Hallelujah! Someone Is Buying the Morris Leeds Home

After more than a year on the market, a sale is pending on the almost 10,000-square-foot Anglo/Norman manor that was built for famed inventor and electric engineer Morris Leeds. It has ironwork by Samuel Yellin and was designed by architectural firm Mellor, Meigs and Howe, whose signature gestures can be seen in every room–from the mahogany beamed ceilings to the hand-carved stonework.

It’s hard to believe the eight-bedroom home has languished behind its walled courtyard without a buyer. Aside from its terrific West Mt. Airy location, there are eight fireplaces, gorgeous floors, an updated kitchen, those curved stone walls…well, the gallery speaks for itself.

We’re glad someone is finally taking the plunge. Last asking price was $2.275 million.

1025 Westview Street Philadelphia, Pa [Estately]