For Sale/Rent

On the Market: Lovely at the Top in Chestnut Hill for $665K

This spacious Tudor twin sits on a lush corner lot that's so green, you may spend more time outside your home than inside it.


25 Hilltop Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | Bright MLS images via Elfant Wissahickon Realtors

The old mantra has it that the three most important attributes for any piece of real estate are “location, location, location.”

If that were the only thing this large Tudor twin right at the top of Chestnut Hill had going for it, it would still be a great find. But that’s not the only thing it has going for it.

Living room

Dining room

It has plenty of room inside and out for relaxation and entertaining. The main living spaces have all been well maintained over the years. (That brick fireplace in the living room contains a working wood-stove inset.)

Kitchen

The kitchen has also been updated with the latest appliances, granite countertops and contemporary white cabinetry.

Master bedroom

There’s a full bath on each of the upper two floors, three bedrooms on the second, and two more on the third. The finished basement also has a full bath (with original clawfoot tub) and laundry. With walkout access to the side and back yards, it could be updated to a great media or game room.

Side porch

Side elevation

Then there are those yards. The side porch opens out onto a flagstone rear patio and the driveway leading to your two-car garage. (You can park two more cars in that driveway.)

Side yard

On the other side of that driveway is a large, lush side yard — your own private green oasis. You’ll also love the rough-cut stone that supports the porch, trims many of the windows, and forms the front wall of the garage.

Should you need more green, the Wissahickon Park and its trails are a short walk from your home. Even closer are the shops and restaurants that line Germantown Avenue and the Chestnut Hill West Regional Rail station, where you can catch trains that will take you to Center City in about 30 minutes.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 5

BATHS: 3

SQUARE FEET: 2,250

SALE PRICE: $665,000

OTHER STUFF: This home’s sale price was reduced by $34,000 on Aug. 14.

25 Hilltop Rd., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Cathy Davis | Elfant Wissahickon Realtors]