in Fairmount Park
The Most Beautiful House In Philly
Junto Photos: Richard Carreño
Between the years 1762 and 1765, Captain John Macpherson, a Scot by birth, established by John Adams described as 'the most elegant seat in Pennsylvania.' This country estate overlooks the Schuykill River. (Then, as now, the 'right' river). It features classical architecture, stunning interiors and vistas, and the best craftsmanship of colonial Philadelphia.