This is Chestnut Hill: A Hewitt Brothers Victorian suburban villa home designed for Henry Houston and built by Ashton Tourison in 1886. Today an absolutely charming home with high ceilings, crown moldings, exquisite fireplace mantels, pocket doors, oak and original random-width southern pine floors, oversized sunny windows, treetops 3rd floor balcony overlooking miles of lush green views. 1st floor: Entry hall; large sunny living room with gas fireplace; 2nd sitting room with fireplace and french doors that lead to southwest facing deck overlooking green lawns; formal dining room with fireplace, original plaster crown molding in beautiful condition, chair rails (dining room chandelier is excluded); 13x20 eat-in gourmet kitchen with miles of counter workspace including the Portuguese hand-painted tile counter of the center island, abundant cabinetry, double sink with garbage disposal, Bosch dishwasher, trash compactor, 5 burner gas stove top, built-in microwave, extra wide Dacor electric oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, hanging pot rack, breakfast area at one end with built-in bench; powder room; laundry room with washer and dryer. 2nd floor: Sumptuous master bedroom suite including a large bedroom flooded with natural light, interior shutters, window seats, ceiling fan, a second room that has been converted into a fabulous dressing room/closet with center island of drawers, and a full master bath with glass enclosed shower stall, terrazzo tile floor with electric radiant heat below, marble sink counter; 2nd bedroom with fireplace and built-in desk/shelving now used as an office; 3rd bedroom currently used as large family room; Full hall bath with shower over tub; Hall linen closet. 3rd floor: 3 enormous bedrooms including one with floor-to-ceiling window that gives access to southwest-facing balcony; full bathroom with shower over tub; large storage room with multiple built-ins and huge walk-in cedar closet. Full basement is unfinished for utilities, storage and work areas with exit to outside. Gas-fired hot water boiler installed 1990. Newer gas domestic hot water heater. 200 AMP circuit breaker electric panel. Both gas line and water line have been replaced. Storm and screen windows in place on most windows. Slate roofs with planes of asphalt shingle in the rear and flat top roof. Detached one-car garage. Very private green lawns with landscaped gardens. Enviable location with a walk score of 71. Walk to Chestnut Hill shops and restaurants, a few steps to the Chestnut Hill West train station, a few more steps into the Wissahickon park. This is an extraordinary residence, listed as significant on the Chestnut Hill Historic District Inventory. It has been loved and cared for over many years by the current owner. Now a new owner will have the opportunity to enjoy it just as much. Overnight notice for showings please.
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