This $12M Gladwyne Home has a Moat and a Bowling Alley


This $12 Million Gladwyne 'castle' is for sale.
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This $12 Million Gladwyne 'castle' is for sale.

A French Renaissance-style $12M Gladwyne castle at 841 Merion Square Rd. is for sale at $11,999,000 with Compass RE, writes Ariana Perez-Castells for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

For that price, you get a 30,652 square-foot home with seven bedrooms and nine full bathrooms, a bowling alley, a movie theater, outdoor pool, tennis court, an outdoor kitchen and a nine-car garage.

The opulent home sits on 7.2 acres. Three separate buildings on the property houses a studio, a one-bedroom and a two-bedroom dwelling.

Plus, there’s a moat-like entrance from a stormwater management system.

.“It’s a landmark trophy property,” said Lavinia Smerconish, a real estate agent with Compass RE who has listed the property.

The home includes woodwork from Brazil, carved marble mantels from Spain, and oak staircases from England.

”Everything that you think had been lost to sort of old world craftsmanship, they found current modern day craftsmen and implemented really just extraordinary finishes.”

A fountain greets guests in the driveway, Inside, the main bedroom has a terrace overlooking the grounds. A guest suite has its own living room and small kitchen.

Other amenities include a game room, and a hot tub and spa room.

Read more about this $12M Gladwyne castle in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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