This beautiful home was designed by Dennis Eugene Colbert in 1902. The original address of 2473 Magnolia was changed in 1909. No architect is listed on the permit. He purchased the land from John Lewis Cochran in 1901. He was a real estate dealer who built the home for himself and lived there until his death in 1925. He was also involved in the construction of the Bryn Mawr Theater which was the first Rapp and Rapp Theater built in 1912.

This home is one of several homes on this block that exhibit the American Foursquare style. There are many design elements visible from the sidewalk that also indicate the influence of classical revival design such as the porch columns. The façade is symmetrical with curved bay windows on either side of the central front door. At the second floor level there are two large windows and toward the center two leaded glass windows. At the third floor level is a dormer with two windows.

Entrance is through a vestibule with a mosaic floor and dark wood paneling. A second door opens into the reception hall with a bay window and bench. A brick fireplace is the focal point of this room. On either side of the fireplace are two leaded glass windows. The hearth has a beautiful mosaic design. The walls have a unique grooved oak paneling throughout the reception hall and the back hall.

The reception hall opens into the living room which also has a curved bay window. All the oak moldings around the windows and doors are original. The design of the vertical molding is grooved with a detailed capital. The badly damaged flooring has been replaced with the exact design of the original which is quarter sawn oak narrow board flooring The opening into the dining room once had pocket doors which have been removed.

The dining room has a beamed ceiling with lights at the intersection of the beams. The ribbon windows across the back of this room make it light and airy. Note the molding surrounding the room extending from the top of the windows. The vintage ceiling fixture is probably a replacement for the gas fixtures that would have been in the original home. The room connects to a passageway leading to the remodeled kitchen. There is now a half bath with pocket doors tucked into this space where the original armoire might have been.

The kitchen is bright and light with white cabinets and beautiful leaded glass windows. The eating area with a window bench is in the addition to the back of the house. The counter tops and center island are soapstone. Also in the addition, what was once an office area has been designed to be more connected to the kitchen because it faces the center of the room. The soapstone desk top is supported with a bracket from a singer sewing machine. Off the back of the house is a deck for summer dining.

The staircase rises from the back hall to a landing with another window bench and two windows. In the back hallway you will see the original armoire with hooks which was moved to its current location before the current owners bought the home.

Ascend the staircase to the second floor hallway and you will see the master bedroom towards the front of the home. This room has beautiful leaded glass windows in a laurel wreath design with a bow. A smaller bedroom that was connected to it has been made into a bathroom. In the master bedroom is a vintage fireplace that may not be original to the home.

From the hall you can see the original family bathroom with a beautiful claw footed tub and unique shower. The black and white tiles on the floor and wall are an update. There are two more bedrooms towards the rear of the home. An additional door leads to the walk up attic which is not open for this tour.