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.
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