Although southeastern Pennsylvania is known for its idyllic stone homes, Philly’s known for its high density of idyllic brick rowhomes. But there are no shortage of stone homes in the city, as well, many built using the shimmery Wissahickon schist.
Here are just five stone homes currently for sale in Philadelphia, from a historic Chestnut Hill Italianate to a 7-bedroom Victorian in East Oak Lane for under $300,000.
↑ 9489 Meadowbrook Avenue—In Chestnut Hill, this 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom home sits on a quiet street right next to the Morris Arboretum. It was designed by architect George W. Carson in 1926 and features lovely exposed stone walls inside the home, too. Asking price: $1.575 million.
↑ 31 Summit Avenue—The 7-bedroom, 4-bathroom Italianate Victorian in Chestnut Hill was built in 1860, one of the first to be built on Summit Avenue. The historic home features many of its 19th-century details, including random-width pine floors, stained glass windows, and 12 marble and tiled fireplaces. The backyard is also a certified national habitat. Asking price: $1.54 million.
↑ 7312 Emlen Street—This is just one of the many stone homes designed by architect Robert McGoodwin in the early 20th century. The 5-bedroom property features a large greenhouse in the back, and gorgeous sunroom with vaulted ceilings and French doors that open up to the patio. Asking price: $1.245 million.
↑ 6714 North 6th Street—Over in East Oak Lane, one of the oldest neighborhoods in Philadelphia, is this Victorian-style home made out of Wissahickon schist stone. Despite the fixer upper’s massive size—7 bedrooms, 3.5 baths—and extra carriage house, its price tag is small: $279K.
↑ 139 Pelham Road—Here’s another stone home in Mt. Airy (West), which features a turret and six bedrooms. There’s a lot of charm inside, too, from the built-in bench in the foyer to the stained glass windows. It dates back to circa 1895 and wants $769,000.