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31 & 29 W BELLS MILL RD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118 (MLS # PAPH2106932)

Price $1,975,000
Status Active
Beds 6
Baths 6 Baths
Home size 6,702 sqft
Lot Size 5.14 ac
Days on Market 72
Nestled on over four plus acres and adjacent tothe Wissahickon Valley Park you will find "Sugar Loaf Orchard Estate", circa 1918. This wonderful estate consists of a magnificent Colonial Revival stone house sheltered by stately trees, a stone detached Cottage with residential dwellings & three car garage, and a one acre subdivided lot. The premises totals approximately 4.8 acres. The elegant 2 1/2 story manor house with slate roof, gardens, & stone laced terraces, together with the stone carriage house are sited on 3.8 acres adjacent to the Fairmont Park (tax #: 092237814) . The manor house offers a flagstone foyer, entrance room with gracious staircase, a grand living room with fireplace & bay window overlooking the peaceful wooded valley, a bright sunroom, and a formal dining room with bay window & fireplace that adjoins a paneled library with fireplace. A primary bedroom suite with two full bathrooms, sitting room with fireplace, & a sleeping porch, and two more bedrooms with private bathrooms comprise the second floor. Two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a den comprise the third floor. An au pair suite is located above the large kitchen with 2 pantries. This house features a hipped iron front door hood, wood floors, pocket doors, and a full basement with outside entrance. Acclaimed landscape architect, Ms Ellen Shipman, who was mentored by Mr. Oldshead created the orginal landscape design. The 1 acre lot is sited on a gently sloping wooden southern hillside (tax #: 092237812). The manor house was designed by Martin & Kirkpatrick Architects and the surrounding grounds are dotted with the remnants of original greenhouse and stone ice shed. Exhibiting substantial deferred maintenance, this estate atop a Southern facing verdant hill offers a new owner an opportunity to oversee a rewarding restoration project. The recently subdivided lot offers various opportunities. Walkable to the Morris Arboretum, the Woodmere Art Museum, Wissahickon hiking trails, the estate is near to Chestnut Hill's shops, restaurants, & commuter trains . Access to premises is confirmed by a recorded Easement Agreement with Chestnut Hill College, a university offering private security. The premises to be sold in "AS IS, where is, and with all faults condition". *Please do not drive through the property without an appointment*
Property Type(s): Single Family
Last Updated 4/24/2022 Neighborhood CHESTNUT HILL
Year Built 1918 Community PHILADELPHIA
Garage Spaces 3.0 County PHILADELPHIA

SCHOOLS

School District THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF PHILADELPHIA

Additional Details

AIR None
AREA PHILADELPHIA
BASEMENT Full, Yes
CONSTRUCTION Stone
EXTERIOR Stone Retaining Walls
GARAGE Yes
HEAT Hot Water
HOA DUES None
INTERIOR Built-Ins, Butlers Pantry, Crown Moldings, Formal/Separate Dining Room, Kitchen - Eat-In, Pantry, Walk-in Closet(s), Wood Floors
LOT 5.14 acre(s)
LOT DESCRIPTION Partly Wooded, Sloping
LOT DIMENSIONS 0.00 x 0.00
SEWER On Site Septic
STORIES 2.5
STYLE Colonial, Detached
SUBDIVISION CHESTNUT HILL
TAXES 31221.14
UTILITIES Natural Gas Available,Electric Available
WATER Public
ZONING RSD1

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