The gorgeous Gables Bed and Breakfast in University City has been sold for $1,545,000.
The long-running Victorian BnB first hit the market last April for $1,575,000. It’s been in business since the 1990s, but the 11-bedroom, 9.5-bath property dates back to 1885.
Designed by Willis Hale, the same architect behind the Divine Lorraine, the 7,605-square-foot property has served as a single-family residence, a Catholic boarding house for the elderly, and a residence for Jesuits.
So who are the new owners of the West Philly staple? It’s a couple with a large family who plans to return it to a single-family residence—for now, listing agent Jeff Block tells Curbed Philly. There’s always a chance they’ll turn it into a BnB again down the road, he adds.
Meanwhile, the former owners of the Gables announced their retirement earlier this week. They’ll host one last hurrah during an open house on Sunday, October 30 from 3 to 6 p.m.
Let’s have another look at the stunning home.
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