-22 Listed $25,000,000 BrightMLS
2001-03-07 Sold - - Public Record

The price and tax history data is obtained from public records and/or MLS feeds from local jurisdiction. Contact your REALTOR® directly in order to obtain the most up-to-date information available.