Jawdropper of the Week: A Chestnut Hill Classic

This English country manor house in Chestnut Hill toes the line between elegant and functional.

15 W Bells Mill Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19118

15 W. Bells Mill Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19118 | Images via Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty

This week’s Jawdropper is a Chestnut Hill home that combines elegance without being too over the top. Although it’s clearly a luxurious home, the amenities on the outside and the furnishings on the inside ensure that it does not stray too far from being a modern, livable home. It’s on sale for $2,495,000 and has five beds, 6.5 bathrooms and 6,820 square feet.

It’s an English Country Manor-style house, and the beautiful Tudor Gothic stone exterior makes that clear. The gray stone serves as a nice contrast with the manicured foliage surrounding the house and the inviting hardwood front door. In the back, of course there’s a yard, but there’s also a large attached patio as well as a swimming pool with a spacious pool deck. There’s also a large driveway with a three-car garage.

Inside, the crown jewel is the kitchen. There’s a formal dining room and a huge foyer upon walking in, but the kitchen really grabs your attention. It was renovated five years ago, and it shows. There are up-to-date appliances and deep sinks in both the island and the ancillary counter. It’s pretty spacious, too—the type of kitchen that people want to hang around in. The key here is that even though it was recently renovated and has the trappings and design of a modern kitchen, it still blends in with the rest of the home stylistically, and that continuity ensures that it can stand out while still fitting in.



BATHS: 6.5


PRICE: $2,495,000

ADDITIONAL INFO: In addition to the swimming pool, there’s also a pond out back. And as one might expect from an English country home, the bedrooms have their own fireplaces.