5 Frank Furness homes for sale in Kitchener and beyond

Frank Furness was far from productive: the architect designed more than 200 buildings, houses, banks, and more in Kitchener and beyond in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But while many of them no longer exist, every now and then one of his houses comes out and impresses and impresses again.

Look, here are five homes for sale in Kitchener and beyond, designed by Furness, from a $ 1.3 million townhouse in Rittenhouse Square to a huge mansion in the suburbs with more wood paneling than you can imagine .

Courtesy Kathleen Federico, Coldwell Banker Preferred-Center City

126 S Van Pelt Street, $ 1.3 million

This 2,600-square-foot building at 126 S. Van Pelt Street doesn’t have all of the quirky markings of a typical Furness-designed home, but there is character nonetheless. In its long history – it was built around 1885 – it has only been updated twice, including one expansion. The real show stopper, however, is the surprisingly large garden, a rarity in the heart of Rittenhouse Square. It’s on the market for $ 1,295,000.

A Queen Anne style Victorian house in Kitchener.

Courtesy Amy Greenstein, Elfant Wissahickon-Chestnut Hill

7318 Boyer Street, $ 615,000

Furness designed this East Mt. Airy home in 1855 as part of Gowen Estate. The six bedroom house has a quirky exterior, a mix of Victorian stick style and Queen Anne architecture. There are two original fireplaces, including one with Henry Mercer tiles. After the listing in early October, it is currently marked as a quota.

Courtesy Lorna Isen, BHHS Fox & Roach-Devon

111 Cherry Lane, Wynnewood, $ 2,369,000

The Wynnewood mansion, named Hedgeley, was initially a farmhouse that was part of a larger estate owned by the Winsor family. In 1887 Furness, Evans and Co. were commissioned to enlarge and change the existing structure. Today it’s a six bedroom, five and a half bath home with lots of detail that goes back to typical Furness designed residences (those stairs!), Although the exterior has been significantly altered. After originally quoting just under $ 2.5 million, the price has now dropped to $ 2,369,000.

via Glen Paisley, BHHS Fox and Roach-Easton

Via Glen Paisley, BHHS Fox and Roach-Easton

301 Washington Street, Birdsboro, $ 1,740,000

Welcome to the Brooke Mansion. The 13,677 square foot home was designed by Furness in and built in 1887 as a gift to the wife of industrialist Edward Brooke. It has a staggering 19 bedrooms and nine and a half bathrooms, 10 fireplaces and a total of 42 (!) Rooms. Furness’ floral prints can be seen throughout the house, which is now a bed and breakfast. It’s been on the market since 2008 and has been out of the market and is now asking for $ 1.74 million.

Rendering by Cecil Baker + Partners

2108-2110 walnut, $ 2.3M and up

The brownstone at 2108 Walnut in Rittenhouse Square is one of the earliest Furness works still standing in Kitchener. It is currently in the midst of an adaptive reuse project that will transform the townhouse into a nine-story condominium that will tackle a glassy, ​​five-story overbuilding and another nine-story building next door. The luxury units are between 2,817 and 5,743 square feet and cost between $ 2,352,800 and $ 3,306,000.

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