An incredibly grand Society Hill home steeped in history has hit the market for $2,650,000.
We'll start with the property site's initial owner, John Penn, the last colonial governor of Pennsylvania and William Penn's own grandson. His home stood on the lot beginning in 1766. Benjamin Chew, the last colonial chief justice of the state, then owned the property, followed by Juan de Miralles, the first Spanish diplomatic representative to the United States.
But perhaps the property's biggest claim to fame is that it served as the winter headquarters for George Washington from 1781 to 1782. (If walls could talk, right?)
Suffice to say, the home is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. The current 4-story structure was built in 1830 and underwent a $1 million restoration in 2002. The pine floors are original, and there are an incredible amount of period architectural details throughout.
It's a massive home, with 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, a grand ballroom, and library tucked into 6,500 square feet of space. Outside, there's a side garden.
Again, the asking price of this home is $2,650,000.
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