Impressive Chestnut Hill Victorian Still Needs a Little More Work Done

But come on, it was designed by Theophilus P. Chandler!

TREND images via Redfin

TREND images via Redfin

How refreshing! Rather than dilly-dallying around the less appealing portions of this Queen Anne Victorian, this listing has decided to take the honesty route. (Much like this super candid owner who had no qualms admitting his house was “slightly haunted.”) Here’s the truth, verbatim:

While much has been done on this historic property, more still needs to be done. The property is being sold “as-is”. Buyers should conduct all desired inspections prior to submitting any offer. A home inspection by U.S. Inspect (February, 2015) is available as a guide for prospective buyers.

That being said, let’s talk about what it has going for it. For one thing, it was designed by Theophilus P. Chandler, the same architect who crafted Chandler Place and Stonecliffe, and restored Edgecumbe. Some of his original details that are still preserved in this Chestnut Hill property are the deep window sills, high ceilings, and wrought woodwork. Four fireplaces can be found in the home and the entrance boasts a window/window seat combo. Recent updates to the house include new windows in 2014, central air in 2010, and recently painted rooms. And how ’bout that tile work around found on the fireplaces? Lovely.

Outside, a classic sitting porch overlooks a yard with azalea, yew, and other native plantings and trees. The home is also within walking distance to the village, the Chestnut Hill West regional line, and buses 97 and L.

Beds: 6
Baths: 3 full, 2 half
Square feet: 3,138
Price: $750,000

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Listing: 30 W Chestnut Hill Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19118 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill]