A stone Queen Anne Victorian in Chestnut Hill that dates back to 1885 is sitting pretty on the market for $1.8 million.
Like hundreds of other homes scattered throughout Chestnut Hill, this property at 8525 Seminole Street was commissioned by the Houston family. The original home was designed by G.W. & W.D. Hewitt, the same architects behind the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, and a 1911 addition was designed by Duhring, Okie & Ziegler.
Today, the home stands at 5,900 square feet on .63 acres, accessible via a circular driveway. It features an impressive six bedrooms and four full bathrooms.
The original architecture is immediately apparent from the exterior, and continues once through the front door, where the foyer features millwork and two seating rooms, one with a fireplace.
Elsewhere, the home has been updated or restored: The master suite was recently renovated, as was the kitchen this year. Meanwhile, the spacious backyard features an in-ground pool, hot tub, and a wood-burning fireplace built into a stone wall.
The asking price of the home is $1,895,000.
- 8525 Seminole Street [Dorothy Storm, BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill]