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19th Century Center City mansion with Louis Kahn addition asks $2.9M

The home was designed by Samuel Sloan

Drew Callaghan Photography

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.

Drew Callaghan Photography
Drew Callaghan Photography
Drew Callaghan Photography
Drew Callaghan Photography

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.

Drew Callaghan Photography
Drew Callaghan Photography

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