Philadelphia Homes for Sale, Chestnut Hill Real Estate Listings, 8432 Prospect Avenue, MLS #6817664 Luxury Homes, Condos, Estates for Sale

8432 Prospect Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19118

This stately Norman style house, designed by Willing, Sims and Talbutt for Dorothy Falcon Platt, and built in 1923, is truly exceptional. Mrs. Platt, a noted horticulturalist and artist, created an unparalleled garden oasis, and the original landscape design has been thoughtfully maintained. The home's design features this garden as an extension of the house, with French doors to the terrace from both the living and dining rooms, and broad windows in the gallery connecting the two rooms. The tall garden wall adds both architectural interest and privacy. A beautiful lap pool for exercise or entertainment has been added to the garden. The lovely first floor interior has living and dining rooms, each with fireplace, butler's pantry and kitchen with adjacent den or breakfast room. The home features three bedrooms and two baths on the second floor, including master suite with fireplace, bath, and dressing room.The third story includes bedroom, bath, study, and extensive storage area. Multiple architectural elements grace the house- balconies, terraces, large fireplaces, handsome millwork and moldings, exposed beams, wide plank floors, large windows, and high ceilings. Incredibly, this private home is just steps away from the shopping and dining of Chestnut Hill, and less than thirty minutes to Center City by car or train.
Status
ACTIVE
Property Class
Residential
Type of Property
Detached
Style
Normandy
Design
3+Story
Fireplaces
3
Garage Spaces
2
Parking
3+ Car Parking, Drvwy/Off Str
Has Pool?
Yes
Pool Type
In-Ground Pool
Basement
Full, Unfinished
Has AC?
Yes
Subdivision
Chestnut Hill
Area
Chestnut Hill
City
Philadelphia
County
Philadelphia
Cooking Fuel: Electric Cooking
Dining/Kitchen: Breakfast Room
Foundation: Stone Foundation
Garage Type: Detached
Hot Water: Natural Gas
Land SqFt: 29,250
Laundry Type: Main-Floor Laundry
Area: 19118
Lot Area Acreage: 0.670000
Lot Description: Front Yard, Rear Yard, Side Yard
Lot Dimensions: 125X234
Main Bedroom: FullBath-MBR, SitArea-MBR, WalkInClstMB
Main Entrance: Foyer
Net SqFt: 4339
Ownership: Fee Simple
Porch/Deck: Patio, Balcony
Property Age: 91
Type: Detached
Roof: Pitched Roof, Shi
Room Count: 10
Zoning Code: RSD1
Heat: Gas, Forced Air
Cooling: Central A/C
Water: Public
Sewer: Public Sewer
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom-Master, Bedroom-Second, Bedroom-Third, Bedroom-Fourth, Kitchen, Family Rm, Other Room 1, Other Room 2
Master Bedroom
20 x 16, level Upper 1
Second Bedroom
12 x 14, level Upper 1
Third Bedroom
11 x 10, level Upper 1
Fourth Bedroom
14 x 11, level Upper 1
Living Room
25 x 15, level Main
Dining Room
17 x 14, level Main
Family Room
11 x 10, level Main
Kitchen
11 x 11, level Main
Dress Rm
12 x 10, level Upper 1
Office
14 x 6, level Upper 1
Interior Features: Security System
Appliances: Kitchen w/Pantry
Attics: Floored Attic
Basement Type: Full, Unfinished
Fireplace Features: LivingRoom/Great Room Fireplace, Main Bedroom Fireplace, Dining Room Fireplace
Floor: Wood, Fully Carpeted
Exterior: Stone
Swimming Pool: Yes
Tax Year
2016
Total Taxes
$8,421

Area Highlights

User reviews and recommendations of top nearby restaurants.

Top of the Hill Café

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Distance: 0.3 Miles

Rating 43 reviews
Roller's Express-O

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Distance: 0.31 Miles

Rating 45 reviews
Campbell's Place

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Distance: 0.31 Miles

Rating 86 reviews
Fiesta Pizza III

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Distance: 0.31 Miles

Rating 53 reviews
Paris Bistro and Jazz Cafe

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Distance: 0.32 Miles

Rating 136 reviews
Cake

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Distance: 0.32 Miles

Rating 161 reviews
Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant

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Distance: 0.34 Miles

Rating 241 reviews
Barry's Buns

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Distance: 0.34 Miles

Rating 5 reviews
Osaka Japanese Restaurant

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Distance: 0.35 Miles

Rating 134 reviews
Green Soul

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Distance: 0.35 Miles

Rating 63 reviews

School Information

Great Schools

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Jenks John S School

Type: Public

Level: K-8


Evan Thomas Institute

Type: Private

Level: 1-8


Our Mother of Consolation Catholic

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Norwood-Fontbonne Academy

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


The Crefeld School

Type: Private

Level: 7-12


Regina Coeli Academy

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Philadelphia -Montgomery Christian Academy

Type: Private

Level: PK-12


The Waldorf School Of Philadelphia

Type: Private

Level: PK-8


Renaissance Charter School

Type: Charter

Level: 6-8


Big Backyard

Type: Private

Level: N/a

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