M. Night Shyamalan Buys 200-Acre Rockefeller Estate in Willistown Township

Willistown Estate
Image via Willistown Conservation Trust.

A historic estate once belonging to the Rockefeller family is now off the market thanks to a critically acclaimed film director, writes Ryan Mulligan for the Philadelphia Business Journal.

M. Night Shyamalan purchased the 200-acre Willistown estate also known as Kirkwood Farm, that dates to the 1700s. It includes five fieldstone farmhouses from the 18th and 19th centuries and two barns.  

The estate has been in the Rockefeller family for decades and sold by descendants of oil tycoon William Rockefeller Jr..

Zillow reveals that the property sold for $24 million. It was originally listed for $29.9 million in 2022, according to the listing agency Compass. In recent years, the property has been used as a hunting club. Many of the residences on the property have also been rented out, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Shyamalan reportedly agreed to not transform or develop the property. Last year, home prices in the area rose 8.7 percent.  

Shyamalan, who grew up on the Main Line, lived on another nearby estate in Willistown.

Read more about the sale of the Willistown property in the Philadelphia Business Journal.  

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