Overbrook Farms Home Designed for Fleer Baseball Card Family

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fleer87Architect Charles Barton Keen designed this house for members of the Fleer family, known for their baseball card business and for basically inventing bubble gum (and our teeth say thank you). To the right, a photo of the Phillies’ Cy Young winner from 1987, a year that baseball card collectors see as a great Fleer year in terms of card design.

And speaking of design, this house is a rather idiosyncratic mix.




The antique: lion head knocker, chandeliers, claw foot tubs, hardwood floors, fireplace mantels, leaded and stained glass.
The rustic: addition with large loft area, maple floors, cathedral ceiling with exposed beams, wood stove
The questionable: custom wrought iron railing that looks like modernist pickup sticks gone awry. (We kid, we kid. It's obviously very well done.) Gallery below.

Outdoors there are manicured grounds with perennial gardens, where baseball probably can't be played, and a large rear patio.

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THE FINE PRINT
Beds: 5
Baths: 4
Square feet: 4,244
Parking: 3-car detached garage with potential living quarters
Price: $595,000

6415 Sherwood Road, Philadelphia [Estately]

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