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Iconic Vanna Venturi House Sells for $1.325M

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That’s $175K below its asking price

An exterior view of the Vanna Venturi postmodern house designed by Robert Venturi.
The iconic Vanna Venturi House in Chestnut Hill has officially sold for $1,325,000. That’s $175,000 below its asking price.
Photos courtesy of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

The iconic Vanna Venturi house in Chestnut Hill that was designed by Philly starchitect Robert Venturi and is often considered the first post-modern home in the country has officially sold for $1,325,000.

The 3-bedroom, 2-bath home went under agreement in April, and officially closed on June 30. At the time, listing agent Melanie Stecura of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty told Curbed Philly that while the owner wanted to remain anonymous, "he is local and seems to be interested in continuing to preserve and maintain the property as the Hugheses family has."

Venturi designed and built the home for his mother in 1964. It has been critically acclaimed for its peculiar design: The pitched roof, random curves, and a staircase that leads to nowhere are unexpected surprises that display the architect’s departure from modernism at that time.

It first hit the market in July 2015 for $1,750,000. It wasn’t until $500,000 was chopped off the asking price in early April that the home found a buyer.

Let's have another tour of the property, because no matter how many times we do we're always left in awe.