Extraordinary historical details are on full display at this 5, 300 square-foot corner residence with a walled garden and addition suitable as a home-occupancy professional office or additional living space. The main residence, with its 12-foot ceilings, extra-tall sash windows, fabulous antique hardware and eight fireplaces, is a beautifully preserved celebration of Philadelphia's Federal-era ascendency. A vestibule entry with fanlight windows leads to a hall-parlor floor plan with grand-scale formal living and dining rooms separated by floor-to-ceiling doors. Intricate plaster ceiling medallions, extensive crown molding and substantial fireplace mantles and surrounds are old-world, quality elements. Keep the formality or move toward a contemporary aesthetic ~ both work in this home. Stairs take you down to a custom kitchen, wine cellar and family room/casual dining area with brick arches and fireplace. The roomy, galley-style kitchen is lined in a long run of timeless, natural wood cabinetry with an open, walk-in pantry, 6-burner gas cooktop with downdraft vent, Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, convection oven/microwave and two wall ovens. A dumbwaiter stands ready to send dinner to the formal dining room. On the second floor, where the high ceilings and millwork are carried through, the den feels like a reading room at a private club. A custom built-in hides a wet bar and television. Relax by the big fireplace; chat with friends; grab a book from the shelves flanking the fireplace; nap; enjoy the light from the three tall windows. On the third floor, the main bedroom suite accommodates a seating area and like much of the house, has very good storage. The big marble bath hints at an Art Deco feel and provides two console sinks, a soaking tub and stall shower, plus a walk-in closet. Two additional en suite bedrooms are located at the back of the house on the second and third floors. Accessible from inside the main house or from a separate outside entrance, the professional office, which includes a fireplace and powder room, can also be incorporated into the main house as additional living space. Modern mechanicals, including central air, are in place. Off-street parking is available nearby. A cherished home for its current owners, this residence is an exceptional opportunity in Washington Square West.
Like so many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods, Washington Square is rich in historical landmarks dedicated to Pennsylvania’s long heritage. One of five original squares for Philadelphia as planned by William Penn and his surveyor, Thomas Holme, its original name was Southeast Square. Just a minute’s walk from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the park itself is included...
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