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Welcome to the best of Chestnut Hill! Exceptional 5 bedroom stone-clad jewel on a private drive, just a short walk to the train, Fairmount Park, and restaurants and shops of the coveted garden district. Noted architect Theophilus Chandler designed Stonecliffe in 1880. The mansion tragically burned to its foundations in the 1920s. It then began a second life when the owner's daughter built an Olympic-sized swimming pool amidst the stone ruins while she continued to live in Greystock, a neighboring house built for her by her father as a wedding present. In 1971 architect Richard Martin removed most of the pool and within the still standing mansion walls fashioned a new residence centered around a sunken courtyard and secluded garden. The present owner, also an architect, rebuilt the pool, upgraded and re-landscaped the entryway and courtyard, and modified much of the roofing to expose more of the original stonework. One enters the home by descending into the hidden courtyard and approaching the arcaded porch and front door. A gracious foyer opens to the glass and stone great room, which leads into the light-filled living room overlooking a private courtyard. A massive raised hearth with floating hood separates living and dining areas, while more arcaded arches define a zone for artwork, music, and billiards. The adjacent den with arrow-slit window views overlooks a downstairs office and opens onto the courtyard and pool area. A sleek chef's kitchen features exposed stone, polished granite, and stainless steel appliances. Among the five second-level bedrooms you will find a serene owner's retreat complete with dressing room/walk-in closet and private roof deck. Another large deck ideal for entertaining is located off the second floor landing and offers unrivaled views to the north and forty miles to the west. Blending historical charm, classic elegance and modern light and openness, this magnificent home is perfectly nestled on a private lane less than a mile from the center of the charm and amenities of Chestnut Hill.
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 virtual 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
Virtual & video showings only! See link at end of description. A verdant oasis surrounds this immaculate Twin at the edge of Chestnut Hill. Constructed in the mid 80's of block construction (stucco over masonry), this wonderful home lives like a single-family house with an abundance of windows to take advantage of the fantastic Fairmount Park views. With over 1/3 of an acre, the property extends all the way from Cornelia Place down to Valley Green Road. A low maintenance exterior is left in a natural state (no grass to mow!) while the 3-tiered rear entertainment deck is the perfect place for large gathering to enjoy the sunsets. The placement of the house into the hillside provides for an abundance of windows across the entire multi-level rear of the home. At the entry, an oversized 1-car garage (maybe 2 MINIs could fit inside!) provides great storage & the paver driveway can hold an additional 2 cars. Fortunately, there is ample street parking when one wants to have larger parties. Enter into the side hallway through the front door, and already you will begin to enjoy the unique lay-out of the home, with sight lines into the living area. A large coat closet is tucked around the corner. The contemporary kitchen is a sleek & modern design with flush cabinets on all 4 walls. An artistic stone backsplash provides a great focal point on one wall, and there is a built-in cafe table for 2. The placement of the garage at the front provides for a very private enclosed courtyard garden that is accessible from either the kitchen or the dining room. The dining room has sight lines to the lower level living room. The living room has another set of French doors to the rear entertainment decks, a wall of West facing windows and a newly installed wood stove (both flues were re-lined in 2014). Down another 3 steps is the cozy family room/library that is flooded with light from windows on 3 sides. Down another half-set of stairs one will find the laundry area and the powder room. Accessed via a door in the powder room is a large area of basement storage. Down another half set of stairs is the finished basement and another room used as an office. Upstairs, the first of the 4 bedrooms has 3 walls of windows as well as built-in shelves & a storage closet (currently used as an office). On the top floor, all of the 3 remaining bedrooms have vaulted ceilings and there are a series of stationary windows that provide great natural light into the hallway. The hall bathroom (and the master en-suite) were just completely remodeled in 2018. The master suite overlooks the rear yard & distant Fairmount Park views. It has a walk-in closet and another standard closet in addition to the newly renovated bathroom with a large glass-enclosed stall shower. So many enhancements in the past 6 years. In 2014, the roof, gutters and soffits/fascias were replaced. All of the windows, interior & exterior doors (except the large panel windows) were also replaced. The hot water heater was replaced in 2016. It's an amazing space that gets abundant light throughout the home at any time of the day. It~s also so convenient to simply pop out the front door and walk (or bike!) down Valley Green Road to Forbidden Drive. If you don~t mind a leisurely stroll, one can enjoy a long walk to all of the shops & restaurants along Germantown Avenue. For a complete virtual walk through, please visit the following website. https://www.seetheproperty.com/story/343099/u
Welcome to Chestnut Hill, a gem of a neighborhood in Northwest Philadelphia! For fifty plus years, one family has owned this adorable, brick twin on a popular street between Germantown Avenue and Pastorious Park. Now it is time for another family to enjoy this lovely home. A welcoming front porch is an inviting area to greet friends and neighbors or just relax. Entering the home, you will notice the beautiful, new hardwood floors that flow through the living room and dining room and the fresh, neutral paint. Light shines brightly through the tall (newer) replacement windows. Continuing into the eat in kitchen, is a tile floor, newer remodeled kitchen with coordinating, white, hardly used appliances. Off the kitchen is a convenient laundry room, powder room and door to the back patio. Going up to the second floor, you will notice the new staircase. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms, with ceiling fans, tall windows, new hardwood floors, fresh neutral paint and ample closet space. The hall bath has been updated by re glazing the tub, adding new fixtures, new vanity, medicine cabinet and laminate flooring. A full basement completes the home. The basement has been painted and new laminate flooring has been installed to give you a jump on decorating the basement. Outside there is a walled patio area with great space for entertaining, gardening or relaxing. Come see why the owners spent over fifty years in this comfortable, Chestnut Hill twin. Conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants, parks, library~s, trains to Center City, bus routes and the PA turnpike. You will love it here!
7821 Germantown 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!
Welcome to the 9401 Meadowbrook Lane, in the heart of the highly sought after Arboretum neighborhood in Chestnut Hill. A true architectural treasure, this exquisite residence has undergone a comprehensive renovation by award winning and renowned custom builder, Blake Development. The definition of a labor of love, you will love every inch of this fabulous home, beautifully sited on one acre. The traditional floor plan, "opened up", offers +-5000 square feet, ideal for today's preferred lifestyle. Features include formal living room with fireplace, dining room and sunroom, all opening onto excellent outdoor spaces, with large flagstone terraces and stone fireplace. Handsome wood paneled library with fireplace is a cozy, quiet hideaway. Gourmet kitchen features custom cabinetry, quartzite countertops and large island, Sub Zero refrigerator/freezer, beverage refrigerator, Wolf range/ovens, hood and microwave, Bosch dishwasher. Adjoining mudroom thoughtfully appointed with custom cubbies and cabinets. Upstairs, four bedrooms and four full baths. Fabulous master suite with 2 walk in closets and separate baths with soaking tub, showers, marble tile, Kohler sinks, toilets and Waterworks fixtures. The lower level offers approximately 1000 square feet additional finished space, including family room with bar, wine cellar, gym, and half bath, just begging for your next party! The finest millwork and hardwood floors throughout. Original leaded windows blend with new Andersen, Wissahickon schist exterior, terra-cotta tile roof with copper gutters and flashing. Heated 2 car garage with new carriage doors. High efficiency Buderus/Bryant HVAC, Advent security system, stereo sound wired 1st floor, master suite and lower level. Extensive mature landscape plan, redesigned by Mary Costello. This is a rare combination of a classic Philadelphia home with all the modern amenities you could wish for, in a coveted location just steps from the Morris Arboretum. *10 year tax abatement approved.
Exceptional opportunity to own a new home in the fine and fiercely desirable Chestnut Hill. Just steps away from the park, train, restaurants and shops of the coveted garden district. Built by the Baker Street Partners team and designed for living the beautiful life with modern amenities juxtaposed with rich traditional design elements. Walk onto Greyne custom hardwood floors in the 2-story grand foyer with dual staircases to the sun-filled family room with a double-sided fireplace. Next, the living room features a coffered ceiling and striking wainscoting. The large dining room with beautiful millwork is ready for entertaining while the sun beams in beautifully for family enjoyment. The state-of-the-art kitchen features Ultracraft cabinetry and is outfitted with a Thermador appliance suite with a double oven, dual sinks and a wine refrigerator. The lovely and convenient 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. Full finish list upon request, to list a few of these features: multiple zones and dual HVAC systems, blue stone patio and front porch. Enjoy all of this with the advantage of the 10-year tax abatement.
Incredible opportunity to own a unique H. Luis Duhring designed Cotswold home. This spectacular property sits above Crefeld Street and overlooks Fairmount Park. Offering an incredible layout with beautiful architectural details throughout. Enter into the foyer from the private courtyard, into an adjoining parlor with beautiful inlaid stone floors; custom detailed doors and dramatic main stair. The main floor offers 6 sets of French doors to the extensive terraces and exquisite grounds, a light-filled sunken living room with fireplace and harlequin patterned floor, cozy study with fireplace, large formal dining room with fireplace, large updated designer kitchen with beautiful island, Sub-Zero refrigerator, majestic free-standing range, pantry, adjoining butler's pantry with sink, wine fridge and second dishwasher, and beautiful breakfast area with two sets of French doors to the expansive rear terrace and gardens. The second floor offers a large master suite with walk-in closet and dressing room, three additional bedroom suites, two with new baths, a third with ensuite bath with hall access, large laundry and a fifth bedroom. The in-law/nanny suite includes; a bedroom, full bath, a stackable laundry, and a full kitchen with large sitting room. The expansive third floor has a new bath, playroom and large additional room that can double as another bedroom suite, or exercise room - the possibilities are endless! The exterior is classically designed with lovely terraces, mature landscaping, in-ground pool, stone walls and courtyard. This exceptional property sits just a short stroll to the shops and dining on the Avenue, with direct access to the Fairmount Park walking trails.
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
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.
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.
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, 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.
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. Optional 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 optional finished lower level with media room/play room/home gym/home office, optional powder room, plus optional 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.