Here's a fun one: Hank McNeil's art museum-esque abode at 1901 Delancey Place is up for sale again, only this time it doesn't include 1921 Manning Street and it's $2.1M cheaper than it was a year ago. As you may recall, McNeil sold McIlhenney Mansion at 1914-16 Rittenhouse Square to Bart Blatstein in April of 2013 for $4.2M and shacked up in this beauty. 1921 Manning, which is currently for sale, was then used as more of a garage for this enormous house at 19th and Delancey Street, which offers no parking. Officially 306-08 S. 19th Street according to property records, the place is as impressive as it is expansive: 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 8,806 sq. ft. of space. It also features an elevator with access to each floor, a 40-foot dining room space, state-of-the-art kitchen and a tricked out media room in the basement complete with catering kitchen and guest apartment. Oh yeah, it was also featured in a expose by the Wall Street Journal in April 2013 Here's a snippet from the piece in the Wall Street Journal:
"The overall interior look of Mr. McNeil's house is sparse: He has a few pieces of furniture, mostly Danish, and simple rugs over the white oak floors. The focus is the art, which includes 14 major wall drawings by Sol LeWitt, 14 sculptures by Donald Judd and works by Carl Andre, Dan Flavin and Richard Tuttle. "People are really surprised when they come into my house. They're taken aback by the openness," says Mr. McNeil, who regularly hosts tours of museum board members from around the world." So yeah, it's minus one property and doesn't currently offer parking, but it certainly offers one hell of a story and plenty amenities. Does the $2M price chop do it for you or is it just too museum-like for your exquisite tastes?
· 1901 Delancey Place, Philadelphia [Redfin]
· The House With a Surprise Inside [Wall Street Journal]
· Newly Listed: Hank McNeil's Delancey Street Mansion + Former Chunk of the McIlhenney Mansion [Property]