Henry Houston built hundreds of homes all throughout Chestnut Hill throughout the late 19th century, so it’s not all that surprising whenever one of his homes hits the market. Yet they’re also never a disappointment.
Take this home on St. Martins Lane, which just listed for $1,425,000. The stone Colonial stunner was built between 1886 and 1887 by Houston. It was altered decades later in 1929, when George Woodward of the prominent local family hired local architect H. Louis Duhring to turn it into a Normandy-style home.
Today, it is a six-bedroom, three and a half bath home totaling an impressive 4,900 square feet. Original details remain, including deep window sills and the original fireplaces. But much of the space has been updated, too, including the kitchen and bathrooms.
Among the home’s many lovely features is the master suite on the second floor. There are two walk-in closets and a new bathroom. But there’s also access to a private, covered terrace that looks over the home’s lush backyard.
- 7737 St. Martins Lane [Sivel Group]