Rare opportunity to acquire this Former Mansion in the Art Museum neighborhood. Resting on a 40’ X 106’ double wide lot, experience a 3 story, 5 level home, 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms with a private garden AND a 20’X 25’ former Carriage house with 14 foot ceilings and three sliding doors. There is also a concreted and open space between the gate and this carriage house of approximately 65 feet. Zoning per Atlas is RM-1. The current owner has lovingly cared for and restored many parts of this home, including stripping paint off most of the woodwork. Details: The 1st floor includes a huge living room, formal dining room with a large three bay window, kitchen, preparation room and a full bathroom. Original details are still here, such as wood turned spindles over doorways (similar to the Stetson Mansion on Spring Garden), plaster ceiling moldings, a floor to ceiling entry mirror, stained glass windows, one inch wide oak flooring and 2 staircases to the second floor. The details in the turning staircase are a center focus of our prize. There are additional wood pieces stored in a closet in the Carriage house. The large Carriage House/Garage can easily hold three cars and the open space in front can park another 3 cars and this space is adorned with an original cast iron fence and gate. There are 6 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms. Most of this home is original and therein is the opportunity to value-add to this former Mansion and customize it ‘Your Way’!
As the new Steward of this home you may want to live as it is now and know that it served the needs to raise a family over the past fifty years. No need for a big home? Check with your architect to see how many units the big home can yield, and then add how many the additional lot with the carriage house can yield and you will be wowed! It has solar panels supplying most of the electricity needed and actually produces a credit balance some months. The 1700 block of Mt. Vernon has the unique quality of not being a through street and stopping at the community garden. Oh, there is a sign three properties west of ours that says Thomas Eakins (1844-1916), One of the finest realist painters of his time – such as ‘The Gross Clinic’, had his home and studios here on Mt. Vernon Street. Just a few other minor details to awe you are the 12’ original Armoire in the main bedroom; the third floor has a domed ceiling resembling a chimney. The owners once consulted an architect, who suggested but couldn’t verify that it might have been a telescope for star gazing. There are also a variety of beautiful stained glass, leaded window panes. The private garden had a stone pond with a stone wall for a waterfall to house a Koi Pond.