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Dream Home Alert: High Style, Low Maintenance Living in Chestnut Hill


In real estate, the descriptor ‘convenient’ is often relegated to the Center City set (conveniently located near SEPTA! Restaurants! Retail!). But the same could easily be said for Chestnut Hill’s Germantown Avenue, which is not only the charming neighborhood’s main drag, but also nearby Regional Rail stations, Morris Arboretum, the extensive trail system of Fairmount Park, and, not to mention, all of the boutiques and eateries that parallel the tree-lined avenue.

It’s no wonder Philadelphia’s Garden District is considered to be one of the city’s most sought-after spots to live. Living in Chestnut Hill puts you in close proximity to all of these conveniences, but it’s not just where you live, it’s how you live.

“Chestnut Hill is this architecturally-rich little hamlet that straddles Fairmount Park,” says Michael Sivel, leader of The Sivel Group and Fine Homes Specialist for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach Realtors.

The newly-opened One West is an ideal destination for buyers looking to call Chestnut Hill home. The maintenance-free condominium homes are contemporary, expansive, and, yes, convenient.

“This is really a unique, one-of-a-kind, contemporary urban lifestyle within the great village of Chestnut Hill,” says Rob Lamb of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach Realtors. “There’s nothing else quite like it in Philadelphia.”

One West is a corner building located at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and Hartwell Lane. Priced between $875,000 and $2.5 million, the 20 units come in four sizes — one bedroom, two bedroom, three bedroom and penthouses — and many feature expansive outdoor terraces with views of both Center City and the surrounding neighborhood and parks. Each owner receives parking spots in the private underground garage. Meanwhile, on the ground floor, residents can grocery shop at Fresh Market, or get their heart pumping at Orangetheory Fitness.

Inside, the homes are just as luxe and welcoming as their well-heeled counterparts on the neighborhood’s outskirts, making them the ideal abode for people who might be ready to trade their sprawling Chestnut Hill or suburban digs for a residence that nixes the need for maintenance staff.

To see One West in-person, stop in the Sales Center at 8234-36 Germantown Avenue, just one block up from the building, on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information about purchasing a residence, contact Michael Sivel and Rob Lamb of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, Fox & Roach Realtors.