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They just don't build them like they used to!!! While not the oldest house in Chestnut Hill, this solid stone Colonial that was built in 1951 and is a great example of quality craftsmanship. Located on one of the quietest streets in all of Chestnut Hill, it's just a few blocks away from all the hustle & bustle of Germantown Avenue, but a world away from the crowds. Easy to walk to everything, easy to get away from it all. This is only the 2nd time that this property has been available to purchase in its 69 year history. The current Owners purchased it from the original family and began a 15+ year process of loving, restoring & enhancing the property. The kitchen was replaced in 2005 and new appliances installed in 2015. There were significant electrical upgrades in 2005 along with a radon remediation system. In 2008, a completely new GAF slateline architectural shingles & copper gutters were installed and new copper downspouts in 2014. The basement was partially finished into a comfortable family room (with a fireplace!) in 2008. The powder room was renovated in 2009. A new high-efficiency Buderus hot water boiler was installed in 2015, and a new central A/c system in 2019. The entire septic system was replaced in January of 2019, and a new hot water heater in 2020. Now ready for the 3rd Owner in its lifetime, it offers an excellent combination of newer systems and simple, understated charm. Not too big, not too small with perfectly scaled rooms for entertaining. The large living room has a large double-hung window facing South, a massive picture window facing West and a central wood burning fireplace. The dining room has two large double-hung windows and a simple chair rail. The updated kitchen has a large breakfast area and direct access to the rear yard & patio. There is a rear hall with a coat closet and the renovated powder room, and access to the driveway and the 2-car garage tucked around the rear of the home. The large master bedroom has two closets and an en-suite bath with a stall shower. The remaining three bedrooms are all ample in size, especially the 4th bedroom that spans the entire width & depth of the garage below. The attic is partially floored for additional storage. The property is just a 1/2 acre, yet is surrounded by a large estate that provides "stolen vistas" over greenery everywhere! When you are relaxing on the rear flagstone patio, you do not feel like you're in the city, but enjoying a suburban retreat within walking distance to a cosmopolitan village! Come explore this hidden gem, tucked away on a quiet street.
From the curved drive sits "Andorra House", a Colonial Revival estate designed by Robert McGoodwin and nestled amongst the bucolic gardens conceived by the famed Olmstead brothers. Through a courtly front door lays, an inviting center hall with views to the gardens that transitions beautifully to the home's informal and formal spaces and features a sophisticated curvilinear staircase. Thoughtful consideration has kept many original features unique to this home while managing to blend the comfort of modern updates throughout the house. The renovated kitchen offers Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, Carrara marble countertops, and radiant heated slate floors with an attached breakfast room and sizeable butler's pantry, which is perfect for hosting your china and wine collection. Off the kitchen, is an adjoining dining room for large gatherings and features a handsome fireplace. Across the hall, you'll find a family room with built-ins and French doors leading to the covered terrace and connects to a tucked-away study. Completing the first floor is two guest powder rooms and access to the four-car attached garage. Off the second floor landing, is a private master suite, with a sitting room, two fireplaces, and abundant closet space and stars a newly updated en-suite master bath. Two additional guest bedrooms with en-suite and laundry room complete this floor. The third floor has three guest bedrooms, two full guest bathrooms, and a playroom. The home also hosts a private one-bedroom apartment, home gym, and two-story bluestone portico. Conveniently located at the foot of Forbidden Drive and on over 1.6 acres, "Andorra House" is a home for those seeking to live life outdoors.
Spectacular new construction model home in desirable location of Chestnut Hill. Thoughtfully designed this exceptional 5 BR/4 BA + 2 half BA house is built by premier builder of a Philadelphia Magazine's Design Home. The entry foyer with marble floor opens into a spacious living room with a gas fireplace with marble surround and coffered ceiling with gorgeous French doors leading out to a front porch reminiscent of old Chestnut Hill. Center formal dining room great for entertaining. A true Chef's Eat-in Kitchen complete with Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, custom 59" cabinets, calacatta quartz countertops and island, plus bar area with wine refrigerator and open shelving. Access to rear mud room with custom built-ins and bench area plus convenient powder room. Ascend to the master floor oasis encompassing the entire second floor. Spacious 22 x 15 Master Bedroom with step out balcony and fabulous roof deck ideal for summer relaxing. Bar area perfect for morning coffee or evening cocktail. Runway-style hallway with dual walk-in closets with custom built-ins opens to a huge spa-like marble master bathroom with radiant-heated floor, oversized step-in shower with bench, custom double vanity, separate water closet and even a sauna. Down the hall is a home office with a step-out balcony and connecting powder room. Third floor features a large guest suite with en-suite bathroom. Two additional bedrooms with a shared bathroom plus laundry room. Spacious finished lower level with a media room/play room/home gym/home office plus 5th bedroom and full bathroom ideal for au-pair/in-law quarters/guest quarters plus a second laundry closet. Large separate storage room. No expense spared including custom window treatments throughout, custom stair runner and custom closets.Enclosed rear yard plus flagstone patio is great for entertaining and for dog lovers. 2 car rear garage. Located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, this home is just a short stroll to the shops, cafes and restaurants on Germantown Avenue as well as just a block to the train. 25 minutes to Center City, easy access to the suburbs, transportation, major highways and Fairmount Park. 10 year property tax abatement. Truly exceptional homes in a lovely enclave of this charming and historic section of Philadelphia. Follow link for full video tour: https://youtu.be/0w7XoKK7tJs
A very rare offering. 8315 Seminole Street, built in 1925 by G.W. & W.D Hewitt architects and situated on one of the most prestigious streets in the charming enclave of Chestnut Hill, has been fully restored and re-envisioned for modern living. In 2014, under the guidance of Philadelphia architect John S. Andrews Inc. and in collaboration with a leading NYC interior designer and Chestnut Hill's Starr Osborne, this property was updated to perfection. Upon entering the large three-story foyer, one is embraced by the homes charm and elegance. The living room with a new gas burning fireplace and large original glass windows overlooks the lush surrounding landscape. On the other side of the entry foyer is the dazzling dining room with new shimmering wall covering and chandelier. A lovely sun porch flows off the dining room and offers floor to ceiling views of the property's specimen trees. Also on the first floor are a chic new study with grass cloth wall covering and new custom milled bookshelves, a new powder room, and a new elegant eat-in kitchen with custom cabinetry, Joanne Hudson tile backsplash, Calcutta gold marble countertops, Subzero, Wolf and Bosch appliances, radiant heat floors, banquette seating for up to 10 and a wet bar perfect for entertaining. The kitchen connects to a mudroom with custom cubbies and extra storage. From the mudroom, one can exit to the back terrace that leads to the pebbled patio and a detached two-car garage. On the second and third floors, there are a total of 5/6 bedrooms and 4 full baths as well as a new second-floor laundry room and playroom, both spaces with fitted with custom built-ins. The 2nd-floor master is complete with original wood burning fireplace, new dressing room with island, and an en-suite master bath with two sinks and a large shower with Calcutta gold porcelain tiles from Porcelanosa. All bathrooms were masterfully updated by Dennis F. Meyer Inc. and the whole house was renovated by a team of artisans. All new electrical, a new high-efficiency natural gas heating system, 3 zones of high-velocity cooling as well as a basement cedar closet have been added for modern living. The manageable grounds, just under half an acre, have been skillfully designed over the last four years. New pebble patios, garden beds, and a newly planted wall of trees all help create an outdoor sanctuary. In addition, landscape lighting was added to elegantly note the beauty of the yard and the home in the evening. The homes stone foundation has been sealed and masons have professionally tuck pointed the facade. Premium wireless service throughout the home installed by World Wide Stereo and a new sound system on the main level make 8315 Seminole the rarest of finds a new home steeped in the tradition of the past and one perfect for entertaining and family life. The property is walkable to two commuter train stations, Chestnut Hill's quality shops and restaurants on Germantown Avenue, local public and private schools and the walking, biking and riding trails of the Wissahickon Park. Seller is a licensed PA agent.
If you're looking for an impeccably maintained 3 bedroom brick colonial row home in a super location across from a park, attached garage, private parking, minutes from "the Avenue" in Chestnut Hill, look no further! This lovely home features gleaming hardwood floors throughout. The Spacious living room features built-in bookcases and large picture window with views of the park. The kitchen with ample counter space and custom cabinetry opens to the dining/breakfast room. Three nicely sized bedrooms with ample closets and tiled hall bath with skylight complete the second floor. Brand new 6-panel doors throughout! The partially finished basement with built-ins and laundry room provides access to the private alley and garage - plenty of parking! New roof/skylight in 2017. Newer hot water heater, basement carpet in 2016. New A/C compressor in 2020. Washer/Dryer and new garage door in 2015. Just a great home on a quiet street providing ample parking. Just a short walk to the train and shopping and dining offered along historic Germantown Avenue. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, no in-person showings permitted. Contact listing agent for additional information.
One might argue that the classic early 20th-century homes of Philadelphia's leafy Chestnut Hill neighborhood are beautifully superior in design and livability than most any other type of home in the city. A tour of Cresswell Manor, a c. 1929 Tudor designed by architect John W. Keyes for Mrs. Charles Thompson Cresswell, is quite a convincing example. Placed majestically on a rise on just over 3.4 acres in Chestnut Hill, it is grand but not overwhelming, recently fine-tuned by London-based interior designer Mirta Aktaia Fava. The home's mix of well-preserved, classic elements overlaid with a transitional aesthetic, plus a long list of behind-the-scenes improvements, earned it a feature in Marie Claire last year. From the moment one passes through its gated entry and travels up the winding drive, it's clear these are no ordinary grounds. In fact, it's quite likely they were planned even before the house was constructed so that the residence would fit them and not the other way around. Mrs. Cresswell employed the highly regarded Philadelphia landscape architecture firm, Harrison, Mertz & Emlen, to handle this task. The gardens, terraces, stone walls, pond, pool and specimen trees and shrubs gracing the property have been refreshed and revived, including the impressive arc of stone retaining walls that greets visitors to the home. Inside, from its wide front-to-back reception foyer and through to its formal rooms, designer Fava focused on connecting the indoor and outdoor spaces while giving each interior space its own distinct atmosphere. The dining room, the expansive main living room with broad bay window, main suite bedroom and the garden room, now used as a study, are places where French doors open to terraces or balconies and natural light washes over these rooms, creating an uplifting atmosphere in all seasons. A butler's pantry and chef's kitchen provide generous storage and every amenity for the everyday cook or gourmand. The kitchen is open to a family room. Gas fireplaces warm the family room, living room and dining room; the study has a wood burning fireplace. An elevator and front and rear stairwells reach private quarters on the second floor. Each of four en suite guest bedrooms is large. Baths have been updated where needed with timeless, period-appropriate subway tile and marble floors. The main bedroom suite, almost a treehouse of sorts, is serene with two sets of French doors opening to a Juliette balcony and fantastic views of the grounds day and night. A 'pajama lounge' connects the family bedroom area to a two-bedroom guest suite with all new kitchen, new deck and a full bath. The guest suite has its own mechanicals for efficiency. A full attic tops off the house and provides plenty of storage, as do two garages offering parking for nine cars total. The grounds at Cresswell manor are designed for four-season enjoyment, but of course spring and summer are peak times to use its outdoor terraces for dining and entertaining. All terraces and flower beds have been rebuilt with new drainage; a 31-zone irrigation system is installed; and the pond has been rebuilt with new aerators. New pool equipment ensures this feature is ready for summer. Gracious and sophisticated, yet completely comfortable for everyday living, Cresswell Manor is a home where you likely will find yourself using, and enjoying, every room. Easy to move into and embrace a manor house lifestyle that is a short walk from Fairmount Park and Forbidden Drive and minutes from the train into Center City Philadelphia and the charming commercial district in Chestnut Hill proper.
Welcome home to this beautiful townhome at the Cobblestones in Chestnut Hill. Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to own this 2 bedroom 1 and 1/2 bathroom home that is in immaculate condition. This townhome has been well maintained and upgraded with all the features you are looking for in a property. Enter into the home and find a spacious and cozy living room, new hardwood flooring throughout the first-floor-level, a new powder room and formal dining room. You'll love creating those delicious meals in your "Chef's Kitchen" that features a new Sub-Zero Refrigerator, new Wolf range and oven, new Wolf range hood, new Sub-Zero Wine Cellar, new garbage disposal and quartz countertops. The second floor features two beautifully appointed bedrooms with spacious closets and hall bathroom. This level has wall to wall carpeting. Continue on to the third-floor level and enjoy the solitude of a private rooftop deck with new Tyrex flooring. New Anderson windows throughout the property along with remote control window shades. Adding to the bells and whistles in this property are a new Carrier central air conditioning unit and a new Carrier heater. Parking...no problem! There is an assigned one car parking space for this townhome and plenty of parking for guests. If you're looking for a townhome that is in move-in condition, this is the one. The location is perfect, near restaurants, shopping along Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, commuter rail lines, Wissahickon Park and easy access to Center City and Suburbs.
Greystock Lodge is a true architectural treasure with an exceptional blend of circa 1908 details and all of todays modern amenities. Located on one of Chestnut Hills most coveted streets, the current owners have transformed this stunning Tudor home into a private luxury oasis, perfect for entertaining and family living with lush private grounds. You are greeted with a covered walkway to the front door which opens into a grand wood-crested foyer. To the right of the foyer, you will find an expansive light-filled formal living room with a fireplace, window seating, and access to the covered patio. To the left of the foyer is a gorgeous dining room with a fireplace, beautiful built-in cabinetry (which formerly housed an expansive fish tank). Beyond the dining room is the gracious step-down great room with vaulted beamed ceilings, an oversized tiled fireplace, two walls of windows and French doors that lead to another expansive patio outdoor space with outdoor grill and storage. The bar room tucked by pocket doors between the great room and the kitchen is well equipped with a refrigerator, ice maker, dishwasher, and plenty of storage. The bright Chef~s kitchen is a sight to behold, complete with a glass solarium eat-in area and an 11 foot island! The large space is equipped with a galley sink, tons of well-designed storage and pantry space, Thermador oven and microwave, 6 burner gas range, SubZero refrigerator, Bosh dishwasher, and a trash compactor. Are your shoes dirty from playing outside? Enjoy the large mudroom with tons of storage space adjacent to the kitchen. Behind the built in wine storage in the base of the beautifully ornate main stairwell is a hidden cozy den/office.The Master suite overlooking the rear grounds includes a huge spa-like master bathroom with dual walk-in closets accompanied by custom built-in shelving and drawers, a walk-in steam shower, soaking tub, toilet, and a bidet. Down the hall, there is another bedroom suite, an additional bedroom with hall bath and convenient 2nd floor laundry room with front-loading LG Washer and Dryer next to a wash sink. Continuing up the historic and grand hand carved paneled stairwell you reach the third floor noticing the built in screen from the original organ that was sounding throughout the halls of Greystock. There are two large light filled bedrooms, one with vaulted ceilings and a lofted area, a full hall bath and a sitting room on this spacious upper floor.Outside, from the stone terrace you overlook your private and well manicured tiered garden with a thoughtful landscape design that ensures greenery and blossoms throughout the growing season. Entertaining is a must-do since there is a built-in outdoor kitchen with BBQ grill with outdoor sink, bluestone patio and other terrace areas. Looking for more outdoor adventure? Enjoy the tremendous tree house that was thoughtfully built and maintained. On the property is a convenient storage shed and there is a 2 car garage steps away that is yours as well.Walk to parks, shopping and everything that Chestnut Hill has to offer and get into center city Philadelphia easily on either the R7 & R8 train lines. Virtual tour available now!
Style, Sophistication, and Charm - That's what you're going to find in this home. It's located in one of the area's most desirable locations. ~You can wake up and go for a walk, run or bike through the highly rewarded 20 miles Wissahickon Park. Step through Custom Mahogany doors to the spacious, handsome foyer to get a peek into the formal Great Room with 18ft foldout Tract door system which gives you a great view of the back yard , the peace and tranquility offered is priceless. They say the kitchen is the heart of the home , how does a Viking gas cooktop , warming drawer , built-in Sub Zero refrigerator , beautiful turret and a spiral staircase giving access to the wine cellar sound to you ? The Dining Room features a custom granite butlers pantry, built-ins and wine refrigerator my favorite feature is the French doors to a side Patio. Two first floor master suites with 12.5 ft. ceilings have beautiful fireplaces , full Custom baths , and large walk-in closets . Two well-appointed bedrooms, a hall bath with dual vanity and tub shower, round out the second level . The lower level of the residence offers 9ft ceilings and bamboo flooring and features a large gym sitting area/lounge, a wine room ( perfect place to unwind at the end of the day with family and friends . Additional features includes , 3 car attached garage , large mudroom , 1st floor laundry , pressure treated cedar rood , four zone cooling , prewired for Sonos sound system . !If you would like to know more , I'd love to take you on a tour ! Located just steps from the Northwestern end of historic Forbidden Drive and offering exceptional access to both the amenities of Chestnut Hill and the tranquility of the Wissahickon Valley section of Fairmount Park. The home is filled with many gorgeous details including multiple fireplaces, high ceilings, extensive woodwork, exceptional molding, radiant heating.
7821 Germantown Avenue is a bright and spacious 4 bedroom, 2 full and 2 half bath home. Currently, the rear of the house is used as a 2 bedroom/1.5 bath accessory unit with a separate outside entrance providing an amazing opportunity to help pay the mortgage or to house your home office or professional practice. Or simply remove the second fl. linen closet which hides the original hall doorway you have the full house again. This lovely porch-front brick house has loads of garden space front, side and back with beautiful plantings. As you enter the house you are greeted by a large living room with high ceilings, original moldings and hardwood floors. The open floor plan leads you through a columned archway to the formal dining room which has a door leading to the side and read of the house.The cheery eat-in kitchen displays a Mediterranean atmosphere, with warm colors and terracotta tile floors. It is fully equipped with stainless steel appliances, including a European style 2 drawer refrigerator that resides under the counter. There are lots of cabinets, and ample counter space. Beyond the kitchen is a large office with a chic powder room and a storage closet. This could easily be converted to a first-floor bedroom by adding a door off of the kitchen, and there is space to convert the powder room into a third full bath. The upper floor of the main home has two large sunny bedrooms and a tiled full bathroom. The front bedroom has a wall of beautiful closets. There is a hall closet and for additional storage there is an access panel to the attic.The home has a full basement with a washer and potential hookup for a dryer. As well as an additional refrigerator/freezer. There is plenty of space for storage. The basement has Bilco doors for easy use of the basement space There is a separate entrance to the bi-level accessory unit off the side garden/walkway. The downstairs of the unit has a large fully equipped eat-in kitchen with a stack-able washer/dryer and a powder room. Upstairs a large hallway leads to two bright bedrooms with views of the private side garden and a full bathroom. Currently one bedroom is used as a den/living room.
Nestled among the beautiful homes of Chestnut Hill, this charming historical property built in the late 1800's offers the best blend of old and new! The covered front porch with gorgeous wood ceiling invites you to relax on the swing and overlook the landscaped front yard oasis with your very own cherry tree and grape vines. Enter through the new tulip red North East facing front door, where you will find beautiful hardwood floors, a comfortable living room, dining room, powder room, and newly renovated eat in kitchen. In the middle of the home is a wonderful family room perfect for large gatherings, with high ceilings and a wall of sliding glass doors providing an abundance of natural light. Off the modern family room is an office with a large picture window overlooking the peaceful yard. Head through the double doors to the oversized first floor master suite, enhanced with high ceilings, extra windows, and a renovated ensuite bathroom.~ Ascend the stairs to find three additional bedrooms, and a full bathroom. This home includes a large two car detached garage, and motorized gated driveway that can accommodate three or more vehicles. Storage will not be an issue with a large shed and unfinished basement. Recent updates include; new stucco (2019), fresh paint throughout (2019), new doors (2019), and so much more! This is a very special home with a premier location, convenient to Germantown Ave shopping, restaurants, supermarkets, Morris Arboretum , the trails of Fairmount Park, acclaimed private schools, public transportation, and access to the turnpike. All this plus low taxes! Don't miss this one!
View virtual tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1QcFUmfgRA Exceptional opportunity to own a newly built home with a 10-year tax abatement in ever-coveted Chestnut Hill. This is a special location with the trifecta of proximity to the train, the restaurants and the trails. Just steps from Wissahickon Valley park paths, it feels like you have your own dream entrance into the Wissahickon, right at the end of your block. Built by the Baker Street Partners and designed for living the beautiful life replete with modern amenities and rich traditional design elements. Walk onto Greyne hickory hardwood floors in the 2-story grand foyer with dual staircases to the sun-filled family room with a double-sided fireplace. The living room features a coffered ceiling and striking wainscoting. The large dining room features beautiful millwork and is ready for entertaining while the sun beams in. The custom kitchen offers a stainless-steel Thermador appliance suite, dual sinks, Ultracraft cabinetry, sueded quartzite counters, and will please any discerning chef . The beautiful and practical banquette area with custom English walnut table completes the space. Upstairs to five bedrooms and a laundry room with shaker cabinets and quartz counters. The master suite features a large walk-in closet and a spa-like bathroom with a soaking tub, walk-in shower and beautiful custom tile work. The loft-style third floor can be used as a sixth bedroom or home office, media room or play room. The walk out finished basement features a full bathroom and additional storage area. It will lend itself to any additional dreams including but certainly not limited to: a great home gym, media room or au pair suite. There is a separate mudroom entrance to the home beside the two-car garage. Highlights: multiple zones and dual HVAC systems, blue stone patio and front porch, wine refrigerator, 10-year tax abatement.
Traditional air-lite brick twin in the heart of Chestnut Hill c. 1955 within walking distance to everything. Situated on a quiet, one-way, tree-lined street umbrellaed with Maple and Sycamore trees with a beautiful front garden, easy street parking and just outside the kitchen door is a patio/sitting area, the perfect place to enjoy a morning cup of coffee, overlooking a green space fenced deep yard. Step inside to a light-filled Living Room and a spacious Dining Room. The kitchen has ample storage with maple wood cabinets emerald-green formica counters, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher at your fingertips. Upstairs are 3 generous sized bedrooms and a hall bath. Lower level is a clean, finished room with closet, faux brick fireplace and laundry facilities. Many upgrades to this home-Central Air and heater (2003), roof, (2014), new rear fencing (2003). Freshly painted t/o ( 2020 ); refinished hard wood floors to the entire house ( 2020 ). Chestnut Hill is home to more than 100 unique shops and businesses, most of them in convenient storefronts clustered on Germantown Avenue and Bethlehem Pike and fortunate to be nestled along the 1,800 acres of Wissahickon Valley Park, part of Philadelphia~s 9,200 acre Fairmount Park. A lovely, wooded valley with the Wissahickon Creek running through its entire seven-mile length, the park provides residents and visitors with delightful access to walking, jogging, biking, horseback riding, picnicking and fishing, in season. This location is as good as it gets! Just move-in!!
Presenting one of Chestnut Hill~s premiere estates. La Primavera: the name evokes ~ a light and happy aura ~ spring.~ ~Robert McGoodwin~s design for the idyllic site on the edge of the park reminds a viewer of an Italian hillside villa, but only when viewed from behind. From the street, a protected court shows only a discreet arched entry door and a simple rusticity with only a hint of Italian precedents.~ This Italianate country house sits on 4.37 acres of land with the most beautiful views of the Wissahickon Valley and Fairmount Park. With its tall trees and open tiered lawns, superbly built stone walls, multiple terraces and low maintenance planting it is an idyllic setting for any house. Meticulously maintained during their ownership, these Sellers are proud of keeping this property up to the standard that it deserves. The grounds, the trees, the pool, the tennis court, the cottage, and the systems have been painstakingly overseen over the years and it shows! This is in many ways a perfect sized house with two floors of living space, yet room for home office, storage, hobbies, and relaxation.The front cobblestone courtyard welcomes you with a newly refurbished landscape plan by Elise Geyelin. The double door entrance with arched window above opens to a lovely entrance hall with a limestone floor. The entrance to the grand formal Living Room with fireplace and three sets of French doors draw you to the spectacular green woodland view beyond. The first floor plan is balanced with a stunning Library with built-in bookshelves, fireplace, parquet floor and exquisite original detail. On the other side of the Living Room is a similar sized Dining Room, also with fireplace. Both of these rooms extend out to two separate Sun Porch Rooms which take in the dramatic views of Fairmount Park. There are all the additional spaces one needs for comfortable living including the powder room, large mud room, multiple closets, and Pantry with original glass cabinetry and every amenity which add to this perfect first floor layout. But the heart of the home is truly the Kitchen. With its four exposures, it is constantly filled with exceptional light and cheeriness from sunrise to sunset. Custom built cabinetry, granite counters, and every appliance possible including a Viking commercial six burner gas range with double ovens and hood, SubZero refrigerator/freezer, two sinks and additional wall ovens and microwave. All are in an open setting with a large comfortable Family Room. The layout of the first floor is perfect for small, medium and large scale dinner parties and entertaining. The house embraces entertaining with its intimate areas and flow.The second floor has five main bedrooms, two are suites with fireplaces, dressing rooms and their own bathrooms. All bedrooms have finished hardwood floors beneath the carpeting, summer doors and ceiling fans for warm summer nights. The Guest room wing which holds the fifth bedroom, also has a bathroom, sitting room and a laundry room. Over the garage is an apartment with a separate entrance with a Kitchen, Bedroom and Bath. Below the apartment is a three car heated garage. With two floors of generous sized rooms, the third floor has only attic storage, a cedar closet and air conditioning duct work. The basement has a finished Rec Room, a Ping Pong Room and unfinished areas of Potting/Plant room, Workshop, and storage. It is the perfect area for hobbies and gardening with easy walk out access to the outside. The grounds speak for themselves. They are immaculate and mirror the loveliness of the surrounding woods and Fairmount Park. It is hard to believe that all of this is within walking distance to the shops, galleries, farmer's market and restaurants of Chestnut Hill, as well as Fairmount Park and the train to Center City. There are very few places in the country that could offer this kind of convenience and comfortable style of living in such a luxurious setting.
When you've had a hand in the design of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, your own residence must serve not only as a professional calling card of sorts but also as a delightful oasis for your family. "Greenacre", architect Clarence C. Zantzinger's grand-scale home in an ideal Chestnut Hill location, was built in 1911 during the height of the Arts & Crafts movement. From its one-of-a-kind mahogany entry doors to its Mercer tile floors grand scale tall windows, numerous fireplaces and exquisite moldings, this home is a showpiece for early 20th-century craftsmanship. It was designed for gracious, comfortable living, with formal rooms separated by floor-to-ceiling doors and all with multiple sets of French doors opening to a full-length rear patio. From the patio take in its private, lush, two-acre setting, designed by the Olmsted brothers. An expanse of rolling lawn, mature trees and swimming pool create a private world that is just 25 minutes to Central Philadelphia. Throughout the year and especially in winter, the sunroom with fireplace and Mercer tile floor is awash in natural light. Mr. Zantzinger's office, designated by the pediment that serves as an homage to the Art Museum, is also at this end of the house along with a powder room. At the opposite end, adjacent to the dining room, a large updated kitchen stands ready to serve the most ambitious chef as well as the everyday cook. The butler's pantry, straight out of 1911, is loaded with storage and fun features like the original refrigerator/freezer and double sink. A window-lined mudroom provides more storage and is the perfect everyday entrance from the detached garage. A wide stairwell leads to private quarters on the second floor, including a main suite that wraps into it a sitting room, dressing room, full bath and large bedroom with a commanding view of the rear grounds and an exquisite American sycamore tree. Two additional bedrooms, two hall baths, and a large guest suite with fireplace study offer an excellent floor plan. Extensive linen storage and a laundry room complete the second level. Upstairs offers yet more space, all with high ceilings, to be used as you like ~ a lounge now used as a media room includes a fireplace with Grueby Faience tile surround. Create overflow guest space or an au pair suite, billiard room, fitness room or more. The detached two car garage includes a lovely, cozy apartment, houses the pool and gardening equipment. "Greenacre" is notable for its history and for the opportunity it offers today to enjoy an exceptional lifestyle, in a leafy setting, just a short walk to the Chestnut Hill village, shops, restaurants and the coveted Wissahickon trails
****** MARKET PRICE ADJUSTMENT ******* Occasionally, the right home appears in the right area, with all the right stuff~. This home is that home. Located in Chestnut Hill on Station lane, a tree lined street reminiscent of a city park with a warm suburban feel. This home is on a quite cu de sac approximately 800 feet around the corner from the Gravers train station. Gravers station give you direct access to Philadelphia~s city center. If going down is not your thing that day, from here, it is a short walking distance to cobbles stones of Germantown avenue. This area of Germantown avenue has stone-front buildings of the finest shopping Philadelphia as to offer. Coming home you are greeted with warm hardwood floors stretching throughout the first floor. In the front door to the right and one step down opens to the living room, where is it easy to imagine friends and family hanging out for all kinds of events. The large windows invite the warm sunlight to flush across the room and into the kitchen, brightening and warming all it touches. Step up into the kitchen and have your breath taken away. This is a space that everyone will want to gather and lucky for you is large enough to accommodate the masses. On the technical side it offers everything a gourmet kitchen should offer, Viking commercial stainless steel appliances, stainless steel farmhouse sink. But to see the thought and quality that went into the design, will help to understand why this space is special. Off the kitchen and dining rooms is a sliding glass to the backyard. The second floor has a master bedroom suite with two walk-in closets, and recently remolded master bathroom. Down the hall are two bedrooms, bathroom and second floor laundry area. The partially finished full basement is currently used as a fitness area but it can be one of many things. The space can be a movie room, game room, playroom and more. The backyard and outdoor space are well planted, lighting features and pavers. This space allows entertaining to extend to all areas. From dancing, to yard games, or simply hanging out you will have hours and hours of enjoyment out there and proud to call it your own.
Welcome home to this exceptional house in desirable top of the hill location. This thoughtfully-designed new construction house built by premier local builder, Main Street Development, features a floor plan for today's living with architectural details and design of Chestnut Hill's stately older homes. Enter into a gracious marble foyer. Step up to a grand living room with custom coffered ceiling, gas fireplace and walls of windows affording incredible natural light. Open-concept dining room plus Chef's Eat-in Kitchen with custom cabinetry, large island great for entertaining or daily dining, Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances. Gracious hallway with rear yard access plus formal powder room complete this floor. Upstairs features 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms. Enter into the large master suite with spacious Master BR with open sitting area that would make for a great home office with step-out balcony. Fabulous spa-like marble master bathroom with step-in shower, custom double vanity, separate water closet and soaking tub. Large walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Large corner guest suite with fabulous en-suite bathroom. 2 additional large guest rooms plus hall bathroom plus convenient laundry room. Finished lower level with large media room/home gym/play room/home office could be designed to create a 5th BR plus entertaining room full bathroom and second laundry room would make for great au pair/in law/guest quarters. mud room with custom built-in bench and cubbies. Access to attached 2-car garage and heated driveway. Incredible location walk able to all that Chestnut Hill has to offer plus several trains stations. Easy access to Center City, suburbs and major highways. 10 year tax abatement. Truly exceptional home brought to you by former Philadelphia Magazine Design Home Builder.
Introducing 4 East Chestnut Hill Avenue - A truly exceptional restoration of an historic Mid-19th century renowned Chestnut Hill building into 2 unique, urban residences brought to you by premier builder of a Philadelphia Magazine Design Home. With all of the original historic details and integrity of this classic stone structure including soaring ceilings, exposed stone work and beams, original wood work coupled with redesigned floor plan with all of the modern luxurious features for today's living make this a truly special residence. Enter this totally fabulous 3 BR/3.5 BA residence into a grand black and white marble entry foyer. Ascend to a modern, open-concept living floor with Chef's eat-in kitchen, Sub-Zero /Wolf appliances, custom cabinetry and calacatta quartz countertops including large island perfect for daily dining and entertaining. Lovely dining area plus living room ideal~for today's living. Spacious family room with wet bar. Hall marble powder room plus study with brick and stone fireplace and access to a 500 square foot rooftop deck with built-in planters ideal for entertaining. Upstairs features luxurious master suite with spacious BR, walk-in closet with custom built-in systems. Lux spa-like marble Master Bathroom with custom double vanity, oversized step-in shower and separate water closet. 2 additional guest suites plus laundry room complete this floor. Detached garage with optional car lift plus great grassy yard. All new energy efficient systems including many green features including tank less hot water heater, soy based spray foam insulation. 10 year property tax abatement. Premier top of the hill location just a short stroll to train as well as all of the shops, restaurants and markets that this charming historic section of Philadelphia offers.
Welcome to 7716 Navajo -- This stately home built in 1925 on a coveted quiet Chestnut Hill block has been fully renovated with all the benefits of new construction while retaining the details of a truly elegant Chestnut Hill house built over 100 years ago. Enter into a grand entry foyer with gorgeous new hardwood floors in a herringbone pattern and arched French doors leading out to rear patios affording incredible natural light A true chef's eat-in kitchen complete with custom cabinetry and open shelving, contemporary quartz countertops and island with seating for 4, Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances including windowed refrigerator, double wall ovens, wine refrigerator ideal for entertaining. Lovely casual dining area with ship-lap and glass cabinets for wine storage. Convenient full-sized laundry room with side by side washer/dryer, custom cabinetry and countertops. Lovely dining room plus an Elegant living room with new coffered ceiling, custom built-ins, gas fireplace and French doors leading to rear patio and gas Off the living room is a lovely enclosed sun porch which if perfect for all year round enjoyment. Powder room completes this living floor. Ascend to the second floor with one entire side of the floor encompassing the fabulous master suite oasis. Large master bedroom with cathedral ceiling and French doors leading to sept-ot balcony overlooking the rear grounds and tree top views. Fabulous spa-like Master Bathroom with oversized step-in shower, custom double vanity with carrara marble sinks, wall faucets, and an elegant free-standing soaking tub. Dressing room complete with custom built-ins. Down the hall are 2 additional large suites plus a convenient hall laundry closet with stackable washer/dryer. Third floor features guest quarters with bedroom, full bathroom and sitting area. Partially finished lower level provides flexible space for media room/play room/home gym/office plus a new powder room. All new systems including new plumbing, new electric plus new roof. 2-car attached garage. Lovely grounds and a fabulous location on a quiet tree-lined block yet just a short stroll from Germantown Avenue and the train. Convenient to Center City, transportation, major highways and the suburbs. Truly exceptional.
Welcome to 30 West Chestnut Hill Avenue - An historic restoration and renovation of a classic stone house in prime top of the hill location. This 5 BR/3 full plus 2 half BA late 19th century home features a recreated floor plan ideal for today's modern lifestyle.Inviting entry foyer with stone fireplace and original millwork is flooded with natural light. Light oak floors, large windows and white walls give this house a light and airy feel. Spacious living room with another fireplace and gorgeous new crown molding opens to a large dining room with fireplace and French doors opening to covered porch. A true chef's eat-in kitchen including Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, chic black and white cabinetry, contemporary quartz countertops, island and bar area perfect for entertaining. Rear mud room with custom built-in cubbies and bench plus powder room complete this fabulous living floor. Ascend to the second floor with the luxurious master suite. Spacious MBR with 2 closets plus spa-lie en-suite marble BA, with oversized step-in shower with frame less glass door, double vanity separate water closet and radiant-heated floor. Large light filled guest room plus new hall bathroom and home office/sitting room completed this floor. Third floor features 2 additional guest BR's with adjoining full bathroom. New finished lower level is incredible additional living space. Spacious flexible room ideal for media room/playroom/ gym including wet bar and powder room. Additional room with closet could make a guest BR or flexible living or storage room. With all new systems including new dual HVAC, plumbing, electric, tankless hot water heater and a modern floor plan this house has all the benefits of new construction coupled with all the original character and details of a historic Chestnut Hill house. Gorgeous new landscaping including flagstone patio and enclose yard perfect for dog lovers. Lovely new stone and gravel pathways and plantings. Short walk to the train, shops, markets, restaurants and cafes on Germantown Avenue. Convenient to Center City, major highways and the suburbs. Truly exceptional.
Presenting 437 West Chestnut Hill Avenue, one of Chestnut Hill's finest estates, set on 2.87 beautifully landscaped acres. The 2 and 1/2 story Georgian Styled residence was designed by noted Philadelphia Architect Arthur Brockie. This one-of-a-kind property has been lovingly updated, cared for and preserved throughout the years, and includes many recent improvements by the current owners. The front to back entry hall with fireplace is the perfect place to greet guests, and both formal and cozy spaces abound. Large formal dining room with fireplace and original moldings, paneled study with built in's and fireplace, formal living room and a delightful sunroom with commanding views of the entire property. The new eat-in kitchen is a chefs delight with center island, prep area, Sub-Zero's, a Viking commercial range and breakfast area, perfect for everyday family meals. Just off the kitchen is the new family room, with custom built-ins, small bar/beverage area and study. The lavish master suite offers his and her updated baths and closets, including an extra-large walk-in closet and separate dressing room. Multiple bedroom suites with updated baths, large second floor laundry and den, inviting and large third floor with additional bedrooms, baths and gym. A carriage house, green house, pool and multiple terraces complete this spectacular estate. Rich with original details and complimented by many recent improvements, this property is one of the area's finest offerings.
Nestled among prestigious Chestnut Hill homes, this property offers great opportunities in a very special location. The home sits on a large wooded lot on a beautiful shaded street. Acclaimed private schools and the Wissahickon Skating Club are a short walk down the road. Standard Colonial style, living room features a large picture window surrounded by built-in bookcases, dining room, an added porch study room off the the dining room, eat-in kitchen, family room with a wood burning fireplace and slider doors. Central air conditioning with 4 bedrooms, 2-1/2 baths. Newer heating and cooling systems. 2 car attached garage. Property can be nicely upgraded. Affordable with so much to offer to a special buyer.
Spectacular new construction in desirable location in Chestnut Hill. 4-stop elevator runs from the finished lower level all the way up to the secondary bedroom floor. Fabulous living floor perfect for today's modern lifestyle. Spacious living room with gas fireplace, coffered ceiling and gorgeous French doors. Center formal dining room perfect for entertaining and holidays. A true Chef's Eat-In Kitchen featuring Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, custom cabinetry and back splash, choice of quartz/marble/granite counter tops, island with seating for 3-4, wine refrigerator with open shelving ideal for entertaining. Access to rear mud room with custom built-in cubbies and bench area plus convenient powder room. Ascend to the master floor oasis encompassing the entire second floor. Spacious 22x14 Master Bedroom. Runway-style hallway leads to dual walk-in closets with custom built-in shelving and drawers opening to huge spa-like master bathroom with over sized step-in shower with bench, custom dual vanities, luxurious soaking tub and separate water closet. Convenient laundry room plus sitting room or home office complete this floor. Third floor features lovely guest suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Two additional bedrooms each with walk-in closets and a shared bathroom plus a second laundry room. Spacious finished lower level with media room/play room/home gym/home office, powder room, plus guest suite with en-suite full bathroom perfect for au-pair or in-law quarters. 2 car garage. Located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, this magnificent schist stone home is just a short stroll to multiple train stations as well as the shops, markets and restaurants on Germantown Avenue. 25 minutes to Center City, easy access to the suburbs, transportation, major highways and Fairmount Park. 10 year property tax abatement. Truly exceptional homes in a lovely enclave of this charming and historic section of Philadelphia. Photos are of a recently completed house by the same architect with similar floor plan.
Spectacular new construction in desirable location in Chestnut Hill. 4-stop elevator runs from the finished lower level all the way up to the secondary bedroom floor. Fabulous living floor perfect for today's modern lifestyle. Spacious living room with gas fireplace, coffered ceiling and gorgeous French doors. Center formal dining room perfect for entertaining and holidays. A true Chef's Eat-In Kitchen featuring Sub-Zero/Wolf appliances, custom cabinetry and back splash, choice of quartz/marble/granite counter tops, island with seating for 3-4, wine refrigerator with open shelving ideal for entertaining. Access to rear mud room with custom built-in cubbies and bench area plus convenient powder room. Ascend to the master floor oasis encompassing the entire second floor. Spacious 22x14 Master Bedroom. Runway-style hallway leads to dual walk-in closets with custom built-in shelving and drawers opening to huge spa-like master bathroom with over sized step-in shower with bench, custom dual vanities, luxurious soaking tub and separate water closet. Convenient laundry room plus sitting room or home office complete this floor. Third floor features lovely guest suite with walk-in closet and en-suite bathroom. Two additional bedrooms each with walk-in closets and a shared bathroom plus a second laundry room. Spacious finished lower level with media room/play room/home gym/home office, powder room, plus guest suite with en-suite full bathroom perfect for au-pair or in-law quarters. 2 car garage. Located in the heart of Chestnut Hill, these detached homes are just a short stroll to multiple train stations as well as the shops, markets and restaurants on Germantown Avenue. 25 minutes to Center City, easy access to the suburbs, transportation, major highways and Fairmount Park. 10 year property tax abatement. Truly exceptional homes in a lovely enclave of this charming and historic section of Philadelphia. Photos are of a recently completed house by the same architect with similar floor plan.