Listed By:
Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty
1543 Monk Road, Gladwyne, PA
$ 7,950,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PAMC2101302
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CityGladwyne
  • AreaLower Merion Twp
  • Zip19035
  • StyleManor,Normandy,Traditional
  • Year Built1930
  • Taxes$ 120717
  • Price$ 7,950,000
  • Bedrooms8
  • Full Bathrooms9
  • Half Bathrooms2
  • Sqr Footage14467
  • Lot Size13.83 Acres
Data Source:
Bright MLS
Property Description

AUCTION - Seller offering property via online auction. Bid online beginning Monday, May 20th with a starting bid of $2M. Preview starts the weekend of Friday, May 17th. ALL POTENTIAL BUYERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED BY AUCTION COMPANY BEFORE BEING ADMITTED FOR A PREVIEW. Linden Hill can be bid for with or without the adjacent Linden Court at 1539 Monk Road. Linden Hill on 13.83 acres, in Philadelphia Main Line's most exclusive areas, is a historic and rare opportunity to experience true estate living. The main residence, guest house, grounds and gardens are spectacular, 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. The stunning main residence is a majestic example of French Normandy- inspired design of breathtaking scale and symmetry, and lends itself perfectly to comfortable everyday family living, easy entertaining and offering every modern amenity. Its grand-scale rooms showcase soaring ceiling heights, breathtaking windows and French doors with endless views, interior access to multiple terraces, beautifully restored, hand-crafted millwork, original floors and moldings throughout, elegant and easy, expansive or intimate gathering spaces. Private bedroom suites and common areas are equally inviting, with configurations that also accommodate guests for short-term or extended stays. Beyond the main house are a two bedroom, two bathroom guest house, two pools, a pool house and tennis court, all set within absolutely stunning gardens and grounds. As a picturesque legacy property that can also serve as a family and corporate retreat, look no farther than the timeless and spectacular Linden Hill, in close proximity to renowned schools, horse trails, fabulous shopping, clubs, golf courses, recreational facilities, restaurants, trains, Center City Philadelphia, Philadelphia International Airport and more. A rare jewel. *PUBLIC SEWER NOW AVAILABLE* **. Bid at auction for the opportunity to own the Mainlines most prestigious residence. Agent is not engaging in auctioneering activities. Contact agent or for full terms and conditions of the sale and schedule appointment to preview the home.

High School
Harriton Senior High School
Price History
4/23/2024 Listed $7,950,000

General Features

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 Sta
Sewer On Site Septic,Public Sewer
Heating Hot Water
Cooling Central A/C
Utilities Cable TV Available,Natural Gas Available,Phone Available,Electric Available,Multiple Phone Lines,Phone Connected,Under Ground,Water Available
Possession Negotiable
Roof Tile
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,Refrigerato
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,Gutter System
Patio/Porch Features Patio(s),Terrace
Architectural Style Manor,Normandy,Traditional
Security Features Fire Detection System,Monitored,Motion Detectors,Security System,Smoke Detector,Security Gate
Construction Materials Stone
Exclusions See agent
Year Built 1930
Electric Underground,Generator,440 Volts,200+ Amp Service
View Garden/Lawn,Courtyard,Panoramic,Pasture,Pond,Scenic Vista,Trees/Woods,Valley,Water,Other
Levels 2
Tax Year 2023
Percent Ownership Fee Simple
Cool Fuel Natural Gas
Accessibility None
Additional Parcels Description Linden Court also being offered
New Construction No
Property Type Residential
HOA / Comm Assn No
Subdivision Name NONE AVAILABLE
Garage Y/N No
Water Access Y/N Yes
Other Structures Above Grade,Below Grade
Transportation Metro/Subway Station 1 to 3 miles,Commuter Rail Station 1 to 5 miles
Directions From Lancaster,turn left on Morris Ave,right on Waverly Rd,right on Youngs Ford Rd,left on Monk Rd
ModificationTimestamp 2024-05-18T09:55:00
Buyer Agent Compensation 1.87
Auction Time 9:00-3:00
Senior Community Y/N No
MLS Area Lower Merion Twp (10640)
Lot Size Square Feet 602434.80
Tax Assessed Value 2929200.0
Waterfront Y/N No
Street Name MONK
Tax Annual Amount 120717.0
Property Condition Excellent
Structure Type Detached
Condo/Coop Association Y/N No
Bathrooms Full Main Level 3
Bathrooms Count Main Level 5.00
Price Per Sq Ft Total 549.53
Acceptable Financing Cash,Conventional
Additional Parcels Y/N Yes
Historic Y/N Yes
Lease Considered Y/N No
Vacation Rental Y/N No
Total SQFT 14467
Days on Market 6
Location Type Suburban
Standard Status Active
Year Built Source Assessor
Tax Lot 7
Buyer Agent Compensation Type % Of Gross
Association Recreation Fee No

Interior Features

Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Basement Full,Outside Entrance,Partially Finished,Walkout Level
Flooring Marble,Carpet,Stone,Tile/Brick,Wood
Total Fireplaces 7
Fireplace Features Mantel(s),Marble,Stone,Wood,Gas/Propane
Hot Water Natural Gas
Basement (Y/N) Yes
Heating Y/N Yes
Window Features Casement,Atrium,Storm,Screens
Fireplace Y/N Yes
Above Grade Finished Area 14467
Full Baths 9
Half Baths 2
Street Suffix ROAD
Central Air Y/N Yes
Total Bedrooms 8
Room Type Living Room,Dining Room,Primary Bedroom,Bedroom 2,Bedroom 3,Bedroom 4,Bedroom 5,Kitchen,Family Room,Library,Breakfast Room,Bedroom 1,Exercise Room,In-Law/auPair/Suite,Laundry,Mud Room,Other,Solarium,
Main Level Bedrooms 3
Below Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
LivingAreaSource Assessor
Laundry Type Main Floor
Below Grade Unfin Area Units Square Feet
Below Grade Unfin SQFT Source Assessor
Below Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Bedrooms Count All Upper Levels 5
Bedrooms Count Upper Level 1 5
Bathrooms Half Main Level 2
Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1 6
Bathrooms Full All Upper Levels 6
Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1 6.00
Bathrooms Count All Upper Levels 6
Above Grade Finished Area Source Assessor
Above Grade Finished Area Unit Type Square Feet
Total Baths 11

Exterior Features

Pool Yes - Personal
Fencing Decorative,Split Rail,Invisible
Parking Features Circular Driveway,Private,Crushed Stone,Lighted Parking,Paved Driveway,Paved Parking
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 Possibl
Water Source Public
Inclusions See agent
Total Parking Spaces 20
Type of Parking Driveway,On Street,Other
Land Use Code 0319
Foundation Details Permanent
Spa No
Water View Y/N Yes
Lot Dimensions 2321.00 x 0.00
Lot Size Acres 13.83
Road Surface Type Paved
Water Body Type Pond
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Lot Size Source Estimated
Door Features Double Entry
Road Responsibility Boro/Township
Horse Y/N Yes
Water Oriented Y/N Yes
LotDimensionsSource Assessor

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Additional Bedroom Main
Additional Bedroom Main
Bedroom 1 Upper 1
Bedroom 2 Upper 1
Bedroom 3 Upper 1
Bedroom 4 Upper 1
Bedroom 5 Upper 1
Bedroom 6 Upper 1
Breakfast Room Main
Dining Room Main
Exercise Room Lower 1
Family Room Main
Full Bath Main
Full Bath Main
In-Law/auPair/Suite Upper 1
Kitchen Main
Laundry Main
Library Main
Living Room Main
Media Room Lower 1
Mud Room Main
Other Main
Other Main
Primary Bathroom Main
Primary Bathroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Upper 1
Primary Bedroom Main
Solarium Main


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 19035

AVG $5.8M
AVG $71,866
AVG 1092
Data Provided by Inside Real Estate®
Year Built
AVG 1961

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