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When Will Someone Buy the Most Beautiful House in Philly?

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Photos by Drew Callaghan

The Lippincott House, built in 1897 for the publishing magnate and his clan, has pedigree, location, and is staggeringly beautiful. It's been a bed and breakfast for years now, but with only four guest rooms, so a conversion to a single-family home won't take much. On the other hand, maintaining it as a B&B could be a nice day to wind down one's days. Isn't that what people do when they retire? Open a B&B? Either that or join the Peace Corps. The house has been on the market before, but just when we were supposed to talk to one of the owners, it went off the market. Maybe it's simply too hard to leave a place like this. After living here, what comes next?

Size: 5 beds, 6 baths, 9,600 square feet
Parking: One-car deeded parking
Price: $2,595,000
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