City House of the Week: A “Chef’s Nirvana” in Chestnut Hill
The kitchen is really the room in a home. Not only are comforting meals (and intoxicating smells) crafted within its confines, but it’s a place where you hang out, keep traditions, share stories–you know, family stuff. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it in magazine-worthy style.
Inside this incredibly classic home in Chestnut Hill is what the listing calls a “chef’s nirvana”–probably due to the honed Carrara marble counter tops and high-end appliances, including a Wolf range and Miele dishwasher. (For the record, we love the faucet.) Whatever the reason, you’re going to be cooking up some serious meals in this spot, possibly even family heirloom-type recipes, depending on your competence in the culinary arts. Thanks to the dining room, complete with reclaimed butler’s pantry and bay windows, you’ll have a great spot to eat them as well.
Fear not–this family-friendly house is far more than an impeccably renovated kitchen!
What makes the home so, well, homey, is that there are multiple comfortable spaces to relax. The living room has custom shevling for your knick-knacks and books and you can read next to a lovely fireplace. Want to enjoy some respite in the sunlight no matter the season? There’s a heated sunroom for that. To top it all off, your slate-floored mudroom tracks right out onto a flagstone patio and private yard.
Of course, the master bedroom on the second floor features large custom closets and an en-suite bath. There’s also a laundry area on the floor, which is helpful. One of the quirkier rooms in the home is the wall-papered bathroom upstairs. With pitched ceilings and a soaking tub, it certainly stands out and we could easily see it in a home near East Passyunk or Fishtown.
Perhaps the best part is that it’s close to everything, like a-10-minute-walk close. Want a park? Pastorius is right up the street. Looking for adventure? You’re in between the Wissahickon Valley Park and the Chresheim Trail. Dining and transportation? Mere steps to multiple train stops into Center City and also the restaurants on Germantown Avenue.
THE FINE PRINT:
Square Feet: 2,841
Open House: Sunday, March 29 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
112 W Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118
• 112 W Springfield Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118 [CB Pref, Wayne]