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Elegant Society Hill home with historic neighbors asks $2.3M

The stately home is across the street from the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial

This Society Hill home dates back to 1825.
Courtesy of Janet Margolies, BHHS Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel

A stately home on the corner of 3rd and Pine that sits across the street from the nation’s smallest national park has hit the market for $2.3 million.

Located across the street from the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial and St. Peter’s Church, this home at 240 Pine Street is historic in its own right. According to property deed records, it was built in 1825 for merchant Richard Willing, who later sold it to Dr. Philip Syng Physick (of the historic Physick House nearby). One of the doctor’s daughters then lived here with her family.

Today, the large property clocks in at 3,175 square feet and features four bedrooms and two and a half baths. Much of the home has been updated, yet it manages to maintain its old-world vibes overall. The kitchen and the master bathroom, for example, have been completely modernized, though are still in keeping with the rest of the old-world details of the home.

One of the more charming spaces can be found in the third-floor bedroom. Although the fireplace has since been filled in, it has original hardwood floors, exposed beams, built-in shelves, and deep windowsills. In fact, the fourth floor dormer room offers a peak of this bedroom through the slats of the exposed beams.

The asking price of this home is $2,299,000.