When high-rises and the SEPTA just don’t cut it anymore, there’s a beautiful countryside mere minutes from the city. This Bitchin’ Home is the perfect example.
Private estate in a premium country setting only twenty minutes from center city Philadelphia! This architecturally significant Anglo/Norman manor house bordering Fairmount Park was designed by the renowned architectural firm of Mellor, Meigs and Howe. The home is nestled within a private stone walled courtyard on West Mt Airy’s most desirable street and built for noted Philadelphia industrialist Morris Leeds between 1931-35. Sensitively renovated to the highest standards while retaining the original integrity, the Leeds House features details for which Mellor, Meigs and Howe are celebrated: superb ironwork by Samuel Yellin; beamed and vaulted ceilings; eight distinctive fireplaces of European and Colonial American design; mahogany and pine paneled rooms; hand carved stonework; fine ornamental plasterwork; and generous light filled rooms with unparalleled views of the lush private Wissahickon style garden, terraces and park. Bucolic setting offers panoramic views of the sunset over the Wissahickon Valley.
It’s nearly 10,000 square feet. Hey, it’s not called an “estate” for nothing. It has 10 bathrooms and a stunning eight bathrooms. And, at $.2.65 million, it’s practically a bargain.