This majestic Rittenhouse Square home offers traditional townhouse charm dating back to 1752.
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LOCATION 2022 Spruce St.
FEDERAL HOME FANCIES Nestled between Spruce and Cypress streets, this 5,900-square-foot, single-family property is teeming with luxury. Four floors consist of six bedrooms, four full and two half-baths, three fireplaces and a grand salon, in addition to two parking spaces. A first-floor rear rental unit, accessible from the main residence and separately outdoors, can serve as guest quarters or separate apartment. Twelve-and-a-half-foot ceilings, decorative plaster moldings and tall windows take this home from a standard Philly dwelling to a grandiose city gem. Spend your mornings in the sunny breakfast nook, adjacent to the chef’s kitchen—think stainless-steel appliances, a spacious island and stone countertops throughout. Lounge after breakfast in the formal living room off the kitchen or the third-floor intimate settee area. The primary bedroom is perched on the third floor, complete with a fireplace, expansive dressing room and en suite bathroom with a sauna. Another bedroom and playroom/sitting room are situated at the rear of the third floor, while three other bedrooms await on the fourth. After a day of city bustle, return to your domicile and be greeted by a reception hall and exquisite, formal staircase.
PRICE AND CONTACT
The reimagined stone Colonial property flaunts a 2019 renovation by a dedicated team of interior designers.
LOCATION 8800 Towanda St.
GRANDIOSE GROUNDS Situated on 3 acres of land overlooking Fairmount Park and Wissahickon Valley, this historic property brims with modern fineries, including contemporary light fixtures, custom interior doors, solid brass hinges and new windows. The circular driveway leads to the front entrance, which boasts double mahogany doors and a bluestone landing, welcoming guests to the center hall. This vast space has a polished, black-and-white Italian marble floor and French doors that lead to the private grounds. The gorgeous entrance is flanked by the grand dining room and a living room, illuminated by a wood-burning fireplace perfect for a family night in. Journey up to the top of the grand staircase, where you will find the master suite replete with vaulted ceilings and magnificent windows, offering a stunning, pastoral view. Three additional bedrooms with en suite bathrooms complete the second floor. The primary bathroom serves as a radiant haven decorated with handmade Moroccan tile, an oversized soaking tub, a walk-in shower and a large walk-in closet. Guests looking for a place of leisure can take a dip in the property’s in-ground pool, or soak in the sun on the rear terrace.
PRICE AND CONTACT Priced at $5.75 million, the property is only a short trip from the shops and cuisine of Chestnut Hill. An easy commute to Center City makes 8800 Towanda an impeccable choice for a primary residence or a luxe vacation home. Michael Sivel, 215.248.6536, thesivelgroup.com
Photography by: Courtesy of WeFilmPhilly