Where are the three most expensive residential real estate listings right now in Delaware County? Not surprisingly, in Villanova. Beyond hosting the NCAA Division I men's basketball champion, the area is known as an affluent community filled with beautiful homes. These three estates boast major luxury — and the price tags to match.
770 Godfrey Road
Monthly taxes: $3,234
Tell me all about it: You know you're dealing with serious real estate when the listing refers to the property as a compound. This eight-bedroom, 11-bathroom property more than fits the bill. The parcel includes a private home, multiple guest houses, entertainment spaces, and a clock tower full of professional-grade office space. Plus it includes walking access to the Overbrook Golf Course and Country Club. And it has a name fit for blue bloods: Albermarle. Bonus: In addition to all the other luxury amenities (gourmet kitchen, copper gutters, major wine cellar), this home features the end-all, be-all of window benches.
671 Darby Paoli Rd.
Monthly taxes: $5,619
Tell me all about it: This property includes a sizable and lovely main home, as well as a three-bedroom guest house with its own two-car, attached garage. In addition to a beautiful pool behind the main property, this parcel has a refinished barn currently being used as a recreation space, as well as separate, three-car garage parking.
264 Abrahams Lane
Monthly taxes: $1,356
Tell me all about it: This newly built, seven-bedroom home features nine full bathrooms, as well as three powder rooms. There's plenty of space for them, because the estate stretches over 13,500 square feet. The property has guest quarters (perfect for the au pair you will need to help you look after the children you'll have to fill all the bedrooms) as well as a private home theater, a full-size bar, and wine cellar. The living room has been built with hobbies in mind: It includes a piano alcove.