YOU COULD OWN THIS MANOR HOUSE! Stare pensively out the window with a copy of your favorite English tragedy (or romance!) on your lap. And take a look at this math: $1,500,000 for nearly 10,000 square feet puts this at the enticing average of $150/square foot — that’s incredible!
Don’t miss our special tour inside stunning home, lead by Julia of @haymishhouse and shared on Instagram Stories — just visit our highlights to relive the magic.
From the CIRCA listing:
Rare opportunity to own a Grand Estate home in an exceptional location. Dubbed “Maison Rex” by the last owners this 7 bedroom, 5 plus bath, almost 10,000 sf residence sits perched atop 1.5 lush acres on one of Chestnut Hill’s most coveted streets, steps from two Wissahickon Creek Trailheads, the Highland train station and all the fabulous shops, restaurants and cafes along Germantown Avenue. This historic estate is a jewel box of Jacobean splendour awaiting its next steward to make its fireplaces roar once again. Built in 1909 by esteemed Philadelphia architects, M. Bunting & A. Shrigley, 8700 Seminole boasts many original architectural details combined with a handful of modern amenities including a newly renovated chef’s kitchen, detached two car garage and in-ground pool. Enter the home’s grand foyer through a hand-hewn oak door and unique vaulted vestibule. The exquisite, double-height main hall centers on a dramatic oak panelled staircase and a large stone fireplace with a decorative wood surround. Handsome oak wainscoting is punctuated by several Tudor-arch openings that adjoin the sitting room, music room, and kitchen. To the left, sunlight illuminates the bijou formal sitting room with an elegant Florentine fireplace and ornate crown mouldings. Across a vaulted hallway, the handsome wood-panelled library is anchored by a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-ins. A large bay window and corner marble fireplace, make it the perfect spot to relax or curl up with a good book. Through a pocket door, the elegant, sun washed music room is crowned by a beautiful brass chandelier. Natural light pours in through a suite of south facing French doors connecting to the spacious outdoor terrace and greenhouse. The adjacent formal dining room is the perfect setting for hosting dinner parties and holiday meals. Two large multi-pane windows illuminate intricate Elizabethan strapwork on the ceiling and beautiful hand-carved details on the fireplace mantle.