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Magnificent Trumbauer-Designed Philadelphia Mansion Burns

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Before photo: Homes of the Rich; After photo: ABC 6

The historic 22,000-square-foot Philadelphia mansion known as Bloomfield succumbed to fire on Wednesday afternoon. The Horace Trumbauer-designed chateau was reportedly "destroyed" by the blaze, which tore through the interior before setting the roof alight. No one was harmed by the flames, as the home's two rental tenants escaped, along with a maid, two dogs, a rabbit and a gardener. According to multiple news reports, the mansion is essentially done for, with no real hope of restoration. Prior to renting, the property had been on and off the market with a price that started at $9.5M in 2009 before plummeting to $5.9M by last year. Head over to Curbed Philly for more photos.
· Trumbauer's Bloomfield Estate Engulfed in Flames [Curbed Philly]