Jaw Dropper of the Week: Stained Glass Skylight Residence in Society Hill

The $1.95 million townhouse is historically certified – and has the perfect au pair suite.

TREND images via Zillow/Coldwell Banker Preferred.

TREND images via Zillow/Coldwell Banker Preferred.

Entering this c.1865 Society Hill townhouse (figuratively speaking – we used the gallery below), one is met with a foyer leading into the formal living and dining rooms, where intricate crown molding, original pine floors, and 12-foot high ceilings festoon the spaces.

Add to that marble fireplaces and built-in cabinets, the four-bedroom manse is one of those fierce golden oldies rivaling even its younger, hipper brethren.

It keeps up with the times thanks to a slew of meticulous updates, some of which are clearly seen in the kitchen. Here, a marble island and 6 burner Viking gas stove and griddle reside alongside an over-sized fridge and built-in stainless steel dishwasher and microwave. What’s more, it has garden access via sliding glass doors.

Original windows, brick walls, and more sliding glass doors can be found in other parts of the four-story house, as can a partially-shaded deck on the third level (thanks, magnolia tree!). The second floor, meanwhile, includes the master suite, which comes with plenty closets and a sitting/changing area. The bathroom comes with a Neptune Jacuzzi tub.

But with all that being said, we’d be lying if we said the fourth floor wasn’t our favorite part of the home. See, the grand manse in and of itself is lovely, to be sure, but the historically-certified residence has kept a very cool feature up on the top level: a circular skylight with original stained glass looking down the stairwell. The floor also has two loft-style bedrooms, one of which has direct access to a claw-foot tub bathroom – literally, as you can see above.

Specs and photos below.

Baths: 3 full, 1 half
Square feet: 4,153
Price: $1.95 million
Additional Info: Surround-sound wiring, partially finished basement with wood bar and fireplace

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Listing: 273 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA, 19106 [Coldwell Banker Preferred -Dominic Fuscia Team]