The Chestnut Hill Conservancy now holds a conservation easement on 3.5 acres along Bethlehem Pike, Stenton Avenue, and Bells Mill Road, ensuring that this prominent gateway to Chestnut Hill will be protected in perpetuity. This and an earlier easement on the property brings the total land protected by this one family to 11.6 acres, an astounding amount of protected land within a city.

In addition, before it was sold, the owners of a beautiful W. Willow Grove Avenue home placed a preservation easement on the property. With this easement the owners sought to preserve not only the facades and roof of the house, but also the novel concept of the planned community pioneered by the Houston/Woodward family, the viewshed from W. Willow Grove Avenue, and the features that contribute to the unique character of Chestnut Hill.