Breathtaking! One of Chestnut Hills historically "significant" and marvelously live-able private homes. 318 West Highland Avenue, designed by George Pearson, was built in 1885-86 for the Samuel Heebner Family. Additions/alterations completed in 1911 and 1913. In 2009-10 this unique .80 acre property was lovingly restored and enhanced by the current owners. As one said: "It has been a privilege to live here." This is a 3-story stone home in wonderful condition. Its attractions: open, airy high-ceilinged spaces; sun-drenched 1st floor public rooms that open onto heated L-shaped glass enclosed porch (small elevator on this porch accesses master bedroom), a cooks kitchen with enviable pressed glass counters and abundant storage space (including true Victorian butler pantry), 2017 gas Thermador stovetop, two 2017 wall ovens, broad center island, pendant and recessed lighting, step down to a large family room surrounded by windows, ready for surround sound, graced with custom cabinetry. Upstairs broad stair landings lead to 9 rooms: TV room with surround sound, guest bedroom with its own bath, storage room with built-ins, personal office, family bedrooms. The master bedroom suite includes wall of closets, master bath with double sinks, oversized shower, sitting area in sunny bay window and access to private 2nd floor sunporch. Total of 4 1/2 baths including first floor powder room. Utilities: 200 AMP CB service (much of the older knob & tube wiring is gone); 8 year old gas hot water boiler; tankless gas domestic hot water heater; solar panels heat extra hot water; CENTRAL AIR; combo private/public sewer. Separate detached carriage house will be conveyed "as-is" offering space for at least 2 cars, large storage room, newer electric w/GFCI, electric door opener. The main house sits back from the street in the midst of beautifully maintained gardens and broad spreading lawns--including an extremely rare specimen of the "emmenopterys henryi", a flowering tree that gardeners will love! Bounded by Highland and Seminole Avenues, it is a few steps from the Highland Station of the Chestnut Hill West commmuter line and an easy walk either to the shops and restaurants of Chestnut Hills business district or to the serene green retreat of the Wissahickon Valley and parklands. An arm of the property extends to Navajo Street. Showings begin on Saturday, January 27th. Offers first reviewed on Tuesday, January 30th Green Remarks: tankless hot water heater; all new windows on 3rd floor; solar panels for hot water
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