This placing, actually unique present day residence with sights to die for is not even 10 a long time previous, and it’s now been renovated.
You’re probably asking you as you search at the picture earlier mentioned, “This house is in Chestnut Hill?”
Yes, this residence is in Chestnut Hill, and I guarantee you that there’s nothing at all like it anyplace else in this community of standout houses.
It could not be an influential get the job done of postmodern architecture like the Vanna Venturi Dwelling a minor additional up the hill, but this Chestnut Hill modern residence for sale certainly warrants accolades for the way it interacts with its wooded website next to the Cresheim Creek valley.
Regional boutique architecture firm FURY Style and design took the modernist dwelling created by architect Lewis Sauer in 1975 on this web page to a location it hadn’t been before with its 2012 transformation into what you see right here. FURY’s reimagining of the dwelling enlarged it and established a selection of spectacular yet snug areas for each day dwelling.
The dwelling altered fingers in a nominal transaction past December, and the new proprietors made a decision to spruce it up a bit. I for 1 would like to know what they thought required enhancement, for it is tough to see how this definitely initial residence could be enhanced on.
This home sits on a steep wooded slope overlooking Cresheim Valley. It is oriented to make the most of the perspective.
Inside, it is incredibly very well laid out and arranged, with leisure place beneath, residing and entertaining place on the primary ground, sleeping place on the next flooring, and operate (and exercise) area in the glass pavilion that tops it.
You enter it as a result of an intimately scaled lobby with a floating staircase on the remaining.
The foyer sales opportunities to a set of techniques leading down to the significant open room that combines the residing home, eating place and tunes area. The residing home functions a complete-height stone fire flanked by doors that guide to the wraparound most important-ground deck. Supplemental folding doorways guide to the facet of the deck, and a reduced wall of windows appears to be out from the songs space in the direction of the valley.
A divider separates the eating room from the kitchen area and breakfast space. More sliding doors direct from the breakfast home to the deck’s uphill side.
The kitchen is outfitted for you to prepare a massive feast, with prime-drawer cafe-grade appliances that incorporate a Wolf six-burner gasoline selection with double oven and griddle, a Sub-Zero refrigerator-freezer-wine fridge combo, two Miele dishwashers, a Miele developed-in espresso maker, loads of Caesarstone-topped counter area, contemporary storage cupboards and pantry place.
The listing copy describes the view from the deck as “more reminiscent of Vermont or New Hampshire than Philadelphia,” and I’d say that statement is accurate — however you can also find comparable views in the Poconos or Infinite Mountains. Whatsoever the view reminds you of, it will be magnificent in excess of the up coming numerous weeks as the foliage places on its yearly tumble clearly show.
Outside of the kitchen area, a media home has sliding doorways that open onto a terrace with a Japanese h2o characteristic.
The next flooring incorporates four bedrooms, a spa-like corridor bath and the laundry area.
The excess-massive main bedroom suite will come fully loaded with its personal private deck off the bed room
a spacious bath overlooking the valley with floating dual vanities and an outsized shower
and a huge, very well-organized closet and dressing place.
(Specified the total toilet depend, a single of the other bedrooms on this floor should have an en-suite bathtub as very well.)
The glass-enclosed health club and household office on the leading ground has a commanding look at of the Wissahickon valley that should really deliver welcome distraction from your function when you will need it.
Its siting on its 1.34-acre good deal assures privacy, which is 1 of the causes the household alone can be so open. And considering the fact that it sits next to the Cresheim Creek valley, the dividing line involving Chestnut Hill and Mt. Ethereal, you can be in the small business districts of both in just a number of minutes. That indicates you have a globe of purchasing, dining and cultural options extremely close at hand in both equally directions when you get to Germantown Avenue there is also the historic Mermaid Inn right at the avenue alone. You can also arrive at the Allens Lane Art Center by way of a quick trek throughout the McCallum Road bridge above the valley.
Your mates will be amazed by your very good taste if you make this Chestnut Hill present day residence for sale your individual. But extra importantly, this showcase dwelling will make you experience quite comfy dwelling in it.
THE Fantastic PRINT
BATHS: 4 total, 1 half
Square Ft: 4,354
SALE Value: $3,595,000
OTHER Stuff: All the rooms have possibly burnt pine or radiant-heated slate floors. Two sheds in close proximity to the front entrance with environmentally friendly roofs present storage room.
640 Gate House Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19118 [Ellen Haas and Kim Whetzel | Kurfiss Sotheby’s International Realty]
Up to date Oct. 11th, 7:47 p.m., to right the design date of the original house on this website.