City House of the Week: Society Hill Home Has Grandfathered in 360-degree Roof Deck

It's right next to Three Bears Park.

Photos by Mike Mackintosh; Joe Staehly, Home Jab via TREND,Re/Max

While it might not feel like it, we promise that warmer weather is right around the corner. What’s the first thing you do when the Mercury rises? You get the hell outside! That’s especially true when your home flaunts three outdoor spaces. One of those is a 360-degree roof deck and Re/Max agent Liz Lutz says that it’s one of the only ones on the block. Even better, it’s grandfathered in, so no one else on the block is getting one of these celestial spaces that offers great views of the city and holiday fireworks. Lutz envisions Ben Franklin strolling by the front windows as he takes in the scene around the romantic cobblestone street.

Inside the home, you’d be hard pressed not to love all of the built-in cabinetry and original details dating back to when the home was built in 1846. The well-appointed front parlor is particularly pleasant. Just a step up from the entrance, it boasts a picturesque window seat, a dining area with built-in benches, an original fireplace and beautiful millwork. It’s connected to the more modern kitchen, complete with Sub-Zero fridge and access to the rear garden.

The large master suite stretches from one end of the house to the other and offers more storage, an en suite bath and an intimate sunlit nook area. Even more cabinetry and shelving greet you in the living room. Seriously, you will not have a difficult time storing your knick-knacks, books and heirlooms in this place.

Perhaps the best part, particularly if you have kids, is that it’s steps from one of the best parks in the entire city: Three Bears Park.

Beds: 3
Baths: 2
Square Feet: 1,750
Price: $850,000
Open House: Sunday, March 22, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Additional Info: Finished basement, bonus office

319 S. American St. Philadelphia, PA 19106 [Liz Lutz, Re/Max]