On the Market: Reconstructed in Chestnut Hill for $774K

What started out as a farmhouse in 1867 has become a stylish modern residence that displays simple elegance inside and out.

8340 Millman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | Bright MLS images via Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

The Union and the Confederacy had buried the hatchet just two years before this classic Colonial farmhouse was built in what had yet to become Chestnut Hill.

Over the years that followed, the city’s most cherished residential neighborhood grew — and grew up — around it. Sometime around this home’s 90th birthday, it got a present in the form of a two-story stucco-clad addition behind it and a handsome slate-paved patio in the L formed by the two wings.

Over the years since that happened, this home has been thoughtfully maintained and updated. The end product is the serene, gracious and modern home you see here.

Living room

Master bedroom

The 1950s addition contains the home’s spacious living room, with a working fireplace and French doors leading to the terrace. Above it is the equally spacious master bedroom, with dual closets and its own sitting area.

Dining room

The original living room is now the dining room, with built-in shelves and a large closet in the back.


The dining room and kitchen were combined into one large designer kitchen with classic farmhouse cabinetry and plenty of work space. Two more bedrooms, an en-suite bathroom and a hall bath make up the main home’s second floor, and two more bedrooms lie under its eaves on the third floor.

Rear terrace


The backyard is attractively landscaped and groomed. Together with the patio, it makes an elegant space for casual outdoor entertaining.

Exterior rear

Not only is this home pretty, it’s sitting pretty: Highland Regional Rail station, the Philadelphia Cricket Club, Pastorius Park and the Chestnut Hill business district are all a very short walk away. Two more Regional Rail stations also lie within walking distance.



BATHS: 2 full, 1 half


SALE PRICE: $774,000

OTHER STUFF: We hope the agent gets all the pictures of this gracious home up on her website soon. In the meantime, you can go view them on Zillow or one of the other real estate search engines.

8340 Millman St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Connie Gillespie | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]