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This week: Philadelphia homes

1. Society Hill Built in 1794, this five-bedroom Federal-style town house was restored from 2007 to 2009. Details include original pine flooring, six fireplaces, crown molding, and period hardware. Additional amenities include a wet bar, skylights, and a sunroom that opens to a private yard with trees and plantings. $1,850,000, Mike McCann, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, (215) 627-6005

2. Chestnut Hill Located on a dead-end block just outside Wissahickon Valley Park, this 1910 stone home was renovated in the past three years. The five-bedroom house features a chef’s kitchen, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, five fireplaces, hardwood floors, and a library with a bar. The 1-acre property includes an in-ground pool, formal landscaping, terraced stone walls and steps, and an outdoor sound system. $2,100,000. Andrea Straub, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, (917) 968-7848

3. Rittenhouse Square Just two blocks from the square, this 1863 town house has stained-and leaded-glass windows, nine fireplaces, a chef’s kitchen, historic millwork, and a grand staircase. Currently, the building’s bottom two floors are used as commercial space and the top two as residential, but they can be combined. $2,450,000. Patricia Royston, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (215) 735-2225

4. Northwest Philadelphia Set on a 2.5-acre lot on the edge of Wissahickon Valley Park, this seven-bedroom manor house was designed by George Howe. The 1919 stone home includes a library, a kitchen with a marble island, and a master suite with a spa tub. The property includes a two-story greenhouse, a carriage house with an apartment, and a stone-paved courtyard. $1,200,000. Loretta C. Witt, Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors, (215) 247-3750

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5. Fox Chase Built in 1913, this five-bedroom house sits on a 0.3-acre lot close to a commuter rail stop. It has an eat-in kitchen, built-in corner cabinetry, and decorative wood trim. Additional details include a large front porch, a fenced backyard, and on-street parking. $274,999. Merrie Clancy, Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty, (215) 735-2225

6. Chestnut Hill This seven-bedroom, French Normandy–style house is set on a 5-acre lot in the northwest part of the city. Built in 1929, the stone manor home features a walled courtyard, a grand ballroom, a speakeasy hidden behind a bookcase, a bowling alley, and a business wing with offices and a conference room. The property includes tennis courts, a pool, a three-bedroom carriage house, and a one-bedroom cottage. $2,970,000. Christopher Plant, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, (215) 247-3600 

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