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International Style home in West Mt. Airy asks $2.195M

It was designed by architect Kenneth Day

A stone home that hails as one of the first examples of International Style residential architecture in Philadelphia has hit the market in West Mt. Airy to the tune of $2,195,000.

The 5-bedroom, 3-full, and 3-half bath home dates back to 1937 and was designed by Kenneth Day, the son of prominent architect Frank Miles Day, for the Dilks family. It was built on a nearly 4-acre lot that was once owned by the prominent Woodward family of Chestnut Hill, according to the Chestnut Hill Conservancy.

The 5,152-square-foot home stands out not just for its International Style form, but for the Wissahickon schist stone exterior that’s so prevalent in the area. But the interiors look a little different today, since the current owners made some updates and changes with the help of Krieger + Associates Architects Inc.

Specifically, the home now has two additions on its street side, which house a mudroom and rear entrance on one side. The other addition added a breakfast room and family room flanked by three sets of French doors that open to the terrace.

Also on the 3.95-acre property is a heated, two-car garage and a garden house.