Skip to comments.Montco's Lynnewood Hall up for sale
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT by PhillyredEdited on 07/10/2014 6:37:25 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Time and taxes have finally forced the owner of Lynnewood Hall, a grand Horace Trumbauer estate in Elkins Park, to put the property up for sale.
The listing appeared Monday on the real estate website Zillow.com for $20 million.
The sales pitch is short and sweet: "A true neoclassical revival masterpiece. ... Main house 110 rooms. 70,000 sq. ft. of living space & 33.85 gated acres."
(Excerpt) Read more at philly.com ...
"I'm very impressed with the Internet," he said, noting that the listing has quickly spread from Zillow to Facebook, blogs, and news media. "I'm very happy with the reception."
And while some of the parties have expressed interest in redeveloping the site, Johnson said at least one person was looking to live in it. "I had a call from somebody from Illinois, a very wealthy individual who has horses," Johnson said. "Of course, he would refurbish it. He must be very wealthy." Trumbauer, the architect behind the Philadelphia Art Museum, designed Lynnewood Hall around 1900 for the family of industrialist Peter A.B. Widener.
Interesting. A nice little property but I was looking for something a bit more expansive and with more grandeur. ;)
I heard the Clintons are interested.
Naw, they want back in public housing. But Tony Rezko might be.