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Main Line 18th-century stone mansion up for auction

It’s selling without reserve

An 18th-century stone house that sits on 18-plus acres on the Main Line could be yours for $1.

Okay, so maybe the odds of that happening are slim to none, but hey, the massive home in Malvern is headed to auction without reserve. That means on Friday, October 28, it’s going to be sold regardless of price.

Originally, this 6-bedroom home listed in 2009 for $10,500,000, when as listing agent Melodie Kahr says, "the market was terrible." The current owners decided to put it up for auction because their children are all grown up—and at 18,517 square feet, that’s a whole lot of home for just two people.

The original structure dates back to 1775, and the restored stonework of noted architect R. Brognard Okie, who also restored the Betsy Ross House, remains. Clearly, the home was expanded, most notably in 2002 when McMansions were all the rage.

Inside, the decor is something else, and it’s really what’s on the actual grounds that impresses: There’s a tennis court, basketball court, a fully-stocked pond, pool, and gardens with a 17th-century fountain.

The property, 30 miles outside of Philly, is up for auction on Friday, October 28 at 6 p.m.