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    8800 Towanda Street

    PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118
    • $5,750,000
    • STATUS: Active
    • ON SITE: 52 days
    • ID#: PAPH997722
    UPDATED: 30 min ago
    $5,750,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 3.13
      ACRES
    • 5
      BATHS
    • 2
      1/2 BATHS
    • 7,025
      SQFT
    • $819
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1950
    County:

    School Ratings & Info

    Description

    Introducing 8800 Towanda: pure perfection gracefully sited on 3+ acres overlooking Fairmount Park and the beautiful Wissahickon Valley. The original stone colonial revival has been reimagined, rebuilt in 2019 and completely upgraded with bespoke luxury finishes throughout, including light fixtures, custom interior doors, solid brass hinges, new windows, and dedicated attention to every possible detail, inside and out. The circular driveway leads to the custom front entrance with new double Mahogany front doors and bluestone landing, welcoming you into the center hall with gleaming black and white Italian marble floor and French doors to the rear terraces and private grounds. The large entrance hall is flanked by the dining room, guest powder room with Calacatta gray marble vanity top, and the sun-drenched living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom marble mantel. New wide plank, white oak wood flooring was added throughout, lending a comfortable and warm feeling to the home. The formal dining room was designed and finished with plenty of room for large gatherings in mind, including a beautiful bay window and two bow doors to the terrace overlooking the grounds and Wissahickon Valley, wood-burning fireplace with custom black and white marble surround, and formal built-ins with glass doors. The kitchen is an absolute marvel, both for the home chef and for entertaining, with large center island with honed marble top overlooking the breakfast and family sitting areas. Custom walnut cabinetry is accented by Calacatta gray marble countertops and backsplash, Wolf 6-burner range and double ovens with custom range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers and huge, prep kitchen/walk-in pantry filled with custom cabinetry, butcher block countertops, convection microwave oven and an additional Bosch dishwasher. The family entrance features a mudroom with wall of built-in closets, additional powder room and laundry room, and quick breezeway access to the 2-car garage. The versatile great room with vaulted ceiling, custom modern light fixtures and wall of built-in shelves will become a favorite spot to read in the sun, or perhaps a home office, library or family room. Upstairs, at the top of the grand staircase, is the owners suite with vaulted ceiling and huge windows with views for days. The primary bathroom is an oasis with radiant floors, Calacatta marble vanity, custom handmade Moroccan tile, oversized soaking tub, walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. Three additional spacious bedrooms, each with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms complete the second floor. The finished lower level features radiant heat, a full bath with rain shower and French doors to the patio, pool and gardens. The in-ground pool is surrounded by mature plantings and landscaping. Evenings on the rear terrace are highlighted by fantastic sunsets, bald eagles, foxes and birdsong. This graceful home encompasses everything you could ever wish for in both your country home and your primary residence, complemented by an impeccable location: Just a short stroll from the shops and dining of Chestnut Hill and regional rail for an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia and beyond. Contact listing agents Michael Sivel or Jennifer Rinella for a private showing.

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    8800 Towanda Street PHILADELPHIA, PA 19118

    • Price: $5,750,000
    • Status: Active
    • Updated: 30 min ago
    • ID#: PAPH997722
    4
    Beds
    5
    Baths
    2
    ½ Baths
    3.13
    Acres
    7,025
    SQFT
    $819
    $/SQFT
    1950
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Chestnut Hill
    County:
    Philadelphia
    Area:
    19118 (19118)
    School District:
    The School District Of Philadelphia
    Property Description
    Introducing 8800 Towanda: pure perfection gracefully sited on 3+ acres overlooking Fairmount Park and the beautiful Wissahickon Valley. The original stone colonial revival has been reimagined, rebuilt in 2019 and completely upgraded with bespoke luxury finishes throughout, including light fixtures, custom interior doors, solid brass hinges, new windows, and dedicated attention to every possible detail, inside and out. The circular driveway leads to the custom front entrance with new double Mahogany front doors and bluestone landing, welcoming you into the center hall with gleaming black and white Italian marble floor and French doors to the rear terraces and private grounds. The large entrance hall is flanked by the dining room, guest powder room with Calacatta gray marble vanity top, and the sun-drenched living room with wood-burning fireplace and custom marble mantel. New wide plank, white oak wood flooring was added throughout, lending a comfortable and warm feeling to the home. The formal dining room was designed and finished with plenty of room for large gatherings in mind, including a beautiful bay window and two bow doors to the terrace overlooking the grounds and Wissahickon Valley, wood-burning fireplace with custom black and white marble surround, and formal built-ins with glass doors. The kitchen is an absolute marvel, both for the home chef and for entertaining, with large center island with honed marble top overlooking the breakfast and family sitting areas. Custom walnut cabinetry is accented by Calacatta gray marble countertops and backsplash, Wolf 6-burner range and double ovens with custom range hood, Sub-Zero refrigerator, two Fisher & Paykel dishwashers and huge, prep kitchen/walk-in pantry filled with custom cabinetry, butcher block countertops, convection microwave oven and an additional Bosch dishwasher. The family entrance features a mudroom with wall of built-in closets, additional powder room and laundry room, and quick breezeway access to the 2-car garage. The versatile great room with vaulted ceiling, custom modern light fixtures and wall of built-in shelves will become a favorite spot to read in the sun, or perhaps a home office, library or family room. Upstairs, at the top of the grand staircase, is the owners suite with vaulted ceiling and huge windows with views for days. The primary bathroom is an oasis with radiant floors, Calacatta marble vanity, custom handmade Moroccan tile, oversized soaking tub, walk-in shower and large walk-in closet. Three additional spacious bedrooms, each with gorgeous ensuite bathrooms complete the second floor. The finished lower level features radiant heat, a full bath with rain shower and French doors to the patio, pool and gardens. The in-ground pool is surrounded by mature plantings and landscaping. Evenings on the rear terrace are highlighted by fantastic sunsets, bald eagles, foxes and birdsong. This graceful home encompasses everything you could ever wish for in both your country home and your primary residence, complemented by an impeccable location: Just a short stroll from the shops and dining of Chestnut Hill and regional rail for an easy commute to Center City Philadelphia and beyond. Contact listing agents Michael Sivel or Jennifer Rinella for a private showing.
    Exterior Features

    Architectural Style Traditional Construction Materials Stone Door Features Double EntryFrench Exterior Features Water FountainsExtensive Hardscape Fencing Fully Garage Spaces 2.00 Garage Type Garage - Front Entry Garage YN Yes Other Structures Above GradeBelow Grade Parking Features Asphalt DrivewayCircular Driveway Parking Types Detached GarageDriveway Patio And Porch Features Patio(S)Terrace Pool Yes - Personal Pool Features In Ground Property Condition Excellent Riparian Rights YN No Roof Slate View Trees/WoodsValley Water Access YN No Water Oriented YN No Water View YN No Waterfront YN No

    Interior Features

    Above Grade Fin SQFT 7025 Appliances Built-In MicrowaveDishwasherDryer - GasOven/Range - GasRange HoodRefrigeratorSix Burner StoveStainless Steel AppliancesWasher Basement FullWalkout LevelFully Finished Basement YN Yes Below Grade Finished Area 0 Below Grade Unfinished Area 0 Cooling Central A/C Exclusions See Agent Fireplace Features MarbleMantel(S)Wood Fireplace YN Yes Fireplaces Total 3 Flooring HardwoodCarpetTile/Brick Heating Forced Air Heating YN Yes Inclusions See Agent Interior Features Built-InsCarpetCrown MoldingsFormal/Separate Dining RoomKitchen - IslandKitchen - GourmetPantrySoaking TubWalk-In Closet(S) Laundry Type Main Floor Levels 3 Main Level Bedrooms 0 Upper Level1 Bedrooms 4

    Property Features

    Accessibility Features None Assessment Year 2021 Association YN No Central Air YN Yes Condo YN No Cooling Fuel Natural Gas Heating Fuel Natural Gas Hot Water Natural Gas Municipality Philadelphia Navigable Water YN N New Construction YN No Original MLSNumber 304519387604 Ownership Interest Fee Simple Possession Negotiable Sale Type Standard Senior Community YN No Sewer On Site Septic Structure Design Type Detached Tax Annual Amount 34295.00 Tax Assessment Amount 2450001.00 Tax Lot 98 Vacation Rental YN No Water Source Public Window Features Bay/BowEnergy EfficientInsulated Year Built Effective 2019 Zoning Rsd1

    Listing courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill.


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