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Chestnut Hill's 8BR Duhring Estate Sells for $1.1 Million

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[Photos by Drew Callaghan.]

Philadelphia architect H. Louis Duhring started an architecture firm with R. Brognard Okie and Carl A. Ziegler in 1898. In time, all of them would go on to do important work in the area, but Duhring became best known, perhaps, as a principal designer for the Chestnut Hill-area developer George Woodward. This exquisite Duhring-designed house at Crefeld near Norman Lane was built in 1928—just a few short years before the Duhring-Woodward collaboration came to an end—and shows the developer's influence quite clearly. The home is built in a Cotswold style from Wissahickon schist. There are six sets of French doors, all of which open onto grounds with private walking paths—and if that's not enough, the public Wissahickon trails are right nearby. The floors are gorgeous and details like pocket doors and built-ins remain gloriously untouched. The home was last sold two years ago for $1.19 million.
Size: 8 beds, 5 baths, 6,256 square feet
Outdoors: Private grounds with tiered landscaping; swimming pool
Extras: 3 fireplaces
Asking price: $1,120,000
· Listing: 8909-13 Crefeld St. []