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11 Philly Homes for Sale Designed by Famous Architects

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These days architects flock to New York City, but there are plenty of famous designers who have left their mark on homes in Philadelphia. Behold: Nearly a dozen homes for sale in the city and the 'burbs that were designed by famous architects, from a grand townhome by Frank Furness to a midcentury modern home by Robert McElroy in the woodsy suburbs of Penn Valley.

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1. 2113 Spruce Street

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2113 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2,750,000

Frank Furness designed this jaw-dropping Rittenhouse Square townhome sometime in the late 1800s. It's a massive 5-bedroom, 7-bath home that clocks in at 5,703 square feet. It's also double the width of a traditional rowhome. There's also an interior courtyard, and a garage with four parking spaces.

2. 2018 Waverly Street

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2018 Waverly St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

$614,500

This home was designed by Philly architect Frank Weise, who is known for his modern marvels in the area. Within the 1,300-square-foot home there are three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There are plenty of custom-designed details, including the built-in benches in the dining area and the three-story windows at the rear, which make for a light-and-airy home.

3. 210 Locust Street, PH 4

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210 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

$425,000

This 1-bedroom, 1-bath corner penthouse is in the Society Hill Towers, which were designed by starchitect I.M. Pei. The 830-square-foot unit features 11-foot-tall windows with views of Independence Hall, and the Delaware River and a brand new kitchen and bathroom.

4. 1522 Pine Street

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1522 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2,200,000

This massive property in Rittenhouse Square was originally designed in 1841 by Thomas Ustick Walter, a notable architect who also just happened to design Philadelphia's City Hall and the U.S. Capitol in DC. It features six bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and each floor has been converted into separate units.

5. 326 Sprague Road

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326 Sprague Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072

$699,000

This home was designed by Philly architect Robert McElroy and has listed for the first time in 14 years. It's tucked away on a woodsy .79 acres and built into a hill. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is located in Penn Valley, near the edge of the Schuylkill River and about a half-hour from city limits.

6. 10 Fairview Road

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10 Fairview Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072

$830,000

Architect Arthur Miller designed this home for himself in 1958. The walls were quarried from the hill that it's tucked into and like its Robert McElroy neighbor (#5), it's surrounded by woods and sits on three acres.

7. 7311 Elbow Lane

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7311 Elbow Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19119

$1,295,000

Robert McGoodwin, the architect behind much of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy homes, designed this French Norman-style stunner for the famous Woodward family in 1929. It sits on its own private lane and features three working fireplaces, Mercer tiling, and a winding staircase. Out back, there are two patios and a pool.

8. 7620 Lincoln Drive

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7620 Lincoln Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19118

$1,095,000

This 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath arts and crafts home may look like a new build, but Robert McGoodwin designed it for himself in 1913. Plenty of original details remain throughout, including the exposed beam ceilings in the living area, built-ins in the bedrooms, and stone fireplaces and hardwood floors.

9. 819 Grakyn Lane

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819 Grakyn Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19128

$365,000

According to the listing, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is believed to have been designed by Robert McGoodwin as one of the first properties in Andorra. It features the classic Wissahickon schist stone, a large backyard, and a two-car garage.

10. 2860 Paper Mill Road

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2860 Paper Mill Rd
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

$2,999,999

Ah, the legendary Pitcairn House that just can't find a buyer. The midcentury modern gem was designed by Richard Neutra in 1962 and features an impressive six bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It's undergone multiple price chops in the two years it's been on the market.

11. 6910 Wissahickon Avenue

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6910 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119

$2,450,000

This Tudor revival home in West Mt. Airy is the work of two notable Philly architects: Charles Barton Keen and Sydney Martin. Keen designed the original home in 1911, while Martin later led the renovations in 1930. There's some beautiful detailing inside, from the winding grand staircase to the crown molding throughout. There's also a carriage house and tennis court on the 3.69-acre property.

1. 2113 Spruce Street

2113 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

$2,750,000

Frank Furness designed this jaw-dropping Rittenhouse Square townhome sometime in the late 1800s. It's a massive 5-bedroom, 7-bath home that clocks in at 5,703 square feet. It's also double the width of a traditional rowhome. There's also an interior courtyard, and a garage with four parking spaces.

2113 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. 2018 Waverly Street

2018 Waverly St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

$614,500

This home was designed by Philly architect Frank Weise, who is known for his modern marvels in the area. Within the 1,300-square-foot home there are three bedrooms and 2.5 baths. There are plenty of custom-designed details, including the built-in benches in the dining area and the three-story windows at the rear, which make for a light-and-airy home.

2018 Waverly St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

3. 210 Locust Street, PH 4

210 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19106

$425,000

This 1-bedroom, 1-bath corner penthouse is in the Society Hill Towers, which were designed by starchitect I.M. Pei. The 830-square-foot unit features 11-foot-tall windows with views of Independence Hall, and the Delaware River and a brand new kitchen and bathroom.

210 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

4. 1522 Pine Street

1522 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19102

$2,200,000

This massive property in Rittenhouse Square was originally designed in 1841 by Thomas Ustick Walter, a notable architect who also just happened to design Philadelphia's City Hall and the U.S. Capitol in DC. It features six bedrooms and 4.5 baths, and each floor has been converted into separate units.

1522 Pine St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

5. 326 Sprague Road

326 Sprague Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072

$699,000

This home was designed by Philly architect Robert McElroy and has listed for the first time in 14 years. It's tucked away on a woodsy .79 acres and built into a hill. The 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom home is located in Penn Valley, near the edge of the Schuylkill River and about a half-hour from city limits.

326 Sprague Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072

6. 10 Fairview Road

10 Fairview Rd, Penn Valley, PA 19072

$830,000

Architect Arthur Miller designed this home for himself in 1958. The walls were quarried from the hill that it's tucked into and like its Robert McElroy neighbor (#5), it's surrounded by woods and sits on three acres.

10 Fairview Rd
Penn Valley, PA 19072

7. 7311 Elbow Lane

7311 Elbow Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19119

$1,295,000

Robert McGoodwin, the architect behind much of Chestnut Hill and Mt. Airy homes, designed this French Norman-style stunner for the famous Woodward family in 1929. It sits on its own private lane and features three working fireplaces, Mercer tiling, and a winding staircase. Out back, there are two patios and a pool.

7311 Elbow Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19119

8. 7620 Lincoln Drive

7620 Lincoln Dr, Philadelphia, PA 19118

$1,095,000

This 5-bedroom, 3.5-bath arts and crafts home may look like a new build, but Robert McGoodwin designed it for himself in 1913. Plenty of original details remain throughout, including the exposed beam ceilings in the living area, built-ins in the bedrooms, and stone fireplaces and hardwood floors.

7620 Lincoln Dr
Philadelphia, PA 19118

9. 819 Grakyn Lane

819 Grakyn Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128

$365,000

According to the listing, this 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is believed to have been designed by Robert McGoodwin as one of the first properties in Andorra. It features the classic Wissahickon schist stone, a large backyard, and a two-car garage.

819 Grakyn Ln
Philadelphia, PA 19128

10. 2860 Paper Mill Road

2860 Paper Mill Rd, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

$2,999,999

Ah, the legendary Pitcairn House that just can't find a buyer. The midcentury modern gem was designed by Richard Neutra in 1962 and features an impressive six bedrooms and 5.5 baths. It's undergone multiple price chops in the two years it's been on the market.

2860 Paper Mill Rd
Bryn Athyn, PA 19009

11. 6910 Wissahickon Avenue

6910 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19119

$2,450,000

This Tudor revival home in West Mt. Airy is the work of two notable Philly architects: Charles Barton Keen and Sydney Martin. Keen designed the original home in 1911, while Martin later led the renovations in 1930. There's some beautiful detailing inside, from the winding grand staircase to the crown molding throughout. There's also a carriage house and tennis court on the 3.69-acre property.

6910 Wissahickon Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19119