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On the Market: Newly Restored Victorian in Chestnut Hill

Every one of this house for sale's original details, from the porch to the floors to the ceilings, has been restored to better-than-new condition. Except for its systems, appliances and fixtures, which are all-new, not restored.


house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian exterior front

115 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 | Photos: Courtesy Sivel Group, BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors

A few loose ends remained to be tied up when the photographer came through to shoot the photos of this fantastic restoration job at the top of Chestnut Hill. But don’t let the occasional bare lightbulb in these pictures scare you: this house for sale is ready for you to move in now.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian foyer

Foyer

“Picture perfect” is the most appropriate term to use to describe the renovation job this house underwent. All of its elegant inlaid wood floors have been refinished so that they sparkle, and the crown moldings, coffers and carvings on the ceilings stand out once again.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian living room

Living room

The fireplaces, many of which have Mercer-tile surrounds, have all likewise been restored, and all of the interior rooms got paint schemes that take advantage of the abundant light that pours through the house’s large windows.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian dining room

Dining room

Restoring the past, however, does not mean that this 1889 Victorian house remains stuck in it. It’s been thoughtfully updated where it counts: in the kitchen, in the bathrooms and in its systems.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian kitchen and breakfast nook

Kitchen and breakfast nook

The kitchen features high-end Wolf, Sub-Zero and Bosch appliances.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian master bathroom

Master bathroom

And the master bathroom has been transformed into a contemporary spa with its soaking tub and separate stall shower.

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian master bedroom

Master bedroom

Yet all this is set in a pure Victorian context, as the bedroom to which that bathroom is attached should make clear. (The bedroom also has a huge walk-in closet.)

house for sale chestnut hill restored victorian sun porch

Sun porch

Back downstairs, the wraparound porch has a glassed-in portion that gives you a three-season room where you can relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Life at the top of the Hill doesn’t get much better than this either, for this house for sale is ideally located just one block away from an entrance to the Wissahickon Valley, Chestnut Hill Hospital and both Chestnut Hill Regional Rail stations. The heart of the Chestnut Hill shopping district is just a block or two further away. All this means that you can keep your car at home most of the time, or maybe even all of it if your workplace is close to the trains.

THE FINE PRINT

BEDS: 6

BATHS: 4 full, 1 half

SQUARE FEET: 4,438

SALE PRICE: $1,295,000

OTHER STUFF: Those updated guts include a dual-zone heating system that also supplies hot water on demand and a companion dual-zone air conditioning system.

115 W. Chestnut Hill Ave., Philadelphia, Pa. 19118 [Michael Sivel | The Sivel Group and Rob Lamb | The Lamb Squad | BHHS Fox & Roach Realtors]