PHOTOS: History-making Chestnut Hill home now $1.5 million

<div class="meta image-caption"><div class="origin-logo origin-image wpvi"><span>WPVI</span></div><span class="caption-text">Pictured: The Vanna Venturi house in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill section.</span></div>
The price has dropped for a Philadelphia home called one of the "10 Buildings that Changed America" by PBS, and is considered to be the first post-modern residence in the country.

It's known as the Vanna Venturi House, located at 8330 Millman Street in Chestnut Hill. Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty announced this week that the asking price for the property dropped to $1.5 million.

Pictured: The Vanna Venturi house in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill section.

"Serious buyers have looked at the house, but it's a house that needs to be lived in, and for that reason, my client and I believe that the buyer will be from the greater Philadelphia area or perhaps the tri-state area," listing agent Melanie Stecura of Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty said in a statement.

"We are adjusting the price to be more in line with other area homes on the market."
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The house's name comes from the original resident, who was also the mother of its architect, Robert Venturi.

Pictured: The Vanna Venturi house in Philadelphia's Chestnut Hill section.

In a 2013 interview for the PBS special, Venturi said he wanted to thumb his nose at the modernist establishment, with its rigid rules and bland architecture.

He designed and redesigned the house over the course of four years. When the host of the show remarked it looked like a house a child would draw, Venturi took it as a compliment.

"I think that's a nice thing to say, an appropriate thing to say. I wanted it to be a kind of fundamentally symbolic, generic house," he said.

This is the first time the house has been offered for sale in 43 years, according to the listing.
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