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1888 – Birdsboro, PA (Frank Furness) – $1,899,999

301 Washington St, Birdsboro, PA 19508 - Not For Sale*

This is the famous, 42 room "Brooke Mansion." It's the creation of the world famous flamboyant rogue architect, Frank Furness. He's considered one of the 10 most significant US architects of all time. He was honored in 2012, on the centennial of his death, as the genius behind the Philadelphia style which transitioned both commercial and residential designs from the 19th into the 20th century. The Brooke Mansion was uniquely designed & built by Furness for his friends, industrialist, Edward Brooke II & Anne Louise Clingan...

16 Beds // 9.5 Baths // 14000 Sqft

02/02/2013 // 6 Comments

1888 Queen Anne – Merion Station, PA (Frank Furness) – $699,000

662 S Highland Ave, Merion Stations, PA 19066 - Sold*

Welcomestone is a circa-1888 stone house attributed to acclaimed American architect Frank Furness and located on Philadelphia's Main Line. A big front porch with an imposing Dutch door at its center opens to a grand foyer, where the main stairwell features an exquisite, original stained-glass window. The millwork throughout the house, the designs in the stained glass and various exterior design elements are but a few hallmarks of Furness's work. To the left of the foyer is a formal living room with a stone fireplace. Just beyond is a charming curved "tower" room, sure to be a favorite reading nook. A sizable formal dining room, kitchen originally designed for household staff, sun porches and rear stairwell complete the first floor. Upstairs, four bedrooms, including a main suite with a private sun porch with Mercer tile fireplace, spoke off of a large landing. The landing also provides access to a screened sleeping porch. The third floor presently is divided into four rooms, including the top level of the rounded turret, and has a full bath. On a generously sized lot with mature specimen trees and located just a five-minute walk from the train station, this very special residence, owned by the same family since 1937, is now ready and waiting to be a prized home for its next generations of owners.

7 Beds // 4 Baths // 6694 Sqft

07/10/2012 // 15 Comments