A historic Chestnut Hill dwelling featured in the 1988 Jodie Foster movie “Stealing Home” can be yours for $2.1 million. The seven-thousand-square-foot structure is located at 218 Lynnebrook Lane and is owned by Jeannine Cattie and Allie Fleitas. The couple purchased the home in 1997 but had no prior knowledge of its role on the silver screen. The pair knew something was up after curiosity seekers would stop by and snap pictures of the home prompting them to investigate what was so special about the house.
The French-country-Edwardian-manor style home is designated as a “significant” structure by the Chestnut Hill Historical Society for its unique features like its six bedrooms, five-and-a-half bath with concrete floors and inlaid brass, high ceilings and stone walls. But it was the home’s role in the flick starring Foster and Mark Harmon that had people talking then and now.
The backyard of the house featuring a swimming pool cemented the location’s place in screen history. That is where the scene was filmed with Foster diving to the bottom of the pool to touch the drain. The home was also used for exterior shots in the movie but interiors for the film were shot in a different house in Springfield, Pennsylvania.
This latest high-profile piece of real estate on the market comes after the East Falls childhood home of actress and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was on the block, along with the “Rocky” house in South Philly and the Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania childhood home of songstress Taylor Swift.