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Chestnut Hill French farmhouse from 1907 asks $950K

It was designed by architect H. Louis Duhring, Jr.

This Chestnut Hill home is on the market for $950,000.
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A stone French farmhouse in Chestnut Hill that’s steeped in architectural history has hit the market to the tune of $950,000.

The 4-bedroom, 3.5-bath home was designed in 1907 by architect H. Louis Duhring, Jr., who worked for Frank Furness before opening his own Philly office. Duhring, like fellow architect Robert McGoodwin, worked closely with Dr. George Woodward to design and build hundreds of homes throughout Chestnut Hill during the early 1900s.

Today, the stone home is currently owned by architect and noted design writer Witold Rybczynski and his wife, who have lived there for the past 17 years. As Rybczynski describes it, “It’s a French farmhouse, but the interior manages to be both modern and traditional at the same time.”

There are also Arts and Crafts details throughout, as well as an “imposing Wrightian fireplace” in the stunning living room that also has exposed beams and plentiful windows. The staircase is original to the home, and there are a lot of other delights throughout, including a retro, pink bathroom and a beautifully landscaped backyard.