Rare opportunity to own this unique French Center Hall stone home, perfect for entertaining in all four seasons. With extraordinary details both inside and out, this move-in ready home has been lovingly updated with a one-of-a-kind esthetic and attention to detail rarely seen in Chestnut Hill. Designed and built by the architect Judson Zane for his family residence, the home is situated to get wonderful morning and late afternoon light. The first-floor center hall entrance showcases a lovely sweeping Samuel Yellin iron staircase. A powder room and entrance to the lower patio are tucked under the stairs. The living room boasts an architect-designed contemporary fireplace and bookshelves with plenty of room for large gatherings, as well as an attached sunroom/media room with French doors to the rear terrace. On the opposite side of the center hall is a large dining room with built-in cabinets and original Asian Tea Foil Wallpaper that gently reflects the evening candlelight and wall sconces. The Bulthaup eat-in kitchen offers radiant heat, plenty of storage and is connected to a lovely family room with wood-burning contemporary stove and large screen TV. The family entrance off of the kitchen allows for easy load in of pets or groceries from the gated courtyard and garage. The second floor offers the large, southern-facing primary bedroom suite with balcony overlooking the rear terraces, full limestone bath with walk-in shower, and the original dressing room with cabinets that are hand painted with birds and flowers (This room could be the 5th bedroom if needed). Jack and Jill bedrooms on the opposite corner of the house share a large bath with walk-in shower. A studio/office with radiant heat has a new door with custom ironwork that leads to the rear terrace and pool, while upstairs is an additional guest room. Both rooms have access to a new soapstone bathroom with radiant heat, large soaking tub and steam shower. The large, stone walled backyard has multiple room-like sections, including: cutting garden for fresh flowers, Koi pond and stream, and heated saltwater pool with outdoor shower. Extraordinary stone terraced garden plantings, Japanese maple, pine trees and stone pathways give the backyard abundant privacy and a true feeling of wonder. A 2-car garage and full, walk-out basement complete this unique home. Set in a private yet convenient location in Chestnut Hill, this lovely home is a few blocks from 2 train stations for an easy commute into Center City, walkable to wonderful shops and dining, and offers easy access to the trails of Fairmount Park.
Listing courtesy of BHHS Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill.