Queen Village’s Delightful London Lightwell House
This Queen Village home has cachet for days. First, “London Lightwell” is a pretty high performer in the pantheon of named homes. Alliteratively, it is a dream to say. And it connotes something positively regal on Queen Street in Queen Village. In addition to the obvious curb appeal the home is also situated squarely in the Meredith catchment, which is a real coup.
Inside, the home is exemplary of federalist charm. Built in 1829, the home retains period details from high ceilings to molding and sconces. Updates include handmade Mexican tile and a gourmet kitchen. The first floor also includes a lovely powder room. Upstairs the bedrooms are adjoined by a Carrara marble bathroom with Waterworks finishes and a soaking tub fit for two (for two!). The third floor is home to a beautiful master suite which includes another spa-like bathroom and a mini refrigerator.
Outside, there is a Brazilian hardwood deck off the master suite. It features a trellis which leads down to the garden below. Views from the deck are of Center City, and views from inside feature mature holly and cherry blossom trees.
THE FINE PRINT
Baths: 2 full, 1 partial
Square feet: 1,176
311 Queen Street, Philadelphia
TREND photos courtesy BHHS Fox & Roach
Listing: 311 Queen Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147