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Historic Rittenhouse Home With Gothic Revival Details Asks $1.7M

With 5 bedrooms and a separate apartment, there's plenty of room to spare

This grand Gothic Revival-style home that sits along the equally grand St. James Street in Rittenhouse Square recently hit the market again after being delisted back in June 2015.

Real estate agent Jeff Block tells Curbed Philly that the extra-wide home—it's 25-feet wide—lets in lots of light, thanks to its arched windows in the front and south-facing windows in the back. There's also a skylight at the top of the three-story staircase.

The home was built in 1862 and is listed on the Philadelphia Historic Register, so much of its original details remain intact. The interior shutters are original to the home, as are the the doors.

Its old-world charm is specifically noteworthy in this neighborhood, notes Block. "With all that is going on over the river—restaurants, new construction—this neighborhood is on fire."

Maybe this time someone will finally fall for all of the character found in this 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom property—or perhaps even multiple people. This 3-story townhouse is zoned residential/mixed-use and has a separate ground-floor apartment.

The asking price of this home on St. James Street is $1,715,000.