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Has the Vanna Venturi House Found a Buyer?

Listings say the trailblazing home is now contingent

An exterior view of the Vanna Venturi postmodern house designed by Robert Venturi.
The iconic Vanna Venturi house has received an offer after undergoing a $250,000 price chop on April 1.
Photos courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

One week after chopping $250,000 off its asking price, the iconic Vanna Venturi house in Chestnut Hill is now contingent.

According to multiple real estate listings sites including Redfin, Zillow, and Realtor, an offer on the Robert Venturi-designed home at 8330 Millman Street has been made, though the final sale is contingent on certain criteria that have to be met.

Yesterday Curbed Philly reached out to the to Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, which is handling the listing, and is waiting for confirmation.

The post-modern Vanna Venturi house in Chestnut Hill first went on the market in July 2015 for $1,750,000. On April 1, 2016, the asking price decreased to $1,500,000 in hopes of attracting more buyers from the Philadelphia region.

Designed by the renowned Philly architect for his mother in 1964, the house was once named one of the 10 Homes that Changed America. Over the years it has been critically acclaimed for its peculiar design that showcase Venturi's departure from modernism at that time.

There have only been two owners in the property's history. For now we'll have to anxiously wait to find out who will become the third of this architectural gem.