Spotted in Chestnut Hill: Lush Property Designed by Clarence C. Zantzinger

Includes greenhouse, wisteria-covered terrace, and two acres of verdant land.

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Today we have KieranTimberlake, BLTa, Digsau, and Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. But back in the early 1900s there was Zantzinger, Borie & Medary for Philadelphia to call its own. Not only were they the architecture firm behind St. Andrew’s Collegiate Chapel at Spruce and 42nd (gorgeous, isn’t it?), but they also had a hand in designing the Philadelphia Museum of Art. To boot, among their notable associates were one Louis Kahn and Dominique Berninger.

Now, while the group tended to go for commercial projects, there were a handful of residential developments they managed to squeeze out, the magnificent Rock Rose estate (or Edward K. Rowland House as some like to call it) being one of them. But with this gem of a home emerging out of the wood work as a Clarence C. Zantzinger design, we thought it apt to include it on our ZB&M appreciation train. Here’s what it brings to the table:

  • High ceilings and stone fireplaces in every room
  • Original Mercer tile and hardwood floors
  • Finished carriage house with private apartment
  • Greenhouse
  • Swimming pool
  • Detached 2-car garage

Beds: 8
Baths: 5 full, 2 half
Square feet: 7,920
Price: $2.2 million

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Listing: 8500 Seminole Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118 [the Sivel Group]

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