A 19th century home tucked into a side street off Rittenhouse Square is one of a collection of places attributed to Philly’s own legendary architect Frank Furness—and it’s the latest one to drop on the market.
The five-bed home at 2218 Saint James Street was built in the 1860s and has a number of elements that stay true to Furness’s style—namely, sleek with a heavy helping of whimsy.
The 3,000-square-foot space opens to a foyer and front living room, which both feature high ceilings. The front living room opens into two more living spaces, which have nearly floor-to-ceiling windows, an intricate carved fireplace mantel (very much in the Furness style) and built-in bookshelves.
There’s a kitchen with slate floors, as well as upstairs bedrooms that feature chandeliers and more floor-to-ceiling windows.
The upper floors also have one major draw—at least for those who love self-care days—a bath sits in a bay window on the third story, boasting views and tons of sunlight.
- 2218 Saint James Street [Janet Margolies, BHHS Fox Roach]