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House of an Architect: Vincent Kling's Penn Land Grant Farm

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Renown Philadelphia Vincent Kling has been in the news recently with the unvieling of the new Dilworth Park. Kling, who passed away in 2013, designed the original fortress-like Dilworth Plaza, as well as much of the area around Penn Center, including the Municipal Services Building. Now Kling's former residence in Malvern is up for sale for $4.35M. Dubbed Springhead Farm, the 62 acre property originated from a 1703 William Penn land grant. The 6 bed, 6 bath stone farmhouse dates back to the early 1800s and sits on a truly picturesque property in Chester County. Highlights include exposed beams, cut nail hardwood floors, multiple fireplaces (check the bedroom), and a large pool. There are also multiple buildings on the property, including a tenant house, a smoke house, spring house, root cellar, corn crib, and two barns — one of which has 6 horse stalls and equestrian area. The connection to both Kling and Penn certainly makes this is the place for Philadelphia history and architecture nerds. · 2430 Pikeland Road, Malvern, PA [Estately]
· On Vincent Kling, 1916–2013 [Hidden City]

Dilworth Plaza

15th and Market Streets, Philadelphia, PA