8711/09 Seminole St
  • Philadelphia, PA 19118
$3,485,000
9 beds | 6.3 baths | 12,928 sqft
  • Details
    • Basement
      Yes
    • City
      Philadelphia
    • County
      Philadelphia
    • Garage Spaces
      4
    • Parking
      Private
    • Pets Allowed?
      Case by Case Basis
    • Property Class
      Residential
    • Status
      Active
    • Style
      Traditional
    • Subdivision
      Chestnut Hill
  • Additional Information
    • Building Facade Orientation:
      Northwest
    • Condition:
      Average+
    • Foundation:
      Stone
    • Heat:
      Gas, Forced Air
    • Hot Water:
      Natural Gas
    • Laundry Type:
      Main Floor
    • Lot Area Acreage:
      2.56
    • Lot Description:
      Corner, Sloping, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
    • Lot Dimensions:
      288 X 408.22
    • Net SqFt:
      12,928
    • Ownership:
      Fee Simple
    • Pets Allowed:
      Case by Case Basis
    • Porch/Deck:
      Patio(s), Porch(es), Balcony
    • Roof:
      Pitched, Slate
    • Room Count:
      15
    • Sewer:
      On Site Septic
    • Structures:
      Above Grade
    • Type:
      Residential
    • Wall/Ceilings:
      9'+ Ceilings
    • Water:
      Public
    • Year Rehabilitated:
      2009
    • Zoning Code:
      Rsd1
  • Dimensions

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

    Stories: Main, Upper 1

  • Amenities & Features
    • Appliances:
      Built-In Range, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Commercial Range, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal
    • Basement Type:
      Full, Unfinished
    • Fencing:
      Other
    • Fireplace Features:
      BrickFirePl, Marble, Stone, Non-Functioning
    • Floor:
      Wood, Tile/Brick, Marble
  • Fees
    • Tax Year:
      2018
    • Total Taxes:
      $30,293
  • Description

    We are proud to offer a Chestnut Hill Premier Property built in 1907, designed by Zantzinger & Borie, architects for famed buildings in D.C. and Philadelphia, including a carriage house and greenhouse. Situated on 2.87 acres, the fully restored gardens were designed by Frederick Law Olmstead's firm and recorded in the Smithonian. Specimen trees are a collection from China and a portion of the acreage is protected by a historic easement from the Chestnut Hill Historical Society. Enter through a foyer into the large entry hall with a carved terra cotta fireplace. From here: a direct expansive view of the formal gardens. Other first floor rooms are elegant library/office with fireplace, offering a retreat from the otherwise expansive spaces. Fireplaces also grace the large formal living and dining rooms. Other first floor rooms of generous sizes are formal living and dining rooms, den with shelves and door to pool area. Spacious eat in kitchen with large center work space of inlaid granite, top of the line appliances, expanding to a butler's pantry with second refrigerator/freezer and wine cooler. Two powder rooms, laundry room. An expansive garden room with three directional views includes a fully equipped kitchen and full bath. Second floor offers two Master bedroom suites plus four additional bedrooms and 2 additional full bathrooms. Third floor has five rooms, some equipped with office built-ins, and 1 1/2 baths. Floors are hardwood and solid pine. Marble and tile floors in all bathrooms, crown moldings in most rooms. Family vacated the house for 5 years (2004 to 2009) for a complete renovations of all systems. Slate was mined in Vermont for roofs of the main house and the carriage house. Flagstone side walk and stone curbing around the perimeter of Seminole Street and West Chestnut Hill Avenue. Carriage house (8709 Seminole St, ) renovated in 2016, includes a fully equipped eat in kitchen, large living room, two bedrooms, small office, 1 1/2 baths. Greenhouse (60x16) was rebuilt to original design and is operated by a computerized system for heat and humidity in a basement below. Adjoining the greenhouse is a potting shed and half bath. All structures are stone and glass. Zoning for 8709 is RSA3, for 8711 is RSD1 and WWO overlay district. Note: Carriage House: 2, 100 interior sq. ft.0.31 acres, Taxes for carriage house are $11, 162. Copy of Conservation and Preservation Easement shall be provided to buyer before entering into an agreement of sale.

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Chestnut Hill, considered Philadelphia’s “Garden District,” is a perfect place for those who want a more suburban living environment within the Philadelphia city limits. The area is just 20 minutes from Center City Philadelphia. Bordered on the north by Fairmount Park, the largest urban park in the U.S., Chestnut Hill is known for its stone manor...

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The Crefeld School
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Level: 7-12
Norwood-Fontbonne Academy
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Level: PK-8
Our Mother of Consolation Catholic
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Level: PK-8
Jenks John S School
Type: Public
Level: K-8
Evan Thomas Institute
Type: Private
Level: 1-8
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Type: Private
Level: PK-12
Philadelphia -Montgomery Christian Academy
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Level: PK-12
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Level: PK-8
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