124 S Van Pelt was built in 1904.Wood played a strong decorative and structural role in design.Woodwork and trim is generally unfussy, but abundant.The house features built-in storage, with solid wood or glasssed-in doors, including bookshelves and linen cupboards.Windows are large and squarish providing plenty of natural light.Another common feature of this style is the large porch across the rear of the house.Writing in 1917 architect L.Eugene Robinson counseled homeowners that color schemes should be restful and neutral, with "judicious" color accents.Emphasis was on nature based colors like wheat, cream, sage, slate gray, earthy browns and cranberry.This house is linked to this natural setting.Entering this home each room is designed and useful.The living room is well proportioned with crown moldings and a corner wood burning fireplace .Dark exposed wood floors and a wall of west facing glass doors along with corner cabinets is set perfectly for dining and relaxing.Stepping out the glass doors is a large 3 seasoned porch.Seasoned cooks will appreciate the fully equipped galley kitchen.The current owner recently served a sit down dinner party for 17.An atrium style window with ribbon glass flood the staircase from 1st to third floors.Second floor allow most owners to live on 2 floors.East facing morning light and warm north light, light the library .The room has built in shelving and bookcases, and a wood burning lined fireplace.The main bedroom is private with walk in closets, storage and update bath.At the third level one large bedroom and 2 medium sized bedrooms, and a beautiful black and white tiled bathroom.There is a staircase to the roof.The views are incredible.The lower level is a wine cellar, workshop, laundry/mechanical room with access under the porch deck and side easement. Van Pelt is less than 300 yards to Rittenhouse Square. This location is amazing.Close to Universities, 30th Street Station, Schuylkill River Trail and Park, shops, entertainment and all Center City has to offer.GREENFIELD CATCHMENT.New water line from the street to the house 6/19
About this Area
After someone moves to Rittenhouse Square, long Philadelphia’s most exclusive neighborhood, it seems the Square has a way of becoming the center of their universe, the sun around which everything else revolves. OK, perhaps that’s an overstatement, but talk to long-time residents and they are quite clear that this is the only place they would consider buying a luxury condo in Center City...
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