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    1025 Westview Street

    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119
    • $3,395,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 43 days
    • ID#: PAPH1000896
    UPDATED: 47 min ago
    $3,395,000
    • 7
      BEDS
    • 1.24
      ACRES
    • 7
      BATHS
    • 1
      1/2 BATHS
    • 9,977
      SQFT
    • $340
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1931
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    Remarkable for its history, masterful design and meticulous condition, Leeds House was originally conceived for conductor Leopold Stokowski by leading Philadelphia architects Mellor & Meigs. The architects later enlisted Morris E. Leeds to commission their ultimate country house within the city. By 1931, Morris and Hadassah Leeds realized their dream, sparing no expense to create a residence that remains an outstanding example of Norman Revival architecture and artisan craftsmanship. Beautifully sited on 1.25 parklike acres, it offers 7 bedrooms and 7.1 baths. The grand entry hall, three stories high with exposed timbers and second-floor balcony, is dramatic and light-filled. Beautifully proportioned formal rooms, with high ceilings, tall casement windows, fireplaces, and expansive wall spaces for art, encourage entertaining. Yet, this sophisticated 10,000-square-foot house is ideal for everyday living with an open floor plan that includes formal living room and dining room, library/den, and study. A generous gourmet kitchen with a large casual dining area is reached through a spectacular butler's pantry. Upstairs is a wealth of livable space. Most stunning is the master bedroom suite, where sleeping quarters can be awash in light from sunrise to sunset, and a sitting room is an airy retreat. The renovated master bath, finished in basalt, has striking garden views. Two other large en suite bedrooms, each with updated bathrooms, offer "treehouse" views of the grounds. Another second-story wing provides a gallery-style hall leading to rooms well suited for bedrooms, offices, and children's spaces. With kitchenette, two full baths, rear stairwell to the kitchen, and outside entrance, this wing can serve as comfortable guest or staff accommodations. The lush grounds, designed by Harrison, Mertz & Emlen, are bordered in stone walls and laced with specimen trees and shrubs that provide color and visual interest through the seasons. A terrace lawn extends to the heated pool in a private setting. Accessible via stone paths through informal gardens, the lower grounds and lawn are next to Wissahickon Park. On West Mount Airy's best block, Leeds House is a wonderful example of a preeminent Philadelphia home, in exceptional condition, with all the modern amenities. Its enduring architecture, craftsmanship and natural surroundings will be as compelling in 2030 as in 1930. Its unique location, just steps from the beloved Wissahickon Trails, offers a quick commute to center city Philadelphia or drive to Manhattan.

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    1025 Westview Street PHILADELPHIA, PA 19119

    • Price: $3,395,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 47 min ago
    • ID#: PAPH1000896
    7
    Beds
    7
    Baths
    1
    ½ Baths
    1.24
    Acres
    9,977
    SQFT
    $340
    $/SQFT
    1931
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Mt Airy (West)
    County:
    Philadelphia
    Area:
    19119 (19119)
    School District:
    The School District Of Philadelphia
    Property Description
    Remarkable for its history, masterful design and meticulous condition, Leeds House was originally conceived for conductor Leopold Stokowski by leading Philadelphia architects Mellor & Meigs. The architects later enlisted Morris E. Leeds to commission their ultimate country house within the city. By 1931, Morris and Hadassah Leeds realized their dream, sparing no expense to create a residence that remains an outstanding example of Norman Revival architecture and artisan craftsmanship. Beautifully sited on 1.25 parklike acres, it offers 7 bedrooms and 7.1 baths. The grand entry hall, three stories high with exposed timbers and second-floor balcony, is dramatic and light-filled. Beautifully proportioned formal rooms, with high ceilings, tall casement windows, fireplaces, and expansive wall spaces for art, encourage entertaining. Yet, this sophisticated 10,000-square-foot house is ideal for everyday living with an open floor plan that includes formal living room and dining room, library/den, and study. A generous gourmet kitchen with a large casual dining area is reached through a spectacular butler's pantry. Upstairs is a wealth of livable space. Most stunning is the master bedroom suite, where sleeping quarters can be awash in light from sunrise to sunset, and a sitting room is an airy retreat. The renovated master bath, finished in basalt, has striking garden views. Two other large en suite bedrooms, each with updated bathrooms, offer "treehouse" views of the grounds. Another second-story wing provides a gallery-style hall leading to rooms well suited for bedrooms, offices, and children's spaces. With kitchenette, two full baths, rear stairwell to the kitchen, and outside entrance, this wing can serve as comfortable guest or staff accommodations. The lush grounds, designed by Harrison, Mertz & Emlen, are bordered in stone walls and laced with specimen trees and shrubs that provide color and visual interest through the seasons. A terrace lawn extends to the heated pool in a private setting. Accessible via stone paths through informal gardens, the lower grounds and lawn are next to Wissahickon Park. On West Mount Airy's best block, Leeds House is a wonderful example of a preeminent Philadelphia home, in exceptional condition, with all the modern amenities. Its enduring architecture, craftsmanship and natural surroundings will be as compelling in 2030 as in 1930. Its unique location, just steps from the beloved Wissahickon Trails, offers a quick commute to center city Philadelphia or drive to Manhattan.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style NormandyTudor Carport Spaces 3 Construction Materials MasonryStoneConcreteBrick Exterior Features Exterior LightingFlood LightsLawn SprinklerStone Retaining Walls Garage YN No Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Crushed StoneGravel Driveway Parking Types Detached CarportDriveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Porch(Es)Terrace Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features HeatedIn GroundFilteredConcrete Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Roof Slate View Garden/LawnPark/Greenbelt Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 9977 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveDishwasherEnergy Efficient AppliancesFreezerMicrowaveOven - DoubleOven/Range - GasRange HoodRefrigeratorSix Burner StoveStainless Steel AppliancesWater HeaterWater Heater - High-EfficiencyCommercial RangeDisposalDryer Basement Full Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/CHeat Pump(S)Multi UnitsProgrammable ThermostatZoned Exclusions Please Ask Agent For Exclusion List. Fireplace Features StoneMantel(S) Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 8 Flooring HardwoodStoneCeramic Tile Heating ZonedRadiatorSteamHeat Pump(S) Heating YN Yes Inclusions Please Ask Agent For Inclusion List Interior Features 2nd KitchenAtticBuilt-InsButlers PantryCedar Closet(S)Dining AreaExposed BeamsFloor Plan - TraditionalFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - Eat-InKitchen - GourmetKitchen - IslandKitchen - Table SpacePrimary Bath(S)PantryStore/OfficeWindow TreatmentsWood FloorsAdditional StairwayBreakfast AreaCrown MoldingsKitchenetteRecessed LightingStain/Lead GlassUpgraded Countertops Laundry Type Main FloorUpper Floor Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 1 Room List Living RoomDining RoomPrimary BedroomSitting RoomBedroom 2Bedroom 3Bedroom 4Bedroom 5KitchenLibraryFoyerBedroom 1StudyIn-Law/Aupair/SuiteLaundryOtherOfficePrimary Bathroom Security Features MonitoredMotion DetectorsSecurity SystemCarbon Monoxide Detector(S) Spa YN No Upper Level1 Bedrooms 6 Walls Ceilings Plaster WallsVaulted CeilingsCathedral CeilingsBeamed Ceilings9'+ Ceilings2 Story Ceilings

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Electric Cross Street Wissahickon Avenue Electric 200+ Amp Service Heating Fuel Natural Gas Horse YN No Hot Water Natural GasInstant Hot Water Incorporated City Name Philadelphia Lease Considered YN No Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304535088371 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer Public Sewer Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 26826.00 Tax Assessment Amount 1916400.00 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Zoning Rsd1

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