Bloomfield Mansion On Fire
The historic Main Line mansion in Radnor Township, known as Bloomfield, was gutted by a large fire Wednesday afternoon. MyFoxPhilly was on the scene via helicopter recording the blaze, and reports that nobody was inside the home when it caught fire. According to authorities, the fire began sometime around 2:40 p.m., and was under control by 4:00 p.m. Built in 1905 by Horace Trumbauer, a great architect from Philadelphia, the home featured 22,461 square feet of living space with 19 bedrooms, and 12 full, 1 half bathrooms. It also included extensive gardens designed by the Olmsted Brothers, the sons of Frederick Law Olmsted. Bloomfield was listed last year for $6.9 million. The listing details describe the estate as, “a landmark property, this gated private enclave sits on over 6 breathtaking acres, with charming courtyards and walkways.” The stately mansion had also been meticulously restored to its original splendor, while including all of today’s modern conveniences. According to property records Jerald Batoff purchased the home in 2001.