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Chestnut Hill Colonial Revival by Robert McGoodwin asks $1.795M

Built in 1911

A stone Colonial Revival home with periwinkle blue shutters.
This home, designed by Robert McGoodwin in 1911, is on the market for $1.795 million.
Photos courtesy of Virginia Bryant

By now, we’ve featured plenty of Robert McGoodwin-designed homes here on Curbed Philly that history can be recited by heart: Throughout the early 20th century, the local architect was commissioned to design so many of the Woodward family’s homes that they’re both basically the reason Chestnut Hill exists today.

But while the story may sound repetitive, any McGoodwin-designed home that hits the market never ceases to impress. Take this stone-cold stunner on Seminole Street, which was designed by McGoodwin and Samuel D. Hawley in 1911 for Dr. George Woodward.

The stone Colonial Revival home is big: It clocks in at 5,070 square feet and features five bedrooms, four full baths, and one half bath. It’s so large, in fact, that the master suite’s sitting room is actually considered a legit bedroom.

But while the home dates back to the early 1900s, the current owners have renovated the property over the past five years. The kitchen is new and features a built-in corner bench in the breakfast nook. All of the bathrooms have been renovated, too, and feature clawfoot tubs and pedestal sinks.

Given the home’s age, it’s worth noting that the knob and tube wiring have been removed and replaced with new electric systems. There’s central air, too, but only on the first two levels.

The asking price of the home is $1,795,000. It is currently listed as active no-show.