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Montco's Lynnewood Hall up for sale
Philly.com ^

Posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT by Phillyred

Edited 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."


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; US: Pennsylvania
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His realtor, Frank Johnson of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach, said that the listing had drawn several serious inquiries from around the country after only two days.

"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.

1 posted on 07/10/2014 6:35:30 AM PDT by Phillyred
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2 posted on 07/10/2014 6:39:30 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: Phillyred

Interesting. A nice little property but I was looking for something a bit more expansive and with more grandeur. ;)


3 posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:10 AM PDT by Starboard
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Rare Video of the Interior of Lynnewood Hall Emerges

Lynnewood Hall Falling Apart – PHOTOS

4 posted on 07/10/2014 6:44:55 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Phillyred

I heard the Clintons are interested.


5 posted on 07/10/2014 7:03:12 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("It is not the color of his skin, ... it is the blackness that fills his soul")
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Naw, they want back in public housing. But Tony Rezko might be.


6 posted on 07/10/2014 7:23:08 AM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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7 posted on 07/10/2014 7:25:46 AM PDT by sauropod (Fat Bottomed Girl: "What difference, at this point, does it make?")
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