UPDATE: It appears the mansion has been basically ruined. The Inquirer's headline read "Historic Main Line mansion falls to fire" and Radnor Patch said history was "destroyed." There were two people renting, and they escaped, along with a maid, two dogs, a rabbit and a gardener. The home was featured in a book called American Splendor: Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer. We'll have further updates throughout the day.
This is happening as we type, so we can't tell you much right now. The most important thing: No one was in the home, and no one was hurt. We believe the fire is at the Bloomfield Estate, the 22,461 square foot mansion designed by Horace Trumbauer on South Ithan Avenue. It has 19 bedrooms, and was last sold in October of 2001 for $2,278,500. It was up for sale a number of times between 2009 and 2011 at $9.5 million, $7.9 million, $6.5 million and $5.9 million when it was taken off the market in Oct. 2011. The Bloomfield Estate was in the Jason Stratham movie Safe, in which it doubled as Gracie Mansion. Go to Radnor Patch for real-time updates.
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