Victorian home for sale at 208 Rex Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19118

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208 Rex Avenue
Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19118
19118 Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia School District
Asking Price$1,400,000
Full Baths5
Partial Baths2
Interior Sq Ft9,864
CoolingWall Unit
BasementFull Finished
Taxes (Year)$3,295 (2016)
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A grand dame of Chestnut Hill on 1.32 acres and 9800+SF with potential for subdivision with a lot that could be sold separately. Now divided into three living spaces, it can remain as an investment or a returned to single-family splendor. Fabulous bones and a few minuteswalk to the Ave and Fairmount park. It can be a single-family home, multi-unit building or subdivision for new single-family dwellings. Architecturally intriguing comprising two different centuries of design, the homes front portion is an 1860s Victorian Italianate summer house with a mid-1920s four-story wing designed by then-owner and architect H. Louis Duhring in the Arts & Crafts style. Artifacts and architectural details were added throughout. The entire combined space is approximately 10,000SF. Presently the interior space is divided into 3 living spaces a main residence and 2 apartments. It sits on a large corner lot the potential to be subdivided in several different ways for additional living spaces. Enter through the Italianate front door to the main residence with a formal dining room with three sets of French doors opening to porches, gardens and terraces on both sides and a greenhouse to the rear. Across the grand entrance hall is a formal living room with a center fireplace and large glass French doors. The library/music room has a stone fireplace, beamed ceiling and a wall of bookshelves with glass doors. The large kitchen area is replete with high wooden cabinets, large windows and a separate laundry room with powder room. All of the entertaining rooms have hardwood floors. A grand, skylit stairwell leads to private quarters. The first bedroom has a full bath in Delft tiles and a balcony overlooking the atrium and skylight. The second bedroom has a fireplace with a connecting door to an office with floor-to-ceiling closets. The main bedroom has a walk-in closet and built-in bookshelves. The all-tile bathroom with built-in closet has a private entrance from the bedroom. On the third floor, an additional bedroom or office connects to the storage hall. There are 4 additional bedrooms flowing from the center hall with a full tile bathroom. The bi-level apartment features dramatic architectural features, fireplace, 22x35 living room, dining room and more; the other apartment includes a large walk-in fireplace, full kitchen, 22x35 LR and more. A lower-level apartment includes a full kitchen, 22x35 LR/BR combo.

Room Sizes
Living Room 0x0  Main Level
Kitchen 0x0  Main Level
Master Bedroom 0x0  Upper Level
Second Bedroom 0x0  Upper Level


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StyleOther, Victorian
InteriorSecurity System, Skylight(s), Cathedral/Vaulted Ceilings, Nine-Foot Ceilings, Attic/House Fan, Cable TV Wired, Wood Stove, Second Kitchen, Exposed Beams, Wet/Dry Bar, Bay Window
Main EntranceCenter Hall, Living Room
Main BedroomFull Bath, Dressing Room, Sitting Area, Walk-In Closet
Room ListLiving Room, Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Kitchen, In-Law/auPair Suite, Den/Study/Library, Great Room, Utility Room / Mud Room, Workshop, Loft, Game Room / Media Room
BasementFull Basement, Partial Basement, Fully Finished, Walk-Out
LaundryMain Floor, Upper Floor, Lower Floor
FireplaceBrick, Stone, Living Room / Great Room, Main Bedroom
FloorWood, Tile/Brick
HeatingOil, Wood-Burning Stove, Hot Water, Radiator, Radiant, Zoned
CoolingWall Unit
Hot WaterOil, Natural Gas
Electric ServiceCircuit Breakers
FoundationStone, Block/Brick
RoofFlat, Pitched
Porch/DeckDeck, Roof Deck, Patio, Porch, Balcony
ExteriorSidewalks, Exterior Light
Lot DescriptionCorner, Sloping, Trees/Wooded, Front Yard
Pool TypeInGround

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Assessment : 235400
Lattitude : 40.0741640
Longitude : -75.211419
EveryHome Realty Number : 795106-60518
Listing Courtesy Kurfiss Sothebys International Realty
Zoning Designation RSD3    
October 26, 2016
Rena Shaffer
EveryHome Realtor
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