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Restored Wyndmoor Victorian from 1883 asks $1.75M

Designed by architect Theophilus Chandler, Jr.

A large stone and shingle Victorian lit up at dusk.
This stone and shingle Victorian was designed as a summer residence in 1883.
Photos by Betsy Barron

An impressive estate just on the edge of Chestnut Hill that dates back to 1883 is now for sale, after undergoing years of both restorations and modernizations.

The large 6,380-square-foot home was designed by architect Theopilus Chandler, Jr., who would go onto found the Department of Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania in 1890. Chandler designed the original mansion as a vacation home for Philadelphia patent attorney and Shakespeare scholar Henry N. Paul.

An early photo of the rear of the original mansion designed by Theopilus Chandler, Jr., taken around 1885.
Courtesy of owner

Clearly, there have been numerous changes to the home since then, with new wings and additions that include an in-law suite. The current owner and seller tells Curbed Philly that “the additions and updates make it a very comfortable modern home.”

But one of the highlights of the home, is all of the natural light. “What I love about the home is how light-filled it is while still surrounded by plenty of trees and birds. [...] The layout allows light to enter most rooms from both sides of the house,” the owner says.

Take a tour of the 7-bedroom, 6-bath home with seven fireplaces below, or check it out in person at an open house on Sunday, May 21 from 1 to 3 p.m. The asking price is $1,750,000.