Jun. 11th, 2010

Former Philadelphia Civil War Museum Now For Sale

City Guides: The listing of 1805 Pine Street in Rittenhouse Square offers luxury buyers the unique opportunity to purchase not just a piece of Philadelphia history, but American history. Built in 1856, this 5-bedroom, 7-bath mansion was the home of the Civil War Library & Museum from 1922 to 2008, and a historical plaque still sits outside the home to celebrate this rich heritage.

The mansion was purchased by a private owner in 2004, when the museum decided to relocate. After the museum vacated the property in 2008, the home was painstakingly, lovingly restored in a manner which preserves the home's Civil War Era charm while simultaneously adding the modern amenities luxury buyers expect, including a central air conditioning system, an intercom with integrated video, built-in surround sound and speakers throughout, and--a coveted asset for a home located in the middle of the city--a two-car garage which is accessible from the downstairs kitchen.

The home also boasts 10 fireplaces, two kitchens (one eat-in), a drawing room, a dining room with leaded glass and skylights, an optional sixth bedroom that was probably once a small ballroom, crystal chandeliers, hardwood flooring, doors and mantles, plaster molding, a large courtyard with a garden, and a roof deck with views of the city.

This unique home is presented by Mike McCann and Nate Naness of Prudential Fox & Roach Real Estate, with an asking price of $2.9 million.
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