The astounding Linden Hall in Gladwyne, once home to the Dorrance dynasty of Campbell Soup Company, has chopped another $3 million off its most recent $19,500,000 price tag. Now down to $16.5 million, the 14,467-square-foot property has languished on the market since originally listing in 2013 to the tune of $24.5 million.
Despite its much smaller price tag, the 8-bedroom mansion remains one of the most expensive homes for sale on the Main Line. Not surprising, given its history. It was designed by between 1928 and 1931 by Edmund B. Gilchrist for stockbroker Rodman Ellison Griscom. It was then owned for more than five decades by the Dorrance Family, of the famed Campbell Soup Company.
The current seller is venture capitalist Robert Burch, the former brother-in-law of fashion designer Tory Burch.
The mansion sits on 50.50 acres, though you’ll have to pass the caretaker’s house and multiple guest houses before arriving at the actual 20-room home. Gilchrist’s goal was to make the collection of houses resemble the town of Normandy.
Indeed, Linden Hall is pretty much its own town. In addition to the various residential buildings on the grounds, there are two pools and a pool house, a tennis court, and an aviary.
All of that will cost a pretty penny in property taxes: $102,655. That’s based on 67.70 acres, per the listing.
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