A castle-like home in Chestnut Hill that goes by the name of Saint Martins has hit the market for just under $1 million.
Saint Martins was designed by the architecture firm Hazelhurst & Huckel and built by William Steele in 1890. Named after the street it’s located on, the 6-bedroom, 3.5-bath is a stately Richardsonian Romanesque home built out of classic Wissahickon schist stone.
Despite its age, much of the 127-year-old-home has remained untouched. The quarter-sawn oak walls and millwork have never been painted, per the listing, and the original leaded and stained glass windows remain, too. The home also has old-world features like six fireplaces, a corner turret, and a second, retro kitchen on the third floor.
There are a few rooms throughout the 6,663-square-foot home that are less old-world and more reminiscent of later eras. The caddy-cornered kitchen, for example, takes on a more modern look, while the master bath features yellow and blue tiling throughout.
Indeed, there’s a lot to look at in this home, from its original architectural details to its oddly-shaped exterior, both in the front and back. The asking price of the home is $995,000.
- 8003 Saint Martins Lane [Melanie Stecura, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]