A piece of history awaits the next discerning buyer of this classic 4500 square foot, 2-story, Chestnut Hill carriage house. Originally part of Belle Ayre, the home built for George Imlay Bodine, head of banking at Bodine Altemus & Co, this property was an extension of the Hildebrun Estate, showcasing sweeping vistas of the White Marsh Valley. Built in 1899 by the firm Macey Henderson & Co, Ltd, 100 West Hampton Road has been expertly restored to preserve building details, including its impressive stone facade, arched openings, hipped dormers, and clipped side gabled roof.
Enter through the front carriage door and you’ll instantly take note of incredible custom appointments throughout the home. High ceilings, walls of built-ins, raised panel and louvered cherry cabinetry, exposed beams, industrial light fixtures, and herringbone brick, parque wood, and finished concrete floors fill the bright and open main level. A beautiful great room with oversized windows and a corner fireplace overlooks the light filled dining area with dry bar. Just off the dining room, a chef’s kitchen offers sleek wooden mid-century style cabinetry, high-end stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, a cast iron gas fireplace and adjacent covered sun porch perfect for morning coffee in the garden. The breakfast nook enjoys direct access to an open slate terrace, ideal for taking in scenic views of the property’s lush lot and the tree tops of beautiful Fairmount Park and beyond, as the former owners once used this space for.
A spacious family room with an additional dining area provides access to a swirling cast iron staircase leading to the second floor. The primary suite offers floor-to-ceiling millwork, a fireplace with marble mantel from the Stotesbury Estate Mansion, excellent closet space, and two Juliet balconies. The ensuite bath has a makeup vanity, dual sinks, custom-built cabinetry, and a glass enclosed stall shower. The remaining four bedrooms are generously sized with great closet space, large windows and beautiful oak floors. One of the bedrooms is currently in use as a home-office, perfect for remote work. Additional upper level home highlights include a generous full hall bath, a private laundry room and full walk up attic with access to the large cupola.
Overlooking the Wissahickon Creek, just steps from the foot paths of Valley Green, and minutes away from all of the desirable restaurants and shops found amongst Germantown Avenue, you’ll fall in love with this premier address. With an unbeatable location and truly exquisite home elements, this one-of-a-kind Chestnut Hill carriage house is not to be missed.
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Courtesy of: Compass Pennsylvania, LLC Listing information provided courtesy of the Bright MLS. IDX information is provided exclusively for consumers' personal, non-commercial use, and it may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumers may be interested in purchasing. The data is deemed reliable, but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. Updated: 16th October, 2021 9:38 PM
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