The light in this house is magical. Set back from the road by a park like front yard, the grounds first reveal themselves with a gazebo, hammock, landscaped terrain and charming brick steps lead to a pergola dripping with vines. The herringbone brick terrace is wonderful for capturing outdoor scenes, and the backyard features a charming treehouse while the side garden hosts a secret patio and greenhouse.
Designed in 1953 by native Philadelphian architect Harry Sternfeld for the Schubert family, this one-of-a-kind Mid Century Modern gem is an entertainer's dream home where many an event, charity dinner, business meeting, holiday party and family gathering has been held. The residence has also served as the backdrop for a TV commercial and Abercrombie & Fitch catalog shoot.
Entrance hall boasts imported Italian marble floors and a large coat closet. The dramatic living room is designed with concrete flooring, a vaulted beamed ceiling, wood-burning stove with an exquisite rare black Carrera marble mantle, and stretching wall of windows facing the parklike grounds. A sleek powder room with modern concrete floating sink sits in the entrance hall. Adjacent to the living room is a family room/den with vaulted beamed ceilings, built in bookshelves and cabinets, a slate fireplace, built in desk, and wall of glass panels with a door to the brick terrace and gardens. The expansive dining room with a sitting area also features a glass wall and terrace access. Robust Teak table is amazing for capturing tablescapes or hosting an intimate gathering. The spacious eat-in kitchen, styled with maple cabinetry, butcher block countertops, terrazzo tiled flooring and backsplash. The vaulted main level master suite indulges with a glass panel wall, sculpted elegant Carrera marble fireplace, and door to the side terrace and greenhouse. Fluted glass detail throughout, and in season colorful blooms.