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Listing 9 out of 80
$1,300,000 Under Contract

318 W Highland Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19118

8 beds, 4 full, 1 partial baths | Single Family Home
6,122 sq ft, 0.8 acre lot - MLS# 1005071817
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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


  • Property Type: Single Family Home
  • Sub Type: Single Family Residence
  • Listing Status: Under Contract
  • County/Area: Philadelphia County
  • Zip Code: 19118
  • Year Built: 1885
  • Subdivision/Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
  • School District: The School District Of Philadelphia
  • Sq.Ft.: 6,122 sq ft
  • Style: Victorian
  • Stories: Three Or More
  • Bedrooms: 8
  • Total Baths: 5
  • Full Baths: 4
  • Half Baths: 1
  • Basement: Yes, Full, Unfinished, Outside Entrance
  • Garage: 2.00-Car, Yes
  • Fireplace: Yes, Non-Functioning, 1
  • Accessibility: Mobility Improvements
  • Acres: 0.8 acre lot
  • Zoning: RSD3
  • Area: 19118 (19118)
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT: 6,122
  • Above Grade Fin SQFT Source: Assessor
  • Above Grade Finished Area Units: Square Feet
  • Appliances: Cooktop, Oven - Wall, Oven - Double, Oven - Self Cleaning, Dishwasher, Disposal, Energy Efficient Appliances
  • Bathrooms Count Main Level: 1.00
  • Bathrooms Count Upper Level 1: 4.00
  • Bathrooms Full Upper Level 1: 4
  • Bathrooms Half Main Level: 1
  • Central Air YN: Yes
  • Construction Materials: Stone
  • Cooling Type: Central A/C
  • Cooling YN: Yes
  • Directions: 3 blocks west of Germantown Ave in Chestnut Hill; at confluence of Highland, Seminole and St. Martins. Across from Highland Station.
  • Electric Service: 200+ Amp Service, Circuit Breakers
  • Entry Location: Center Hall
  • Exterior Features: Sidewalks, Street Lights, Exterior Lighting
  • Flooring Type: Wood
  • Foundation Details: Stone
  • Heating: Natural Gas, Other
  • Heating Type: Gas, Hot Water, Steam, Baseboard, Radiant
  • Heating YN: Yes
  • Hot Water: Natural Gas, Solar
  • Improvements: Above Grade
  • Inclusions: Refrig/W/D/Pool Table/Gar Remote/Stored Fence Posts/Basement Workbench
  • Interior Features: Master Bath(s), Kitchen - Island, CeilngFan(s), Elevator, Stall Shower, Kitchen - Eat-In
  • Land Use Code: C48
  • Laundry Type: Basement
  • Lot Dimensions: 262X200
  • Lot Features: Corner, Open, Front Yard, Rear Yard, SideYard(s)
  • Lot SQFT: 34,849
  • Lot Size Units: Square Feet
  • Main Entrance Orientation: Southwest
  • Net SQFT: 6,122
  • Original Listing ID: 7117428
  • Outdoor Living Structures: Patio(s), Porch(es)
  • Ownership Interest: Fee Simple
  • Parking Features: 3+ Car Parking, Off Street, Private, Detached, Garage, Garage Door Opener
  • Property Condition: Average+
  • Roof: Pitched, Shingle
  • Room List: Living Room, Dining Room, Master Bedroom, Bedroom 2, Bedroom 3, Kitchen, Family Room, Bedroom 1, Laundry, Other, Attic
  • Sale Includes: Land Only
  • Selling Agent: Ellen L Goodwin
  • Selling Office: Bhhs Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
  • Story List: Lower 1, Main, Upper 1
  • Utilities: Cable TV
  • Wall & Ceiling Types: 9'+ Ceilings
  • Water Source: Public
  • Window Features: Bay/Bow, Energy Efficient
  • Year Built Source: Estimated
Courtesy of Bhhs Fox & Roach-Chestnut Hill
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Susan Kanterman, REALTOR®
Phone: 215-868-3946
Email: susankanterman@gmail.com

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
Fox & Roach, REALTORS®
210 West Rittenhouse Square
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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