Victorian-era Townhouse in Philadelphia

Image Source: Plumer & Associates Inc. The wood-paneled entryway in this Philadelphia, Pa., home serves as a dramatic entrance to the home.

Built circa 1874 by the protégés of Philadelphia architect Frank Furness, this corner mansion in Rittenhouse Square is a Second Empire gem.

The flat-topped roof, stone edifice and decorative trim are hallmarks of the Victorian-era architecture. Inside, the home has a breathtaking spiral walnut staircase, matching pocket doors (look for them in the dining room), inlaid floors and ornate plaster molding.

Hints of luxury were added to the house during its restoration, including a heated three-car garage and four-passenger elevator to all levels. But in our opinion, the stairs are too cool to pass up.

Location: Philadelphia, Pa.
Listed By: Mona Plumer of Plumer & Associates Inc.
Price: $3,949,000

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