Philadelphia mansions for sale, the largest city in Pennsylvania and the eighth most populous city in the country, offers a wide variety of homes. From old-world charm in historic neighborhoods like Elfreth’s Alley to revolutionary-era architecture in quaint communities such as Queens Village, there is something for every buyer. But the city’s prestigious addresses also offer residents the opportunity to live in luxury homes with expansive square footage and exceptional features.
Mansions, or estate homes, typically have at least 8,000 square feet of floor space and 5-6 bedrooms. These luxurious houses are often designed with striking architectural features, including high ceilings and superior stonework. They can also include amenities such as a movie theater, home gym, and spas. And since many of these properties are located on large lots, they have plenty of room for outdoor spaces such as pools, tennis courts, and even gardens.
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For buyers looking for a more modest yet still luxurious option, there are a number of options in the Philadelphia suburbs. For example, there’s the charming Sugar Loaf Orchard estate in Chestnut Hill. This remarkable 13,500-square-foot residence was designed by Horace Trumbauer for streetcar magnate P.A.B. Widener, and is reminiscent of French villages and castles. Its warm living areas, a grand music room and Clive Christian kitchen, and numerous fireplaces are sure to please. In addition to the stunning architecture, it comes complete with a nearly Olympic-sized pool, a pool house, and a tennis court. And for an asking price of $4,999,999, it could be yours.