Jawdropper of the Week: A Colonial Classic in Society Hill for $2.5M
Delancey Street has long been the most prestigious address in Center City. This mansion at the corner of Second and Delancey streets proves that the Society Hill end of the street can hold its own with the better-known Rittenhouse Square side.
Especially the 200 block, which this spacious mansion anchors. Paved with cobblestones, it’s lined with Colonial-era homes that have been meticulously restored and maintained over the years, with newer homes built in the same 18th-century style interspersed.
This home, the block’s grande dame, is the genuine article. Built in 1780, it has been restored and reconfigured for the 21st-century lifestyle with a host of unusually modern features in Georgian dress.
For starters, there’s the open plan living-dining room to the left of the main entrance. Like all the other rooms in this house, including the laundry room, it gets plenty of light from large windows and offers a sense of spaciousness from its 10-foot ceilings.
The main entrance itself boasts a handsome spiral staircase. The eat-in kitchen has been outfitted with custom cherrywood cabinets and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Just outside the kitchen, a trellis-covered terrace offers an attractive outdoor dining option overlooking the attractively landscaped rear yard.
Each of the four bedroom suites upstairs has its own en suite bath, but the piece de resistance is the bi-level master bedroom on the top two floors. The bedroom boasts a soaring beamed vaulted ceiling, a fireplace, and an exercise/media area on the upper level balcony; this space also contains a wet bar and French doors that open out onto its own private deck. All this, and two large walk-in closets and a bath with a large shower stall and a free-standing claw-foot tub.
The location is not only prestigious but convenient: Head House Square is just down the street in one direction and Society Hill Towers in the other. The Delaware riverfront, South Street and Old City are all a short walk away — but given all that this home offers, we suspect you may prefer staying at home.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 1 half
SQUARE FEET: 3,935
SALE PRICE: $2,500,000
200 Delancey St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Josh Allen | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]