30 W BELLS MILL RD, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118$1,295,000
DescriptionWelcome to 30 West Bells Mill Road. This stone, Italianate-style home sits on 2.35 acres with views of the Wissahickon Valley Park in Chestnut Hill. Steeped in history, the original house was built in 1847 and later expanded and renovated in 1917 by Philadelphia architect Marmaduke Tilden as a summer residence for Daniel Haddock Farr, a prominent New York antiques dealer, and his family. Intricate moldings, millwork and elaborately carved cornices were reclaimed from 18th century Society Hill townhouses, including the Powel House. While maintaining the incredible original details and integrity of this significant home, it has been thoughtfully restored, updated and maintained by its current owners. Enter through the side French doors into a grand central foyer with Carrera marble floor and stately curved staircase. Large living room with 10.5 foot ceiling, antique marble fireplace and French doors allow perfect natural light into this grand entertaining salon. Large dining room with antique fireplace and French doors to the terrace leads to fully updated eat-in kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances, large pantry and great storage. Off the kitchen, at the rear of the house, is a family room with woodstove and abundant windows and doors overlooking the outdoor living space and wooded grounds. Above is an au-pair suite complete with separate entrance, laundry room, sitting room, bedroom, breakfast bar and full bathroom. On the second floor, at the front of the house, 3 generous sized bedrooms, one with Juliet balcony overlooking the grounds, including bluestone terraces, fountain, meandering walkways and paths, and Samuel Yellin ironwork. A Roman style pool as well as perennial flower beds and mature specimen trees complete this very private, park-like setting. Master-suite oasis features large bedroom with antique marble fireplace and separate sitting room/dressing room with walk-in closet with custom built-ins. Updated master bathroom features spa tub, walk-in shower and second laundry. Separate guest cottage features living room with beautiful millwork, bedroom with full bathroom, full eat-in kitchen and 2-car attached garage. Circular driveway provides off-street parking for 18 cars. Marvin double-pane windows throughout the house, and 4 fireplaces. Walking distance to Fairmount Park’s Forbidden Drive and just a short distance from the ‘top of the hill’.
- New Construction: N
- Property Condition: Average+
- Design: 2-Story
- Exterior: Stone
- Exterior Features: StreetLights,Fencing,ExteriorLght
- Electric Service: 200-300AmpEl
- Farm: N
- Land Only: N
- Land SQFT: 102687
- Land Use Code: C38
- Lot Description: Irregular Lot,LevelLot,SlopingLot,OpenLot,Trees/Wooded,RearYard,SideYard(s)
- Lot Dimensions: 270X258
- Lot Number: 58
- Parking: Drvwy/Off Str
- Swimming Pool: Yes
- Pool Type: InGroundPool
- Porch Deck: Deck,Patio,Porch,Balcony,Breezeway
- Roof: FlatRoof
- Story List: Main,Upper 1
- Room List: Living Room,Dining Room,Bedroom-Master,Bedroom-Second,Bedroom-Third,Bedroom-Fourth,Kitchen,Family Rm,Den/Stdy/Lib,In-Law/auPair/Ste,Game/MediaRm,Util/MudRoom,Laundry Room
- Interior Features: CeilngFan(s),CableTVWired,WhirlPool/HotTub
- Attics: AccessPanel
- Basement: Y
- Basement Type: Full,Unfinished
- Foundation: StoneFound
- Garage Type: Detached
- Garage Spaces: 2-CarGarage
- Heating: Oil,Steam
- Hot Water: Natural Gas
- Cooling: Central A/C
- Central Air: Y
- Cooking Fuel: GasCooking,ElecCooking
- Fireplace: Y
- Fireplace Count: Three+FPs
- Fireplace Features: MarbleFirePl,StoneFirePl,LR/GRFireP,FamRoomFireP,MainBedFireP,Gas/Propane,NonFunctionF,DinRoomFireP
- Flooring: Wood,Tile/Brick,StoneFl,MarbleFl
- Handicap: None
Water & Sewer
- Water: Public
- Sewer or Septic: Public Sewer
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Discover 30 W BELLS MILL RD, PHILADELPHIA – Listed at $1,295,000 located in Philadelphia schools with 0 square feet of space in 19118.
Property Tax ID: 092237200.
MLS#: 6569565 Beds: 4 Baths: 3 / 1 Acre(s): 2.36
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- Property Type: Residential
- Type: Detached
- Style: Traditional
- County: PHILADELPHIA
- School District: Philadelphia
- Subdivision: CHESTNUT HILL
- Property Age: 168
- Status: SOLD
- Listed on: 2015-05-07
- MLS #: 6569565
- Taxes: 15643.00