Chef Boyardee mansion

Chef Boyardee’s Maryland Mansion Up For Sale!

Are you thinking of purchasing Chef Boyardee’s Maryland Mansion?

The Chef Boyardee home was built in 1989; the Penderyn Estate in Queenstown is mostly about the location. The Chef Boyardee mansion is nestled in the privacy of a peninsula on the Wye River with a 2,000-foot panoramic sight of DeCoursey Cove; Chef Boyardee home is the best spot for a deluxe vacation home or sanctuary.

But when Mario J. Boiardi the son of Hector Boiardi, who is widely known as Chef Boyardee, procured the 18 acres in the 1980s, Mario J. Boiardi and his spouse, Maureen, imagined something a little more lavish.

The couple constructed an expansive 22,500 square foot mansion with Georgian-style with indulgent luxury and European gems in almost all the rooms. The impressive marble lobby leads to a 60-foot round marble hallway complete with marble busts and Chinese export ginger jars.

In Chef Boyardee mansion, the conservatory’s walls are lined with original Chinese silk wall layers and its ceiling which is vaulted sports a hand-painted trompe l’oeil Coyne. Huge Palladian windows provide ample natural light to all the rooms, as well as showcase the gorgeousness of the peninsula.

Now, Penderyn is back on the public sale block. The Chef Boyardee mansion will sell next Wednesday, the 28th of June, in an online Auction by Concierge Auctions as a part of the corporation’s June Portfolio Sale.

The estate sits on a plush, landscaped peninsula that consists of more than 24 acres with some 2,200 feet of shore along DeCoursey Cove on the Wye River.

The whole property has been listed for a total asking price of $7.7 million with Cliff Meredith, who is an associate stockbroker with Meredith Fine Properties. The estate has existed on the market for close to seven months now, Meredith said. He added that the public sale is a quicker way of selling the property.

The Chef Boyardee mansion sale consists of two parcels, Meredith clarified the main property with the mansion and a separate waterside plot with a 157-foot, deep water dock with 11 boat slips.

The Concierge is the company handling the Chef Boyardee home auction, said Alexander Wisotsky who is the project sales manager. It brings pre-qualified purchasers who are ready to close in 30 days with cash.

The  Chef Boyardee home is set to go on auction in June because the sellers are mainly targeting Chinese investors who are into real estate, but potential buyers can make their bids from anywhere in the world using the Concierge Auctions’ customized mobile bidding application.

The Chef Boyardee home auction will start at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time and will most likely last for 45 minutes to an hour, Wisotsky said. The fallback price for the estate is $3.5 million; nevertheless, he said he expects the Chef Boyardee home to go for a lot more than that.

The auction can be watched by everybody provided they download the application, the sales manager said.

The Chef Boyardee mansion boasts eight bedrooms, nine full and three partial bathing tubs, 11 wood-burning fireplaces, a kitchen with state-of-the-art appliances (Italian-styled), a dining room which can accommodate up to 22 people, a billiard room and more, all with 12-foot ceilings and custom crown molding.

The bedrooms comprise of a fireplace, a balcony and en-suite bathroom with a big soaking bathtub. The Chef Boyardee home fireplace located in the family room came from a 16th French monastery, and the conservatory’s made of 17th-century French limestone. Guests up to 22 or lower can enjoy dinner in the formal dining room beneath the 18th-century chandelier which was signed by Perry of London crystal. 

The master bedroom also contains a separate reading room, a balcony with waterfront sights, and a master bath which comes in twos and different rooms for dressing and showering.

The mansion also includes a parlor that links up to a veranda and a swimming pool which has a 15-foot bar, has a guest house, a great courtyard, together with a four-car heated garage with an office.

Without a doubt, this private, yet spacious waterfront was what drew Boiardi to the area, and he spent $18 million to build an estate that takes full advantage of it. The property’s remarkable water frontage sports views from almost every corner of the mansion, which comprises of a 157-foot Bailey dock with 11 slips and deep water access. The main residence includes several private balconies, a large pool and patio, and a formal English rose garden, all with clear views of the water. Mr. Boiardi named the mansion “Penderyn” after a village in Wales.

The current sellers of the Chef Boyardee mansion are Henry Meinhardt and Sam Keyton, working as Penderyn of Maryland LLC. They bought the property from the previous Nextel Communications owner Morgan O’Brien in an auction on July 2014, while closing the sale in September 2014. They have since then marketed the estate as a venue for weddings.

The present owners have made a lot of developments to the property, including a great deal of roof work, Meredith said. Also, they added many furnishings.

Though the furnishings are not included in the auction, the owners are prepared to negotiate with them, Wisotsky said.

The Chef Boyardee mansion is open to visitors from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday through Sunday. 

So, what do you think?  Are you interested in submitting a bid?

Malcolm Lawson

Malcolm Lawson

Maryland REALTOR at Keller Williams Select Realtors
Malcolm is an 11 year Air Force Veteran and is a part of a family team of Maryland REALTORS along with his wife, mother and sister in-law.

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