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Estate auction delayed, price cut

Felicity Farm auction pushed back, and price cut again, in an attempt to boost the number of bidders

The Robbins family's plan to auction Felicity Farm - 16 hilly acres, brick and stone mansion, horse barns and paddocks - has been moved back to June 26th (was supposed to be today), and the minimum price the Robbins will accept has fallen to $1 million, from $1.5 million (originally listed at $3.7 million), in an attempt to boost the number of bidders, says Laura Brady of Concierge Auctions, New York.

"You could put a couple of more homes there," said Chris Robbins of Berwyn, one of four sons of the late owners, who made their money in City Line Ave. office developments and suburban shopping centers. The spread was built on part of the Woods family's Wawa estate in the 1930s. "Our family has invested more than $4 million in the property," Robbins told me. Neighbors include the Woods' Blossom Hill estate, among others.