This estate was built in 1898 for Alan Reed, of the successful Jacob Reed’s Sons clothing store chain in Philadelphia (about which you can read much more here). As he would do a few years later for his store at 1424 Chestnut, Reed hired William Lightfoot Price to design his home, which shows a range of influences, from Frank Furness (with whom Price briefly worked) to Arts and Crafts elements. The estate was named Car-Alan (Reed’s wife was named Carrie).
Some of the home’s standout features: a butterflied staircase with turned spindles; Arts & Crafts wallpaper; eight fireplaces; original leaded glass windows; and those ceilings! Dear lord, those ceilings.
But really, these photos speak for themselves.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 8,565
Price: $2.1 million
100 Pembroke Ave., Radnor PA
Photos copyright TREND via BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne.
Listing: 100 Pembroke Avenue, Radnor PA [BHHS Fox & Roach – Wayne]