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Society Hill home from 1810 has tons of character, asks $795K

It was the home of modern architect Adolph deRoy Mark

This Society Hill home from 1810 was once the home and studio of architect Adolph deRoy Mark.
Photos by Drew Callaghan Photography

From the outside, this home at 304 S. Philip Street looks like any other Society Hill rowhome. But it’s what’s on the inside that counts.

Behind the blue front door is a three-bedroom, two and a half bath home loaded with character. That’s because although the property was built in 1801, it was ultimately bought and restored by modern architect Adolph deRoy Mark.

DeRoy Mark’s work can be spotted throughout Society Hill: His designs often feature details like brick turrets or other notable characteristics. But for his home and studio at 304 S. Philip Street, he kept a lot of original details like cherry hardwood floors and exposed beams while matching them with modern features, like a two-story atrium lined with windows that look out to the private backyard.

Perhaps the master bedroom is where deRoy Mark really went all-out. The bedroom is located on the second floor, but features a large loft that doubles as a sitting area. Along with the room’s cathedral ceilings, there are wide-plank hardwood floors and a fireplace.

In general, the home definitely has some room for experimentation and upgrades. But you’ve got to hand it to the house: It definitely has character.

The asking price is $795,000.