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154 Hillcrest Avenue

PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118
  • $1,895,000
  • STATUS: Active Under Contract
  • ON SITE: 15 Days
  • ID#: PAPH2101784
Under Contract
UPDATED: 64 min ago
$1,895,000
  • 5
    BEDS
  • 1.46
    ACRES
  • 4
    BATHS
  • 1
    1/2 BATHS
  • 7,877
    SQFT
  • $241
    $/SQFT
Neighborhood:
Type:
Single-Family Home
Built:
1926
County:

School Ratings & Info

Description

Exceptional French Norman, overlooking the magnificent Morris Arboretum, designed and built, as his own residence, by Charles Willing of the esteemed firm of Willing, Sims, and Talbutt in 1926. This grand stone structure sits on well over an acre of manicured gardens with mature trees and specimen plantings. Approach the home from a gated circular driveway that leads to a four-car garage. The grounds are fully fenced and very private. Climb the dramatic front steps to the main entrance, into a vestibule with coat closet and powder room. Beyond the vestibule is a large foyer with French doors to the formal garden. To the right of the foyer is the step-down living room with high, decorative ceiling, full wall of built-in bookcases, and a wood-burning fireplace. There are three more fireplaces, including one in the dining room, the primary bedroom, and the enclosed loggia/office. To the left of the foyer the house opens up to a huge kitchen and dining room. In keeping with its dramatic style, the kitchen features an exposed stone wall, and extensive stone countertops. The dining room, with parquet floors and elegant fireplace, easily seats a sizeable dinner party, and has French doors to the garden. There is a first floor bedroom suite with its own bathroom. Completing the first floor is a stunning conservatory/sunroom with beautiful brick flooring and several doors that open out to the formal garden . Next to the conservatory is a loggia/office that's perfect for ZOOM meetings without interruption. Upstairs to the second floor are three bedrooms and two baths. The romantic primary bedroom with its French door to Juliet balcony, fireplace, and vaulted ceiling is a space you will be reluctant to leave in the morning. The main bedroom has its own en suite bath, and a mirrored dressing room. The laundry, situated in a sizeable room with vaulted ceiling is not only conveniently located on the second floor but large enough to store The third floor space could easily be used as a fifth bedroom, office, or studio . Other extras in this grande dame include a finished basement, separate quarters with full bath and its own entrance, originally built for the chauffer The grand, old world style could never be replicated in 2022. This iconic home will touch your heart.

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154 Hillcrest Avenue PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118

  • Price: $1,895,000
  • Status: Active Under Contract
  • On Site: 15 Days
  • Updated: 64 min ago
  • ID#: PAPH2101784
5
Beds
4
Baths
1
½ Baths
1.46
Acres
7,877
SQFT
$241
$/SQFT
1926
Built
Neighborhood:
Chestnut Hill
County:
Philadelphia
Area:
19118 (19118)
School District:
The School District Of Philadelphia
Property Description
Exceptional French Norman, overlooking the magnificent Morris Arboretum, designed and built, as his own residence, by Charles Willing of the esteemed firm of Willing, Sims, and Talbutt in 1926. This grand stone structure sits on well over an acre of manicured gardens with mature trees and specimen plantings. Approach the home from a gated circular driveway that leads to a four-car garage. The grounds are fully fenced and very private. Climb the dramatic front steps to the main entrance, into a vestibule with coat closet and powder room. Beyond the vestibule is a large foyer with French doors to the formal garden. To the right of the foyer is the step-down living room with high, decorative ceiling, full wall of built-in bookcases, and a wood-burning fireplace. There are three more fireplaces, including one in the dining room, the primary bedroom, and the enclosed loggia/office. To the left of the foyer the house opens up to a huge kitchen and dining room. In keeping with its dramatic style, the kitchen features an exposed stone wall, and extensive stone countertops. The dining room, with parquet floors and elegant fireplace, easily seats a sizeable dinner party, and has French doors to the garden. There is a first floor bedroom suite with its own bathroom. Completing the first floor is a stunning conservatory/sunroom with beautiful brick flooring and several doors that open out to the formal garden . Next to the conservatory is a loggia/office that's perfect for ZOOM meetings without interruption. Upstairs to the second floor are three bedrooms and two baths. The romantic primary bedroom with its French door to Juliet balcony, fireplace, and vaulted ceiling is a space you will be reluctant to leave in the morning. The main bedroom has its own en suite bath, and a mirrored dressing room. The laundry, situated in a sizeable room with vaulted ceiling is not only conveniently located on the second floor but large enough to store The third floor space could easily be used as a fifth bedroom, office, or studio . Other extras in this grande dame include a finished basement, separate quarters with full bath and its own entrance, originally built for the chauffer The grand, old world style could never be replicated in 2022. This iconic home will touch your heart.
Exterior Features

Architectural Style FrenchNormandy Construction Materials Stone Exterior Features Exterior Lighting Garage Spaces 4.00 Garage Type Basement Garage Garage YN Yes Lot Features Front YardRear YardSideyard(S) Other Structures Above Grade Parking Features Circular Driveway Parking Types DrivewayAttached Garage Pool No Pool Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Roof PitchedTile Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

Interior Features

Above Grade Fin SQFT 7877 Appliances CooktopOven - WallOven - Self CleaningDishwasherRefrigeratorDisposalTrash Compactor Basement FullOutside EntranceFully Finished Basement YN Yes Cooling Central A/C Exclusions Stained Glass In Living Room; Two Sconces in Living Room; One Sconce in Staircase; Two Sconces in Central Foyer Flanking The Case Clock; Two Sconces in First Floor Powder Room; Ceiling Lantern Fixture Over Dining Room Table; Ceiling Fixture On Second Floor Outside Laundry; All Window Treatments: Living RoomMain FoyerPrimary BedroomKitchen; Two Washing Machines (One On Second Floor And One in Basement); Two Dryers (One On Second Floor And One in Basement); Two Refrigerators in Basement. All O Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring WoodFully CarpetedTile/Brick Heating Hot WaterForced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions Kitchen Refrigerator Interior Features Primary Bath(S)Kitchen - IslandButlers PantryCeiling Fan(S)Kitchen - Eat-In Laundry Type Upper FloorBasement Levels 2.5 Pets Allowed No Pet Restrictions Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomBedroom 2Bedroom 3KitchenBedroom 1Other Security Features Security System Upper Level1 Bedrooms 5 Walls Ceilings Cathedral Ceilings9'+ Ceilings

Property Features

Acceptable Financing Conventional Accessibility Features None Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Germantown Federal Flood Zone YN No Foundation Details Stone Heating Fuel Natural Gas Historic YN No Horse YN No Hot Water Natural Gas Lease Considered YN No Municipality Philadelphia Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 801457676180 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Pets Allowed YN Yes Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 17715.00 Tax Assessment Amount 122880.00 Tax Lot 124 Utilities Cable Tv Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning R

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