On the Market: Federal Townhouse in Society Hill
This house is the genuine article: all of its 19th-century character has been preserved, yet this extra-wide townhouse has been updated where it counts.
Looking for a gracious oasis in one of Philadelphia’s most historic neighborhoods?
Your search is over.
This extra-wide (26 feet), beautifully outfitted, well-maintained Society Hill townhouse for sale is exactly the place you’ve been looking for.
Especially if you want a place with that has both classic elegance and plenty of casual spaces for entertaining, de-stressing and enjoying everyday life.
You’ll find all the elegant formal spaces on the first floor. Original pine floors, gas-burning fireplaces, antique crystal chandeliers and 14-foot-high ceilings give the living room, formal dining room and library dignified grandeur.
You’ll also find antique crystal chandeliers in the eat-in kitchen, but everything else about this Clive Christian-designed, light-filled space is up to date save the decor. But you weren’t looking for an au courant kitchen, were you?
The garden terrace behind the kitchen also wraps around the side of the house’s rear wing. It’s one of three outdoor spaces attached to this house for sale, and it also features a fountain.
The second floor is given over to the library and a no less elegant master suite with a spacious bedroom with fireplace, dual closets, and a sumptuous marble master bath.
Above the guest suite and two more bedrooms on the third floor you will find a full-floor recreation space on the top floor. This skylit space features a beamed cathedral ceiling, a full bar, a media room, a greenhouse, a half bath and a balcony from which you can take in views of the city.
Below it all lies an au pair suite and a sauna, and an elevator ties everything together.
Many of the best things the city has to offer are virtually at your feet: Old City shops, restaurants and art galleries. The Delaware waterfront. Independence Hall and the rest of the Historic Square Mile.
But with the best of everything inside your house, you may not feel like taking all that in all that often.
THE FINE PRINT
BATHS: 4 full, 2 half
SQUARE FEET: 7,929
SALE PRICE: $3,999,000
OTHER STUFF: This house also comes with a gated parking space for $1,250 per year. Its sale price has been reduced twice, most recently by $496,000 on Nov. 19th. We had previously featured this house when it was listed for sale in June 2016; it was taken off the market at the end of that year and relisted in the summer of 2017. It has remained on the market since then.
309 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, Pa. 19106 [Lavinia Smerconish and Alon Seltzer | Compass]