Suburban Philly mansions (and chimneys) offer plenty of room for Santa

If you grew up in a rowhouse or an apartment — or another home without a chimney — you may remember puzzling over how Santa Claus was going to get inside your home. In other homes, the worry may have been which chimney Santa would shimmy down on Christmas Eve. These multimillion-dollar estates come with fireplaces befitting their price tag. They’re perfect for keeping warm all winter (and for welcoming the man with the bag).

451 Saint Davids Ave, Wayne
$2,500,000
Monthly taxes: $2,299
Tell me all about it: This eight-bedroom St. Davids gem features seven different fireplaces for Santa to choose from. We’re partial to the sleek white one in the grand entryway. We also love the wide open kitchen and the sunny breakfast room.

418 Dutton Mill Rd., Malvern, Pa. 
$2,500,000 
Monthly taxes: $1,554 
Tell me all about it: We love this four-bedroom farmhouse in Malvern, which is suitably named “Ponder This.” The property features two lovely fireplaces — one sleek in stone and the other a brick hearth set in a family room. Plus, the domed night sky mural in the room called “the Orangerie” will make Santa feel right at home.

103 Ironstone Lane, Kennett Square, Pa
$2,895,000 
 Monthly taxes: $3,933 
Tell me all about it: Foxwynd features cozy fireplaces galore, including one in the living room, a double stone one in the family room, one in the master bedroom, and a soaring, two-story one in a second family room. Bonus: the seller is willing to pay half the real estate taxes for five years.

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