Traditional-style townhouse for sale at 242 S 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19106

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242 S 3rd Street
Society Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19106
19106 Olde City Society Hill
Philadelphia School District
Asking Price$2,450,000
Full Baths4
Partial Baths1
Interior Sq Ft6,500
CoolingCentral A/C
Taxes (Year)$23,340 (2016)
Parking1 Car
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Magnificent John Penn House-Mansion Row. George Washington made his head quarters on this site over the winter of 1781-82. The current home was rebuilt on the same foundation in 1830 in the popular Greek Revival style. Rarely does a home with this historical provenance & size, come on the market. A total $1M dollar restoration of the highest quality & attention to historical detail completed in 2002. 242 is on the National Historic Register, the Philadelphia Register of Historic Homes, & is comprised of 4 stories, 14 rooms, 7 BR, 4 full bths, 1 half bth, 8 FPL (3 functioning), Grand Ball Room, library/office, formal dining rm, formal living rm, study/den, cust eat-in kitch. This home offers over 6650 sf (per appraisal) of living space all of which are impeccable w/stunning detail. There is 1900 square feet of basement space. The lot is a dynamic 24.41 (Wide) X 125.41 (Deep). This home also offers 3 zone A/C, 3 zone heating system w/central Weil McLean gas boiler & humidification system. Original Heart Pine fls. 1st Floor Formal Parlor (15 X 24) 14 ceilings, gas burning mbl FPL, period light fixture, crown moldings, Bradbury wall coverings, FDR (16 X 24), exquisite Marie Theresa 29 light chandelier, Bradbury wall coverings, tall windows overlooking gdn. Den/fam rm (14 X 20) w/ wood burning FPL open to huge cust kitch (15 X 23) w all cust cabinetry, Dupont Zodiac Quartz counters, stainless apl incl DCS 36 six burner gas range, built-in 42 Kitchen Aid refrig & D/W, rear breakfast area-center-island, door to side gdn for outdoor dining. 2nd Floor Grand Ball Room (24 X 24) w/ 14 ft. ceilings, three 7.5 tall windows overlooking 3rd St., period light fixture, mbl gas FPL, period crown moldings Library/office (17 X 24 could be large BR w/half bth) attached book shelves, plumbed for future wet bar.The rear of this floor is a 43 triple BR suite-sitting rm, gas burning King of Prussia FPL, dressing rm, BR-lovely tiled bth w/shower stall. 3rd Fl Lux MBR Suite, spa bth (14 X 17), glass encl free standing shower stall, soaking tub-dbl sinks-limestone counters, Groehe fixt, bidet, lndry closet-full sized Maytag W/D (gas), cust his/hers walk-in closets, MBR (15 X 24) 11 ft. ceilings, gas burn King of Prussia mbl FPL, Bradbury wall coverings. Next to MBR suite is an (8 X 18) rm for nursery, walk-in closet, small BR, extra storage. 4th Fl 3 sunny rms for guests, storage, + a full tiled hall bth. 2 years pre-paid parking with acceptable offer

Room Sizes
Living Room 17x24  Main Level
Dining Room 16x24  Main Level
Kitchen 15x23  Main Level
Family Room 14x20  Main Level
LIBRARY 17x24  Upper Level
BEDROOM 0x0  Upper Level
Master Bedroom 15x24  Upper Level
Second Bedroom 0x0  Upper Level
Third Bedroom 0x0  Upper Level
Fourth Bedroom 0x0  Upper Level
BALLROOM 24x24  Upper Level
BEDROOM 0x0  Upper Level


Driving Directions
Between Locust & Walnut on 3rd

InteriorSecurity System, Skylight(s), Nine-Foot Ceilings, Cable TV Wired, Stall Shower
Main EntranceCenter Hall
Main BedroomFull Bath, Dressing Room, Walk-In Closet
Room ListLiving Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Kitchen, Family Room, Other Room 1, Other Room 2, Other Room 3, Other Room 4, In-Law/auPair Suite, Den/Study/Library
KitchenIsland, Pantry, Built-In Range, Self-Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal
BasementFull Basement, Unfinished, Walk-Out
AtticsAccess Panel
LaundryUpper Floor, Basement
FireplaceMarble, Living Room / Great Room, Family Room, Main Bedroom, Gas/Propane, Dining Room
HeatingGas, Radiator
CoolingCentral A/C
Hot WaterNatural Gas
Electric Service200-300Amps, Circuit Breakers
FoundationStone, Concrete
RoofPitched, Shingle
Parking1-Car, Permit Required
Lot DescriptionSide Yard(s)
Pool TypeNone

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Assessment : 1667400
Lattitude : 39.9458500
Longitude : -75.146992
EveryHome Realty Number : 769616-60414
Listing Courtesy Fox & Roach-CC Rittenhouse Hotel
Zoning Designation RM1    
October 28, 2016
Jeff Nyce
EveryHome Realtor
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