A large corner home that was designed by Frank Furness has lowered its asking price by $245,000 after five months on the market.
The 5,712-square-foot property listed last October for $2,395,000 for the first time in 60 years. Located right on the edge of the Rittenhouse Square boundary at 22nd and Spruce streets, the home is currently set up as an apartment building with eight units. But Furness originally designed the home in 1889 for brothers William West Frazier, Jr. and George Harrison Frazier, whose father William West Frazier was a childhood friend of Furness.
As we wrote in October, the property definitely needs some work, but plenty of architectural gems could be brought back to life. The ornate exterior already makes the building a standout in the neighborhood, and there are the original seven fireplaces inside.
The listing states that the home could remain as is, or be converted back into a single-family residence or condos. Either way, here’s hoping someone saves this Furness home.
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