I was once invited to a place that took me back to another era as soon as I walked in the door. Warm light filled the space and after I was stuffed full of amazing appetizers, all I wanted to do was wrap myself up in one of the comfy beds I knew were only a quick trip up an amazingly detailed staircase. The kind of staircase you just don't see anymore; the kind of staircase I wish I had in my home.
The Lippincott House is one of the few bed and breakfasts located in Center City, Philadelphia. It's actually just a few blocks from Rittenhouse Park. The exterior of the Lippincott House (constructed in 1897) is rather grand and you know you're in for a real treat when you walk inside.
The Main Parlor has an amazingly large chandelier that is stationed right in front of french doors that lead to an outdoor terrace (wouldn't you love to have an outdoor terrace like that?). The rest of the room is furnished with large leather couches that mix perfectly with the warm light and original dark wood floors that fill the room. The Dining Room is wrapped in a hand painted mural that was painted in 1902.
There are four guest rooms, my favorite being the The Franklin Room. It's crisp and clean, all the while staying true to the integrity and character of the house. All rooms include bathrooms, wifi, coffee maker, and a fireplace. The four guest rooms range in price from $199 to $249 per night.
There are so many elements from this house that I want to bring into my home.
(Images: Stephen Burns Kesler)