This is a once in a life time opportunity, to own, one of the the most recognizable ESTATE homes in Center City. This all brick, custom residence is a fortress of solitude. A true compound. Spanning 5 full lots this impressive, and one of kind home was built on a combination of lots that measure 93 feet x 61 feet.
The property is surrounded by a brick wall that conceals a front private garden, which is only one, of 4 outdoor spaces. This home offers the owner, the ultimate privacy, one can have within the City of Philadelphia. Enter the garden from Bainbridge Street, from a massive wrought iron door and an oasis of mature fruit trees, perennials, and a lawn will be found. Follow the slate and brick walkway and you are lead up an elegant curved stair case showcasing stately white columns and custom iron inserts. This leads you to the formal front door, and into the round formal Foyer, with ornate mouldings, classic niches for art or statuary, and ceiling medallion. Marble floors lead you into the inner Foyer that boasts a Powder room, the magnificent center staircase that has a huge palladian window on the landing, with a stunning crystal chandelier suspended from a stained glass dome. The epitome of taste and elegance. To the right is the Open concept Dining room/ Kitchen combination, revealing custom paneled walls, a set of French doors that lead to the Balcony and the completely renovated Chef's quality Kitchen with professional appliances, Quartz counter tops, 6 burner gas range, custom back splash, pot filler, side by side sub zero fridge, in cabinet and under cabinet lighting, in wall oven and built in convection microwave. Just off the Kitchen, is a Family room that is perfectly open to the Kitchen with walls of windows with motorized shades, South and West exposures, custom built ins and a fireplace. To the right of the Foyer is the Formal Living room which is an architectural marvel to behold. Ideal for entertaining, this room has stunning hardwood flooring, a museum quality carved fireplace with custom built ins, a coffered ceiling, another monumental crystal chandelier, and 4 gigantic Southern facing windows. Down the hall yet a little more is the elevator that gives access to every level of this home, a Billiard room (That has an over look to the Great room which is amazing flex space, it can be used as a Gym, Play Room Family Room, Media Room) and one of the the most impressive home offices, you will ever have the fortune to see. 2nd floor reveals the Principal Suite beyond compare, an entire wing of the home. The bedroom has 3 exposures, another magnificent fireplace, elaborate mouldings on the walls and ceilings, a completely renovated ultra luxury en suite bath and cavernous walk in closet. Down the hall, on the other side of the 2nd floor is the 2nd bedroom with an en suite bath, the 3rd and 4th bedroom, a full sized Laundry room and yet another full bathroom. Lower level boasts a GIGANTIC 3 plus car Garage, endless storage rooms, a Salon/Glam room, Powder bath and Great room as described earlier. The luxuries are endless, the craftsmanship is unparallelled, homes like this only come on the market a few times in ones lifetime. Do not miss out on this Estate home that cannot be duplicated. You will regret it.
Courtesy of: BHHS Fox & Roach-Center City Walnut Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 18th May, 2022 9:53 PM (UTC)