A sprawling brownstone home, designed in 1865 by famed Philly architect Samuel Sloan, just dropped on the market for a cool $2,895,000.
The nine-bed, six-and-a-half-bath house, which clocks in at nearly 9,000 square feet, offers 15-foot high ceilings, multiple first floor living areas, and a fireplace in almost every main room. It sits just blocks from Rittenhouse Square, at 2016 Spruce Street.
The home was designed in the mid-19th Century by Sloan, who is known for his italianate designs, and is said to have worked on the Eastern State Penitentiary with John Haviland.
Despite this, the home has a clear splash of modern style, in the form of a double kitchen and breakfast nook/sunroom designed by Louis Kahn in 1970.
The home has been off the market since 1970, when it was bought by Martin Meyerson, then-president of the University of Pennsylvania.
- 2016 Spruce Street [Thomas Smitley, Kurfiss Realty]