1543 Monk Road

Gladwyne, Pennsylvania PA19035-1316

Situated on 67 acres in one of the Philadelphia Main Line s most exclusive areas, Linden Hill is a singular opportunity for estate living or further development. The main residence and its dependencies are in excellent condition, having been magnificently maintained by the present owners. The property is notable for its world-class architecture and its very private, park-like setting. Designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, the property was owned for more than 50 years by the Dorrance family of Campbell s Soup Company. Enter Linden Hill s very secluded grounds and travel past fenced pastures and stone outbuildings reminiscent of the quaintest of French villages. An initial courtyard formed by turreted caretaker s quarters, a 10-car garage, stables and additional staff houses leads to the crest of a hill. Soon, at the end of a narrow walled lane, the magnificent manor house and cour d'honneur reveals itself, a majestic example of French Normandy-inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry. Pass through the courtyard entry where brick chimney stacks on guest houses cleverly frame the main house, and behold a truly historic mansion, beautifully maintained with complete respect for its origins, yet offering every modern amenity. Its grand-scale formal rooms offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private quarters are equally inviting with family living quarters that accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are two pools, a pool house, tennis court and a beautiful aviary, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds. As a picturesque legacy property that can also serve as a family retreat, look no farther than the timeless and spectacular Linden Hill. Square footage calculation is approximate for the main residence only.

About This Property

Listing IDPAMC638856
Full Baths8
Partial Baths2
SqFt 14,467
Acres 67.700
Year Built1930
Property TypeResidential
Property Sub TypeDetached
County Montgomery
Half Baths 2
Price/SqFt 1655.49
Property Sub Type Detached
Property Type Residential
Year Built 1930
Zoning RAA
Above Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Above Grade Finished SqFt Source Assessor
Appliances Built-In Range, Built-In Microwave, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Dryer, Exhaust Fan, Freezer, Icemaker, Extra Refrigerator/Freezer, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Oven - Wall, Oven/Range - Gas, Refrigerator, Six Burner Stove, Stainless Steel Appliances, Washer, Water Heater
Basement yes
Basement Type Full, Outside Entrance, Partially Finished
Bathrooms Count Main Level 5
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bedrooms Count Main Level 3
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 8
Below Grade Finished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Finished SqFt Source Assessor
Below Grade Unfinished Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfinished SqFt Source Assessor
Central Air yes
Cooling Type Central A/C
Fireplace yes
Fireplaces Count 7
Flooring Type Marble, Wood
Heating yes
Heating Type Hot Water
Interior Features Kitchen - Eat-In, Kitchen - Island, Primary Bath(s), Sprinkler System, Walk-in Closet(s), Built-Ins, Breakfast Area, Additional Stairway, Butlers Pantry, Carpet, Chair Railings, Curved Staircase, Double/Dual Staircase, Entry Level Bedroom, Family Room Off Kitchen, Floor Plan - Open, Floor Plan - Traditional, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Recessed Lighting, Soaking Tub, Stain/Lead Glass, Upgraded Countertops, Wainscotting, Wine Storage, Window Treatments
Levels Count 2
Living Area SqFt Source Assessor
Room List Living Room, Dining Room, Primary Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Bedroom 4, Bedroom 5, Kitchen, Family Room, Library, Breakfast Room, Bedroom 1, In-Law/auPair/Suite, Laundry, Other, Bedroom 6, Primary Bathroom
Total Below Grade SqFt Source Assessor
Total SqFt 14467
Total SqFt Source Assessor
Architectural Style Manor
Construction Materials Stone
Cooling Fuel Natural Gas
Electric Service Underground, Generator, 440 Volts, 200+ Amp Service
Exterior Features BBQ Grill, Extensive Hardscape, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler, Outbuilding(s), Play Area, Secure Storage, Stone Retaining Walls, Tennis Court(s), Underground Lawn Sprinkler, Other
Fencing Decorative, Split Rail, Invisible
Garage yes
Garage Features Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Garage Spaces Count 10
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Hot Water Natural Gas
Lot Features Backs to Trees, Cleared, Front Yard, Level, No Thru Street, Not In Development, Open, Partly Wooded, Pond, Premium, Private, Rear Yard, Road Frontage, Secluded, SideYard(s), Sloping, Stream/Creek, Subdivision Possible, Trees/Wooded, Vegetation Planting
Lot Size Dimensions 2321.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot SqFt 2949012
Navigable Water no
New Construction no
Number of Detached Garage Spaces 10
Other Structures Above Grade, Below Grade
Outdoor Living Structures Patio(s), Terrace
Parking Features Circular Driveway, Private
Pool Yes - Personal
Pool Features In Ground
Road Surface Type Paved
Roof Tile
Sewer Septic On Site Septic
Tidal Water no
Total Garage and Parking Spaces 10
Type of Parking Detached Garage, Driveway, On Street
Utilities Cable TV Available, Natural Gas Available, Phone Available
Water Access no
Water Oriented no
Water Source Public
Water View no
Condo/Co-op Association no
Country US
Elementary School GLADWYNE
Elementary School Source Listing Agent
High School Source Listing Agent
HOA no
Location Type Suburban
Middle Or Junior School WELSH VALLEY
Middle School Source Listing Agent
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
School District Name LOWER MERION
School District Source Listing Agent
Senior Community no
Waterfront no
Accessibility Features None
Land Use Code 0319
Municipal Trash yes
Story List Main, Upper 1
Year Assessed 2021
Year Built Source Assessor
Acceptable Financing Cash, Conventional
Association Recreation Fee N
Automatically Update Tax Values yes
Exclusions See agent
Ground Rent Exists no
Inclusions See agent
Lease Considered no
Ownership Interest Fee Simple
Possession Negotiable
Riparian Rights no
Sale Type Standard
Tax Annual Amount 114206
Tax Assessed Value 2929200
Tax Data Updated no
Tax Lot 007
Tax Total Finished SqFt 14467
Tax Year 2021
Vacation Rental no

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