Victorian home for sale at 31 Summit Street, Philadelphia PA 19118

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31 Summit Street
Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia, PA 19118
19118 Chestnut Hill
Philadelphia School District
Asking Price$1,540,000
Full Baths3
Partial Baths2
Interior Sq Ft7,106
CoolingCentral A/C
BasementFull Unfinished
Taxes (Year)$12,223 (2016)
Parking3 or more cars
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31 Summit Street is a unique residence, an architectural gem that stands as a testament to the best tradition of American craftsmanship. A grand, gracious home filled with priceless architectural detail, yet uniquely suited to family living. A home that has room for an au pair or in-law suite. A home just a few steps from the Avenue in Chestnut Hill, on a street loved for its quiet, almost bucolic atmosphere with easy access to local train stations, to the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hill, and even to the natural splendor of the Wissahickon Creek and woods. 31 Summit, built in 1860 for William Morgan, a gentleman, is one of the very first homes to have been built on this historic street. Then the Cowperthwaite Family, who maintained a primary residence in Center City Philadelphia, used it as a summer home each spring sending their belongings in trunks on wagons along the Wissahickon to this airy Victorian to escape the citys heat. In 1880, Summit Street became their year-round home, and Architect Mantle Fielding oversaw extensive renovations in 1896-97. Today, 31 Summit is a 3-story stone Italianate Victorian dwelling with handsome front porch on almost an acre. It boasts all the comforts of the 21st century A new kitchen, all new baths, newer roofs, a very new HVAC system with 3 zones, a most distinctive Victorian conservatory addition with sustainably harvested ipe wood deck, a restored wine cellar. All these improvements have been completed using the finest materials while respecting the architectural essence of the original home. Listed on Philadelphias List of Historic Places as significant, there are 6 bedrooms/3 full baths/2 half baths. Random width southern pine floors. Crown moldings. 12 exquisite fireplaces with museum-quality tile work. Stained glass that takes your breath away. Interior and exterior shutters. Antique sconces and chandeliers. Antique brass hardware. Finished basement spaces, partially above ground, with outside entrance. Natural landscape (no pesticides/only organic mulching)with numerous trees, native plantings that provide nesting grounds for birds, butterflies and other native life has been noted as a Certified Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation since 2006. This is a home that invites 21st century living while celebrating the preservation of architectural and artistic beauty. Showings begin Monday, 9/19/2016

Room Sizes
Living Room 34x14  Main Level
Dining Room 34x14  Main Level
Kitchen 19x9  Main Level
Family Room 28x17  Main Level
WINE CEL 16x5  Lowest Level
Master Bedroom 24x17  Upper Level
Second Bedroom 20x13  Upper Level
Third Bedroom 18x13  Upper Level
Fourth Bedroom 15x13  Upper Level
CONSERVA 16x17  Main Level


Driving Directions
From Germantown Ave and Willow Grove, N on Germantown, R on Bethlehem Pike, immediate right onto Summit. House on L at #31.

InteriorSecurity System, Skylight(s), Nine-Foot Ceilings, Stained/Leaded Glass, Exposed Beams, Bay Window, Stall Shower, Replacement Windows
Main EntranceFoyer, Center Hall
Main BedroomWhrlpool, Full Bath, Dressing Room, Sitting Area, 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, Sun Room / Florida Room, Den/Study/Library, Great Room, Utility Room / Mud Room
KitchenPantry, Self-Cleaning Oven, Dishwasher, Refrigerator, Disposal, Energy Efficient Appliances
BasementFull Basement, Partial Basement, Walk-Out
FireplaceLiving Room / Great Room, Family Room, Main Bedroom, Dining Room
HeatingOil, Gas, Electric, Forced Air
CoolingCentral A/C
Hot WaterNatural Gas
Electric Service200-300Amps, Circuit Breakers
Porch/DeckPatio, Porch
Parking3+Car, Driveway/Off-Street, Private
ExteriorSidewalks, Street Lights, Fencing, Exterior Light
Lot DescriptionLevel, Front Yard, RearYard, Side Yard(s)
Pool TypeNone

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Assessment : 873200
Lattitude : 40.0797680
Longitude : -75.206565
EveryHome Realty Number : 860179-60915-O
Listing Courtesy Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
Zoning Designation RSD1    
February 24, 2017
Colleen Whitlock
EveryHome Realtor
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