Video Tour - 148 W Highland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19118

by The Larry DiFranco Team, Elfant Wissahickon Realtors 05/25/2022

Single FamilySold
List Price $950,000
Sold Price $950,000
148 W Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118
2Full1Half Baths
3,872Sq Ft
Est. Mortgage

Chestnut Hill is home to some of the most amazing turn-of-the-century architecture and we are pleased to present you with a truly rare find. Circa 1890, this elegant and distinctive Victorian has so much to offer. The lush perennial gardens surrounding the home enhance the already striking stone construction and impressive fenestration with arched, brick lintels above every gorgeous, double-hung window. Look closely at each window where the upper sash sports one of many multi-light muntin layouts. This fabulous home is topped with prominent gabled dormers. The covered front portico welcomes you inside where you will find a vestibule entrance with twin, double doors, and stained-glass transoms. Upon entering the hall, you are greeted with 10-foot ceilings, beautifully refinished hardwood floors, and stunning millwork & crown molding. The parlor sits to the right of the hall and flows to the formal living room. Each room features a fireplace with tile hearth and wood mantle. Across the hall is a delightful dining room with intricate crown molding and walls that highlight the exquisite fireplace surround. Things get interesting as we head into the spacious breakfast room with classic pantry. This space, as well as the bright and airy kitchen located in an addition at the back of the home, is ripe for your vision and creativity. The kitchen currently features ceramic tile floor, double skylights, and is surrounded by casement windows looking out over the deck and patio. There is also a first-floor laundry area and powder room connecting the breakfast room and hallway. The second-floor houses three spacious and light-filled bedrooms as well as a study with built-ins and yet another beautiful, tile front fireplace with wood mantle. Rounding out the second floor is a three-piece hall bath with shower over tub and tile floor. The third level offers three more large bedrooms, an additional full-bath and ample storage. This floor might be the perfect place for a superior primary suite. This coveted, top-of-the hill location delivers an amazing local experience with the convenience of avenue shops, dining, and markets plus the ease of regional rails and major highway access making the trip to downtown Philly or even New York and D.C. a complete breeze. Run, bike, or walk the multitude of trails available in the serene Wissahickon Valley and enjoy local parks such as Pastorius and Water Tower. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a gracious Victorian home on a large, double lot located in a prime Chestnut Hill location. Once intended as the corner of Crefeld St and Highland Ave as depicted on Land Use maps from as recently as 1962, this abandoned street plan makes for a truly spacious side yard. Public records list this lot size as 8,860 sq ft. However, a visit to reveals two parcels at this address, one depicted as 6,527 sq ft and one depicted as 2,804 sq ft. Lot dimensions may be slightly larger than listed in the MLS.

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