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2016 Spruce St
  • Philadelphia, PA 19103
9 beds | 6.1 baths | 8,996 sqft
  • Details
    • Basement
    • City
    • County
    • Property Class
    • Status
    • Style
    • Subdivision
      Rittenhouse Square
  • Additional Information
    • Building Facade Orientation:
    • Condition:
    • Cooling:
      Central A/C
    • Heat:
      Gas, Hot Water, Forced Air, Radiator
    • Hot Water:
      Natural Gas
    • Laundry Type:
      Upper Floor
    • Lot Area Acreage:
    • Lot Description:
      Rear Yard
    • Lot Dimensions:
    • Net SqFt:
    • Ownership:
      Fee Simple
    • Porch/Deck:
    • Roof:
      Flat, Pitched
    • Room Count:
    • Sewer:
      Public Sewer
    • Structures:
      Above Grade
    • Type:
    • Wall/Ceilings:
      Cathedral Ceilings, 9'+ Ceilings, High
    • Water:
    • Zoning Code:
  • Dimensions

    Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1

  • Amenities & Features
    • Appliances:
      Cooktop, Built-In Range, Oven - Double, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal
    • Basement Type:
      Full, Unfinished
    • Fireplace Features:
    • Floor:
      Wood, Fully Carpeted, Tile/Brick
  • Fees
    • Tax Year:
    • Total Taxes:
  • Description

    One of Spruce Street's grandest 19th-century mansions, this c. 1865 brownstone beauty on an extra-wide lot showcases the rich architectural details and scale that are hallmarks of the era. Designed by Samuel Sloan with a 1970 addition by Louis Kahn, it was the residence of Martin Meyerson, former president of the University of Pennsylvania (1970 ? 1981). The home's floor plan and architectural details are intact, awaiting a restoration to make it shine once again. Double doors open into a vestibule; inside, a world of grandeur opens up, with 15-foot ceilings trimmed in substantial crown moldings and tray and coffered millwork or elaborate "wedding cake" plaster design. Each level has four main rooms with tall windows and fireplaces in each, most with marble surrounds. The first floor features hardwood floors with substantial baseboard moldings. The central hall with the main staircase is large enough to double as a reception room. Attached to the original house is Kahn's 1970 contemporary addition with a sunroom and double kitchen designed for catering large parties ? there is plenty of space to create a twenty-first century kitchen and additional living space on the existing footprint. Notable is this property's garden space which includes offstreet parking for three cars. Personal quarters begin on the second floor, with four formal bedrooms, two en suite and all very spacious with extra-high ceilings sporting cove crown moldings, wood floors, fireplaces and tall windows. A hall bath serves the other two bedrooms. A service wing with laundry, bedroom and bathroom is on a "half level" over the rear of the house and separate from the bedrooms. The third floor provides four bedrooms, one en suite and all with fireplaces and comfortable proportions; a hall bath completes this level. With so much detail intact and room sizes that rival any in the city's grandest 19th-century properties, this is an opportunity to create a magazine-worthy residence along one of Philadelphia's most consistent and picturesque streetscapes.

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  • Average Days on Market Residential

    103 November 2018
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    +33.0 % since November 2017
  • Average Price per SqFt Residential

    $512 November 2018
    +7.1 % since
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    +7.1 % since November 2017
  • Total Monthly Inventory November 2018

    Total Units
    +66.7 % since
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    +66.7 % since November 2017
  • New Listings Residential

    20 November 2018
    -28.6 % since
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    -28.6 % since November 2017
  • Percent of Asking Price Residential

    96 % November 2018
    -0.6 % since
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