Outstanding English Village townhome offering quintessential historic charm in Rittenhouse Square! The English Village is a unique group of homes that represents a marked deviation from the classic Philadelphia rowhouse. These 1923 houses were custom-built on a pedestrian terrace, which provides countryside charm in the heart of Center City. Through mature hollies that line a private patio, enter the home through an arched wooden door. Sunlight streams through south-facing windows into the spacious living room. Enjoy an Art Deco marble fireplace, complemented by a built-in wood bookshelf and two mirrored etageres. Classic tongue and groove oak floors run throughout. You’ll notice covered radiators, which include humidifier pans for pleasant heat. Additionally, there is supplemental forced hot air. Through a gently curved arch, enter the large, bright dining room that features picture-frame molding. Folding glass doors lead to the garden room, which contains a vaulted, 8-panel skylight and instant access to Chancellor Street. The next room over is the kitchen, which presently exists as a high-efficiency galley with plenty of counter space and chrome pulls. Before going upstairs, check out the little nook in the dining room to find a coat closet and stairs to a lower level. The basement is a fully finished retro delight. You’ll find a mid-century den complete with a wet bar, built-ins, and recessed lighting. In the back of the basement you’ll find a half bath and vintage kitchenette, perfect for use as a summer kitchen. There’s a full laundry room just beyond that, complete with a utility sink. Take the brass-rail stairs past another mirrored etagere to the second level. At the front of the house is the main bedroom, lit by a large casement window leading to a decorative iron balconette, perfect for plants. The front bedroom is connected to the middle room via a closeted hallway. This middle room would make a great second bedroom, or a lavish private wardrobe space. This level also offers a full bath, retaining spectacular original butter-joint subway tile and hexagonal floor, along with a great 1920’s built-in tub. You’ll find three closets in this vicinity, ranging from walk-in to linen sized. Let the natural light streaming from the skylight lead you to the third level. The front of the house offers a large bedroom with a charming dormer. Between the front and middle bedroom is a second full bath, again featuring a fantastic original tub and hexagonal tile floor, with the addition of yet another skylight. The back of the house offers a private study with built-in bookshelves, which can alternatively be used as a fifth bedroom. Live in the heart of town on one of the most architecturally special blocks in the city. The house is a short walk to Rittenhouse Square or the Schuylkill River Banks, and from there trails, museums, and transit to all parts of the city. Steps away from retail along Chestnut and Walnut, while classic corner shops lie to the south. Come see the English Village today: you’re in for a treat! (Note: "Other Fee" Constitutes Village Fee for common area maintenance. Covers snow removal in courtyard and walkways, the common Village lights, cleaning/maintenance of courtyard drains, courtyard exterminator. Each owner responsible for “historically certified” blue flagstone in front own property, sewer pipes coming from own house.)
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