Tuesday, September 20, 2011

The Bergdoll Mansion: $6,995,000

This home is listed at $6,995,000 with Sotheby's International Realty.

DESCRIPTION: The Bergdoll Mansion is one of Philadelphia's most stunning residences. The circa 1882 Italianate style home in the heart of the Art Museum area is built of classic, smooth brownstone block. The approximately 14,000 square foot interior has been lovingly and meticulously restored including all plumbing, heating, air conditioning and electric. Highlights include, a formal drawing room--formally the ballroom, a massive dining room, an exquisite library, and a delightful sunroom, which leads out onto the gardens. There are 2 cooks kitchens, one for the home cook and one for entertaining. The entire property is fenced and has a courtyard that can accommodate 8 cars. The architectural details are too numerous to recount but include mosaic tile, ceiling frescoes, carved mahogany woodwork, ornamental plaster, and gilded bronze and onyx details. This home provides the life style of European estate and the comforts of 2010.

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