In April, Curbed National made Pheasant Run—a property designed by famed architect Horace Trumbauer for Eleanor Widener that's since been converted—its House of the Day. We followed up by noting its proximity to Trumbauer's jewel, Lynnewood Hall. It was being offered then in a private sale for $2 million. Now it's listed publicly at a more realistic $795,000—more realistic because the interiors need updating. Thankfully, the new listing has new photos. Gone are the awkward photos of the wine rack. No more, the photo of the ancient green fridge. Farewell, snapshots of the brown, brown kitchen. The only thing that's a bit incongruous with the new elegant presentation is the shot of the man cave with the pinball games and sports jerseys. But hey, if that disco ball comes with the house, we'll take it.
Size: 5 beds, 5.5 baths, 9,935 square feet
Outdoors: 2.5 acres, swimming pool, perennial gardens, patio, courtyard
Extras that Eleanor Widener probably wouldn't care about: "media room," "party loft," exercise room with steam, sauna and spa.
Parking: Drive-through two-car garage
Space for in-laws: turret apartment, carriage house rental
· 7919-7925 Washington Ln., Wyncote [Zillow]
· Buy This Trumbauer Estate and Obsess Over Lynnewood Hall [CPHI]
· A Horace Trumbauer Masterpiece in Need of New Interiors [CN]