A 19-room beachfront mansion once owned by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has sold for $4.5 million.
The 9,800 square foot mansion, located in the Atlantic City area, was sold at auction Saturday to a Newtown Square, Pennsylvania couple.
Auction officials say the auction lasted for about 20 minutes, with several bidders competing against each other.
"Selling this piece of property was a difficult decision for the Archdiocese," Max Spann, president and CEO of the firm that hosted the auction, said in a statement.
"But going the auction route proved to be the quickest and most efficient way for the Archdiocese to sell this property at a price the market was willing to bear."
The mansion has 11 bedrooms, each with their own private view of the ocean, beach and boardwalk.
The mansion was owned by the Archdiocese since 1963, and was used as a vacation retreat for elderly priests.
According to Max Spann, the new owners plan to renovate the home.