One of Philly’s most iconic architects, Horace Trumbauer, is often associated with sprawling countryside mansions in the ‘burbs, or the PMA’s iconic classical facade.
But tucked away in the quiet streets surrounding Rittenhouse Square, there’s another Trumbauer gem. Smaller, yes, but no less opulent than the architect’s more well known works.
This 10,000-square-foot home from the late 1800s just came on the market for a cool $4.15 million, offering four bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and a ton of living space.
Though it’s now being marketed as a single-family home, the Locust Street spot was used as office space and a bakery in the late 1900s, according to property records. In the 1980s the owners built a greenhouse addition on the first story, which is still part of the house today.
The style of the home is certainly reminiscent of some of Trumbauer’s other works, like the sprawling Lynnewood Hall with 55 bedrooms—yes, really—in Elkins Park. Or even the slightly more reserved Craig Hall in Haverford.
- 1629 Locust Street [Arthur Herling, Long and Foster]