Situated on 32.1 acres in one of the Philadelphia Main Line's most exclusive areas, Linden Hill is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience legacy, estate living at its historic finest, with 21st century amenities. The main residence and its secondary stone structures 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, it 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 4-bedroom guest/caretaker's house, a 10-car garage, quaint stables and 2-bedroom guest house, leads to the crest of a hill. Soon, at the end of a narrow-walled lane, the magnificent primary residence and courtyard reveals itself, representing a majestic example of French Normandy-inspired design of majestic scale and symmetry. This breathtaking home has been beautifully restored to respect it's handcrafted, artesian origins, while offering every modern amenity to enable comfortable, flexible everyday living. Its soaring ceiling heights, tall sun-filled windows and French doors with access to multiple terraces, endless views and gracious rooms, offer elegant and easy, expansive or intimate entertaining spaces. Private suites and gathering areas are equally inviting with family living spaces that also accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Immediately beyond the main house are a 2 bedroom/ 2 full bath guest house in the main courtyard, two pools, a pool house, tennis court and endless miles of hiking/ horse trials, all set within absolutely stunning gardens, stone walls and grounds. As a picturesque legacy property that can also serve as a family or corporate retreat, look no farther than the timeless and spectacular Linden Hill. Set is a quiet,walkable Gladwyne neighborhood, it is also just minutes from clubs, golf courses, recreational facilities, center city Philadelphia, trains, renowned schools, shopping and Philadelphia International Airport. A rare treasure!
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