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Lawrence House

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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.

Category and style

House

Mid-century Modern

Parking

Private parking for 5 cars

Truck / motorhome on site parking: Street

Location details

Bedrooms:
5
Bathrooms:
5
Property size (sq ft):
5213 sq ft
Lot size:
56192 sq ft

Location Rules

No adult filming
No smoking
No pets
No cooking
No alcohol
Use of restroom(s) for a crew of 15 people or less is allowed

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Wifi

Features

Exposed Beams
High Ceiling
Vaulted Ceiling
Glass Doors
Long Driveway
Backyard
Front yard
Garage (Detached)
Gazebo/Pergola
Greenhouse
Treehouse
Fireplace With Mantle
Marble Fireplace
Concrete Floor
Light Wood/Whitewash Floor
Marble Floor
Greenhouse
Large Yard
Baby Room
Open Floor Plan
Dated/50's to 70's Kitchen
Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Restricted Areas

Garage
Kids room

Crew access

Street Level
Location
Exact location provided after booking