All About Ardrossan

The Ardrossan Estate is an extraordinary 350-acre gentleman’s farm situated in the midst of a highly developed suburban landscape. It is the very last of the great Philadelphia Main Line estates, still owned and occupied by the original owners-
the Montgomery/Scott/Wheeler family. The property currently hosts both a working farm and a compound of historic buildings, including one of the finest Main Line manor homes of the early 20th century. The Trumbauer-designed Ardrossan Manor Home remains of major historic and cultural importance as a rare ensemble of architecture, landscape, and decorative arts kept intact and in excellent condition during a period of history in which other estates have been subdivided and sold off. Ardrossan represents a unique vestige of a by-gone era, preserving a magnificent landscape and the important cultural history of the Philadelphia Main Line lifestyle, as so famously represented in the 1940 classic The Philadelphia Story, based on the adored Hope Montgomery Scott and her enchanting life at Ardrossan.

The Ardrossan estate’s 350 acres of rolling meadows is the largest undeveloped tract in Radnor Township. Black Angus cattle still graze the beautiful pastures on the estate that was named after the family’s ancestral home in Ayrshire, Scotland.