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You May Never Be Royals, But For $19.5M You Buy This Castle and Live Like Them

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Photos via Kurfiss Sotheby's Int'l Realty-Bryn Mawr

Too easily wealth melts into opulence, and more money often means more problems on the design front. But perhaps you'll find that this 14,500 square-foot Gladwyne villa manages to strike quite the majestic figure without too much toile (if that is even possible, amiright) or religious iconography in questionable places. Asking $19,500,000, (a significant drop from its former listing price of $24.5 million) Linden Hill features eight bedrooms, eight and a half baths, and palatial (yet- tasteful) features one might find downright pedestrian in much of Europe, but are a tad more rare this side of the Atlantic.

The property, designed between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom, was then owned for more than 50 years by the Dorrance family of Campbell's Soup Company. The 68-acre property boasts fenced pastures and stone outbuildings that very well could have been plucked from a French village: turreted caretaker's quarters, a 10-car garage, stables, and guest and staff houses in addition to the main residence. The French Normandy-inspired manor offers room after room of tastefully-appointed parlors, dining rooms, and bedrooms, including a deliciously-curvy kitchen in the home's 'private quarters.' There are pools, a tennis court, and an aviary for all your fine feathered friends.

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