Just Listed: Spruce Street Mansion Designed by Frank Furness

Furness designed it for his long-time friend, Rudulph Ellis.

Photos by Herb Engelsberg via TREND/Laurie Phillips

Photos by Herb Engelsberg via TREND/Laurie Phillips

This listing comes with a little bit of a history lesson.

The mansion at 2113 Spruce Street was designed by the legendary architect Frank Furness for his dear friend Rudulph Ellis, a director at the Pennsylvania Railroad. The connection with Ellis runs deep, as the two men served in the Civil War together as part of Rush’s Lancers. Furness even received the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Trevilian Station, the only American architect to be awarded such a distinction.

The home itself is almost as impressive as its rich history.

Its sheer size and center hall entry command attention from the street. That’s especially true up close, as you can appreciate Furness’ treatment of the window framing and other lovely touches to the facade.

Inside, the home boasts glorious hardwood floors, soaring ceilings and marble fireplaces to really pump up the grandeur of the space. The living room, dining room and kitchen all look out onto the large interior courtyard, which has enough space for up to four cars.

The master bedroom is located on the second floor and offers direct access to the library and a separate sitting room. There’s also plenty of closet space found throughout the home and a game room area in the basement.

Beds: 7
Baths: 5.5
Square Feet: 5,509
Price: $2.95 million
Additional Info: Four car parking, home is 33-feet wide

2113 SPRUCE St. PHILADELPHIA, PA 19103 [Laurie Phillips]