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Norman-Style Estate, Once Owned by Soup Heir, Asks $24.5M

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Location: Gladwyne, Pa.
Price: $24,500,000
The Skinny: When Campbell's Soup heir Jack Dorrance passed away in 1989, he left behind this 50-acre Main Line property and its "entire village of complimentary buildings," then stuffed with more than $120M worth of art and antiques. The estate, known as Linden Hill, has since passed to venture capitalist Robert Burch—former brother-in-law of fashion designer Tory Burch—who is now looking to unload the property for a heady $24.5M. The eight bedroom, ten bath compound, completed in 1929, has been fully restored and updated by its current owners. It features "intricately hand carved English paneling, English Oak flooring, 8 ornate fireplaces," and three staff rooms. The expansive property is home to a two-bedroom guest house, a four-bedroom caretaker's house, a two-bedroom cottage, a 10-car garage, a woodshop, a barn, and an elaborate chicken coop. Despite having sold this property over two decades ago, the Campbell's Soup heirs don't seem to have suffered much: Dorrance's niece has her Newport "cottage" on the market for $15.75M.


· Linden Hall Gladwyne [Prudential]
· Dorrance Estate Is Valued At $196m [Philly.com]
· Gladwyne 'Mini-Village' Includes Aviary, Asks $24.5M [Curbed Philly]
· Campbell Soup Heiress Lists Stunning Newport 'Cottage' [Curbed National]