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Frank Furness-designed ‘Lynhurst’ in Haverford re-lists for $2.2M

It’s a short sale

Courtesy of Lavinia Smerconish

A Main Line mansion designed by Frank Furness in the the late 1800s is back on the market with a smaller price tag—and listed as short sale.

The summer mansion, called Lynhurst, was designed by Furness in between 1886 and 1890 for local attorney I. Layton Register. The estate sits on .97 acres of what was originally Knollbrook, a 13-acre estate owned by the Pew family.

Lynhurst originally hit the market in June 2015 for $3.1 million, but was de-listed later that year after it failed to find a buyer. It’s now listed as short sale for $2,249,000.

The immense property clocks in at 6,416 square feet and has seven bedrooms, four full bathrooms, and two half baths. And as the listing states, it’s maintained its “impeccable architectural symmetry” over its long history, especially in the foyer.

Furness’ work is really on display in this room, from the turned wooden staircase to the original millwork to the fireplace. That woodwork continues in the library, where there’s a wet-bar and another fireplace.

And given that Lynhurst was designed as a summer home for Register, there’s a lovely stone veranda out back that looks out to an in-ground pool and garden.