St Martins Lane Mansion
Old Village Master Painters had the pleasure to work on a Lead Paint RRP project on this beautiful historic mansion - recognized by the Chestnut Hill Preservation and Historical Association - on St Martin's Lane. The home features large arched palladian windows and shutters facing the inner courtyard. The 1st floor features casements and the 2nd floor louvered shutters, all of which had been painted shut for years.
The St. Martin's Lane area was at the core of Chestnut Hill's transformation from a rural village to a suburban community served by two railroad lines. Developed by Pennsylvania Railroad director Henry Howard Houston, and continued by his son-in-law George Woodward, St. Martin's includes several community institutions as well as many fine homes.