Pohlig Homes plans to build 15 luxury homes on nearly 10 acres of land that until now was part of the famous Ardrossan estate in Radnor. Each home will sit on about three-quarters of an acre and is expected to sell for $2.25 million.
Developer Todd Pohlig anticipates constructing two models of houses — properties for “empty nesters” ranging from 3,700 to 4,200 square feet, and houses for “move-up buyers” in the 5,000- to 6,000-square-foot range.
The Ardrossan estate, which inspired the film “A Philadelphia Story,” dates back to 1911, when a wealthy stockbroker commissioned a 50-room, nearly 33,000-square-foot Georgian Revival manor that sat on nearly 800 acres.
Over the years, pieces of the land have been sold, including for new home construction and to develop the Radnor Township parks system, and 300 acres were put under conservation easements. “Our goal is to have the fewest number of houses,” said Scott, a developer and spokesman for the family that owns the property.
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Source: Philadelphia Inquirer; 4/9/2018