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1025 Westview Street
Mt Airy (west)
Philadelphia, PA 19119
Bedrooms
7
Full Baths
7
Partial Baths
1
Acres
1.24
Interior Sq Ft
9,977
Age
90
Heating
Natural Gas
Fireplaces
8
Cooling
Central A/C
Water
Public
Sewer
Public
Garages
0
Basement
Full
Taxes (2021)
26,826
Pool
In-Ground
Additional Details Below

Description

Remarkable for its history, masterful design and meticulous condition, Leeds House was originally conceived for conductor Leopold Stokowski by leading Philadelphia architects Mellor & Meigs. The architects later enlisted Morris E. Leeds to commission their ultimate country house within the city. By 1931, Morris and Hadassah Leeds realized their dream, sparing no expense to create a residence that remains an outstanding example of Norman Revival architecture and artisan craftsmanship. Beautifully sited on 1.25 parklike acres, it offers 7 bedrooms and 7.1 baths. The grand entry hall, three stories high with exposed timbers and second-floor balcony, is dramatic and light-filled. Beautifully proportioned formal rooms, with high ceilings, tall casement windows, fireplaces, and expansive wall spaces for art, encourage entertaining. Yet, this sophisticated 10,000-square-foot house is ideal for everyday living with an open floor plan that includes formal living room and dining room, library/den, and study. A generous gourmet kitchen with a large casual dining area is reached through a spectacular butler's pantry. Upstairs is a wealth of livable space. Most stunning is the master bedroom suite, where sleeping quarters can be awash in light from sunrise to sunset, and a sitting room is an airy retreat. The renovated master bath, finished in basalt, has striking garden views. Two other large En-Suite bedrooms, each with updated bathrooms, offer "treehouse" views of the grounds. Another second-story wing provides a gallery-style hall leading to rooms well suited for bedrooms, offices, and children's spaces. With kitchenette, two full baths, rear stairwell to the kitchen, and outside entrance, this wing can serve as comfortable guest or staff accommodations. The lush grounds, designed by Harrison, Mertz & Emlen, are bordered in stone walls and laced with specimen trees and shrubs that provide color and visual interest through the seasons. A terrace lawn extends to the heated pool in a private setting. Accessible via stone paths through informal gardens, the lower grounds and lawn are next to Wissahickon Park. On West Mount Airy's best block, Leeds House is a wonderful example of a preeminent Philadelphia home, in exceptional condition, with all the modern amenities. Its enduring architecture, craftsmanship and natural surroundings will be as compelling in 2030 as in 1930. Its unique location, just steps from the beloved Wissahickon Trails, offers a quick commute to center city Philadelphia or drive to Manhattan.

Room sizes

Living Room
34 x 21  Main Level
Dining Room
21 x 26  Main Level
Kitchen
18 x 31  Main Level
Foyer
24 x 21  Main Level
Library
24 x 20  Main Level
Master Bedroom
20 x 18  Upper Level
Bedroom 2
21 x 15  Upper Level
Bedroom 3
15 x 18  Upper Level
Bedroom 4
16 x 13  Upper Level
Bedroom 5
11 x 11  Upper Level
Bedroom 6
10 x 12  Upper Level

Location

Driving Directions

On the righthand side of Westview Street

Details

Style
Normandy, Tudor
Property Features
In-Ground Pool, Porch, Patio, Exterior Lighting, Lawn Sprinkler
Exterior
Brick
Roof
Slate
Foundation
Stone
Interior Features
Hardwood Floors, Cathedral Ceiling(s), Exposed Beams, Kitchen Island, Second Kitchen, Alarm System
Room List
Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen, Dining Area, Eat-In Kitchen, Pantry, Library/Study, Professional Office, Master Bedroom, Master Sitting Area, Master Vaulted Ceiling, Second Bedroom, Third Bedroom, Fourth Bedroom, Laundry Room, In-Law/AuPair Suite
Appliances
Dishwasher, Double Oven, Gas Stove, Microwave, Refrigerator, Energy-Efficient Appliances
Basement
Full Basement, Masonry Floor, Heated
Attic
Storage
Laundry
Main Floor, Upper Floor
Air Conditioning
Central Air
Heating
Heat Pump, Steam, Radiator, Multi-Zoned
Hot Water
Natural Gas, Instant Hot Water
Electrical Service
200-300Amps
Assessment : 1,916,400
Zoning Designation RSD1
Lattitude : 40.039570
Longitude : -75.202040
EveryHome Number : PAPH1000896-10401
Listing Courtesy: Kurfiss Sotheby's International Realty

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