1909 Philadelphia Jewel Box Of Jacobethan Splendor “Maison Rex” Lists For $1.5M!



“Maison Rex,” a historic mansion located in Philadelphia, offers a rare opportunity to acquire a grand estate in a prime location. This property is listed at $1.5 million and features 7 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms, sprawling across nearly 10,000 square feet of living space.


  • Address: 8700 Seminole St, Philadelphia, PA 19118
  • Area: Nestled on 1.5 lush acres in Chestnut Hill, one of the most desirable streets close to:
  • Wissahickon Creek Trailheads
  • Highland Train Station
  • Germantown Avenue’s shops, restaurants, and cafes

House Features

Architectural and Historical Details:

  • Year Built: 1909 by M. Bunting & A. Shrigley, renowned Philadelphia architects
  • Style: Jacobethan splendor with original architectural features and modern amenities
  • Key Features:
  • Newly renovated chef’s kitchen
  • Detached two-car garage
  • In-ground swimming pool

Interior Highlights:

Main Floor:

  • Grand Foyer: Hand-hewn oak door, vaulted vestibule
  • Main Hall: Double-height, centered on a dramatic oak-panelled staircase and large stone fireplace
  • Rooms:
  • Oak wainscoting with Tudor-arch openings
  • Formal sitting room with an elegant Florentine fireplace
  • Wood-panelled library with floor-to-ceiling built-ins
  • Sun-washed music room with a brass chandelier
  • Formal dining room featuring Elizabethan strapwork and a hand-carved fireplace mantle
  • Chef’s kitchen equipped with an 8-burner gas range, custom cabinetry, marble countertops, and farmhouse sinks

Upper Floors:

  • Bedrooms: 7 total, including:
  • Two spacious suites with private sitting rooms/studies, each featuring their own fireplace and exquisite views
  • Four additional bedrooms with varying features like Jefferson windows and bay seating
  • Top floor dormer windowed bedrooms and potential additional bedrooms or studios

Additional Amenities:

  • Butler’s pantry, multiple fireplaces, intricate crown mouldings, and a pair of walk-in cedar closets

Lifestyle and Convenience

  • Setting: Private wooded area near iconic hiking and littoral land, combined with easy city access
  • Transport: Convenient rail commute to Center City

Open House Schedule

  • Saturday, January 14: 10:30 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Sunday, January 15: 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Listing Information

  • Listed by: Marc Hammarberg, BHHS Fox & Roach At the Harper, Rittenhouse Square


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