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Fortress of a home at 1200 Latimer quietly seeks new owner for $7.1M

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That quirky corner building? Yeah, that’s a house.

This foreboding home in Washington Square West is on the market for $7.1 million.
Photos by Melissa Romero

One of the most beloved or reviled homes in all of Philly has quietly re-listed to the tune of $7.1 million, drawing even more eyes to its iconic exterior at 1200 Latimer Street.

This 6,000-square-foot home has been the talk of the town since 1998, when architects David S. Slovic and Ligia Rave-slovic had the fortress-like home built on the corner. Ever since, the asymmetrical steel home has stood as a bit of an oddball amid a sea of brick rowhomes in the Washington Square West neighborhood.

But behind the forbidding facade is a surprisingly spacious interior, complete with a 2,000-square-foot inner courtyard that fills the home with natural light.

The couple last listed the home in 2014 for $6.2 million, making it the most expensive home for sale in Philly at the time. Curbed readers had a lot of opinions about it then, calling it everything from overrated to beautiful to “devoid of human essence.” It never found a buyer, though, despite undergoing some significant pricechops.

The owners have now privately re-listed the three-bedroom, five-bath home under listing agent Lisa Silveri at this higher price, reports Philly Mag’s Property blog. While it’s no longer the most expensive home on the market—that title goes to this Society Hill mansion—it’s still one of the most expensive homes for sale in the city.

It remains to be seen if the unusual home will find a buyer this time around. As Property reported, the owners are being specifically picky about finding the home a new owner.