A Delancey Street home’s historic heritage inspires a contemporary redesign fit for 21st century living.
The stately exterior of 1819 Delancey Street
The Delancey neighborhood is known for its beautiful brownstones and herringbone brick sidewalks—and now, instead of walking through it, you can live in it. Welcome to 1819 Delancey St. Built in 1752, the 6,300-square-foot historic home has been meticulously restored and features six beds and seven baths. Listing agent Diane Bryant says it “is located on the most beautiful block in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood.”
Vaulted ceilings with oversized skylights add the maximum amount of natural light to the kitchen.
Enter through the double doors and into the foyer, where a stately wood wainscoting and handcarved staircase set the tone for the home’s inviting aesthetic. The south-facing home benefits from an abundance of natural light, particularly in the living room, which features hardwood floors, 14-foot ceilings and crown molding. Two marble fireplaces are striking focal points of the space.
Ample seating creates an inviting, comfortable space for entertaining.
Next, head to the dining room. The room is large enough to accommodate a table for 12, and stained-glass windows are an ideal conversation piece while entertaining. Off the dining room sits the kitchen, featuring vaulted ceilings with skylights. It’s truly a chef’s oasis with a Wolf six-burner range and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator, farmhouse sinkc and butler’s sink. A center island provides ample space for buffet-style dining or a makeshift bar area. For those who like to cook outdoors, a set of sliding French doors lead to a balcony for grilling.
The formal dining room can accommodate at table for 12.
Take the stairs or elevator to one of the four floors and lower level. On the second floor, a primary suite with a family room and gas fireplace allows homeowners their own cozy retreat. Three bedrooms and two newly renovated bathrooms are on the third floor, while the fourth floor hosts additional two bedrooms and full baths along with a separate walk-in closet and a cedar closet. Other amenities throughout the home include a recreation room with wet bar, wine storage, powder room, additional laundry room and storage rooms. Plus a rare find: a two-car garage. $6.5 million. For more information, contact listing agents Diane Bryant and Margie Wild of Bryant & Wilde Realty, LLC, 215.893.6100, bryantwilde.com