Excuse our tears, but this Rittenhouse townhouse is just cry-yourself-to-sleep beautiful. Or, at least, it once was. Based on the listing photos, the 9,900-square-foot home has fallen into disrepair, but its glamour can still be imagined underneath all of the chipped paint, dirt-covered hardwood floors, and overgrown eight-car(!) driveway.
The 5-bedroom, 6-bath townhouse is 140 years old and still features original architectural details, including marble fireplace mantels, incredibly ornate crown molding, and built-ins. There are also pocket doors, French doors, and a spiral staircase.
Clearly, the home needs some extra TLC, especially in the galley kitchen and bathrooms. And property records show that the townhouse is zoned RM4, which means it can be converted into multiple residential units. Whatever happens to the property, let's hope it's restored to its original grandeur.
The asking price of this home is $2,900,000.
· 1726 Spruce Street [Berkshire Hathaway Home Services]