Saracinesca, Victorian Gothic built in 1892

As the Main Line began to develop, Victorian Gothic "SARACINESCA" was built in 1892 by Henry Howard Houston, the Pennsylvania Railroad director and a key figure in the development of Chestnut Hill. Honored then and now for creative architecture by Hazelhurst and Huckel; features a graceful flow from one room to another vs. the traditional boxy rooms of traditional Victorian homes. The ornate, eclectic style includes 25 rooms, 3 floors, 7 fireplaces, 2 kitchens, wine cellar, hardwood floors with inlaid designs, 10' high ceilings, stunning circular staircase, front and back stairs, 3 porches including wrap-around patio with french doors, open garden-style kitchen overlooking the pool and deck, 4 chimneys, 9 gables, 4-level roof, 4-floor elevator - with a rich, dark gray exterior with hand-cut stone mortared with formal ribbon cutting. On over an acre of lush green with private swimming pool, pool house and 2-car garage. Located next to Allens Lane Art Center, with art camp, playground, tennis courts, basketball, soccer field - www.allenslane.org
“Pause between flights” — bevthebrat
Saracinesca, historic Victorian home built in 1892
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Second floor wrap-around sun porch
Saracinesca, historic Victorian home built in 1892
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