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House porn: Chestnut Hill mansion's fake bookcase leads to hidden speakeasy

The estate, which also features a bowling alley, is on the market for $2.97 million.

A 17,900 square-foot seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom Chestnut Hill mansion is currently on the market for $2,976,000 – but don't let that sticker shock stop you from looking. From afar, anyway.

The late 1920s French Norman Estate is seated on five acres of land at 9002 Crefeld Road that includes a garden fountain, tennis court, pool and patio.



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But our favorite part is definitely the gaming parlor with a false book case, from which a tome can be pulled to reveal a secret door leading to a speakeasy bar, once a necessity for those who liked a little party with their Prohibition.



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Although the bowling alley's not bad either.




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There's also a media room and grande ballroom. The property even has a business wing complete with conference room. You know, if you like to mix some work with your pleasure.

And if you're not sold on the house yet, one word: elevator.

According to Trulia, the home, which is being brokered by Elfant Wissahickon Realtors, can be yours for only $14,458 a month. Plus, you know, that whole down payment thing and transfer taxes and stuff. But what's a few hundred thousand dollars among friends?

Here, a previous realtor narrates a tour of the home in 2009. Since it's been largely preserved for over eight decades, we can't imagine much has changed in the past three years.

 
 
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