City House of the Week: Delancey Street Manse (Quite Literally) Stands Out
It’s a bold statement, but this might just be the the pinnacle of highbrow listings on Delancey Street. Hear us out.
First and foremost, look at it. Architecturally speaking, this might be the most unique property on a block chock-full of gorgeous and historic homes. The curved brick facade quite literally stands out from the rest, and that’s without even mentioning its dramatic center hall entry (the only one on the block) and iron balcony. It also dates back to circa 1861, so we’ve got a true timeless classic on our hands.
Inside the home is as stellar as you might expect from a mansion one of Philly’s top streets. A 6-stop elevation takes you throughout each floor of the home, from basement all the way up to the roof deck (more on that a little later).
Fine craftsmanship can be found in the mill work and crown molding throughout each room of the home (check out the living room in the gallery below) and the gourmet kitchen boasts beautiful cabinetry, a large breakfast bar and strong line up of top of the line appliances. There’s even a gas fireplace to keep you warm.
There are two master bedroom suites in the home. The real one is huge, and features vaulted ceilings that stretch to meet a wonderful skylight near its apex. It also has two renovated bathrooms, a large dressing with a wall of closets and a wine refrigerator area, which is a totally necessary thing to have in your bedroom.
The other master bedroom would be the master bedroom in any other home, especially those that don’t feature a 6-stop elevator on Delancey Street. It’s spacious and has hardwood floors and a lovely marble master bath with a claw foot tub.
Take that elevator all the way to the top of the home and you’ll find yourself at our favorite spot: the roof deck. Though it’s become a common feature around the city, this roof deck is a little different. Sure, there’s a gas hookup for grilling, slate floors, back lit trees to set the mood, tremendous skyline views and a pergola, but we’d venture a guess as to say that not many homes have the elevator access and a terraced waterfall on the roof deck.
Is this a boutique hotel or fine B&B? No, it’s just another listing on Delancey Street.
THE FINE PRINT
Square Feet: 5,936
Price: $3.35 million
Additional Info: 2-car garage parking, one additional parking space included.
- 1827 DELANCEY ST, PHILADELPHIA, 19103 [BHHS Fox & Roach-Narberth]