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208-10 Rex Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

A grand dame of Chestnut Hill on 1.32 acres and 9800+SF with potential for subdivision with a lot that could be sold separately. Now divided into three living spaces, it can remain as an investment or a returned to single-family splendor. Fabulous bones and a few minutes'walk to the Ave and Fairmount park. It can be a single-family home, multi-unit building or subdivision for new single-family dwellings. Architecturally intriguing comprising two different centuries of design, the home's front portion is an 1860s Victorian Italianate "summer" house with a mid-1920s four-story wing designed by then-owner and architect H. Louis Duhring in the Arts & Crafts style. Artifacts and architectural details were added throughout. The entire combined space is approximately 10,000SF. Presently the interior space is divided into 3 living spaces: a main residence and 2 apartments. It sits on a large corner lot the potential to be subdivided in several different ways for additional living spaces. Enter through the Italianate front door to the main residence with a formal dining room with three sets of French doors opening to porches, gardens and terraces on both sides and a greenhouse to the rear. Across the grand entrance hall is a formal living room with a center fireplace and large glass French doors. The library/music room has a stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and a wall of bookshelves with glass doors. The large kitchen area is replete with high wooden cabinets, large windows and a separate laundry room with powder room. All of the entertaining rooms have hardwood floors. A grand, skylit stairwell leads to private quarters. The first bedroom has a full bath in Delft tiles and a balcony overlooking the atrium and skylight. The second bedroom has a fireplace with a connecting door to an office with floor-to-ceiling closets. The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and built-in bookshelves. The all-tile bathroom with built-in closet has a private entrance from the bedroom. On the third floor, an additional bedroom or office connects to the storage hall. There are 4 additional bedrooms flowing from the center hall with a full tile bathroom. The bi-level apartment features dramatic architectural features, fireplace, 22'x35' living room, dining room and more; the other apartment includes a large walk-in fireplace, full kitchen, 22'x35' LR and more. A lower-level apartment includes a full kitchen, 22'x35' LR/BR combo.
Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Detached
Style
Victorian, Other
Design
3+Story
Fireplaces
3
Parking
Drvwy/Off Str
Has Pool?
Yes
Pool Type
In-Ground Pool
Basement
Full, Outside/Walkout Basement, Fully Finished, Partial Finished
Subdivision
Chestnut Hill
Area
Chestnut Hill
City
Philadelphia
County
Philadelphia
Cooking Fuel: Gas Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: EatInKitchen
Foundation: Stone Foundation, Bloc
Hot Water: Oil, Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 57,287
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry, Up
Area: 19118
Lot Area Acreage: 1.320000
Lot Description: Corner Lot, Sloping Lot, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard
Lot Dimensions: 210X273
Lower Baths: 1
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, DrssngRm-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Center Hall, Liv
Main Floor Half Baths: 2
Net SqFt: 9864
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Deck, Roof Deck, P
Property Age: 154
Condition: As-is
Type: Detached
Roof: Flat Roof, Pitche
Upper Floor Baths: 4
Zoning Code: RSD3
Heat: Oil, Wood Burn Stove, Hot Water, Radiator, Radiant, Zoned
Cooling: Wall Unit
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Den/Stdy/Lib, Great Room, In-Law/auPair/Ste, Loft, Workshop, Game/Media Room, Mudroom
Stories
Lower 1, Main, Up
Interior Features: Security System, Skylight(s), Vaulted Ceiling, 9'+ Ceiling, CeilngFan(s), Attic/House Fan, Cable TV-Wired, WoodStove, Second Kitchen, Exposed Beams, Wet/Dry Bar, Bay Window
Exterior Features: Sidewalks, Exterior Lighting
Appliances: Kitchen w/Pantry
Attics: FinshedAttic
Basement Type: Full, Outside/Walkout Basement, Fully Finished, Partial Finished
Fireplace Features: Brick Fireplace, Stone Fireplace, LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace, Main Bedroom Fireplace
Floor: Wood, Tile/Brick
Exterior: Stone
Swimming Pool: Yes
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$3,295

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School Information

Great Schools

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Jenks John S School

Type: Public

Level: K-8


Our Mother of Consolation Catholic

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


The Crefeld School

Type: Private

Level: 7-12


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


The Waldorf School Of Philadelphia

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Renaissance Charter School

Type: Charter

Level: 6-8


Evan Thomas Institute

Type: Private

Level: 1-8


Big Backyard

Type: Private

Level: N/a


Henry H. Houston Elementary School

Type: Public

Level: K-8

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