Large victorian three-story brick exterior home idea in Philadelphia


Victorian Exterior, Philadelphia

Jay Greene Photography
Large victorian three-story brick exterior home idea in Philadelphia - Houzz

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vanessrose wrote:November 7, 2013
  • jtman9200
    6 years ago
    What year was the home built? I like the design and would love to see a modern take on this style of home. I could see this design making a comeback with niche builders.
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    Jay Greene Photography
    6 years ago
    The home was built in 1877 for Benjamin Biggs, Delaware's 46th Governor. It was designed with family use in the front parlors with their bedrooms upstairs. The dining room is in the center with the butler pantry, kitchen and servants areas in the rear. Friends and guests arrived in the front while service workers used the back with the barn, carriage house and privy. In the 1970s, a large family room addition joined the front and back of this house and made for a more modern flow. Typically, these homes have major additions to the rear, enlarging the kitchen and adding more energy efficient family living as well. The owner now arrives to the garage, entering the kitchen instead of a servant opening the front door for them, The front remains a most luxurious showpiece when entertaining.
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